UW Health Sports Medicine 

Ryan Gasper
Ryan Gasper

RS Senior

Fort Atkinson, Wisc.

High School:
Fort Atkinson


3 years


Earned 2009 second-team All-Big Ten in cross country ... 2009 second-team All-Region honors in cross country ... 2009 NCAA Indoor Championships qualifier as part of record-setting distance medley relay team ... 2007 and 2008 NCAA regional qualifier in the 3,000-meter steeplechase ... 2008 Big Ten outdoor champion in 3,000-meter steeplechase ... 2008 All-Region ... Three-time NCAA regional qualifier in the steeplechase

Cross Country

2009: Earned second-team All-Big Ten and All-Region honors ... took 13th place at the Iona Meet of Champions with a time of 25:54.41 ... finished in 34th place at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational with a time of 24:51 ... crossed the finish line sixth for UW and 12th overall at the Big Ten Championship with a time of 25:41.2 ... came in 18th place at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional after running a time of 31:30.90 ... posted a 31:53.7 time at the NCAA Championship to finish in 195th overall

2008: Tied for first at the Northern Illinois Huskie Open with a time 26:40 ... ran a 24:15 to come in 17th overall at the Paul Short Invitational ... finished 19th at the Big Ten championship with a time of 25:06 ... came in 42nd place at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional after running a 32:28.4 ... placed seventh for UW and 180th overall at the NCAA championship with a time of 32:04

2007: Placed third in the Pioneer Invitational with time of 25:57.4 ... finished 31st at the Big Ten championship in 24:44.36 ... came in 33rd at Great Lakes Regional with 31:48.60

2006: Placed third at the Carroll College Invitational in 25:53 ... finished 68th at the Notre Dame Invitational in 25:03 ... placed 21st at the Jim Drews Inviational in 24:54

2005: Redshirt season

High School

Runner-up at the Wisconsin State Cross Country championship as a junior and senior ... placed 13th as a sophomore ... finished 18th at the 2003 Foot Locker Cross Country Championships ... earned all-state honors by finishing fifth in the 1600 meters as a sophomore ... four-time cross country team MVP ... member of the National Honor Society ... Wendy's High School All-American State finalist


Parents are Gerry and Lori Gasper ... has a sister, Brenna (17) and a brother, Myles (15) ... majors are Spanish and biology ... has volunteered with Bookin' It with Bucky

Collegiate Bests

1500 meters: 3:44.91 4-25-08
Mile: 4:03.98 2-8-08
3000 meters: 8:07.34 2-16-08
5000 meters: 14:12.50 4-17-09
8000 meters: 24:15 10-03-08
10000 meters: 31:30.90 11-14-09
Steeplechase: 8:43.42 5-2-09

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