Park City freestyle aerialist feels honored to be an Olympian
February 22nd, 2010 @ 6:19pm
By Amanda Butterfield
PARK CITY -- Olympic freestyle aerialist Ryan St. Onge is a student at Westminster College and trains in Park City. He says he has loved his sport since he was a kid, and doing what he loves in front of the world is an honor.
St. Onge practices hard in Park City with his fellow teammates; and even though this is his second Olympics, being a part of the Olympics is still unbelievable to him.
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"The whole world comes together and shares this tremendous joy of human accomplishment. Being a part of that is such an honor to me," he says.
The biggest challenge for St. Onge won't be the weather, venues or even himself.
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"My biggest challenge is going to be my fellow competitors," he says. "There will be so many excellent jumps being done. You really have to step up with the competitors."
St. Onge has been jumping his whole life and loves it.
"As a young kid, I thought I have to get out of this sport before I don't love it anymore -- because I have this pure love for the sport," St. Onge says.
But so far, that hasn't happened. Now St. Onge is worried he won't ever be able to give it up.
You can watch St. Onge jump Monday night on NBC Primetime.