• NCAA Qualifier (2017, 2018)
• Big Ten Placer (2017-5th, 2018-8th)
As a Redshirt Junior (2017-18): Big Ten Placer (8th) at 141 pounds...qualified for NCAA Championships after placing eighth at Big Ten Championships...second-consecutive season qualifying for the national championships...began season ranked 14th by InterMat...started season with a 4-0 dual record, including a win over Michael Van Brill of Rutgers to start the season (11/4)...went 3-2 at Midlands Championships...pinned Lenny Petersen (Air Force) 32 seconds into consolation bout (12/29)...won consecutive B1G dual bouts by fall...beat Illinois' Dylan Thurston with a first-period pin (1/28)...stuck returning All-American and 14th-ranked Tommy Thorn of Minnesota at the 2:06 mark of the bout (2/11)...beat Thorn at the Big Ten Championships for the second time of the season (3/3) to earn automatic qualification status to the NCAA Championships.
As a Redshirt Sophomore (2016-17): Big Ten Placer (5th) at 141 pounds…Upset three ranked opponents at Big Ten Championships to qualify for first-ever NCAA Tournament…entered NCAAs as the #19-ranked wrestler in the country via InterMat Wrestling…finished season with 10-7 record, with four wins coming by bonus points…knocked off #13 Christopher Carton (Iowa) 11-9 in B1G consolation round…recorded third fastest fall at Big Ten Tournament with 46-second pin over #10 Jimmy Gulibon to finish day one of B1Gs (3/4)…earned 12-2 major decision over Tommy Thorn (Minnesota) to place fifth in the Big Ten (3/5)…started year with two wins at the Mat Town Open at 149 pounds (11/27)…Returned to competition after missing time and posted fall over Cole Weaver (Indiana) to earn first career Big Ten dual win (3:19)…pinned Evan Fidelibus (Rider) and beat Drexel’s David Pearce 6-1 to wrap up regular season.
As a Redshirt Freshman (2015-16): Compiled solid first season in Division I competition as a transfer…finished with a team-high 18 victories…third on the team in falls (7)…won Franklin & Marshall Open title…wrestled primarily at 149 pounds…finished 4-2 at Nittany Lion Open with two wins by fall and two by technical fall (12/6)…went 5-0 at the Franklin & Marshall Open, posting two pins and a major decision en route to the 149-pound crown…also finished undefeated at Shorty Hitchcock Open with four straight wins (1/16)…opened tournament with tech fall over Chris Schoenherr (Finger Lakes) before posting three consecutive decision victories (1/16)…made dual match debut against Rutgers (1/29)…took third at Messiah Open, finishing 4-1 overall with three pins and a technical fall (2/6)…secured win at National Collegiate Open (3/5).
At Liberty University: Won the NCWA National Championship (2015-141lbs, 2014-133lbs) at Liberty University…named Outstanding Wrestler both years.
High School: A four-time state champion capturing two Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association AA titles at Trinity High School in Camp Hill, Pa and two West Virginia AA/A championships at Berkeley Springs High School…represented the Pennsylvania All-Stars against the U.S. All-Stars in the 2013 Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic … 2011 Super 32 Challenge champion at 120 pounds and placed 3rd at 126 in 2012…2012 Beast of the East finalist…recorded 174 career high school victories.
Personal: came to Maryland to get an excellent education...hobbies include being outdoors, playing football and baseball...pregame meal is a turkey sandwich...plans to be in the military or a K-9 police officer...listens to music before every match...majoring in family science.
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