Four time NCAA champion as a wrestler for Cornell University. He took the 2013 Dan Hodge Trophy and was named Sports Illustrated's 2013 male College Athlete of the Year.
He became a two time New York state champion in wrestling while attending Lansing High School.
While attending Cornell, he became a member of the Quill and Dagger Society.
He has a younger brother named Corey. In 2016 he married Megan Palladino.