Born in Brampton, Ontario but has lived in Japan since he was 2 years old.
Started practising judo in high school, at the age of 12. Quickly found that he was a natural, and that he loved the feeling of throwing his opponents to the ground. His progress has been stellar since.
Rank fifth in the 2012 Tokyo Grand Slam at 19-year-old.
Became Junior World Champion in the under 100 kg category in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 2013.
He reached his first major international achievement at senior level: a silver medal at the Tokyo Grand Slam. The following year brought him another silver medal, this time in Tyumen, Russia.
In 2016, he climbed again the second step of the podium this time at the prestigious Paris Grand Slam and qualified for his first Olympic Games in Rio.
Lives in Tokyo, Japan, and trains under coach Masahiro Goto at the Japan Racing Association.
His greatest dream is to win an Olympic gold.
He has an English literature degree from Nihon University.
Favourite food: Lasagna
Favourite TV show: The Walking Dead
Good luck charm: Having no good luck charm is his good luck charm