2005-2006 (JUNIOR, 174)
Was 8-6 overall in his first season at 174 pounds ... went 3-2 at the Eastern Michigan Open (11/5), including an 11-2 major decision over Mike Andrews of Olivet ... defeated John Mathias of Army in a 10-2 major decision at the Body Bar Invitational (11/19) ... went 2-2 at the Northern Iowa Open (12/4), including a 15-2 major decision over Aaron Mailey of Ellsworth ... went 2-0 at the Purdue Duals (12/10) with a 13-4 major decision over Omar Ortiz of William Penn and a fall in 2:23 over Zane Andrews of Indianapolis.
Did not compete during initial season at Purdue.
Attended Kent State University for two years.
Three-time letterwinner at Anderson High School ... compiled 92-13 record ... freestyle and Greco-Roman state champion during sophomore year ... county champion as a sophomore, finishing season with a 25-7 record, 21 of which by fall ... state qualifier as a junior ... finished seventh at the Indiana state tournament as a senior ... went 4-2 in the national tournament ... coached on the mat by Randy Tappan.
Born on May 6, 1984, in San Diego, Calif. ... full name is Albert Niculaie Skinner ... son of Albert and Avise Skinner ... has one brother, Albert J., and two sisters, Jennifer and Georgia ... enjoys playing video games and coaching ... majoring in health and fitness.