2013-14 Season - NCAA championships qualifier; just one win away from earning All-America honors as a freshman; dropped a 10-2 major decision to No. 7 Mike McClure of Michigan State ... finished eighth at 2014 Big Ten Championships ... opened season with third-place finish at Clarion Open (Nov. 3) ... beat Nos. 6 and 9 seeds at CKLV Invitational en route to eighth-place finish (Dec 6-7) ... wrapped up first full regular season as a starter with a 5-3 victory vs. Virginia Tech's Ty Walz (Feb. 23) ... finished second on team among starters in falls with eight.
2012-13- In first season as a Buckeye amassed 30 victories vs. five losses in open tournament action ... in all, competed in nine open tournaments ... 13 of 30 victories were falls ... after third-place finish at UB Invitational (Nov. 4), was champion in six of next eight tournaments, including Michigan State Open (Nov. 11), Harris Open (Nov. 17), Cleveland State Open (Dec. 15), Storm Open (Jan. 5), Greyhound Open (Feb. 2) and Simonson Open (Feb. 9) ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State- Four-year starter at Wadsworth High School ... three-time Ohio High School Athletic Association state champion ... amassed a 179-11 career record and 109 pins ... 2009 Cadet Freestyle runner-up ... Medina County Athlete of the Year ... Wadsworth was crowned 2010 OHSAA team champions and finished third in 2011 ... also lettered (3) in football (OL and DL) for Wadsworth.
Personal - Son of Tom and Deb ... has one sister Marah ... hobbies include playing video games ... lists greatest sports thrill as winning first individual state title and also winning state team championship.
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