Originally from the Bay Area, Danny graduated from the University of North Carolina where he was an ACC Finalist and two-time NCAA Championships qualifier at 197 pounds, finishing one match short of All-American status in 2017.

Since joining the California RTC, he has placed 3rd at the 2019 U.S. Open at 97kg freestyle and advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. World Team Trials. Previously, he reached the finals of the 2017 U23 World Team Trials at 97kg freestyle, earned University Nationals Greco-Roman All-American honors, and won the FILA Junior freestyle Pan American Championships.

Prior to attending North Carolina, Danny also spent time at the Olympic Training Center, University of Oklahoma, and Grand Canyon University. He prepped at Bellarmine Academy in nearby San Jose, where he was a two-time California state medalist, five-time California state freestyle champion, Fargo Junior freestyle All-American and Greco-Roman National Finalist.