I started working out in high school for sports and in just became something that I loved to do. It payed off for me as I went on to play football in college before being forced to quit due to injury. After football I needed something to train for so I got involved in competitive bench pressing and did pretty well. I had to stop that because of a shoulder injury. So again I was looking for something to train for. I started messing around with 5k road races and things like the Warrior Dash which was fun but not really my thing. In 2012 I decided to enter my first NPC event. I discovered the Mens Physique division and did 3 shows in my first year. I loved it!