Ryan Watts
Ryan Watts

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Redford, Mich.

High School:
Ferndale

Weight:
157

Experience:
2L


03/27/2014

Twelve Spartans Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors

05/21/2013

Wrestling Earns NWCA All-Academic Team Honors

Ryan Watts Named NWCA All-Academic Individual.

03/27/2013

2012-13 Winter Academic All-Big Ten Selections Announced

Forty-eight Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.

03/22/2013

NCAA Championships Update: Session Three

Dan Osterman and Michael McClure were each eliminated on Friday.

03/21/2013

NCAA Championships Update: Session One

Dan Osterman and Michael McClure each win first-round matches.

2012-13 (Sophomore) 21-14 Overall, 8-5 Duals, 11-5 Open Tournaments: Finished fourth in the EMU Open with a 2-0 record ... Competed at the MSU Open with a 2-1 record, finishing second ... Finished fourth at the Reno Tournament of Champions ... Took fifth at the Storm Open with a 3-2 record ... Went 2-2 in the Big Ten Championships to take seventh place, with victories over Michigan's Collin Zeerip 7-4, and Taylor Walsh of Indiana ... Made it to the NCAA Championships for the first time, only one of four Spartans to do so... Appeared in two matches being defeated by Alex Dieringer of Oklahoma State, who came in third in the NCAA and Ty Vinson of Oregon State ... Named to the NWCA All-Academic Team and Academic All-Big Ten.

2011-12 (RS Freshman) 18-8 Overall, 18-8 Open Tournaments: Went 1-2 at the EMU Open ... Finished 2-1 at the MSU Open before suffering an injury ... Went 1-2 at the Nittany Lion Open ... Took second place at the Purple Raider Open with a 3-1 record ... Also went 3-1 at the Alma Open and placed second ... Placed third at the Laker Classic and went 3-1 ... Beat Anthony Pace of Central Michigan, 2-1, at the Edinboro Open and placed second.

2010-11 (Redshirt): Compiled a 9-3 overall record (8-3 NCAA) at 149 pounds . . . Went 4-1 to take sixth in the freshman/sophomore division of the Eastern Michigan Open . . . Went 3-0 but had two medical forfeits to take sixth in the freshman/sophomore division of the MSU Open . . . Went 1-2 at the Penn State Open.

PREP: Four-year letterwinner for wrestling ... Two-time all-state selection ... Finished 41-3 his senior year and was the Division 2 state runner-up at 145 pounds ... Placed fourth in the state as a junior at 140 pounds with a 46-6 record ... Was a district and regional champion as a junior and senior ... Also lettered in cross country and tennis.

PERSONAL: Criminal justice major.