Eric is originally from Warren, Michigan and wrestled at Cousino High School. He was a three time Michigan state qualifier and placed third his senior year at 155 pounds. He went on to wrestle for Lake Superior State University, where he was a three-time National qualifier and a two time All-American, finishing fifth in the country his senior year at the 158 pound weight class. He was a student assistant at Lake State for one year and, after graduation, coached at his alma mater, Cousino High School.
Eric moved to Georgia in ’97 and coached at The Lovett School for several years under the esteemed and legendary coach, Jim Glasser. Eric continued to wrestle competitively while coaching and has won several Georgia Games wrestling championships and is a two-time Veterans National Champion (2015 & 2016).
Eric has also competed internationally at the Veterans World tournaments in Greece (2015) and Bulgaria (2017).