Scotty Cranmer is a popular American BMX rider who is one of the most awarded X games champion. He was severely hurt in 2016 X-games and since then he is in recovery.
Scotty was born in New Jersey in United States on January 11,1987. He was named after his father Scott who was especially delighted for having a son. His mother Donna was his biggest support from the day he was born and they have a special relationship.
He is very close go his younger brother Matty (Mat) who is also interested in BMX riding and wants to become a professional as his older brother. Matty was a very often guest at his brother Scottie’s channel, showing the riding skills his brother taught him. Scotty says that he is very proud to be influencing his brother since the young age.
Scotty got interested in riding after watching a few BMX riders making stunts and doing the most incredible air actions. He was especially interested in Mat Hoffman, who was one of the best ramp riders ever.
Scotty was different from other riders because of his fearless atempts in making the hardest and most dangerous BMX stunts.
Scotty was a student at Jackson Memorial High School.
He joined the world of BMX as an amateur rider but he had natural talent so he grew to be one of the best amateur BMX riders in a short while. He gained success at almost every amateur tournaments he joined to. He was getting more and more fans and in a short period of time everybody knew about Scotty Cranmer.
He was nicknamed as “The Bulldozer” because he was never afraid to do hard and daring stunts and never quit no matter what. The nickname was also connected to the fact that he won almost every tournament which he attended so he “bulldozered” over his oponents.
Scotty won his first X Games as a professional rider with a gold medal in 2006, at the very begining of his career. This helped him gain fans quick so he didn’t have much trouble becoming more popular.
He was extremly popular so he was chosen by many known companies who offered him endorsement deals: Vans, HyperBike and Monster Drink are his biggest sponsors.
Although he pulls great stunts he also advertises safety on bike by wearing Pro-Tec Helmets. It was his biggest concern about his younger brother, and he always warned him to wear a helmet.
He has his own bike store by the name “SC Action Sports” where his fans can buy all the products he uses himself. It gives him financial security and it is ran by his parents.
In 2015, he published his own YouTube channel called “Scotty Cranmer” where he posted his stunt videos, his BMX rides with friends and his own ramp at home. He has his own skate park so he could practice without disturbing.
In his career he earned three gold, three silver and three bronze medals. Since they were earned in only fourteen appearances it is a very high achievement.
In 2016 he earned a severe injury of his back and head, which caused a cerebral hemorrhage. It was during filming a commercial for his sponsor “Monster Energy”. He ended up in the hospital for several months and went through a series of operations. The injuries were severe, from head to spine injuries.
His fans, family and friends, founded an organization called “Road 2 Recovery” which helped him financially and otherwise to recover from this tragic accident.
It took him months of physical therapy to recover but he is still under medical care.
No one thought the accident was so severe until they read that he has a prostethic forehead instead of his own. His brain swalled so the doctors removed a part of his bone to minimize the pressure. They replaced it with a new forehead bone made by artificial material.
#standwithscotty is a hashtag connected with raising funds for his recovery.
His net worth is possibly on the fall because of expensive medical treatments.
His biggest support from recovery was his parents and his wife Lisa. She was with him in the hospital 24/7 and she spends a lot of his free time in raising money for Scotty’s recovery and helping the family with his needs.
He is not only a fan of bikes, but cars too. He owns four vehicles and his favourite is Audi A8 (although he also has a Nissan in the garage).
Scotty loves paintball, so he has built himself a little paintball course in his own home.
He also loves animals and has a pet bulldog that he likes to feature on his social media from time to time.
Full name: Scott Cranmer
Date of birth: January 11, 1987
Birthplace: New Jersey, United States
Profession: former BMX- rider
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 69 kgs
Net Worth: $800,000