Rick McCrank

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Richard (Rick) McCrank
Born (1976-01-23) January 23, 1976 (age 42)
Peterborough, Ontario
Other names Rick, Crankers
Occupation Professional skateboarder, business owner, TV host

Rick McCrank (born January 23, 1976) is a Canadian professional skateboarder and co-owner of Momentum Wheels.

Early life[edit]

McCrank was born in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, but grew up in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Professional skateboarding[edit]

McCrank's first-ever skateboard deck sponsor was a small Canadian brand called Cherry Bombs. He then joined the first incarnation of Plan B Skateboards, when he was discovered by professional skateboarder, Colin McKay, after a brief period with Tony Hawk's Birdhouse company.[1] He was assigned professional status by the company in the late 1990s. Following Plan B's hiatus, McCrank joined the Girl Distribution Company and became a team member of the Girl brand, where he remains in 2014.[2]

McCrank designed several signature skate shoe models for the éS brand (on indefinite hiatus as of 2012), including the éS "Anti-Social" model. Following the announcement of the brand's hiatus, McCrank has been filmed wearing the Lakai brand.[3]

The Lifetime lifestyle brand, based in California, U.S.—which emerged from the skateboarding and snowboarding subcultures—collaborated with McCrank on the "Mt. Pleasant" capsule collection in early 2014. McCrank is also a "Collective" member of the brand, alongside other skateboarders, snowboarders, artists, advocates, filmmakers, and designers.[4]

Business owner[edit]

McCrank co-founded and owns Anti-Social Skateshop in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and co-owns the Momentum brand (skateboard wheel company).[5]

Contest history[edit]

McCrank has competed in various contests around the world throughout his career and attained one of the highest ever scores in a street skateboarding category, with a 99.67 at ESPN's 2000 grand prix event.[6]

Awards[edit]

McCrank was voted "Best Street Skater" by Transworld SKATEboarding magazine in 2001.[7]

Personal life[edit]

McCrank resides in Vancouver with his daughter, Kalea Connor McCrank-Ranger.[6] On June 14, 2015, McCrank married Lee Dolan. In addition to his career, McCrank has also undertaken several acting roles, such as Harvey Spannos (2006) (television) and the film Machotaildrop (2009).[8] Most recently, McCrank became host of the television series Abandoned, which premiered on the Viceland network in 2016.[9]

McCrank is a teetotaler and claims to have never drunk in his life.[10]

Videography[edit]

  • Sheep: Life of Leisure (1996)
  • Church of Skatan: Santa Barbara (1996)
  • Plan B: The Revolution (1997)
  • Birdhouse: The End (1998)
  • Transworld: The Reason (1999)
  • 411VM: Brazilian Vacation (1999)
  • The XYZ Video (1999)
  • Powell: Bones Bearings Class Of 2000 (2000)
  • éS: éSpecial
  • Dwindle: Rodney Mullen vs Daewon Song Round 2 (1999)
  • éS: Menikmati (2002)
  • Girl: Harsh Euro Barge (2002)
  • Girl: Yeah Right! (2003)
  • Stereo: Way Out East (2004)
  • FuelTV: Riding The Long White Cloud (2009)[8]
  • Girl/Chocolate: Pretty Sweet (2012)[11]
  • Viceland TV: Abandoned - Skateboarder Rick McCrank explores abandoned places with the people who love them long after the lights have gone out. (2016)[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lucas Wisenthal (4 November 2014). "Rick McCrank's Favorite Vancouver Skaters". RIDE. Complex Media. Retrieved 16 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Team: Rick McCrank". Girl Skateboards. THE GIRL SKATEBOARD COMPANY, INC. 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Ride Channel (25 July 2013). "SKATE Vancouver with Rick McCrank" (Video upload). Ride Channel on YouTube. Google Inc. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Lifetime Collective". Lifetime. Lifetime. 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Rick McCrank Vegetarian Ad". peta2. PETA. 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  6. ^ a b ESPN Action Sports: The Worldwide Leader In Action Sports - ESPN
  7. ^ Shad Lambert (6 August 2001). "READERS – POLL BEST STREET SKATER RICK MCCRANK". Transworld Skateboarding. Bonnier Corporation. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  8. ^ a b Rick McCrank
  9. ^ a b "ABANDONED - VICELAND". VICELAND. Retrieved 2016-09-11. 
  10. ^ "On the Crail Couch with Rick McCrank, again" (video). Crailtap. 31 October 2011. Event occurs at 1:51. Retrieved 6 December 2017. 
  11. ^ "Rick McCrank skate videos". SkatevideoSite.com. SkatevideoSite.com. 2005–2012. Retrieved 3 October 2012.