Ryan Thompson is an I.T. Specialist and became one of the few people who has competed in every ANW competition to date.
In the first two competitions he failed in the qualifying course. In American Ninja Warrior 3, Thompson placed 12th in the qualifying, but was one of many to fall on the Salmon Ladder that day. In American Ninja Warrior 4 Thompson managed to get 13th in the qualifier, then 11th in the Semi-Finals. In the Vegas Finals Thompson cleared the first four obstacles, but slipped on the Half Pipe Attack and failed there.