Ryan Walsh

USA Gymnastics

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Biography
Ryan is the son of Rob and Lana Walsh. He has a sister, Kelsey, who is a model and dancer, and a brother, Adam, who plays football. His favorite actor is Adam Sandler. Ryan's role model is Martin von Stednick because "he is a good coach and he knows how to make it fun but still improves his athletes." Walsh hopes to become a radiologist or an ear, nose and throat surgeon.

Personal Information
Hometown: Asheville, NC
Began Gymnastics In: 1995
How did you get involved?: My aunt was a coach, and I would go with her to the gym.
Favorite Gymnastics Thing: My favorite parts about gymnatics are making friends all around the world and hitting new skills.
Favorite Event: Trampoline
Goals: My goal is to be ranked in the top five in the world and make the Olympic Team on Trampoline.
School: T.C. Roberson High School
Grade: 10th
Major: College Prep
Favorite School Subject: science

Interests Outside the Gym
Favorite Music/Book: The Harry Potter books
Favorite TV Show: Zena, South Park
Favorite Food: Caesar Salad
Hobbies: riding ATV's, video games and playing soccer with friends
Other Sports Involvement: Diving
Charity: American Heart Association

National Competition Results
2008 Winter Classic, Tulsa, Okla.: 3rd-SY; 4th-TR
2007 U.S. Elite Challenge, Colorado Springs, Colo.: 6th-SY, 8th-TR (Jr. Div); 8th-DM
2007 Winter Classic, Lubbock, Texas: 2nd-TR; 5th-SY (Jr. Div)
2006 U.S. Championships, Schaumburg, Ill.: 5th-TR; 7th-DM (Jr. Div)
2005 U.S. Championships, Houston, Texas: 3rd-DM; 7th-TR (Jr. Div)
2004 U.S. Elite Challenge, Birmingham, Ala.: 18th-DM; 31st-TR (Jr. Div)
2004 Winter Classic, Salt Lake City, Utah: 10th-DM; 20th-TR (Jr. Div)
2003 U.S. Championships, Sacramento, Calif.: 2nd-TU; 3rd-DM; 6th-TU (Jr. Div)
2002 Junior Olympic Championships, Indianapolis, Ind.: 1st-DM; 11th-TR

International Competition Results
2008 Grenzland Cup, Aachen, Germany: 15th-TR
2005 International Age Group Competition, Eindhoven, Netherlands: 5th-DM; 56th-TR
2004 Indo-Pacific Championships, Kelowna, B.C., Canada: 4th-DM; 6th-TR
2003 World Championships, Hannover, Germany: 20th-DM (Jr. Div)
2001 World Age Group Games, Odense, Denmark: 11th-DM; 26th TR