2013-14:Went 7-7 as NIU's part-time starter at 141 pounds... Earned a fourth-place finish at the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open (11/3) with a 4-2 record... Went 3-0 at the EMU Duals (11/16), including a pin of Oregon State's Joey Delgado and an 8-7 decision against Clarion's Tyler Bedelyon.
2012-13: Registered a 10-5 record and two pins despite missing half the season due to injury... Placed second at the 2013 MAC Championships at 141, falling to Northern Iowa's Joey Lazor in the final, 1-0... Went 6-0 during the month of January, which included a pin and a major decision and outscoring his opponents 41-13... Finished the regular season by pinning Gardner-Webb's Davante Andujar at 4:05... Defeated NCAA at-large berth recipient Nicholas Hucke of Missouri twice during the season, outscoring him 14-4 in those two contests.
2011-12: Went 13-7 at 141 pounds en route to an appearance at the NCAA Championships... Placed second at the Mid-American Conference Championships at 141 pounds to finish on the podium for the second-straight year... Tied forfirst on the team in dual victories (11), while ranking fifth in dual points scored (37)... Maintains a 2-2 record against opponents at the NCAA tournament... Defeated Central Michigan's Scott Mattingly twice, a 8-2 decision Dec. 29 and a 7-2 decision Jan. 20... Held opponents to three points or less in 14 matches, going 13-1 with one pin in those bouts... Accumulated a seven-match winning streak from Jan. 8 through Feb. 12, outscoring his opponents 51-15 during that stretch with one major decision.
2010-11: Finished the season with a record of 8-8 and went 5-3 in dual matches with a 1-2 record in the MAC while wrestling at 133... placed fourth at the MAC Championships, defeating Ohio's Jacob Wojcik 6-2 and losing to Buffalo's Kevin Smith 2-4 in overtime of the third place match... placed sixth at the Michigan State Open... recorded one victory by technical fall, defeating Knox's Edel Veca 16-0 in 6:55.
2009-10 (Redshirt): Won first three matches of the season to earn the second place title in the 133-pound weight class in the Frosh/Soph Division at the Michigan State Open... defeated wrestlers from Central Michigan, Michigan State and The Citadel... recorded two major decision victories to go 3-1 on the season.
High School: Finished first in state in the 135 pound weight class... Named the Most Valuable Wrestler senior season as well as being Captain of the team... Named to the All-Conference first team in the North Suburban Conference... Earned All-Area first team honors... Named to the All-State first team senior season... Lake Zurich record holder for most wins in a season (42)... Second place in Lake Zurich all-time take downs in a season (243).
Personal: Son of Tom and Diane Fanta... Born on August 17, 1991... Admires Tom Brands... Majors in pre-communication studies.