Location: Mammoth Lakes, CA
Ryan started running competitively at age four and dreamed of becoming a professional athlete. But after he dropped out of college, spent four years drifting as a seasonal worker and ultimately landed back with his parents, that dream seemed lost—and with it, a chance to make his parents proud, which is what Ryan lives for. Now that he found Spartan Racing and became a Pro, his parents are proud of him, but he still regrets not finishing school. He also realizes that in his quest to be the best, his parents have never seen that he is vulnerable. He wants to try something like Selection training in order to face that vulnerability and prove to himself and his parents that he is as mentally strong as he is physically.