|Summary:||Wrestling, submissions, ground and pound.|
|Height:||5' 10" ( 177 cm )|
|Weight:||170 lb ( 77 kg )|
WEC 26: Condit vs. AlessioMar 24, 2007
When and why did you start training for fighting? In 2001 my friend Chael Sonnen got me into MMA. My college wrestling career was over and at first I was simply looking for a way to stay in shape. The first place I went was Maurice Smiths gym and I was quickly hooked.
What ranks and titles have you held? College wrestling: 3 time PAC-10 Champ, 2 time division 1 all American, 12 titles, 111 wins.
Do you have any heroes? Without question it was Dan Gable. Throughout my wrestling career Gable was my hero. As I get older, I am amazed at what Randy Couture is doing.
What is your favorite technique? I enjoy ground and pound and dropping elbows on my opponent.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I have an undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon. I have a Masters in Education from Pacific University.
What was your job before you started fighting? Coaching wrestling at Indiana University, I also coach wrestling at Highline Community College.