He represented the Karl-Marx-Stadt sport club (later Chemnitz sport club). After the reunification of Germany he switched to TV Wattenscheid (trainer: Guenter Stolz, Miroslav Jasinski), in 2001 he went to the MTV Ingolstadt (trainer: Joachim Lipske). While he was active he was 2.00 meters tall and weighed 125 kg.
In 1986 he began studying engineering, but after the fall of East Germany he stopped. Later he began schooling to work in a bank but then changed to industrial buyer. He is married. In 2003 he ended his career after having taken a long break due to injury.