Ryan is a two-time letterman in football at West Salem. As a senior, he was unanimously voted as a 1st team all-conference linebacker in the Greater Valley Conference. Ryan helped lead West Salem to back-to-back conference titles and helped lead his team to the 6A state quarterfinals as a senior. In the classroom, he holds a 3.6 GPA. Next year Ryan will attend Oregon State University to study engineering and participate in the Army ROTC program, with plans of enlisting in the National Guard after college.