Ryan Nyquist began competing in 1997 and has won nearly every title in BMX park and dirt at least once over the course of his 16-year pro career. He holds 15 X Games medals and continues to add to the trophy collection, usually at the expense of competitors half his age. Now 33 years of age, a father of two and one of the oldest on the podium, Nyquist is an undisputed BMX legend. He also hasn’t conformed to the changing trends of his sport nor his original setup. He still uses a front rear break (the opposite of what most riders use today), but no one can come close to emulating his tricks. “Everyone has a different style; what's hard or crazy for one rider may not be for another,” he says. “Mostly, I don't worry about what others are doing. I worry about me. I've always been that way."