A native of Galion, Ohio, Shumate was a runner up at the Fargo junior freestyle national tournament in the summer of 2021. Shumate has been a staple in Ohio wrestling from the youth level up to high school. Shumate won the NUWAY national championships in 2012 and a title at the OHIOWAY Northwest regional in 2013. Shumate was a runner up at the OHIOWAY state championship in 2013 and third at the Ohio youth state championship in 2014. Shumate won a title at the OH-WAY state championships in 2014.