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Ryan Stassel ~ Slopestyle

Photograph By Courtesy of Burton

Ryan Stassel started snowboarding in kindergarten and he's been tearing it up ever since, competing in slopestyle, big air and snowboardcross events. Now, just a few years after graduating from amateur competition, Stassel is already proving he can hang with the big boys: The Alaska native joined the U.S. Snowboarding national team in 2013, has been collecting podium finishes on the FIS World Cup tour and won the first of three U.S. Grand Prix slopestyle events at Mammoth Mountain in January.