When you think of the biggest names in X Games BMX Park history two names stand out above everyone else, Dave Mirra and Scotty Cranmer, both of which won a total of 9 medals in BMX Park. Scotty has won gold, silver, and bronze 3 times. To get to that level you have to push the bounds of reality pretty far, which means taking some serious risks.
Back in 2016 risk became reality when Scotty suffered a life-threatening injury while riding street in Las Vegas. The crash left him with several facial fractures, cerebral hemorrhaging, and damage to his C4 and C5 vertebrae, as well as many other health issues. Most notably his doctors diagnosed him as being paralyzed. This is where Scotty's story really begins.
While he's most known for doing some of the craziest tricks ever on a BMX bike, had several amazing video parts over the years, a YouTube channel with over over 200 million views, he's most well known these days for pulling off his biggest trick to date, overcoming being told he was paralyzed and would never walk or ride his bike again.
We talked to Scotty about life and riding before the injury, some of his X Games runs, being tied with Dave Mirra for most BMX Park medals in X Games history, getting his hugely popular YouTube channel off the ground, the ups and downs of being stuck in the hospital, having a portion of his skull removed, what it felt like standing up for the first time since the injury, and how close to death he truly was.
Scotty talked about where's he's currently at with his recovery, how far he thinks he can come back, the challenges he still goes through daily, support from family, friends, and even complete strangers, and becoming a tv announcer for the X Games.
One of the most important things about Scotty's journey is the amount of hearts he touched and the people he inspired during his rehab while documenting every step of his critical comeback for his YouTube channel. Scotty truly is a story of perseverance and overcoming the unthinkable.
So get comfortable, crank up your speakers, and get to know a true BMX legend during this very special episode... Scotty Cranmer!
To learn more about Scotty Cranmer follow him on YouTube: youtube.com/SCOTTYCRANMER and/or on Instagram: @scottycranmer or visit: scottycranmerbmx.com
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