I wrestled since I was 13, then started competing in Submission wrestling in 1996-2000. I competed on the amateur scene in the New England area before turning pro. I compiled a record of 18 wins, 5 losses, and 13 wins by submission. I became a 5x Submission grappling champion and took a Gold medal placing in the 1998 CT State Judo Championships. This playlist includes some matches and training footage from that period. I got my start in Submission grappling from Tim Gillett and Gilletts MMA.