1997 -- Won third NCAA title, defeating Iowa State's Chris Bono, 5-3 in overtime...won third Big Ten title, scoring a match termination and two technical falls in the process...ranked forth in the nation the entire season by AWN...earned fourth all-American honor, joining an elite group of 11 other Hawkeye wrestlers ever to accomplish the feat...posted a 22-0 season and recorded three pins...scored team bonus points in 17 matches, with seven match terminations, six major decisions, three pins and one technical fall...co-winner of Mike Howard Most Valuable Wrestler Award...missed almost two months during the season due to a concussion...placed first at Midlands...non-bonus match wins were against Bono and Minnesota's Chad Kraft.
1996 -- redshirted...member of USA Wrestling National Freestyle Team...placed third in 1996 Olympic trials...finished second at the USA Freestyle Championships...defeated Russian wrestler Igor Koupeev, 5-4 in OT at the USA vs. Russia Dual Meet at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
1995 -- Posted a 25-1 record with seven falls...placed second at the NCAA Meet at 150 pounds...battled Illinois' Steve Marianetti at both the Big Ten and NCAA Meets, winning the Big Ten title 6-4 and losing 13-10 for the national championship...had a 52-match winning streak before falling to Marianetti...won title at Northern Open...quickest pin came against Matt Pernesky of Clarion in 1:02.
1994 -- won NCAA title at 150 pounds after winning 142-pound title as a freshman...recorded 27-0 record with one fall, 10 major decisions and three technical falls...won NCAA title match against Brian Harper of Michigan by a score of 8-3...won Big Ten title by beating Willy Short of Minnesota 6-4...won titles at Northern Open and Las Vegas Invitational...pin came in 4:38 against Terry Watts of Fresno State...outscored opponents 498-151 in wins...scored 10 points or more 17 times.
1993 -- won NCAA title at 142 pounds as a true freshman...defeated Lock Haven's Shannyn Gillespie, the top seed, 12-7 in semifinals and Fresno State's Gerry Abas (#2) 16-15 in championship match...compiled 22-2 record with two technical falls for the season...placed second at Big Ten Mett, losing championship match to Wisconsin Dan Spilde (4-2)...upset top seed and sixth-rated Steve Marianetti of Illinois (3-2) in Big Ten semi-finals...recorded his first varsity win over Arizona State's Steve St. John (9-6)...defeated Iowa State's Jodie Wilson (#17) 23-10...won by major decision over Ohio State's Charlie Becks 24-15...lost to Northwestern's Paul Andriotti (#9) 14-7 in his varsity debut...had placed second at 150 pounds at Northern Open (defaulted to teammate Terry Steiner in championship match)...defeated Iowa State's Torrae Jackson (#4) in Northern Open semifinal 10-7...also defeated Michigan's Brian Harper (#10) in quarterfinal round...scored 20 points or more on six occasions.
High School -- career record of 200-25-0...five-time state champion...junior national champion and Cadet national champion...third team All-American as junior and first team as a senior...team captain as junior and senior and three-time team MVW...held school records for most falls, most takedowns and most consecutive falls...Honor Roll student and National Honor Society member.
Personal -- born 7/17/74...pre-physical therapy major.
Year W-L-F Big Ten NCAA 1993 22-2-1 2nd 1st 1994 27-0-1 1st 1st 1995 25-1-7 1st 2nd 1996 Redshirted 1997 22-0-3 1st 1st Career 96-3-12