Ryan Sheckler's shirtless chest is not the only thing he can boast about. The fact that famous X-Games champ Tony Hawk has high praises for him is a proof that he is not just some kid whose skateboarding dream came true by chance. Definitely, he is not only made to do it; He was born to.
Even before learning to recite the alphabet, skateboarding prodigy, Ryan Sheckler has already been jazzing up his playtime, practicing some skateboarding moves instead of playing with the usual safe toys for kids. He got into the sports as early as 2 years old when he first caught sight of his father's board. Curious and inquisitive, the would-be world champ learned to ride and consequently, executed more complex moves with his dad's board.
Ryan grew up harnessing his talent through his dad and mom's support. His parents provided him with all the gears he needed, and even went as far as setting up his own ramp inside their home. All the support paid off when Ryan Sheckler's name in the sport spread like wildfire. To say the least, he was already winning competitions and earning contracts with big sponsors at an early age of 10.
In early 2003, Ryan Sheckler went to go pro, and once again proved that he deserved the popularity because of his seamless skills with the board. He won Rookie of the Year during the Vans Triple Crown and Gravity Games, and topped the X-Games Street competition, winning another gold medal to his credit.
Because of the feat he has achieved as a skater even before turning 20, Ryan Sheckler has achieved the respect and admiration of known pro-skaters in the world. In 2005, he bagged the gold in the AST Dew Tour. He was also awarded Athlete of the Year by AST. Sheckler proved his talent two more times when he won the same competition for two more consecutive years making him the first skater to ever achieve such prominent winning three times.
Now, Ryan Sheckler's pictures and merchs are all over from commercials on TV, apparels, and on the internet. He has been an endorser for many sports companies, and with his amazing built, looks and talent, he has been idolized by teenagers, as well. Proofs of his training were showcased when Ryan Sheckler went shirtless for a skateboard deck company. Since then, he has already cast his name on stones as one of the hottest athletes on the planet joining the ranks of Michael Phelps who also bared his chest for sponsors and products that he endorses. As this skateboarding natural talent turns 20 next year, the world is all eyes on the future ventures he is about to make and records he is destined to break.
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