I was born in butler Pennsylvania in 1985. Attended slippery rock HS where he wrestled and graduated in 2004. Shortly after enlisted in the US Army. With 12 years and still currently serving he has deployed 3 times to Iraq and Afghanistan. Through his years in the Army he was out of shape and found a savior through bodybuilding. After dieting down to 178 from 255, he realized that he could do anything with his body that he put his mind to. After several years of consistent training, eating and proper recovery, he remains solid as competing as a heavyweight in the NPC.