Hometown: Albuquerque, N.M.
Previous School: Lassen (Calif.) CC/ West Mesa HS
2010-11 (As a Junior): Wrestled in two matches, both at the Wyoming Cowboy Open in November.
As a Redshirt Sophomore (2009-10): Went 0-2 while representing the Grizzlies for the first time at the Wyoming Cowboy Open (Nov. 14)… Competed in the 149-pound Elite Division bracket.
As a Sophomore (2008-09): Went 3-2 with a win by fall at the Wyoming Cowboy Open (Nov. 15)… Fell just one match shy of a top 4 placing in the 149-pound Amateur Division bracket.
Before ASC: Attended Lassen (Calif.) Community College for one semester (Fall 2007)… Wrestled at 141 pounds for the Joe Arminas coached Cougars of Susanville, Calif… The season is during the fall... Finished fifth in the North Regional Championships to qualify for the state championships, the equivalent of a national tournament… Went 0-2 at that tournament, held in December… Helped the team to a third place finish in both the regional and state tournaments… Earned Second Team All-Big 7 Conference honors.
Prep: Went 33-2 as a senior at West Mesa High School during the 2006-07 year… Was the state runner-up… Wrestled at 135 pounds for the Lenny Lovato, Sr. coached Mustangs.
Academics: Is majoring in mathematics… Graduated sixth in high school class with a 3.9 GPA… Was a 4-year honor student… Was a National Honor Society member.
Off the Mat: Born 9/14/88… Son of Tom & Priscilla Long… Has three siblings... Enjoys mixed martial arts… Favorite movie is Fight Club… Favorite food is steak… Favorite professional sports team is the Dallas Cowboys.