Joe Dubuque

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Joe Dubuque (born May 17, 1982) is an American amateur wrestler commonly referred to as "The Champ". He was originally from New Jersey.

Dubuque attended Glen Ridge High School in Glen Ridge, Essex County, New Jersey, where he was a two-time state champion wrestler.[1] Competing for Indiana University, Dubuque won an NCAA Division I wrestling title at 125 pounds in 2005, beating Kyle Ott of the University of Illinois 2-0.

In 2006 he won the same title, beating Troy Nickerson of Cornell University. Dubuque was an All-American in 2004, wrestling back from a preliminary round pin.

Dubuque also won two New Jersey state wrestling championships in high-school and won the 119 pound national high school wrestling championship in 2001. Dubuque is the first wrestler in Indiana University history to be a two-time national champion.

Dubuque was the assistant wrestling coach for Hofstra University wrestling team from 2007-2009.

Dubuque returns to Bloomington to be the assistant coach for Indiana University for the 2010 season.

For the 2012 season Dubuque has returned to New Jersey to be an assistant Coach at Princeton University.

Dubuque earned a bachelor's degree in recreation sports management from Indiana.[2]


  1. ^ Fox, Ron. "WRIGHT MOVES COULD VAULT PV", The Record (Bergen County), February 22, 2001. Accessed December 8, 2007. "Returning champions -- Three-time winners Craig and Chris Wright, twins from Passaic Valley; and State champion Joe Dubuque of Glen Ridge."
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