Date of Birth: 10/16/93
Hometown: Wasilla, Alaska
Events: Men’s 10m Air Rifle, Men’s 50m Rifle Three Position, 50m Prone Rifle
Ryan Anderson started shooting when he was in the sixth grade with his father when the area range in Virginia sent him to a garage across the street to “learn to shoot like they do in the Olympics.” That same year, his dad signed him up for his first match.
“I was like ‘I’m not ready to start shooting matches yet’ and he just signed me up for one. I didn’t think I was ready, but I got second in my age category and was like ‘whoa,’ so it was kind of from that first match that I kept moving up and gaining confidence.”
Anderson is also a classical pianist and has played for more than 14 years.
Pre-Med. Musician. Olympic Hopeful. Ryan Anderson is Planning for Success (March 2014 USA Shooting News)
- 2015 Winter Airgun Championships / Olympic Team Trials Part I, Fourth Place
- 2015 Pan American Games, Bronze Medalist (Three-Position)
- 2015 National Championships, Silver Medalist (Air) & Bronze Medalist (Three-Position)
- 2015 Winter Rifle Selection Match, Fourth Place (Three-Position)
- 2014 Championship of the Americas, Silver Medalist (Air)
- 2014 Championship of the Americas, Fourth Place (Three-Position)
- 2014 USA Shooting National Championships, Gold Medalist (Air)
- 2013 USA Shooting National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships, Silver Medalist (Air), Gold Medalist (Prone), Gold Medalist (Three-Position)
- 2012 ISSF Junior World Cup, Gold Medalist (Three-Position)