Well to start off I was always the biggest kid in my class growing up. I loved team sports winning puts me in a state of euphoria, its such a natural high. My first love is football. Contact sports are an exhilarating feeling the satisfaction on making a key block which enables your teammate to score a touchdown. I guess I used my size to its fullest potential, I also competed in scholastic wrestling (freestyle), Track & Field (Shot Put and Discuss), and Rugby (second row). While in High School my Football Coach (Joe Sacco) who is ultimately responsible for my love of sports and mentoring me at a young age introduced me to weightlifting. I competed in push/pull events (bench press/deadlift). I instantly fell in love to this day I get goose bumps when I walk on to the platform to perform a lift the roar and excitement of the crowd is awesome. [Coach you've left an indelible mark in my life. You left us much to early may you rest in peace.]. I still compete albeit I'm in the masters age category I also enter into the open division which involves all competitors from ages 20 - 100.