Wrestling



    Joe Duca  
    Joe Duca

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Gibbstown, N.J.

    High School:
    Paulsboro

    Weight:
    141


    JUNIOR SEASON (2013-14)
    Represented IU in the Big Ten Championships at 133 pounds ... missed the entire conference season with an injury ... came back and jumped up to 133 pounds for the final regular season dual... won four of six bouts to place fifth at the Keystone Classic (125 lbs) ... sat out first two weekends with a minor injury and Midlands due to illness.

    SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012-13)
    Got hot at the right time, surging late to qualify for the NCAA Championships ... defeated #22 Dominick Malone (Northwestern) in final regular season match before taking 3-of-5 bouts at the Big Ten Championships ... seventh place finish at Big Tens capped off with an 8-3 decision over #19 Camden Eppert (Purdue) to punch his NCAA ticket ... started all 19 dual matches ... totaled 15 wins overall, including three pins and a pair of tech falls ... placed fourth at the Hokie Open ... swept the SIUE Duals ... an Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    FRESHMAN SEASON (2011-12)
    Started 16 of 19 duals ... recorded an overall mark of 10-20 with three major decisions and a fall ... ended the regular season by winning three of his final four bouts; earning bonus points in each of the three victories (two majors, a pin) ... opened the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational with a major decision ... led #9 Cashe Quiroga (Purdue) by two points late in the third period before cramps kicked in and Quiroga took the final four points of the bout to sneak by with the win ... an Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    REDSHIRT SEASON (2010-11)
    Won four of five matches on the season with two pins and a major decision ... placed sixth at the Bill Harris Open despite having to withdraw early due to injury ... also won his lone bout at the UNI Open.

    PREP/PERSONAL
    New Jersey state champion ... led Paulsboro High School to three state titles, placing individually in each of those three seasons (fourth, second, first) ... a member of the National Honor Society ... a Fitness Specialist major.


       

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