Ryan Sheckler

A SoCal kid who made his name synonymous with skateboarding

© Andrew Peters

Hi, my name is Ryan Sheckler. My discipline is skateboard street. My friends call me Shecks. I was born on 30 December 1989 in San Clemente, USA. My special talent is pulling off tricks with perfect control, speed and fluidity. My philosophy of life is skate life 'til death. My favorite food is Steak, Chicken, Mac and Cheese. My favorite music is Of Mice & Men.


Whether you know Ryan Sheckler from his domination on the skateboard contest circuit, his former MTV reality show “Life of Ryan,” or his charitable work through his organization, the Sheckler Foundation, Sheckler has become an action sports icon and a household name.

In 2003, at the age of 13, Sheckler became the youngest competitor ever to win X Games gold. He earned repeat X Games gold in skateboard street in 2008 and 2010. All grown up now, he’s won the Action Sport Tour’s championship three times and has won more contests than he can keep track of, from the California Amateur Skateboarding League championship titles he claimed as a kid to the ISF Skateboarding World Championships in 2010.

He’s a Street League Skateboarding regular, a Dew Tour champion, and the founder of the Red Bull Hart Lines street contest. He appeared in Plan B’s feature 2014 film, “True,” and he’s the star of the Red Bull original video series, “Sheckler Sessions.” But competing still remains his focus. “I’m a competitor. I’ve always been a competitor,” Sheckler says. “That’s how I started my career. I love the energy of competitions.”

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Career Highlights

  1. 2016
    1. 1st Place: Dew Tour

      Also 3rd Place in Team Challenge with Plan B.

      Long Beach, USA

  2. 2015
    1. 3rd Place: X Games – Skateboard Street

      Austin, Texas, USA

  3. 2013
    1. 1st Place: Dew Tour Toyota City Championship – Streetstyle

      San Francisco, USA

  4. 2012
    1. 1st Place: Dew Tour Toyota City Championships – Streetstyle

      San Francisco, USA

    2. 2nd Place: X Games – Skateboard Street

      Los Angeles, USA

  5. 2010
    1. 1st Place: X Games – Skateboard Street

      Los Angeles, USA

  6. 2008
    1. 1st Place: X Games – Skateboard Street

      Los Angeles, USA

  7. 2007
    1. 1st Place Overall: Dew Cup – Skate Park

      The third time in a row that Ryan won the Skate Park Dew Cup, after winning both in 2006 and 2005.