In 1996 I was introduce to powerlifting a year after having my neck fused from a sports injury. Because of my injury I was only able to bench press and deadlift. I competed for a federation which offered only those two lifts until 2004 where I competed in my first USA Powerlifting 3 lift event. I took some time off between 2005 and 2007 because of some hip issues. I started up again in 2007 and have been going strong since. In 2010 I made my first National Team and competed in the IPF World Bench Press Competition in Orlando. I have made at least one National Team every year since 2010 and have had the incredible opportunity to compete around the world representing the United States.