2012-13: Was ranked as high as #33 in the nation at the heavyweight position by the NCAA Coaches … Recorded an overall record of 20-15 at the heavyweight position for Gardner-Webb on the year … Posted a 10-7 dual match record on the season … Went 5-2 in Southern Conference dual match competition … Totaled a season-high four-match winning streak twice on the year … Took fourth-place overall at the Brute Invitational ... Tallied three pins on the season … Also recorded three major decision wins on the year … Earned a fall at 4:13 over Kelly Baker of Belmont Abbey in dual match action … Also posted a pin at 6:22 over Joe Cummings of Appalachian State … Led off the CSU Open with a pin at 4:30 versus Jedd Mason of Buffalo … Picked up a 9-0 shutout win over Cummings at the Hokie Open … Earned a 10-1 major decision win versus Charles Kerkesner of Franklin & Marshall at the Brute Invitational … Posted a 12-0 major decision victory over Eddie Isola of Davidson in Southern Conference action … Also recorded conference wins over Michael LaPrade of VMI and Joe Nolan of Campbell in dual match action … Also recorded wins over Dan Garwood of Virginia Tech, Justin Kozera of GWU, Patrick Gillen of Virginia, Joe Stolfi of Bucknell, Justin Heisemen of Buffalo, Mike Kosoy of N.C. State, Brian Self of Duke and both Cody Mason and Henry Turner of Lock Haven … Defeated No. 6 LaPrade of VMI 2-0 and No. 5 Joe Nolan of Campbell 7-2 at the Southern Conference Championships.
2011-12: Posted an overall record of 15-12 on the season at 197 pounds ... Was fourth on the team in wins with 15 ...Was 9-6 in dual match action and 4-1 in Southern Conference action ... Named Southern Conference Wrestler of the Week on February 8th ... Posted a fall at 5:30 over Aireol Harper of NCCC at the UB Quad Meet in Buffalo, N.Y. Also earned a fall over Keith Dahlheimer of Shippensburg at 4:22 at the Wolfpack Open ... Tallied a pin at 2:06 over Josiah Huyard of Millersville in dual match action ... Recorded a technical fall win of 19-3 over Eddie Isola of Davidson ... Went 3-3 at the 2011 Navy Classic with wins over Isaiah Cromwell of Franklin & Marshall, Benjamin Hatef of Navy and Colin Ely of Franklin & Marshall ... Defeated Darren Hankins of Virginia Tech 5-1 at the 2012 Southern Scuffle ... Also posted wins over Urayoan Garcia of VMI, John Weakley of Campbell and Brian Self of Duke in dual match action during the regular season ... Blanked Beau Wenger of Ohio 6-0 in the final home match of the season ... Posted a 12-3 major decision win over Paul Weiss of Appalachian State at the 2012 Southern Conference Championships ... Also defeated Garcia of VMI 3-0 at the championships, taking third-place overall at 197 pounds ... Was ranked 23rd overall in the nation at 197 pounds by DICollegewrestling.net in their Division I preseason rankings .... Received national honorable mention preseason recognition at 197 pounds by Wrestling USA Magazine ... Also received regional honorable mention recognition in the Wrestlingreport.com Atlantic Region preseason rankings at 197 pounds.
2010-11: Took first-place in the197-pound weight class at the 2011 East Regional Championships ... Went 0-2 at the 2011 NCAA National Championships ... Recorded a 24-16 overall record on the season ... Was 12-9 overall in dual match action on the year ... Took third-place at the 2010 Davidson Open ... Was second on the team with 24 wins ... Posted four pin fall wins, two technical fall victories and two major decision wins ... Posted a pin fall win at 4:56 over Aaron Thompson of Liberty at the 2011 East Regional Championships ... Scored a pin fall win at 2:36 over Beau Wenger of Ohio at the 2010 Southern Scuffle ... Picked up back-to-back pin fall wins over Josh Price of St. Andrews and Jordan Denmark of Anderson University at the 2010 Davidson Open ... Scored a 15-0 technical fall win over Christopher Gill of VMI in dual match action ... Posted a 20-5 tech fall win over John Castellano of SMC at the Davidson Open ... Picked up an 11-3 major decision victory over Nick Rees of Belmont Abbey at the Mountaineer Duals ... Scored a 13-1 major decision win over John Nichols of Campbell at the East Regional Championships ... Recorded a 3-1 sudden victory in overtime over Charlie Wolff of Davidson at 285 in dual match action.
2009-10: Posted a 15-14 record on the season ... Recorded a 7-7 dual match record on the year ... Tied for fifth overall on the team with 15 total wins ... Posted three pin fall victories on the season ... Recorded one technical fall win and one major decision win on the year ... Saw action at 197 and at the heavyweight position for GWU ... Was 0-3 at the heavyweight spot for the Bulldogs on the year ... Took third-place overall at 197 at the 2010 NCAA East Regional Championships ... Finished in first-place at 197 at the 2009 Davidson Open, picking up a 22-5 technical fall win over Kenneth Lindsey of UNC Pembroke ... Took fourth-place at 197 at the 2009 N.C. State Open with a 3-2 record ... Picked up a pin fall win at 5:48 over Corey Sullivan of Newberry ... Also defeated Christian McLean of N.C. State 6-2 and Anthony Tortora of Hofstra 3-2 at the N.C. State Open ... Recorded a 2-2 record at the 2009 Hokie Open, picking up a pin fall win at 3:58 over Dion Mosley of VMI ... Defeated Tim Miller of Virginia Tech 3-1 in overtime at the ACC Challenge ... Also picked up a 4-1 win over Josh Wood of Utah Valley in dual match action ... Picked up a pin fall win over Charles Fox of Princeton at 4:45 at the 2009 Southern Scuffle ... Recorded a 10-0 major decision win over Christian McLean of N.C. State and a 6-2 win over Paul Glover of Appalachian State in GWU's home opener ... Went 2-0 at the 197-pound weight class at the East Regional Duals, picking up a 3-1 overtime win over Liberty's Brandon Johnson and a 16-0 technical fall win over Justin Sparrow of Campbell ... Shut out Justin Buchanan of Duquesne with a 3-0 win in GWU's win over the Dukes.
2008-09: Redshirted ... Posted a 2-6 record at 197 for the Bulldogs ... Won by pin fall at 197 against Davidson at the Bulldog Duals ... Picked up a win versus Campbell.
High School: Three-time NHSAA All-American ... The third-ranked wrestler in the state of Ohio at 215 ... Won the state championship his senior season posting a 42-0 mark at 215 pounds ... Placed seventh in the state his junior season and eighth his sophomore year ... Two-time medal winner at the AAU Nationals ... Posted an impressive 143-36 record at Berkshire H.S. ... Tallied 54 pins for his career ... Won three invitational tournaments his senior season ... Won the Chagrin Valley Conference and was named MVP ... Was the sectional and district champion ... Lake/Geauga County Wrestler of the Year ... News Herald 2008 Wrestler of the Year ... Plain Dealer Seven County All-Star wrestling team member ... Captained the football and wrestling teams his senior season ... Earned honorable mention all-state honors in football and was first-team all district his senior season.
Personal: Born July 1, 1989 in Burton, Ohio ... Son of Ray and Beth Porter ... Majoring in Business Administration.