- By Brent Washburn
- Published: April 24th, 2012
Ryan Paul is one of the top athletes in snowboarding today. With a silver medal in X Games Street this past January, he continues to be on the up and coming list of the best riders in the country.
Paul was one of the Snowboarders for Christ members who came to Liberty University last summer to help teach Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre’s summer camps. SFC is a mission based out of Summit County, Col., that strives to reach the snow-sports industry with the message of Jesus Christ.
Paul will be returning to Liberty University this week for the Dew Games at the Snowflex Centre and, as an X Games medalist, will be a huge contender in the rail jam portion of the competition.
The new stair-set feature that will be opened for the rail jam will fit Paul’s style perfectly. It’s been speculated that he will try a few of the tricks that won him a silver medal — tricks such as 50-50 to wildcat backfield out, or a ledge to a backside rodeo 540 out (backflip 180).
The X Games Street silver medal marks the best finish of Paul’s career. Paul was narrowly beaten by gold medal winner Forest Bailey, who won with a combined score of 88. Paul boasted a combined score of 83, and bronze medalist Nick Visconti came in with a combined score of 76.
Paul is famous for flipping out of rails. Flips out of rails are impressive because flips are usually only seen in big-air events, and when they are smaller scale they are much harder.
The Dew Games will be hosted by the Snowflex Centre Saturday, April 28.
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