I began wrestling at the age of 5 at our local youth program. What I loved about wrestling was that the harder I worked the more success I gained and there was no instant gratification. Each year, I would advance to the next level to challenge myself. I began wrestling for a club team at the age of 9, which provided me with the opportunity to travel and compete all over the country. As I continued to compete, I found myself training in the same room and beating those wrestlers who I once thought I could not compete with. I have always set goals and worked hard to achieve them. I have never been afraid to pour everything into my craft even when I don't know the outcome. In junior high, my goal was to be a state champ. I ended up losing my semis match by 1 point to the state champ. It definitely changed my mindset moving on because I knew I was a contender. My public school district does not have an established wrestling program, so I had to think long and hard about my high school choice. However, I knew in my heart that this was my community and they have always supported me. I decided to attend my public high school: Division 1: Anderson High School in Cincinnati, OH. My parents have ran the local youth program for the past 6 years to help build a wrestling culture here in our community. We are all invested! I knew going in that I would have to put forth a lot of extra effort to get in the work I needed in order to continue to improve. My freshman year I finished the season 47-6, conference wrestler of the year, and a state alternate. Covid had an impact on my off season between my freshman and sophomore season. I decided to play football since everything else was canceled. I started my sophomore year on Varsity as a defensive end; however, during our playoff game I suffered a broken ankle that impacted my wrestling season and did not allow me to return to competition until the second week of January. I finished my sophomore season with a record of 24-6, 1st team all conference, academic all conference, and a state qualifier. I lost in the blood round going 1-2 at state. After my sophomore year, I competed on Team Ohio for Freestyle and Greco, won a state title in both Freestyle and Greco, took 3rd at Central Regionals in Greco, and went 2-2 at Fargo in both Freestyle and Greco. A week after Fargo I traveled to Budapest to train with the Hungarian World Team for two weeks and since then I haven't slowed down. I look forward to the remainder of my Junior season that I've started with a record of 10-1 and currently ranked #2 at 144 in Ohio (Division 1) and will work to finish the season at #1.