Ryan Del Grosso
SOPHOMORE (2009): Competed in four meets, including the Mountain West Conference Championships...placed 38th at the conference meet with an 8K time of 27:00...also ran 8K courses at the Pre-Nationals Meet (26:55) and at the Roy Griak Invitational (27:16)...opened the season with a 32nd-place time of 20:27 at the Rust Buster Invitational (6K course)..academic all-conference selection.
FRESHMAN (2008): Participated in four meets...recorded a season-best 8K time of 26:23 to finish 23rd at the Fort Hays Invitational...ran the Rocky Mountain Shootout in 28:56 (75th)...placed 16th at the 6K Air Force Open with a time of 29:35...opened the season with a 34th-place time of 25:03 at the 4.25-mile Wyoming Invitational...academic all-conference selection.
HIGH SCHOOL: Marysville High School...three-time team MVP...two-time regional qualifier...graduated with a 4.22 GPA...member of the National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Full name is Ryan Alexander Del Grosso...nickname is "Gonzo"...son of John and Connie Del Grosso...has one older brother, Nicholas...majoring in environmental engineering...future plans include working in the field of special tactics...hobbies include playing hiking, swimming, camping and shooting...spent part of the summer at Hulburt Field, Fla., with the Special Tactics Orientation Group...also taught Evasion during Combat Survival Training...member of Cadet Squadron 24.