Before USMMA: Russell participated in four seasons of varsity wrestling, football, and track at Morse High School. He served as a captain of both the wrestling and football teams. Russell was a two-time state champion as well as a one-time state runner-up as well as earning all-state, all-academic, and All-New England accolades. He was also an all-conference performer as a linebacker. Russell was a member of two state championship wrestling teams and captured three regional titles from 2008-2010.
|DOB:||-||Favorite Book:||The Bible|
|Parents:||Dennis & Darla||Favorite Movie:||Heavyweights|
|Siblings:||Ethan, Meaghan, & Hannah ||Favorite TV Show: ||The Unit|
|Favorite Sports Team: ||New England Patriots||Favorite Musical Arist:||Skrillex|
|Favorite Athlete:||-||Favorite Food:||Chicken|
|Major:||Engineering Systems||Hobbies:||Fishing & Hunting|