Junior College: Was one of the top wrestlers in the California Community College Athletic Association during his time at Palomar Community College in San Marcos, Calif. ... Placed 2nd at 157 pounds in 2007 ... Finished 7th in the state in 2005 ... Was selected a second-teamer on the California state junior college all-American team in 2007 ... Member of the South Coast Conference championship team in 2005 and state dual champions in 2007.
High School: Was a member of the Valley League championship team at Escondido HS in Escondido, Calif. in 2003 ... Was a two-time Valley League champion ... Graduated from Escondido with a GPA of 3.5 ... Was a CIF champion in 2005.
Personal: Son of Karen and Louis DeSantis ... Has one younger brother, Augie ... Plans to major in business.