2016-17: Redshirted as freshman… went 19-14 in open tournaments.
High School: Hails from Strongsville, OH where he wrestled at Padua Franciscan. A four-year letterwinner, he had 22 pins and 112 takedowns his senior season and ranked fourth in school history with 161 career victories. He was the North Coast League Champion in 2015 and 2016. He finished second in the state as a senior and seventh as a junior.