He was born in Winchester on Jan. 13, 1982, a son of Jean R. (Sears) and Ronald C. Olson Sr. of Tewksbury. He was a lifelong resident of Tewksbury, graduating from Tewksbury Memorial High School in 2000. In high school he was active in baseball, hockey, track and cross country.
Mr. Olson was attending Clark University, where he was majoring in history. He played baseball for the school.
He was an avid sports fan who would "Cowboy Up" for all Boston sports teams, and an avid wrestling fan.
Mr. Olson was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Woburn.
Besides his parents, he is survived by three brothers and sisters-in-law, Neil J. and Kathryn (Engel) Olson of Hopkins, Minn., Alexander W. and Sheree (Ryan) MacNeil of Goffstown, N.H., and Jeffrey M. and Megan (Sampson) Olson of Wakefield; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Lisa and Bryan Ouellette of Derry, N.H., and Corrine and David Chaput of Mt. Vernon, N.H.; his maternal grandparents, Raymond and Leona (Grant) Sears of Woburn; an aunt and uncle, David and Nicole Olson of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; and eight nieces and nephews.