|Hometown:||Overland Park, Kan.|
|High School:||Olathe East Senior High School|
Competed in 20 matches at the 174 and 184 pounds.
Letterman in football and wrestling ... Earned first-team All-Olathe and first-team All-Sunflower League honors as an offensive lineman during senior season ... Picked up honorable mention All-Sunflower League honors as a junior ... Sunflower League champion as a junior ... Kansas Regional champion as a junior and senior ... Kansas state medalist in 2008 and 2009 ... Earned All-Sun Country honors as a junior and was named Kansas City Metro Senior All-Star Dual selection in 2009 ... Was the Olathe East Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year as a senior ... Football team was regional champions in junior and senior seasons ... Member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society ... Received the President's Education Award and was a KSHSAA Citizenship Award nominee in 2006 ... Won the Harvard Book Prize as a junior ... AP Scholar and National Merit Finalist ... Kansas Honors Scholar and Kansas Governor's Scholar ... President of the Senate for Boy's State and Alternate for Boy's Nation ... A volunteer for Kansas City Hot Lunch program and at the Center of Grace Hispanic Community Center ... Involved in church youth groups ... Named Outstanding Senior in Mathematics and Science and received the Kansas State University College of Engineering Dean's Award ... Received numerous other awards for math and language arts from Olath East.