Colby Raha: 2017 QuarterPipe Big Air X Games Gold Medalist

Colby Raha (Raw-Ha) is a former amateur motocross rider who gave up the sport for four years before picking up a construction job at 18 and saving enough money to buy his own bikes. 

He began riding in the hills and playing around with freestyle. In 2015, he attempted his first backflip straight to dirt (never tried in the foam pit) and landed his second attempt. 

He’s only been riding the quarterpipe for a “few months” as of June 2017, but has a strong BMX and racing background and brought some surprise in QuarterPipe High Air.