Chris Barta

Age:  34

Hometown:  Ostego, MN

Occupation:  Controls and Automation Engineer

Season Bib:  112

Wins:  0

Runner Ups:  0

3rd Places:  0

Podiums:  0

Top Ten Positions:  0

Mens World Ranking 2016/2017:  114th

Mens World Championship 2016/2017:  112th

Competing Since:  Saint Paul 2012

When did you learn to skate?

-It was so long ago I cant really remember… probably a lake while my parents were ice fishing.

Did you play hockey growing up?


What other sports did you play growing up?

-Motocross, Football, Baseball, Track, Soccer


If you could do anything non-athletic in your spare time, what is it?

-Spend time with family

Are there any other good hobbies that you have?

-Boating, Downhill skiing

Describe going down an icecross downhill track for the first time:

-Extremely bumpy and a lot harder than it looks.

What are your guilty pleasures? Why do you wake up in the morning? 

-My obsession over my cute little Boston Terrier Dog

How long have you been competing in ice cross downhill?
-5 Years

What first got you interested in the sport?
- Newspaper advertisement in the Star Tribune looking for crazy skaters

If there is one piece of advice that you could offer new riders, what would it be?
-Have fun and skate fast.

What is your best result or favourite memory at a Red Bull Crashed Ice?

-2014 St. Paul taking 1st place in my elimination round heat to advance to the final 64 for the first time.

Who is your favorite sports athlete?

-Ryan Dungey