Ryan has obtained 72 World Records in his Goldeneye career including 17 untied. He is especially known within the Goldeneye community for competing with the 1.1 control style, not using the Dot Strategy, but has expanded his reach throughout the speedrun community through his live stream channel on twitch.tv.
Introduction to The Elite
Goose first observed The Elite in 2000 but his young age and lack of ability to use the Internet at the time prevented him from joining. In the summer of 2005 after playing some GoldenEye again, he remembered the website and followed the activities for a few months before finally submitting a times page which put him in the top 75 on the GoldenEye 007 World Rankings.
Early World Records
Ryan made noise in the community because of his quick development into what would later become a Goldeneye superstar, promptly achieving some of the easier, tied World Records in the game. In November of 2005, Ryan scored Cradle Agent 0:35 becoming the 4th person to ever obtain this record and the first to get a World Record on Cradle in over a year. Less than two months later, he shocked everyone when he announced and proved that he had accomplished an untied World Record on Surface 2 Agent, completing the level in only 0:51 seconds. This was especially amazing as only four other known, respected gamers, Bryan Bosshardt, Wouter Jansen, Ilari Pekkala and Dan Cervone had obtained an untied World Record in Goldeneye since 2002. Marking his name in history, he was believed to be the future of the Goldeneye elite and continued a successful career.
Towards the Top of the Rankings
Ryan continued to play Goldeneye throughout most of 2006-2007, slowly gaining ranks and ultimately passed legend Wouter Jansen with World Records Silo Secret Agent 1:12 and Facility Agent 0:46 on the same weekend in October 2006. He continued playing in February 2007 which to this date is one of the strongest months by any Eliter, achieving three untied World Records, including the coveted Silo Secret Agent 1:10. His World Record pace eventually slowed peaking at 3rd place in time, points and on the MVP Rankings and was passed in fall of 2007 by both Rayan Isran and David Clemens.
After a hiatus from competitive play from mid 2010 to mid 2012, Ryan returned to Goldeneye 007 speedrunning, attracted by live streaming on twitch.tv. Ryan is the most prominent streamer in the elite community, streaming many full game runs, as well as single level PR and WR attempts on his personal channel.
Goose's Goldeneye World Recordography can be found here.
Ryan also holds all six North American Records and World Non-GBA Ported Character Records in Mario Golf 64's Speed Golf mode. The records can be found here here. Videos of these records are are available on his personal Youtube Channel.
Ryan has participated in many Elite contests including the popular King of the Hill (where has had led the standings for some time) and No Sleepathons (a second place finish in 2007 as well as several other top five finishes.) He has assisted with the running of Elite Summer Contests and has done well in the associated "Vote of the Day" competitions. On February 22, 2008, Ryan won The Elite's Who is here the most? contest by posting 100 times at least an hour apart each time in under 125 hours. He defended his title in 2009 by posting 100 times at least an hour apart each time in under 124 hours. He was the Head of Theme Music for the 2008 Summer Contest and ultimately selected all 135 theme songs for the contestants. Ryan is very good at elite prediction contests, winning the 2009 NHL Playoffs Prediction Contest, the 2009 MLB Playoffs Prediction Contest, 2010 Eurovision Prediction Contest and the 2012 NCAA March Madness Prediction Contest, among others.
2009 Goldeneye Tournament
Summer Contest Appearances
Ryan has performed fairly in The Elite's Summer Contests. He has appeared in all contests possible during his membership, placing in the Elite 16 in his first three appearances.
In the 2006 contest, without having made an image for himself outside of Goldeneye players, Ryan went on to upset favourite Bryan Youse, former rankings updater and moderator of the-elite.net with a score of 47-39. He then went on and against all odds and predictions, upset David "marsh" Gibbons by a score of 49-44. This match would prove to have cost many predicted brackets a perfect score. This upset is considered among the greatest of all time in Elite Summer Contest history. His success finally ran out in the 3rd round against Bryan Bosshardt though he gave a good fight, losing to the ever-powerful contestant by a score of 43-34.
Ryan returned to the contest in 2007 where his first round match was against Elite pioneer, Wes McKinney. He defeated Wes McKinney by a score of 42-35 in a closer match than originally anticipated, but advanced to face Karl Jobst in the second round. Ryan blew out Karl in their match, beating him by a score of 47-28. He then moved on to face consistently successful contest participator Wouter Jansen in the 3rd round and ultimately lost in what was "the most anti-voted match of the contest" according to Jon Barber, by a score of 45-34.
Ryan's ranking in Goldeneye's Top 10 and his performance in the 2007 Summer Contest ensured him a placement in the 2008 event. He won his first two matches before falling to DK, eventual 3rd place finisher.
Ryan's ranking in Goldeneye's Top 10 and his performance in the 2008 Summer Contest ensured him a placement in the 2009 event. He won his preliminary match against Greg Larkin but fell to elite administrator Steve "Come" Bryze in the second round.
Ryan's participation within the mariokart64 community for the previous 18 months earned him a spot in the 2010 Karter Contest. His first round match was against Pobre, Flo and Brutus. He did not advance, however the 11 votes he earned was considered remarkably high for someone whose mariokart64.com contributions are little above spammer and troll.
- Ryan's Twitch.tv Channel
- Ryan's Goldeneye Timespage
- Ryan's GE World Records
- Ryan's Perfect Dark Timespage
- Ryan's Speedrunwiki Contributions
- Ryan's Elite Contest History
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