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Hometown:  Petaluma Ca

Home Field Name: Playland

Current Team: Team USA Veterans / Masters

Ryan Podesta No. 31


Favorite Field Position: 


How long have you been playing paintball? 

24 years

What is your strongest quality as a player?


Who is your biggest inspiration and why? 

At this point in my life it is my son. Seeing his own determination and competitiveness drives me to be better and try to lead by example. 


How has your journey with TEAM USA been so far? 

It is an absolute honor to be considered at all and I am looking forward to our rigorous practice schedule to see how all our players fit together. 

Have you traveled or played paintball outside of the country before?

Yes. I have played in Mexico, Europe, Malaysia, Canada,  and Australia. Have won several millienium (nxl Europe) events in the past, won the Malaysian pro open, and Australian AXL championships. Traveling outside the US and playing has been one of the best experiences of my life.

Seconds before the buzzer sounds, what do you think of?

Shoot Kill Win.  

If you could have one superpower what would it be?

Time travel

What is your biggest goal in your paintball career?

To continue to compete and win at any level while enjoying my adventures and teammates on the journey. 

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