I have competed in wrestling, in one way or another , just about my whole life. I believe the first half nelson I applied took place when I was about four years old and it was drilled and perfected on a giant size teddy bear my cousin had won in a traveling carnival which had made its way through Des Moines in my early years. The more memorableaccomplishments in my wrestling career included winning three high school state titles, earning all american status in the cadet Greco division in Fargo North Dakota, and winning a National Freestyle Championship. My career also includes a number of regional and national championships and placings. I am not aware what my exact high school record stands at up to this point but I am pretty sure I have won a few more than i have lost.
Wrestling has played a major role in my life and in that of my family's. I have benefited from the lessons and values that this individual sport has been so quick to provide for me. Wrestling has reinforced some of the most effective concepts used in life on a daily basis, and for that I will always be in debt to the sport that has given me an identity and a place to shine. Wrestling has opened doors for me that would otherwise remain locked. Because of wrestling I have gotten to see the world, train in different parts of the globe, and challenge myself in places that most people just read about in books. I am the beneficiary of a sport that doesn't need me to survive, rather I survived a lot better in life because of wrestling.
After my high school career is over I plan on attending the University of Missouri to wrestle for Brian Smith and the rest of the Missouri Tiger Wrestling Team. I have a true passion for the sport and am excited for the opportunity to pursue my dream of wrestling for an NCAA National Title.