Ryan Hager was born in Green Bay, WI and took an early interest in anime and one of the biggest trends for kids, Yu-Gi-Oh. As he went through school he continued to collect even after his friends began to leave the game. At the age of 12 Ryan started to play competitively and competed in several regional championships for Yu-Gi-Oh and CardFight Vanguard. He continues to play to this day. He loves football (Go Seahawks!) and currently works part timer as he continues his education to become a financial adviser. Ryan enjoys cooking and staying fit by weight lifting and playing sports.