The Lord has blessed me with many different abilities and opportunities. My success didn’t come without sacrifice and hard times, and my family has sacrificed greatly. I owe my accomplishments first to the Lord then to my family. Daisy, Justin, Austin and Sophie Jo and an amazingly supportive Mother and Father. It’s been a blessing to see my boys excel in life as they have both become wonderful men of GOD and have been blessed by amazing spouses and families.
Daisy and I were able to build our dream home in Berthoud in 2021 on 10 acres and add a couple of horses to our beautiful property and lives. We have enjoyed the new additions and lifestyle.
I started out my career graduating from the University of Northern Colorado and becoming an Art Teacher, Football and Wrestling Coach at Greeley West High School. I went back to school and received a Masters Degree in Sports Administration and continued to teach for 9 years. I started to compete in MMA my last few years of teaching and moved up the ranks very fast. I fought in UFC 20 after only 3 professional fights; I proceeded to fight in UFC 21, 22, and UFC Japan before being offered a contract with the WWF/WWE.
I moved to Kentucky to train for a year before being called up to the traveling roster. I traveled with WWE for one year before returning to MMA, and beginning a 20 year position traveling the world with Team Impact ministry. The following 6 years I competed in Pride, Pancrase, and became the first Super Heavyweight Champion of WEC (twice) (World Extreme Cage fighting). I did 5 tours with New Japan Pro Wrestling. I won the X1 Heavyweight title in Hawaii, and the Knuckles Inc. Heavyweight title in Colorado. My true passion now is not in the Cage or Squared Circle yet still in front of large crowds, not to compete, but to tell the world about Jesus Christ. What he did in my life and what he can do in yours.
Traveling with Team Impact, Faith Force and Power1 for 20 years is a blessing to my life as I have witnessed Hundreds of thousands who have walked forward and accepted Jesus into their hearts. I am enjoying doing Outreaches on my own now with my family and reaching the lost in this challenging world.
I was hired by Mtn. View Fire and Rescue as a Career firefighter and became a Paramedic after a year of grueling hard work going to school and working full time.
I continue to sell Real Estate in Northern Colorado with my wife Daisy and step father Dave for our own company, H20MAN Realty.
Sophie Jo and I were blessed to sign an Acting Contract with Katrina Fristoe from SWAG (South West Artist Group) in 2021 and are eager to see what the Lord brings with this new endeavor.