Higher Learning

Higher Learning
Walker Ryan's got class. No, really: He's late for Econ because he's in the middle of battling tricks, filming for his video part. Catch up with the kid that's got great balance on board and in life as a whole.

Updated: June 13, 2008, 3:16 PM ET
By Jay Riggio | EXPN.com

It's no secret that amateur and pro skating life can be rooted firmly in irresponsibility. When it's one's job to travel the world with a vague agenda, simply skating and coming up on footage, why the hell would a grown-up mentality come into play? 20-year-old Walker Ryan is a bit different from your normal skater. Coming into his own as one of skateboarding's premiere amateurs, he's doing it all while attending college full-time. What? Yeah, Walker has his head planted firmly on his shoulders, ...

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