A graduate member of the Tomahawk High School Class of 1991, participating in four years of football and hockey as well as one year of track. Mike earned eight letters during his nine seasons of participation.
Mike achieved many special honors in both hockey and football. In his hockey career he was instrumental in the "Dandy Dozen" making Tomahawk's only WIAA State appearance as he earned the hat trick in the sectional finals game.
Football was where Mike excelled. He was Second Team All-Conference as a sophomore, First Team All-Conference, Lumberjack Conference "Defensive Player of the Year", as well as First Team All-Region his junior year. His senior year saw Mike named team captain, First Team All-Conference both ways, repeat winner of the Lumberjack Conference "Defensive Player of the Year", Lumberjack Conference "Back of the Year", First Team Channel 7 All-Star as a linebacker and runningback, First Team All-Region as a runningback, First Team All-State as a linebacker, and was selected to play in the Wisconsin North-South All-Star game in which he started at linebacker.
After graduation, Mike attended Princeton University where he graduated with a major in history. While at Princeton he played football all four years (three years on varsity) earning three letters as a varsity starter at linebacker and received special recognition for his 1994 game against Yale resulting in his being selected game MVP. Since graduating from Princeton, Mike is attending Marquette School of Dentistry where he is completing his dental degree.