Steven’s wrestling career began in the first grade when the Ravenna wrestling youth program was just getting started. His older brother, Mike, wrestled so he wanted to follow in his footsteps. Steven’s wrestling weight at that time was 45 pounds. He continued wrestling all through his middle school and high school years. He became the first freshman to start on the varsity wrestling team. Steven was a state qualifier three of his four years in high school and was the state runner-up as a sophomore at 103 pounds. The highlight of Steven’s high school wrestling career was winning the Division II state title at 112 pounds. The entire team winning the Division II state title that year was also a very memorable time for Steven. He was named to the Ohio All-Star wrestling team that competed in Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand. Steven graduated from RHS in 1994. He then earned a scholarship and wrestled at Kent State University. He was the team captain, three-year letter winner and earned the Merle E. Wagner Award. This award is given to the top male senior student athlete who has demonstrated exceptional qualities of leadership, athletic ability and academic performance. Steven graduated from Kent State with a business and finance degree and has worked for Charles Schwab for the past eleven years. He has been a member of the USA Triathlon for the past five years and competes in four to five races each summer. He has been married to Angela for ten years and has two boys, Ty and Trey. He currently resides in Avon, Ohio where he is active in coaching his boys in baseball, soccer and of course, wrestling.