Further Personal Information
||Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He began wrestling at age 12 in Australia under coach Sam Parker.
|Why this sport?
||As well as his dad and youngest brother being wrestlers, his two older brothers were also wrestlers.
|Club / Team
||Hawthorn Citizens Youth Club: Melbourne, FL, USA
|Name of coach
||He trains six days a week.
|Memorable sporting achievement
||"My proudest moment was ranking 10th in the world in 2006." (kaizenfitness.com.au, 19 Sep 2011)
||His younger brother Mehrdad has also competed for the Australian wrestling team, and his father Parviz was a national champion in Iran. (Wrestling Australia, 13 July 2010, Maribyrnong Weekly, 01 Sep 2010)
He is an instructor at the mixed martial arts school, Kaizen Fitness. (kaizenfitness.com.au, 19 Sep 2011)
2008 BEIJING SELECTION
He was not selected for the 2008 Olympic Games due to a technicality. "I qualified for the Olympics - 18 of us qualified. Oceania could pick seven and only three spots went to Australians. The others had to go to the island nations, so it was disappointing to miss out." (brimbankweekly.com.au, 03 Aug 2010)
IRAN TO AUSTRALIA
He moved from Iran to Australia with his family when he was a child. (news.smh.com.au, 8 Oct 2010)