Dan started his athletic pursuits in the martial arts world earning his way to instructor levels in 3 martial arts, culminating in a 4-0 kickboxing and a 9-2 MMA career. Once he retired from competitive martial arts he found CrossFit and opened CrossFit Thrive. Through that he stumbled into Strongman and Powerlifting. Dan realized that strength sports were a better fit than fitness. So he sold CrossFit Thrive and dove all in taking 11th as an undersized Open Heavyweight at USS Nationals and in 2016 he placed 4th at IPL Worlds. Currently he coaches online powerlifting and strongman teams. His focus for 2019 is strongman and plans on dominating at nationals in the 265 and 275 classes.