Buckeyes' first competition is just five days away at the Eastern Michigan Open in Ypsilanti, Mich.
2010-11 Season- After participating in open tournaments - Buffalo Open (Nov. 7) and Harris Open (Nov. 20), entered starting lineup at Cliff Keen/NWCA National Duals (Jan. 8-9) vs. No. 2 Kyle Dake of Cornell ... saw action in six more duals ... competed in Big Ten championships (March 5-6).
2009-10 Season- Compiled an 11-3 record in four open tournaments, including first-place finish in Eastern Michigan Open (Nov. 7) ... also finished sixth in Michigan State Open (Nov. 15).
Prior to Ohio State- Finished second at 145 pounds in Ohio High School State Tournament ... completed career third all-time at Lake Catholic in wins (139) ... team captain and team MVP ... five-time tournament MVP ... AAU Junior Olympics All-American ... Ohio National Freestyle Team member.
Personal - Son of Gary and Katie ... has two brothers, Matt and Sean and one sister, Molly ... enjoys watching football, camping and tubing ... lists his greatest sports thrill as qualifying for state finals his senior year.
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PREVIEW: No. 4 Ohio State vs. Maryland