Tristan is a trademark model of perseverance. His freshman season he lead the team in performance, recording the most wins and pins on the team before tearing his ACL days before the National Championships.
After two consecutive surgeries over nine months apart, Tristan was forced to sit out of competition the next season. When most athletes would have been discouraged and given up, Tristan came to every practice despite not being allowed on the wrestling mat. He worked tirelessly on his rehabilitation, supported his teammates, and was finally cleared to compete two months into the current season.
Since his return to action he has compiled a 16-7 season record competing at 157 and 149 lbs, capturing his first Builder Invitational title and most recently winning his second USCAA Invitational championship. He is currently ranked 5th in the country at 149 lbs after defeating defending National Champion and #1 ranked Zach Blevins of Toledo at the National Duals.
The staff is extremely proud of Tristan, not just for his performance on the mat, but also for his dedication to his improvement and recovery. He absolutely has ZERO quit in his body.