Ht.: 5-9 Wt.: 157
Hometown: Lawrenceville, Ga.
Previous School: Collins Hill HS / Virginia Tech
Eligibility: Jr. Major:
2011-12: Earned All-American honors with fourth place finish at NCAA Division II National Tournament... Fourth place at Super Region I Tournament... Overall record of 24-11... Five wins by fall... Third place at Pembroke Classic... Sixth place at Midwest Classic... 15-3 duals...
2010-11 at Virginia Tech: Took a redshirt year...
2009-10 at Virginia Tech: The ultimate team player as a true freshman … Certified at 149 pounds, but wrestled the last part of the season at 174 pounds to help out the team … Saw action at 149, 157, 165 and 174 pounds … Posted an 11-17 overall record, but in many of those matches, he was severely outweighed … Went 3-2 at 149 pounds and 7-7 at 157 pounds … His lone win at 174 pounds came in the first round of the ACC Championships, where he upset NC State’s Quinton Godley, 10-8 … Went 2-9 in dual matches and 0-2 in ACC meets … Had one major and a six pins … Had four more pins in unattached matches … Wrestled at the Hokie Open (2-2) and King College Open (4-2) unattached … Competed officially in the Navy Classic, Nittany Lion Open and Southern Scuffle.
High School: The No. 13 senior at 160 pounds according to Wrestling USA Magazine … The No. 17 overall 160-pounder in the country according to W.I.N. Magazine … A NHSCA national champion as a junior … A three-time Georgia state champion … Named The Daily Post’s Wrestler of the Year his senior season … The No. 16-ranked 160-pounder by W.I.N. Magazine following his senior year … Took third at the state tournament as a freshman but took the title the final three seasons … Went 59-1 as a junior and 51-1 as a senior … Posted a 197-11 record with 107 pins for his high school career … Led the Eagles to back-to-back dual and traditional Class AAAAA state championships and 34-3 dual record.