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Steve Mocco
Steve Mocco

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
North Bergen, NJ

High School:
Blair Academy

Weight:
Hwt.

2002-03 -- NCAA Champion, defeating Kevin Hoy of Air Force, 8-3, in the finals? Iowa?s first national champion at heavyweight since Lou Banach in 1983? Big Ten Champion, beating defending Big Ten and NCAA Champion Tommy Rowlands of Ohio State, 4-1, in the finals... named Big Ten Wrestler of the Year... Iowa?s first Big Ten champion at heavyweight since John Oostendorp in 1992? season record was 36-0 overall and 34-0 in collegiate competition... went 19-0 in dual matches and 7-0 in Big Ten duals... won titles at Midlands Championships and Kaufman-Brand Open... named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week Jan. 2 for winning his second Midlands title... led team in dual team points scored (97), pins (15) and quickest fall (0:16)... 12 of his 15 pins occurred in the first period, with all 15 happening at or before 3:59... also recorded six major decisions and three technical falls? won team Mike Howard Most Valuable Wrestler Award and Most Pins Award? letterwinner.

2001-02 -- all-American, placing second at NCAA Championships at heavyweight? also placed second at Big Ten Championships, earning Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors? compiled a collegiate season record of 37-3 at heavyweight, going 39-3 overall? two of his losses were in the tiebreak period to eventual NCAA Champion Tommy Rowlands of Ohio State? was 19-1 in dual competition and 8-0 in Big Ten duals? scored 73 team points in dual competition? won titles at Midlands Championships, Central Missouri State Open and Kaufman-Brand Open? won 33 of his first 34 matches? named co-Big Ten Wrestler of the Week Jan. 2? was 2-0 in sudden victory matches and 1-2 in tiebreak matches? recorded nine pins, three major decisions and two technical falls? letterwinner.

High School -- appeared in Sports Illustrated?s Faces in the Crowd in the June 11, 2001 issue? four-time state and national heavyweight champion? prep career record was 216-1 with 188 pins? three-time Junior Freestyle Champion and a Cadet National Freestyle Champion? placed fourth at 2001 FILA Junior World Championships in the 130 kilogram class? won title at NHSCA National High School Championships where he received Outstanding Wrestler Award? named National High School Coaches Association Wrestler of the Year? won Jr. Dan Hodge Trophy, which is annually given to the most outstanding prep wrestler in the country? national and regional winner for the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award? AWN first-team all-American? his team was ranked #1 in the nation his senior year? won 2001 Peterson Ventry academic award.

Personal -- born December 28, 1981? son of Joe Mocco and Helen Peck? art major.

Mocco's Career Record

YearW-L-FBig 10 PlaceNCAA Place
2001-0237-3-92nd2nd
2002-0334-0-151st1st
Career71-3-24
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