Ohio State seeks fifth, sixth conference wins of season
2011-12 (Redshirt Sophomore Season) - NCAA championships qualifier (March 15-17) ... 49-38 in career; 14-17 overall; 6-10 in dual action; 2-6 in Big Ten ... went 2-2 at 2012 Big Ten Championships; wrestled an additional match since Big Ten was awarded 10 qualifier allocations; defeated No. 8 Roger Vukobratovich of Purdue, 16-0, to qualify for national tournament ... tied for team lead with 5 major decisions ... had eight-match win streak from Nov. 12-Dec. 2.
2010-11 (Redshirt Freshman Season) - Earned at-large bid to NCAA championships following seventh-place finish at Big Ten championships (March 5-6) ... began season wrestling at 184 pounds until Cliff Keen/NWCA National Duals (Jan. 8-9) where he moved to 197 pounds; 2-0 after wins over Maciej Jochym of Cornell (7-0) and Joe Johnson of Northern Iowa (Fall 2:57) in Cedar Falls ... by far one of the busiest Buckeyes, wrestling in a total of 37 matches on the season ... finished third at Buffalo Open (Nov. 7) ... garnered fourth-place finish at Michigan State Open (Nov. 13) ... in dual action, faced six Top 20 wrestlers, including No. 2 Trevor Brandvold of Wisconsin (Feb. 13) ... scored impressive win over No. 19 Tyler Dickenson of Michigan State, 3-1, to help Buckeyes to 19-16 victory (Jan. 16) ... ended regular season on high note, defeating Northwestern's John Schoen, 2-1 (Feb. 19) ... finished season with 1-2 record at NCAA championships (March 17-19).
2009-10 (Freshman Season) - Finished campaign with 14-4 record at 174 pounds ... competed in four open tournaments, including first-place finish in Eastern Michigan Open (Nov. 7) ... also garnered third-place finishes in Michigan State Open (Nov. 15) and Cleveland State Open (Dec. 13).
Prior to Ohio State - 2008 New York State champion at 152 pounds ... state qualifier in 2007 ... helped Johnson City win team state title in 2006 ... also was a soccer midfielder from 2004-08.
Personal - Son of Sue and Pete ... has one sister, Emily ... enjoys hanging out with friends and playing video games ... lists greatest sports thrill as winning New York state title in 2006.