First accolade of career
McCullough, Allen post red final-round numbers
McCullough, Wallen tied for 13th
UW sits in eighth after round one
Tournament to begin on Friday in Tucson
2015-16 (Junior): Ryan Wallen had another stellar season with the Pokes. He played all 33 rounds and finished second on the team with a 72.4 stroke average. On April 6, Wallen was tabbed the Men’s Mountain West Golfer of the Week for his performance at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic, where he tied for fifth with a 208 (-8). It was is his first MW honor and Wyoming’s first since David Hearn on April 20, 2000. He opened the season at the USAF Gene Miranda Invitational where he tied for 18th with a 217 (+1). At the Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational, Wallen tied for 5th after a three-round total of 212 (+2). The following week at the Cowboys Southern Dunes tournament, he tied tenth with a 217 (+1). At the MW Championships, Wallen was second for the Pokes as he tied for 15th. He shot a 214 (-2) for UW at the championships.2014-15 (Sophomore): As a sophomore, Wallen played in all 12 events for the Cowboys during the 2014-15 season. He led the Pokes three different times in his second season as a Cowboy. Wallen had the second best stroke average on the team, as he finished with an average of 74.6 per round. He played in 35 total rounds and started his season strong at the Battle in the Tetons. He fired a career low during the first round with a score of 68 (-4). Wallen recorded his lowest tournament score of 212 (-4) at the BYU Ping Cougar Classic. His performance at the BYU Ping Cougar Classic was also his best finish of his career, as he tied for third. He wrapped up the season at the Mountain West Championship where he tied for 40th, which came to be UW’s third best score of the tournament. Wallen added three top-25 finishes during his sophomore season, and now has four total for his career.
2013-14 (Freshman): Wallen played his first seven events as an individual for the Cowboys before working his way into the lineup. Wallen had his best round of the fall at the Ram Masters Invitational where he fired a 71 (+1). He tied for 34th, which was his best finish of the fall with a three-round total of 219 (+9). He completed the fall season with a 77 stroke average after playing in all five events as an individual. While at the University of Arizona National Invitational Tournament, Wallen became the first Cowboy competing as an individual to finish highest for UW since redshirt freshman Jake Hedge in 2011. He led Wyoming twice during his freshman season, at the UA NIT where he shot a 223 (+7) and at the Mountain West Championship where he fired a 218 (+5). He became the second Cowboy to lead the team as a freshman at the MW Championship, when he tied for 18th and also shot his career-best round of 70 (-1). For the year, he participated in all 10 events and carried the fourth-best stroke average at 76.1, while recording one top-20 finish.
High School: Ryan Wallen joins the Cowboys as a four-year letterwinner at Blaine High School in Blaine, Wash. He had an excellent prep career under head coach Steve Barthlow. The highlight of Wallen's prep career was a Washington state championship during his sophomore season. He also earned First Team All-Northwest Conference that season. Following his sophomore season in 2011 he was named the Whatcom County Boys Golfer of the Year. He earned three runner-up finishes in the Washington state tournament during his freshman, junior and senior seasons, while also earning First Team All-Northwest Conference honors. He has been named his team's MVP all four seasons of his high school career. During high school events he is carrying a 72.1 scoring average. During his career he has carried a 73.94 stroke average in nationally ranked events. In the 2012 PNGA stroke play Wallen tied for second. The previous year he finished tied for 12th at the PNGA stroke play. He also excels in the classroom being named WIAA All-Scholastic.
Personal: Wallen was born on December 2, 1994. He is the son of Jerry and Susie and has two siblings, Jess and Ben. He is studying business administration at UW.