Robert Ribarovski was born in Syracuse, New York in 1970. He is the son of immigrant parents who came to this country from Macedonia in the late 1960’s. Robert’s grandfather, who was the first of the family to come to United States seeking a better life, worked at Columbus Bakery in Syracuse to save enough money to bring the rest of the family here. Robert lived on the Northside of Syracuse until 1982, when his family moved to Liverpool. He attended Cicero North Syracuse High School, where he played on the soccer team for three years and won the league title in his senior year.