Ryan Allen Sheckler was born on December 30, 1989, which means he is now 22 years old.
He is now officially a grown up and no longer a kid athlete.
However, Ryan became a professional skateboarder when he was only 13 years old.
He was born in La Palma, California.
At 18 months old, he was already rolling on a skateboard in the driveway.
At the age of seven his parents got him a mini-ramp in the backyard and he started practicing skateboarding daily.
As I mentioned before, he turned pro at the age of 13.
Ryan quickly began winning skateboard competitions and he became very popular extremely fast.
As he grew older, Ryan began to appear in films and TV shows.
He was also featured in Tony Hawk's Project 8 video game.
It's great to see kids succeed in following their dreams.
Thank you Ryan for you inspiration.
Follow your passion and work hard, you never know how far you can go.
Here are some pictures of Ryan through the years.