BEFORE AU -- Wrestled at Ridgefield HS... Went 101-25 in his high-school career, including a 47-6 mark as a senior... Set single-season records at Ridgefield for wins (47) and pins (36) as a senior... Two-time Connecticut state place-winner (4th and 2nd)... Two-time All-FCIAC honoree (3rd and 1st)... Won the FCIAC as a senior... Went 41-9 as a junior... Connecticut Cup champion while wrestling for GPS Wrestling Club (two seasons)... Honor-roll student.
PERSONAL -- Parents are Eileen and Robert Preston... Has a younger brother, Andrew... Playing sports as a kid he pretended to be Eli Manning... Came to AU for the academic and athletic opportunities... Thinks Tom Cruise should play him in a move of his life... Likes pasta and listening to music before matches.