Shane Carwin achieved success as both and athlete and as a student. He attended Western State College of Colorado where he excelled in wrestling, becoming a three time NCAA Division II National Finalist, and a National Champion wrestler. Shane was also an excellent football player, having been a two time All-American in that sport. In 1996, Shane was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Football Player of the Year. In 1998, Shane was invited to play in the Senior Bowl as a linebacker, and later went on to participate in the Indianapolis Combine.
Off the mat and the field, Shane was an academic stand out. Three times he was named an Academic All-American. After graduating from Western State College of Colorado with a degree in Engineering, Shane enrolled in the Colorado School of Mines
where he received a second Engineering degree. While attending the Colorado School of Mines, Shane also worked as an assistant wrestling coach for two years.
In 2005, Shane began his career in the world of Mixed Martial Arts with a first round victory due to submission by punches. Subsequent fights proved Shane to be a lethal puncher and tactician. His following eleven fights all ended in the first round,
several coming in under the one minute mark. By the spring of 2010, Shane had amassed a perfect record of 12-0. Shane is currently 12-2 in the sport of MMA. At present, Shane is ranked as the #5 Heavyweight in the world.
In March of 2011 Shane Carwin was inducted into the NCAA Division II Hall of Fame for his accomplishments as a Wrestler.
Shane’s life away from the ring is spent with his family in Greeley, Colorado. Shane has a lovely wife, Lani; a son, Kamden; and a new edition to the family, a beautiful daughter Alexis.