Ryan Shelton

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Birthplace: Whittier, Calif.
Hometown: Wrightwood, Calif.
Current Residence: Oakland, Calif.
Club Affiliation: California Rowing Club
Began Rowing: University of San Diego, 2008
Date of Birth: 6/25/86
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 220
High School: Serrano High School, 2004
Undergraduate Education: University of San Diego, Finance major, 2010
Occupation: Purchasing Administrator
Employer: Tesla Motors, Inc.
Training Location: Oakland Estuary
Current Coach: Bernhard Stomporowski
Years on National Team: One – 2013, Senior

International Results: Finished 12thin the men's quadruple sculls at the 2015 World Rowing Cup 2 Finished 13th in the quadruple sculls at the 2013 World Rowing Championships...Finished sixth in the eight at the 2013 World University Games…Finished third in the eight at the Golden Blades of St. Petersburg City Sprints in 2010.

National Results: Won the quadruple sculls at the 2013 World Championships Trials…Finished second in the double sculls at the 2011 Pan American Games Trials…Finished fourth in the double sculls at the 2012 Olympic Non-Qualified Trials…Won the pair at the 2012 Independence Day Regatta…Won the Midwest Fall Speed Order in the single sculls.

Personal: Ryan enjoys living an active lifestyle – skiing, snowboarding, surfing, backpacking, camping and fishing…He loves football, soccer, volleyball and basketball and listening to music…Playing football in college got him into rowing, after he endured a shoulder injury… He was first asked about joining rowing in the bookstore because he was tall…After trying it briefly, he decided to stick with the sport, until the "three months of relentless pursuit and pestering from the novice coach" persuaded him to try it again…His first practice was a 6k test and says it went horribly…Ryan says he would not be where he is without the support of his family…He wants to give a special thanks to his younger brother, Jerod, who is in the United States Navy.

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