- Attended Mansfield High School.
- Earned three varsity letters in outdoor track, two in indoor track, and one each in cross country and football.
- Also played hockey for two seasons and lacrosse for one.
- Sun Chronicle Honorable Mention for Outdoor Season his junior and senior years.
- Hocknock League Champions in both indoor and outdoor track his sophomore, junior and senior years.
- Son of John and Debra Copponi.
- Has two younger brothers: Christopher and Matthew.
- Chose URI for the "beautiful campus and impressive STEM programs."
- Interests include relaxing, hanging with friends and attending his brothers' sporting events.
- Favorite athlete is Ashton Eaton.
- Favorite teams are the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics.
- Chose URI over the University of New Haven and UMass Dartmouth.
- Majoring in Marie Biology.