High School: Earned four letters and captained two seasons for coach Rob Pawlak at Panama High School. Won the Division II high jump title (6-8) at the 2011 New York State Outdoor Championships. Also lettered in basketball and soccer for the Panthers.
Personal: Born December 12, 1992. Son of Dan and Sally Strickland. Has two sisters (Heather, Lori). Favorite athletes include Fred Jackson and Blake Griffin. Lists winning the state high jump title as his greatest athletic experience. Majoring in computer engineering.