Words cannot express the gratitude and humility I have today. Yesterday will be one of the most memorable and incredible accomplishments that I have ever achieved. I am truly blessed to be able to do something that brings me joy while hopefully inspiring others to go out live life fully. We are not here alone. We are not islands amongst ourselves. Without the support, love and encouragement from the ones closest to us, it is almost impossible to be truly successful at anything in life.
Winning, or losing doesn’t mean anything to me if I can’t share it with the people that I love and who mean the most. I thank God everyday for my health, my ability and will to go out and do what I love. I cannot imagine living my life without the support and love from my amazing wife, Melissa and my daughter, Emily. Without them, none of this would be worthwhile.
Thank you to Professor Allen Mohler, whose mentorship and guidance has carried me through this incredible journey since the beginning.
Thank you Professor Francis for finding, sharpening and redirecting all my strengths, while improving upon and minimizing all my weaknesses. Thank you for being able to come out here and coach me through a victory in every match.
And last but not least, to Caleb, James, Ricardo and Roberto. The extra time spent outside of regular classes with you warriors – drilling, conditioning, learning technique-fundamentals – is what lead me to this moment. And to the rest of my #TeamMohler family, thank you for pushing and motivating me to be better everyday! Thank you all!