- Yonkers, N.Y.
- High School:
- Penn State University
- Wrestled in eight matches at Penn State.
- Redshirted his freshman year with the Nittany Lions.
- Two-time New York All-State wrestler at Yonkers High School.
- Posted a 125-14 record over three years.
- Won the section title as a sophomore and went on to place sixth and third at states.
- Three-time all-section and two-time all-state wrestler.