#MOTIVATED
Ryan Bradley

February 6, 2018

By Christel Gollnick with Megan Wyeth

CHARACTER TRAIT: Motivated

DEFINITION: Prompted to act towards a goal.

Ryan Bradley is an American figure skater that is known for his humor, love of learning, and ability to fly – over the ice. He is one of only a few U.S. men to land two quadruple jumps in a free skate competition and recently led his team, Bradley’s Brawlers, with a lot of jovial fun and smiles to a win at the 2017 Aerial Figure Skating Challenge.

Bradley was born November 17,1983, in St. Joseph, Missouri. Hanging out at ice rinks since birth with his figure skating sister and parents, he began ice skating at the very young age of 2 in the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Program. He retired from competitive skating in 2011, but not before becoming the U.S. National Champion that year. He is also the 2008 Skate Canada International silver medalist, the 2009 Skate America bronze medalist, and a three-time U.S. Collegiate champion. Over his competitive career, he collected more than 70 medals in regional, national and world stage events.

Today he shares his love of the sport by coaching at the Broadmoor Skating Club and Colorado Springs World Arena. An avid reader and lover of learning, he also studies business at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs and aspires to earn a graduate degree at the University of Kansas.

Photo Credits: Megan Wyeth for Pronto Cafe and http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/profile/ryan_bradley

#APPETIZING

There’s a lot of history, hard work and tradition packed into the Barbosa’s restaurant legacy in St. Joseph.

#ORIGINAL

Amidst the chaos of a packed gymnasium… squeak, squeak. Bounce. Bounce. These are the only sounds that matter. Sneakers and a basketball against a polished gym floor.

#CREATIVE

As an art professor with nearly 30 years of experience, he is more often the student himself as he observes everyday moments and encourages students to express themselves through these artistic mediums.

#GUMPTIOUS

One of St. Joseph public schools earliest and most successful students, Huston Wyeth, built in 1918-1922 what was considered a very large country estate located northeast of central downtown. It was called Wyethwood.

#FOUNDING

Born in 1783 to a St. Louis family of merchants and fur traders, Joseph Robidoux would become the founder of St. Joseph, MO.