Rylee wrestled at Sartell High School from 2012-2017. He was a 3x State Finalist and the first State Champion for SHS. To this day, he holds the record for most wins in Sartell wrestling history. Rylee then proceeded to wrestle for South Dakota State University from 2017-2021. Additionally, he was a 2x Fargo All-American and a 2021 U-23 World Team Member Alternate in Greco-Roman. After college, Rylee had a vision to grow wrestling in Central Minnesota and teamed up with Craig Thomas to start Pursuit Minnesota in January of 2022.