2011-12: Porter competed in four opens as a junior and compiled a record of 14-5 on the season with three top-three finishes at 174 pounds. In the opening tournament, the UCM Open, Porter finished in second, going 4-1 with his only loss coming in the finals to Oklahoma State's Chris McNeil. He took third the next weekend at the Lindenwood Open with a 5-1 record. He started the tournament with a first period fall over Taylor Di Trolio of Missouri Valley and majored Iowa's Josh Haug in the second round. After a close 9-7 loss to 2012 All-American Ethan Lofthouse of Iowa, Porter dominated his last two matches to take third, winning with a technical fall and a 7-0 decision. Porter placed third again at the Kaufman-Brand Open in December, closing out the day with back-to-back major decisions over teammates Dustin Williams and Cody Johnston. Porter won one match at the Southern Scuffle, defeating Cheney Dale of Indiana by a 10-1 major. He finished the season with six major decisions.
2010-11: As a sophomore, Porter wrestled in six tournaments at 174 pounds during the season and placed in five of them, compiling a 20-8 record in the process. He placed second at the Lindenwood Open to open the season, recording three decisions and a major to advance to the finals. At the UCM Open, Porter finished 4-2, good for a fifth place finish, with all four of his victories coming by bonus points. He scored a 14-5 major decision to open the tournament, and then pinned AJ Stephens of Ouachita Baptist University in 5:15. He picked up two more majors, one by a 13-2 score and the other 10-2. He finished out his season with three straight runner-up finishes, going 10-3 during that span. He won three straight matches by decision at the UNI Open to advance to the finals before falling to Mike Evans of Iowa. Two months later, Porter took second at the MVC Open, pinning his first opponent in 4:36, scoring a 9-0 major decision in his second match and winning 6-0 in the semifinals before forfeiting to teammate James Houchins in the championship. At the National Collegiate Open two weeks later, Porter once again advanced to the finals, tech falling his first opponent, 18-2, and then scoring a 13-9 win over Cal Poly's Dominic Kastl. Two defaults helped advance Porter to the finals, where he lost to Rutgers' Greg Zanetti, 3-2. 12 of Porter's 20 victories during the 2010-11 campaign came with bonus points.
2009-10: Wrestled at both 174 and 184 pound weight classes during his redshirt freshman season, winning 14 of his matches and placing at two tournaments. Porter won his first three matches of the season at the University of Central Missouri Open, outscoring his first opponent 18-3 in a tech fall victory and then rallying off two straight wins by decision. After dropping his next two matches, Porter took a decisive 7-1 victory over Shawn Kuhlman of Fort Hays State to earn fifth place. The following weekend, Porter took third place in front of the hometown crowd at the Missouri Open. After losing his first match, Porter bounced back and claimed victory in his next four matches to fight back to third place. He would win three matches a week later at the Nittany Lion Open, which included a 17-2 tech fall win. He closed out the season by wrestling up to 184 pounds and defeating George Mason's Andrew Rock by a 22-7 score on Jan. 23.
2008-09: Porter opened his season with a third place showing at the Lindenwood Open, Nov. 1, finishing the day with a 5-1 record that included two wins by fall and one by 12-1 major decision. Porter went on to take third at the Missouri Open and fourth at the Missouri Valley College Open. The Tiger grappler won 21 matches during his redshirt season, 10 decided by eight or more points.
High School: Coached by Ron and Bob Wilhelm at Northwest High School in House Springs, Mo., Porter wrestled in the Missouri High School Championships his sophomore year (2006) placing fifth at 190 pounds, and his senior year (2008) placing third at 160 pounds.
Personal: Born to parents Kevin and Kim Porter on Nov. 15, 1989, in House Springs, Mo., Todd has one brother, Ron (21) and three sisters, Brandy (27), Ashley Schmittling (26), and Kayla (19). Porter intends to join the Navy after college.