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Joe Johnston
Joe Johnston

Prairie Village, KS

High School:
Shawnee Mission East



2005-06 -- all-American, placing sixth at 157 pounds at NCAA Championships... placed sixth at Big Ten Championships... went 32-12 overall and 27-11 in collegiate competition at 157 pounds... posted a 14-4 dual record, going 6-2 in Big Ten duals... scored 51 team points in dual competition... led team with nine major decisions... runner-up at Midlands Championships and Kaufman-Brand Open... won title at Spartan Classic while competing unattached... lost a 4-2 decision to Illinois' Alex Tirapelle at NWCA All-Star Classic... earned team J. Donald McPike award for highest grade-point average by a senior, John & Dorothy Sill award for most dedicated wrestler and all-American award... letterwinner.

2004-05 -- all-American, placing second at 157 pounds at NCAA Championships... placed third at Big Ten Championships... posted a 30-9 overall season record, going 26-8 in collegiate competition... went 11-4 in dual matches and 5-3 in Big Ten duals... scored 47 team points in dual competition, which ranked second on the team... won title at Kaufman-Brand Open and placed eighth at Midlands Championships... recorded six major decisions, five pins and two technical falls... earned team Mike Howard Most Valuable Wrestler award, John and Dorothy Sill Most Dedicated Wrestler award and all-American award... letterwinner... Iowa's male Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship award winner.

2003-04 --season record was 27-11 at 157 pounds... placed fourth at Big Ten Championships... went 10-5 in dual matches and 5-3 in Big Ten duals... won title at Flash Flanagan Open and placed second at Central Missouri State and Kaufman-Brand Opens... scored 42 team points in dual competition... recorded eight major decisions, five pins and four technical falls... letterwinner.

2002-03 -- season record was 33-15 at 157 pounds... placed fifth at Big Ten Championships... went 10-5 in dual matches and 7-1 in Big Ten duals after joining the varsity lineup in January... named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week Feb. 19 for pinning Minnesota's Luke Becker in 3:50 and scoring a 13-9 win over Purdue's Clovis Crane to help Iowa win both dual meets... scored 40 team points in dual competition... went 3-1 in sudden victory matches... recorded eight major decisions, four pins and two technical falls on the season... placed third at Central Missouri State and Kaufman-Brand Opens and sixth at UNI Open... eight of his season losses were by three points or less... shared team's Mike McGivern Most Courageous Wrestler Award with Ty Eustice... letterwinner.

2001-02 -- redshirted... compiled a 16-7 season record at 157 pounds while competing unattached... placed third at Kaufman-Brand Open, sixth at UNI Open and seventh at Mike McCready Open... recorded two pins and one major decision.

High School -- two-time state and three-time conference champion... prep career record was 160-12 with 92 pins... three-time first team all-Sun Country, all-Metro and all-Johnson County selection... three-time team captain... named 2001 Kansas High School Athlete of the Year... also selected Sun Country Wrestler of the Year, Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award winner for the state of Kansas and OW at Johnson County Classic as a senior... runner-up at 2001 high school national meet at 145 pounds... AWN fifth-team all-American... set school records in most falls in a season (32), most takedowns in a season (111) and most team points scored in a season (240.5)... placed seventh at 154 pounds at 2001 Junior Freestyle Championships, after placing third in the West Regional... won title and named OW at 2000 West Junior Freestyle Regional and Northern Plains Junior Freestyle Regional... placed fourth at 58 kilograms on 1999 Cadet World Team... placed third at 1998 Cadet Greco Roman Nationals and sixth at 1998 Cadet Freestyle Nationals... lettered one year in soccer ... named first team academic all-American by Wrestling USA... National Honor Society and four-year honor roll member... wrestling coaches were Jeff Adams and Kevin Klemm.

Personal -- born September 14, 1982... son of John and Christine Johnston... pre-medicine major.

Johnston's Career Stats

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