Ryan Thompson is an I.T. Specialist who has competed in every ANW competition to date. In the first two competitions he failed in the qualifier. In American Ninja Warrior 3 Thompson placed 12th in the qualifier, 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.