"I grew up in Colorado with no hopes or dreams of becoming a collegiate wrestler. Good luck put me with coaches who were able to guide me in my wrestling career. A door that I did not even know existed was opened to me. Through wrestling I was able to see several parts of the world and gain a college education. My college wrestling experience was the highlight of my life at the time. I feel very strongly that any wrestler who loves this sport should seriously consider taking wrestling to the collegiate level. The academic benefits are obvious, but the camaraderie and the experience itself cannot be replaced. My dream is that I can help others realize and take advantage of that opportunity.
"Another main goal of mine is to communicate the kind of character that builds successful wrestlers/people, and keep wrestling in perspective to what really makes a difference in life. Being a successful wrestler takes a lot more than learning moves. To be able to compete consistently at the highest level you need to live the right kind of life. Along with disciplined hard work, a proper perspective is perhaps the most important quality to being your individual best. This perspective I refer to has little to do with wrestling, and a lot to do with who we are as people and what really has value and meaning in our lives. We spend a lot of time devoted to teaching these skills (and they are skills). Wrestling is one of the best avenues to teach these lessons. All of our coaches strongly agree and will absolutely do what we can to urge young wrestlers be quality young men as well as good wrestlers."
-2X NCAA Div 1 All-American (3rd, 5th)
-2X Big Ten Champion ('06 Outstanding Wrestler of the Big Ten Tournament)
-3X CO State Champion
-148-1 High School record
-only gave up 4 takedowns in HS career
-2X Pan Am medalist