"The only way I will know that I have achieved legendary status is when my peers say I have.
Extreme sports star Ryan Sheckler definitely falls into the third category ...
That same year, Ryan joined the team of Red Bull Energy Drink and is still a huge contributor to Red Bull’s success in skateboarding.
In 2007, Ryan made history by becoming the first skateboarder ever to win an AST Championship three years in a row; in 2008 he once again took home an X Games gold medal and first place at Thrasher magazine’s Bust or Bail contest, a win he cites as one of his greatest to date.
Here's Sheckler showing off his bronze hardware from the Street Skate competition -- posing next to smokin' hot model Mia Bonde.
The two have been all over each others Instagrams lately ...
and sometimes your girlfriend is so hot that it doesn't matter.
'cause while he came in 3rd at the X Games, TMZ Sports has photographic proof that he's dating a gold medal hottie.Although he’s earned the respect of even the most diehard street skaters, Ryan still has yet to fulfill his ultimate goal: Thrasher’s Skater of the Year. Between the media coverage and the contest winnings, Shecky’s popularity fuse had just been lit.But when his reality show, The Life of Ryan, premiered on MTV in 2007, his fame exploded into international stardom. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ryan Sheckler The event featured a larger-than-life spectacle of sixteen massive 10,000 pound trucks battling it out to compete in the ultimate live event on four wheels of world-class racing, freestyle tricks and car-crushing destruction. San Clemente, California Ask any skateboarder on the planet who Ryan Sheckler is and you're sure to get an out-of-this-world answer.Ryan’s amazing skills in the park and on the street have won the respect of pros old enough to be his father, while his big green eyes have attracted the adulation of girls too young to get a driver’s license. Yet, the So Cal teen is focused like a laser beam on his future.