- Recreation & Wellness
At age 27 Ryan “The Fire” Wood was 300lbs.
He couldn’t see his toes let alone touch them. He was a heavy drinker, he smoked ciggs, and he dabbled in drugs. One day he got a phone call that would change his life forever. Ryan’s father, Garry, had had his second heart attack and was in the ICU. When he got to his father’s room Ryan saw his father suffering from congestive heart failure, which killed Ryan’s grandfather at the same age. That moment was the turning point in Ryan’s life. After that day he got into Mixed Martial Arts and he quit substances, lost over 100lbs, had nine cage fights with a record of 6-3 and got his G.E.D. He went on to graduate from the University of Oregon on the honor roll with a B.A. in Exercise and Movement Science.