Grew up in a small Farm Town in Indiana. Graduated Number One in his Class at West Point in Physical Fitness, winning the Iron Warrior Award for Best West Point Athlete. NCAA Collegiate Water Polo Player and Swimmer, United States Military Academy. Bachelors Degree in Physics and Chemistry from West Point. U.S. Army Airborne Ranger. Competed in Three Best Ranger Competitions (3rd in 1993, 2nd in 1994, 1st in 1995). Won the 1995 Best Ranger Competition. Competed in 7 Eco-Challenges and member of Team Earthlink, number one ranked Adventure Racing Team in 2001, 2002. Won the World Lifeguard Championships in 1994 and 1995 on Oahu, Hawaii. North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii Lifeguard 1992- 2002. Nominated for the Taurus World Stunt Awards for the Best Specialty Stunt for his work doubling Kevin Costner in 'The Guardian.'