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I'm RJO...

a pro indoor volleyballer living between Southern California, USA & Europe (mostly) and playing around the globe. In 2005 co-founded a sports agency, helping college & pro volleyball athletes find teams globally, called ... Lately, I started a couple new projects with aims to empower all athletes worldwide but especially student-athletes called Elite Sport Students and the Beyond Athletic Podcast. Check them and me out!


BIO | RYAN JAY OWENS…
BORN OCTOBER 20 OF 1980

IN COLORADO, USA…GREW UP A SINGLE CHILD IN CHICAGO, USA…LIVED ABROAD IN EUROPE/SOUTH AMERICA/ASIA SINCE 2002...ALSO PLAYED AMERICAN FOOTBALL, COMPETED IN STREET SKATING, SNOWBOARDING & HAD A PASSION FOR BMX & MTN BIKING IN HIGH SCHOOL…

CAREER GOALS ARE TO BE AN OLYMPIAN… HAS BEEN A MEMBER OF THE TEAM USA NATIONAL TEAM IN IN 2005 & 2006 (18-MAN ROSTER), 2010 & 2013 (PAN AM CUP ROSTER)

STARTED PRIVATE COACHING AND MENTORING IN 2005 IN COLORADO WITH STUDENTS ATHLETES AGED 14-23...

FOUNDED ELITE VOLLEY AGENCY IN 2006... STARTED ASSISTING YOUNG INTERNATIONAL ATHLETES IN ALL SPORTS W/ ACQUIRING SPORT SCHOLARSHIPS TO US SCHOOLS IN 2011... FOUNDED ELITE SPORT STUDENTS & BEYOND ATHLETIC PODCAST IN 2014 WHICH ARE NOT-FOR-PROFIT VENTURES WITH A GOAL TO POSITIVELY AFFECT 1 MILLION ATHLETES GLOBALLY...

OTHER INTERESTS INCLUDE BEACH VOLLEYBALL, ALL DESIGN, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, NATURE, TRAVELING & PHILANTHROPY... UNIVERSITY STUDIES WERE PSYCHOLOGY & BUSINESS.

VOLLEYBALL: • 18 YEARS PLAYING COMPETITIVE SPORTS • PRO VOLLEYBALL ATHLETE SINCE 2002 in  • PLAYING FOR THE USA NATIONAL TEAM FROM 2006

PROJECTS: • BEYOND ATHLETIC PODCAST HOST (www.BeyondAthletic.com) •  10 YEARS PRIVATE COACHING/MENTORING • 8 YEARS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP (BUSINESS) EXPERIENCE (www.elitevolley.com) •

TRAVEL: LIVED IN 15+ COUNTRIES, PLAYED PRO BALL IN OVER 30 & TRAVELED TO OVER 40! 

 

Creator and host of the Beyond Athletic Podcast helping athletes worldwide turn a common 1-Dimensional Self-Identity into 3 Dimensions through hearing how top NCAA, Pro and Olympic athletes: Failed, Succeeded & What They Learned PLUS tips! LISTEN NOW