From time to time, Shaver Fit will be interviewing personnel and players associated with the program. Today’s “Shaver Fit Interview” is Ryan Shaver, Fairbanks resident and professional baseball veteran of the San Francisco Giants organization.
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SHAVER FIT INTERVIEW:
RYAN SHAVER Continue reading “Interview: Pro Pitcher Ryan Shaver”
2015: MIDNIGHT SUN GAME LIFETIME SERVICE AWARD
2013: STEVE AND RYAN PREPARE SCOOTER BYNUM TO FACE COLLEGE PITCHING WITH ALASKA GOLDPANNERS / WINS ABL
RYAN SHAVER PITCHING IN SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS SYSTEM
2004: RYAN SHAVER WITH THE ALASKA GOLDPANNERS
1999: STEVE SHAVER & FAIRBANKS ALL-STARS AT STATE
DOB: 02/23/1983 in Fairbanks, AK Height: 6’2 Weight: 210 lbs
Bats: Left Throws: Right Position: Center Field/Pitcher
- National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Personal Trainer Certified
- First Aid/CPR/AED certified—American Red Cross
- Bachelors of Arts in Kinesiology/PE—The Masters University (Santa Clarita, CA)
- Associate of Arts—Yuba Community College (Marysville, CA)
- High School Diploma—Lathrop High School (Fairbanks, AK)
Current Team: FAABL Brewers
Favorite Player(s): Curtis Granderson and Andre Ethier
Favorite Team(s): Los Angeles Dodgers and Seattle Mariners
Favorite Exercise(s): Pushups, chin-ups, riding my bicycle
Favorite Food: Fatty T-bone steak medium rare, eggs, sautéed veggies and spices.
Stephen Shaver was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. He grew up playing multiple sports, but his two favorite was baseball and basketball, with baseball being the most favorite. While at Lathrop during his freshman year of high school, Steve started lifting weights and quickly became passionate about health and fitness. Over the years Steve has experimented with different diets, workouts and supplements that would improve his lifestyle and sport he is in. In baseball the movements are different than in basketball. The workouts for each sport need to be tailored around the muscles and movements that are involved. Steve applies the same principles to health and fitness as he does to baseball (keep it simple), while being creative at the same time. Steve’s goals are to run a successful business by helping people achieve their fitness, health and sports goals and improve the baseball skills of the youth within the community.
In baseball Steve started out in tee ball at the age of 5 and as the years went on he moved up through the ranks from the pitching machine to the farm league and then to little league at the age of 10. Steve’s parents (Carolyn and Steve) were very supportive and always made sure that baseball was about having fun. After all, his mom was the president of the league and his dad was his coach. There was even one year where Steve, his bro (Ryan) and his sis (Ciera) were all on the same team. Steve quickly fell in love with the game and by 12 he already knew he wanted to pursue baseball as a career. Steve went on to play senior little league, in which he won a state championship at the age of 15 when Johnny Jones was his coach. From there he played at Lathrop high school and also Legion.
Since Alaska is behind the lower 48 when it comes to baseball, it took Steve a couple years to adjust to college pitching. At the age of 21, Steve pursued baseball very passionately and worked his butt off. He walked on to Yuba College as a 21 year old freshman and made quite the impression. He was named team captain both years there and during his sophomore year he hit over .400 under the guidance of Ex-Goldpanner player and coach Tim Gloyd. Steve earned himself the prestigious scholarship for athletes at Yuba at the time, Gary Engleken scholarship award. Steve had numerous scholarship offers to play at different schools throughout the country. He wanted to play in what he believes is the baseball capitol, Southern California. He accepted a scholarship to play at The Masters College (now known as The Masters University) in Santa Clarita, Ca. Steve played in the Alaska Baseball League for Athletes in Action (AIA) of Fairbanks during the summer after his final year at Yuba. He then went to Masters and played 2 more years there. He was named team captain his senior year and even though they started the season ranked in the top 10 in the country, they fell short at the end of the season. Steve graduated the following year and moved back to Fairbanks in 2009. He has been playing mens league baseball for the Brewers (2011 state champions as the Cubs) with his best friend Ricky Campbell as the coach. He was involved with the Goldpanners and played for them on and off from 2009-2015 while under the management of the Dennis family. Steve has worked numerous jobs over the years but none have satisfied him as much as helping people achieve their fitness and health goals and impacting college, high school and youth baseball players to become better at their sport.