Herbert won the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials at 84 kg FS and thus is scheduled to compete at the 2012 Olympics.
In high school, Herbert was a Pennsylvania state champion and 4-time state placer at North Allegheny High School of Wexford, Pennsylvania.
In College, Herbert was a 2-time NCAA champion, 3-time Big Ten Conference champion, 4-time NCAA All-American; and won the 2009 Dan Hodge Trophy awarded to the best college wrestler in the nation.
Internatilly, Herbert won a silver medal at the 2009 World Wrestling Championships at 84kg FS competed at the 2010 World Wrestling Championships at 84kg FS.
In 2012, Herbert defeated Travis Paulson 2 to 1 at the finals of the U.S. Olympic Trials.