Joe Spisak

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Joe Spisak
Weight 141 lbs.
Born (1992-03-30) March 30, 1992 (age 22)
High school Boiling Springs High School
State championships 1 (Pennsylvania)
College University of Virginia

Joseph "Joe" Spisak (born March 30, 1992) is an American wrestler who attended Boiling Springs High School.[1] He won a PIAA State Wrestling Championship during his senior year and currently attends the University of Virginia.[2]

Personal life[edit]

In addition to wrestling, Spisak was also a football player and started as a running back for his team, the Bubblers.

Spisak has three sisters, Anna, Mary Kate, and Emma. He enjoys playing video games and riding his motorcycle.

Wrestling career[edit]

High school career[edit]

Spisak is Boiling Springs High School's most prolific wrestler. He won four divisional titles, the only one from his school to do so. Spisak also made it into the state tournament during each of his high school years. In his sophomore year, he made it into the championship match, but lost. He made it back to the championship match in his senior year and won the state championship at 130 pounds, defeating Frank Martellotti of Shady Side Academy. Spisak was also a four-time District 3 champion, one of less than 15 in the history of the state.[3]

College career[edit]

Spisak finished his freshman year 23-16, and qualified in the NCAA wrestling tournament. He was then redshirted his sophomore year. During his sophomore redshirt year, Spisak started out 4-0. He then moved up to the 141 weight class and lost two matches in a row. He ended up finishing the year with a record of 21-7, and qualified for the national tournament. While at the tournament, he was first matched up against the top-seeded Logan Stieber of Ohio State. During his redshirt junior year, Spisak lost on a controversial call to Laike Gardner of Lehigh Valley. Spisak later went on to take second at the Southern Scuffle tournament, losing in the finals to Penn State wrestling standout Zain Retherford. At the end of the season, Spisak again qualified for the national tournament after taking third in the ACC tournamen, at which point he had a 19-12 record.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Earl Smith. "Joe Spisak". D1 College Wrestling. Retrieved 2012-09-06. 
  2. ^ Rod Frisco (2010-03-15). "PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships review: Boiling Springs' Joe Spisak wins gold with great escape - PennLive.com". Highschoolsports.pennlive.com. Retrieved 2012-09-06. 
  3. ^ Jeremy Elliott. "No. 17 Boiling Springs' Joe Spisak". PennLive. Retrieved 2014-03-19.