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Scotty Cranmer competes in the 2015 Recon Tour Championship.

BMX Athlete

Scotty Cranmer

United States United States


Most people recognize Scotty from his insanely popular YouTube channel, but he’s been rocking the Monster “M” since 2008. A true phenom, Scotty burst on the scene at the age of 15 and quickly became the golden child of BMX. On the competition side, Scotty has earned himself more wins than we have room to list, but if you asked him, he’d say that his nine X Games medals (three are gold) in the park, are the most important to him. Scotty was much more than a podium guy, though. In reality, he was incredibly well-rounded both on and off the bike. He created and pioneered a whole style of technical park riding and pumped out insane street/park hybrid video parts all while owning his own bike park, bike shop, and creating his own YouTube channel that brought in a whole new audience of soon-to-be BMX fans. Scotty really, truly had it all…but a tragic fall would show his true strength. In October 2016, while filming for his YouTube channel, Scotty was rolling away from a trick when his front wheel went into a hole that was partially covered by overgrown grass. He suffered several facial fractures, a cerebral hemorrhage, and damage to his C4 and C5 vertebrae. Doctors told him he’d never walk again. With the same determination that put him at the top of the game—along with amazing support from his family, friends, and fans—Scotty is now in a place that few could imagine. His YouTube channel has reached two million subscribers and Scotty is absolutely thriving. He’s not only walking but riding and living life to the fullest. Scotty has achieved legendary status within not only the BMX community, but the entire action sports world, and Monster is privileged to have him be part of the family.