I’m just a small town country boy who appreciates the simple things in life. I love anything that has to do with being outdoors! When I’m not training, I’m hunting, camping, fishing or just relaxing with my wife, Jordan, and our two Labrador Retrievers.
I got into bodybuilding/weight training early in junior high school. I’d call it that because we all know it starts with training only chest and arms. I just wanted to be the biggest kid in school, plain and simple. Training took precedence over sports. I was training during practice and even before games. My junior and senior years of high school, I attended class at Youngstown State University and began training with the 1-AA National Football Champions. Sports took a back seat to my training and I went from a 3-sport letterman to not playing anything my senior year. As I got more educated in the sport of bodybuilding, I began to train all muscle groups.
After I graduated high school I didn’t play any college ball. I continued to train for size and weight gain. I trained with my high school football coach for 2+ years. We trained religiously everyday, there wasn’t a day we weren’t training. I established a good base and gained about 45 lbs in that time. I was 20 years old and weighing in at 215 lbs.
I left Brookfield, OH in 2002 with my wife, Jordan, to move to Columbus while she attended dental school at OSU. This is where the bodybuilding career began. I started training at World Gym and got more interested in competing as time went on, as I met more people in the sport. I trained for the next 2 years, continuing to grow and weighing in at around 250 lbs. This is the point in which I began getting ready for a couple of shows in the spring of 2005.
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Received IFBB Pro Card
NPC Nationals - 1st Super Heavyweights & Overall
USA’s-3rd Super Heavyweights
North American-5th Super Heavyweights
Junior Nationals-3rd Super Heavyweights
USA’s-8th Super Heavyweights
North American-5th Super Heavyweights
Nationals-Received the Steve Stone “Heart of a Champion” Award **Highlight of Competitive Career!!!
Junior USA’s-3rd Super Heavyweights
54th Annual Rochester Bodybuilding Championships-1st Super Heavyweights and OVERALL
Junior Nationals-4th Super Heavyweights
Junior California Championships-1st Heavyweights
Collegiate Nationals-1st Super Heavyweights
Pittsburgh Championships-1st Super Heavyweights
Mike Francois Classic-1st Super Heavyweights
Ultimate Bodybuilding Showdown-1st Super Heavyweights & OVERALL
Los Angeles Open-3rd Super Heavyweights
Ohio State Championships-1st Super Heavyweights
Mike Francois Classic-2nd Novice & 4th Heavyweights
John Seif Classic-1st Heavyweights
Tri-State Championships-1st Novice Heavyweights/Novice Overall & 1st Super Heavyweights
Ohio State Championsips-1st Super Heavyweights
Mid-Atlantic Grand Prix-1st Junior Division & 1st Super Heavyweights
My program is fairly simple; I stick to the basics when it comes to training. No sense in trying to reinvent the wheel. I do between 4-6 exercises per body part, both compound and isolation movements, and between 3-5 working sets per movement. I do, however, incorporate different training techniques, such as forced reps, negatives, drop sets and super sets.
My meal plan pretty much consists of 7 meals and 2 shakes per day, year round. The only thing that varies is the quality and total calories. The meals consist of protein and carbs. The protein in my diet is eggs, chicken, beef or fish. My carbs come from white rice, brown rice, white potato, pasta or oats. The shakes are consumed post workout and before bed. I use MET-Rx Xtreme Size-Up or 100% Ultramyosyn Whey, depending on my desired goal.