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MegaRamp no match for 'Wheelz'

Updated: September 1, 2012, 5:20 PM ET
By Keith Hamm | ESPN.com

In the specialized realm of MegaRamp riding -- which includes very high speeds, customized protective gear, and mental poise in the face of grave bodily harm -- a 20-year-old man in a wheelchair sits in a class all his own.

On Aug. 25, during a break in the competitive skateboarding action at the MegaRamp Rio contest in Brazil, Aaron "Wheelz" Fotheringham, who has never had the use of his legs, claimed a piece of history by rolling down the steep, 55-foot-tall approach ...

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