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October 5, 2000 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ryan Sheckler is one of the most talked about athletes on the Southern California skateboard scene. Besides sponsorship deals with sunglass, clothing, helmet and skateboard companies, he boasts four shelves of trophies in his San Clemente home. When he's not at tournaments in Florida or New York, neighborhood kids descend on his yard to do tricks on his massive U-shaped ramp. Some children look up to him, but most are at eye level or a few inches above it. That's because Ryan is 10.
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SPORTS
July 30, 2011 | By Douglas Farmer
When even the skateboarders start commenting on the heat, you know it's hot. But 16-year-old Nyjah Huston survived the temperatures as well as eight runs in two rounds Saturday to claim his first X Games gold medal. "One of the best feelings of my whole life," said Huston, a Northern California native who now resides in Huntington Beach. "Definitely the best win of my career. After getting silver the last two years, when you get gold, it just feels so great. " Huston advanced from an elimination round earlier in the afternoon, and then took to the concrete plaza four times in the finals, all in the glaring sun. "When you get to the end of your run, your legs are definitely giving out," Huston said.
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SPORTS
October 19, 2007 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Hurricane season may be winding down, but a major disturbance is gathering strength and poised to strike this central Florida city. It's called Ryan-mania and it was spawned in Southern California, wreaked havoc recently in Utah, and is already stirring folks here into a shrieking frenzy. It particularly hits girls and young women who are attending the PlayStation Pro, the last event on the 2007 AST Dew Tour, which runs through Sunday at Amway Arena. "We Love You Ryan Sheckler!"
SPORTS
October 19, 2007 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Hurricane season may be winding down, but a major disturbance is gathering strength and poised to strike this central Florida city. It's called Ryan-mania and it was spawned in Southern California, wreaked havoc recently in Utah, and is already stirring folks here into a shrieking frenzy. It particularly hits girls and young women who are attending the PlayStation Pro, the last event on the 2007 AST Dew Tour, which runs through Sunday at Amway Arena. "We Love You Ryan Sheckler!"
SPORTS
July 30, 2011 | By Douglas Farmer
When even the skateboarders start commenting on the heat, you know it's hot. But 16-year-old Nyjah Huston survived the temperatures as well as eight runs in two rounds Saturday to claim his first X Games gold medal. "One of the best feelings of my whole life," said Huston, a Northern California native who now resides in Huntington Beach. "Definitely the best win of my career. After getting silver the last two years, when you get gold, it just feels so great. " Huston advanced from an elimination round earlier in the afternoon, and then took to the concrete plaza four times in the finals, all in the glaring sun. "When you get to the end of your run, your legs are definitely giving out," Huston said.
SPORTS
July 20, 2004 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
Sunshine has vanquished the morning haze and made this one of the finest days of the summer. Ryan Sheckler's friends have gone to the beach, and there is the sense that he'd like to join them. But, as always seems to be the case, he has visitors, one with a notebook and another with a camera. So it goes when you're the hottest thing in action sports. The kid knows the drill. He plops into a chair next to the swimming pool at his parents' San Clemente home and politely answers questions.
SPORTS
October 14, 2006 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
As the oldest of three Sheckler children, Ryan is clearly the junior man of the house. He drives home from high school, where he is a junior, in a gleaming black Range Rover, which he paid for with pocket change compared with what he has earned as a professional skateboarder. "That truck is mine too. I won that at the Dew Tour," he says of the Toyota Tacoma parked curbside, after reaching into a garage cooler full of Red Bull, supplied by one of his many sponsors.
SPORTS
August 5, 2005 | Dan Arritt
The skateboard street competition Thursday afternoon at the X Games had more obstacles than just rails, ramps and benches. The nine competitors also had to withstand heat that scorched the course outside Staples Center. Paul Rodriguez Jr. of Chatsworth, the event's defending champion, didn't wilt from the heat or pressure. Rodriguez, 20, performed a variety of tricks on the challenging layout to average 92.50 points and defeat Greg Lutzka of Huntington Beach (85.
BUSINESS
January 19, 2012 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times
Dominant online video site YouTube has launched a lineup of sports channels featuring some of the biggest names in action sports — including pro skateboarder Tony Hawk, snowboarder Shaun White and surfer Kelly Slater. The four channels seek to tap into the rising popularity of action sports — especially among teens and twentysomethings — by offering clips, commentary and live events on YouTube. The original content represents another step in the site's efforts to augment its user-created videos with more professionally programmed offerings.
SPORTS
June 21, 2007 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
A year ago Sunday, Jeremy Stenberg's life turned upside down. From 35 feet high, having been flung from his motorcycle while attempting a back flip, he watched helplessly as hard-packed earth rushed toward him. Miraculously, he landed on his feet. But the crunching thud still caused onlookers to cringe in horror.
SPORTS
October 14, 2006 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
As the oldest of three Sheckler children, Ryan is clearly the junior man of the house. He drives home from high school, where he is a junior, in a gleaming black Range Rover, which he paid for with pocket change compared with what he has earned as a professional skateboarder. "That truck is mine too. I won that at the Dew Tour," he says of the Toyota Tacoma parked curbside, after reaching into a garage cooler full of Red Bull, supplied by one of his many sponsors.
SPORTS
July 20, 2004 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
Sunshine has vanquished the morning haze and made this one of the finest days of the summer. Ryan Sheckler's friends have gone to the beach, and there is the sense that he'd like to join them. But, as always seems to be the case, he has visitors, one with a notebook and another with a camera. So it goes when you're the hottest thing in action sports. The kid knows the drill. He plops into a chair next to the swimming pool at his parents' San Clemente home and politely answers questions.
NEWS
October 5, 2000 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ryan Sheckler is one of the most talked about athletes on the Southern California skateboard scene. Besides sponsorship deals with sunglass, clothing, helmet and skateboard companies, he boasts four shelves of trophies in his San Clemente home. When he's not at tournaments in Florida or New York, neighborhood kids descend on his yard to do tricks on his massive U-shaped ramp. Some children look up to him, but most are at eye level or a few inches above it. That's because Ryan is 10.
SPORTS
August 5, 2006 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
Nyjah Huston won't be old enough to drive for five years, but when that time comes he might be able to afford a Ferrari, and a big house to go with it. Huston, 11, is a skateboarder; the sport's youngest professional, already banking considerable winnings through contests and endorsements.
BUSINESS
February 9, 2006 | Ronald D. White, Times Staff Writer
Oakley Inc., whose high-tech sunglasses are worn by world-class athletes in several sports, said Wednesday that it bought privately held Oliver Peoples Inc., whose classic spectacles have been seen on celebrities such as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The acquisition -- valued at $46.7 million, excluding the assumption of debt and incentives -- is the first in the 35-year history of Foothill Ranch-based Oakley.
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