2008-09: Member of the UI squad.
HIGH SCHOOL: Placed fifth at the 2005 IHSA Class AA state championships ... 2004 All-American at 125 at Fargo Nationals ... Broke school records for season and career pins, season and career takedowns, most career wins and most career technical falls ... Four-year team captain.
PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 6, 1987 ... Parents are Raymond and Terri Rossi ... Majoring in recreation, sport and tourism ... Has one older sister, Amanda, and two older brothers, Carmen and Brandon ... Comes to Illinois after spending two years at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. ... Lists Chicago White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski as his favorite athlete.