Tanner was born in raised in Spokane Valley WA, and graduated from Central Valley High school in 2013. He was a three-sport athlete competing in Football, Wrestling, and Track and Field. He then went on to become a D1 wrestler at the University of Northern Colorado. He received Big 12 2nd Team All-Academic Award as a junior and 1st Team as a senior. Tanner graduated in May 2018 from the University Northern Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in Sports and exercise Science and another bachelor’s degree in Nutrition. Currently, Tanner is the strength and conditioning coach for Sky Volleyball Club as well as Ferris High school. He is also an assistant wrestling coach for Ferris and for the Inland Northwest Wrestling Training Center. Tanners has his CSCS Certification and is currently working on getting his Masters in secondary teaching.