• 2016 NCAA Team Qualifier Competitor (Pommel Horse, Still Rings)
  • Nebraska Outstanding Scholar Award (2016)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016)
  • Nebraska Men's Gymnastics Perseverance Award (2016)
  • First-Team CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • 2015 NCAA Team Qualifier Competitor (Pommel Horse, Still Rings)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015; Spring 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

Career Bests

  • Pommel Horse - 14.50 (at Arnold Classic, March 5, 2016)
  • Still Rings - 14.30 (at Big Ten Championships, March 27, 2015)

2016 (Senior)

Ryan Irick was looked to for leadership during the 2016 season as one of three seniors.  

He played an important role for Nebraska in both still rings and pommel horse, including the lead-off spot on pommel horse, one of the most difficult spots in men's gymnastics.  He competed in all but one competition for Nebraska and posted a career-best score on pommel horse at the Arnold Classic (14.50).

Irick helped NU break nine school records as a team in 2016. In the home opener against Air Force, the team break the school record for total score, pommel horse score and high bar score.

The Wichita, Kan., native competed in the postseason as well, including the Big Ten Championships and the NCAA Championships. At the NCAA Championships, Irick assisted in the teams seventh-place finish, its best finish since 1999.

Irick was a star in the classroom while at Nebraska. He earned Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-Big Ten and First-Team CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete for three consecutive years. In addition, he has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll every semester of his college career and earned Nebraska's Outstanding Scholar Award. Irick set an example for the team in both athletics and academics during his career at Nebraska.

He also earned a spot on the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2016 for his efforts in the community.

2015 (Junior)

Irick returned from his injury in 2014 and climbed his way to success in his third competitive season with the Huskers, becoming a consistent member of Nebraska’s pommel horse and rings lineups in 2015. He competed in all but one regular season meet on pommel horse and delivered quality scores throughout.  

On rings, Irick earned a career-best 14.10 mark at Illinois March 8. His personal best pommel horse score came at the Big Ten Championships team competition, earning a 14.30 for his performance.   

In the classroom, Irick continued to show his dominance by earning spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2014-15. He also earned his third Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award.

2014 (Sophomore)

Irick did not see any action during his sophomore season at Nebraska after tearing his pectoral muscle in the preseason.

The native of Wichita, Kan., continued to pave the way in the classroom for the Huskers, earning academic All-Big Ten accolades for the second consecutive year. He was also named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar for 2014 and earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll for both semesters of 2013-14.

2013 (Freshman)
Irick eased into his first competitive year with the Huskers, competing on pommel horse at three regular-season meets. He also competed once on still rings at Nebraska’s home opener against the UIC Flames on Jan. 27, 2013. 

Irick helped set the pace in the classroom by grabbing academic All-Big Ten honors. Hewas also named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar for 2013 and earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll for the fall and spring semester.

2012 (Redshirt)

Irick redshirted his first year at Nebraska while improving his strength and skills on horse, rings, vault and high bar.   

An outstanding student, Irick earned a place on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both semesters of 2011-12.

Before Nebraska

Irick competed in the all-around preliminaries at the Level 10 Junior Olympic National Championships in Long Beach, Calif., in May of 2011. He did not advance to the finals. He was also a member of the Region III team that competed at JO Nationals. Irick trained at Air Capital Gymnastics for Coach Kyle Filiatreault.  

An outstanding performer in the classroom, Irick was a four-time first-team USA Gymnastics Scholastic All-American from 2008 through 2011. He was also the valedictorian of his high school class and was an honor roll student each quarter at Wichita West High School.

The son of Dean and Teri Irick, Ryan was born on June 29, 1992, in Wichita, Kan. He has one older sister, Danielle. Ryan graduated in May 2016 with a degree in nutrition and health sciences (pre-med) and was a four-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016). A four-time academic All-Big Ten selection, Irick was a 10-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection.

Q&A with Ryan Irick