|High School:||Peru Central|
Wrestled at 141 lbs. and 149 lbs. ... Competed at the Binghamton Open and Keystone Classic ... Earned his first career win via an 8-7 decision over Millersville's Joshua Ruppert ... Also knocked off Air Force's Cater McElhany, 6-4.
Four-year starter on the wrestling team and two-year starter in soccer ... Four-time wrestling section VII champion ... Placed second in 2001, fourth in 2010 and sixth in 2009 at the NYSPHAA championships ... Won the New York state championship for Greco-Roman wrestling three times ... Empire state games Greco-Roman wrestling gold medalist in 2007 ... Finished with a career varsity record of 169-40 ... Named section VII's most outstanding wrestling in 2009 ... Selected as New York state's most outstanding junior Greco-Roman wrestler ... Member of the National Honor Society, varsity club, student council, north country model UN and mathematicians without borders ... Volunteered at Peru Free Library ... Father, Michael, captained the wrestling team at Hofstra University and was a three-time NCAA qualifier.