Patrick Ryan
Patrick Ryan
Weight: 141
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Northfield, Ill.
High School: New Trier Township

BEFORE AU -- Wrestled at New Trier Township HS... Went 148-30 in his career, setting career records in victories and takedowns... Posted single-season record for wins, going 48-1 as a senior... Finished 3rd at the EHSA state championships as a senior... Also 37-7 as junior, 37-10 as sophomore and 27-12 as freshman... Three-time state qualifier... Two-time conference champion but voted all-conference four times... Four-time regional champ... Twice earned academic all-conference... 4th at NHSCA Senior Nationals in 2018... Also fourth at 2018 Journeymen Fall Classic.

PERSONAL -- Parents are Sarah and Charles Ryan... Father wrestled at Northern Illinois University... One of five children... Plans to major in political science with an eye toward becoming a lawyer... Volunteers at a food pantry... Playing sports as a kid he pretended to be Devin Hester... Hobbies include baseball, eating and being on the water... Would cast Mark Wahlberg in a movie of his life... Non-sports hero is Abraham Lincoln... Superstitious about putting on his left shoe first.