Dentist Jared Anderson, is a competitive paraglider. How competitive? Dr. Anderson, DDS of Bend, OR, became the USA paragliding champion in 2016. He also set an Oregon state distance record in paragliding from Pine Mountain to just past the Steens Mountains, a whopping 145 miles!
2009: Dr. Jared Anderson began paragliding
2012: Begins racing competitively in 2012;
2014: Dr. Anderson joins the world cup circuit in 2014
2015: Jared Anderson makes the US paragliding team in 2015, eventually competes for America in the 2015 World Paragliding Championships.
Summer 2015: Sets the Oregon state distance record in paragliding from Pine Mountain to just past Steens Mountain, which was 145 miles.
Summer of 2016: Jared Anderson places second at the Chelan Flats Paragliding Competition. He later became the 2016 USA paragliding champion.
Here is a link to Hang Gliding and Paragliding Magazine, where you can read a story about Dr. Anderson’s paragliding career on page 14-17.
See Jared Anderson here in a video of one of his races this summer at the US Nationals [INTERVIEW BEGINS AT 1:49]