Tom attended East Lansing High School in Michigan, graduating from there in 1974. While in high school he placed third in the Michigan High School State Tournament. He was fourth and seventh in the national AAU tournament. He attended the University of Minnesota, where he earned a degree in Business Administration. In college, he was All-Big 10 twice. He was also a Williams Academic Scholar. Upon graduating in 1979, (and he would later receive his MBA from St. Thomas University in 1984), Tom was a five-time national Greco-Roman Champion and twice a national freestyle runner-up. He was a member of the U.S. World Team, the University World Team, (placed fourth), and made the World Cup team twice. He was an alternate on the 1984 Olympic Team. Tom served as an assistant coach for the University of Minnesota from 1979-1984. He coached and worked with several All-Americans and Big 10 Champions: Jim Trueday, Jim Martinez, Dan Zilverberg, Gary LeFebvre, Dalen Wasmund, and Ed Giese. Today Tom is the CEO of Next Century Growth Pension Investors. His wife’s name is Stella, and they have four children: Frank, Samantha, Tiara, and Alexis.

1982 – World Team Member (Katowice, Poland) 180.5 lbs

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