Mike began wrestling when he was in the third grade and has always loved the sport. In high school, he was a three year starter for Verona’s varsity wrestling team, where he wrestled at the 125 lbs. weight class all three years. Over those years he played a major role in two conference championships and a trip to the state semifinals.
When he was a senior in high school, he started on the path of mixed martial arts and placed 2nd in a North American Grappling Assassination (NAGA) tournament. After high school he was accepted to Caldwell College where he is currently majoring in business management. In addition to school and mixed martial arts he also coaches for Verona’s Junior Wrestling Program.