Collegiate: 2001- Wing Open champion in the 147-lb. weight division? went on to win the regional title and the national title?. Named a National Collegiate Boxing Association All-American.
High School: Earned three varsity letters in football and four in wrestling?. Named all-league in wrestling all four hears and all-county as a junior and senior? served as team captain for wrestling as a senior? In football, was all-league as a junior and all-league and all-county as a senior? also served as team captain.
Personal: Son of Joe Linares and Kelly Trinkl.