Author and journalist whose works include Anxiety as an Ally: How I Turned a Worried Mind into My Best Friend and Air Force Gator. He has been a senior editor at the website Giant Bomb.
He has written for the Game Informer website and the Lawrence Journal-World, a daily newspaper published in Lawrence, Kansas.
In 2011, he set the Guinness World Record for the longest Mario marathon. He played multiple Mario games for 50 hours straight.
His family once owned and operated a grocery store in Kansas called Ryckert's Market.
He has held two Guinness World Records for playing video games that featured the character Mario, who was created by Shigeru Miyamoto.