Biography: WESTON, Ryan

WESTON, Ryan
Inducted: 2009
Member-Gold Medal World Championships Team (1999)


Ryan is one of four children to Cloy and Gloria Weston. He graduated from high school with a perfect 4.0 GPA and is an Eagle Scout. He says that his parents are his role models” . . . because they have supported me in my goals even when they have had to sacrifice a lot.”

Hometown: Chubbuck, ID. Began Gymnastics in: 1988 “I loved jumping on our neighbors’ trampoline. Every day I would go over to their house to jump and later my parents enrolled me in a local gymnastics club. The rest is history. I love the many challenges gymnastics presents to me on a daily basis. Whether it is in competition or everyday training, I love pushing myself to be the best I can be.” National Competitions: National Championships, Memphis, Tenn.: 2nd-TR; 3rd-SY, U.S. Elite Challenge, Colorado Springs, Colo.: 1st-SY; 3rd-TR, Winter Classic, Lubbock, Texas: 2nd-SY; 6th-TR, (2007). U.S. Championships, Schaumburg, Ill.: 3rd-TR, (2006). Visa Championships, Nashville, Tenn.: 1st-TR, SY, Winter Classic, Salt Lake City, Utah: 7th-TR, U.S. Olympic Trials, San Jose, Calif.: 1st-TR, SY, (2004). U.S. Championships, Sacramento, Calif.: 1st-TR; (2003). U.S. Championships, Cleveland, Ohio: 1st-TR, Elite Challenge, Indianapolis, Ind.: 1st-TR; 3rd-SY, Winter Classic, Indianapolis, Ind.: 1st-SY; 7th-TR, (2002). U.S. Championships, San Antonio, Texas: 1st-TR; 2nd-SY, 2nd World Championships Team Trials, Wichita, Kan., 1st-TR, 1st World Championships Team Trials, Greensboro, N.C.: 1st-TR, 2nd World Age Group Games Team Trials, Greensboro, N.C.: 1st-TR, Winter Classic, Primm, Nev.: 1st-TR; (2001). U.S. Championships, St. Charles, Mo.: 4th-SY; U.S. Olympic Team Alternate, (2000). World Team Trials, Kansas City, Mo.: 1st-TR, SY, U.S. Championships, Anaheim, Calif.: 1st-TR; 2nd-DM, (1999). U.S. Championships, St. Paul, Minn.-1st-TR, (1998). U.S. Championships, Orlando, Fla.: 1st-TR, (1997). U.S. Championships, Phoenix, Ariz.: 1st-TR, (1996). International Competition: World Championships, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; World Cup, St. Petersburg, Russia: 7th-SY; Pan American Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: 3rd-TR, World Cup, Ostend, Belgium: 7th-SY, World Cup, Lake Placid, N.Y., World Cup, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada: 4th-SY, (2007). World Cup, Salzgitter, Germany: 9th-SY, World Cup, Savognin, Switzerland: 6th-TR, Pan American Championships, Mexico: 1st-Team; 3rd-TR, (2006). World Cup, Belgium: 2nd-SY, (2004). World Cup, Greensboro, N.C., 3rd-SY; 5th-TR, Greenland Cup, Aachen, Germany: 6th-TR, World Cup, Mykolayiv, Ukraine: 8th-TR; 10th-SY, (2002). World Age Group Games, Odense, Denmark, (2001). World Championships, Sun City, South Africa: 1st-Team, 6th-DM; 19th-TR, World Cup, Aachen, Germany: 8th-TR, French National Championships, Tavira, France: 4th-TR, (1999). Education: Idaho State University; Major: Mass Communications with emphasis in advertising and public relations. As of this writing Ryan was performing with the Cirque du Soleil show in Orlando.

SOURCES: Data collected from public sources (Google-Wikipedia), by 2008-2010 Web Manager Jerry Wright, author of Gymnastics Who’s Who-2010. Editing by Dr. Larry Banner, 1993 GHOF Inductee & 1894-2007 Web Manager. Head and shoulders photo courtesy of Ryan Weston/Facebook. Action photos provided by and used by permission.