In September of 1978, Aaron B. Del Mar was born as an only child to Vic & Betty Del Mar and was raised in Palatine, Illinois. A product of District15 & 211 schools (Sanborn & Sundling), Aaron graduated from Palatine High School in 1996. During his high school career, Aaron was very involved in athletics, making the varsity wrestling team, earning All-State honors, and setting several school records, some of which still stand today. Upon high school graduation, Aaron earned a scholarship to Indiana University-Bloomington and earned a degree in Public Management from the nationally ranked school of Public and Environmental Affairs. During his time at Indiana University, Aaron was a varsity letter winner in wrestling as a true freshman, a three-time Judo All-American and a member of the 2000 University World Judo Team.