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I began training at the CHIKARA Wrestle Factory in Philadelphia on January 7, 2016. The school is run by CHIKARA founder and head trainer Mike Quackenbush, and classes are also taught by industry greats Ophidian the Cobra, Hallowicked, Drew Gulak, Chuck Taylor, Fire Ant, Icarus, and Juan Fransisco de Coronado. I am trained in many styles of wrestling, including American, European, and Lucha Libre.

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Wrestling as a performance art has evolved from the macho tough-guy schtick of its carnival roots, but I’ve learned that it never hurts to bring a bit of aggression to the fight.