At a glance: Ryan broke through the clutter in the butterfly his freshman year, making it to the Big Ten championships during his rookie campaign ... qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:03.57 ... swam at the 2011 U.S. Junior National Championships prior to the start of his sophomore season.
As a junior (2013): Represented Ohio State at the Big Ten championships for the third-consecutive season ... competed in the B-Final at Big Tens in the 200 butterfly, earning a 16th-place finish in 1:47.91 ... overall, competed in three events at the conference meet, including 100 butterfly, 200 butterfly and 100 backstroke ... ranked fourth on the Buckeye depth chart in the 200 butterfly ... picked up Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete recognition.
As a sophomore (2012): Continued to improve in the 200m butterfly, setting a personal best time with a win at the Ohio State Invitational in 1:44.86 ... recorded the team's second best 200 butterfly time ... competed in three events at the Big Ten championships - 200 butterfly, 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly.
As a freshman (2011): Had a solid first season with the Buckeyes ... set the fourth best time on the team in the 200 butterfly on Feb. 23 in Minneapolis, Min. with a time of 1:47.36 .... was a first time winner in the 200 freestyle relay against Miami University. ... received a Varsity O Letter.
Background: Ryan put together an astonishing career at Lincoln East High School, swimming to five state championships ... top swimmer of the 2009 Nebraska state meet ... also is a five-time school record holder ... swam for Heartland Aquatics, a club team in Lincoln.