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Vincenzo Joseph
Vincenzo  Joseph

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Pittsburgh, Pa.

High School:
Central Catholic

Weight:
165

Position:
165

Experience:
So.

Major:
DUS


04/15/2018

WR: Lions Hand Out Banquet Awards

Annual event caps off title-winning season

03/27/2018

WR: Zain Wins the Hodge – Again!

Three-time NCAA Champion wins wrestling’s Heisman for second straight year.

03/17/2018

WR: Nick Lee Leads Lions in Medal Round

Lee 5th, Rasheed and Nevills big wins to take 7th in Saturday morning's medal round

03/17/2018

WR: Penn State NCAA Champions Again!

Nickal clinches the team title with a pin at 184

03/16/2018

WR: Lions Send Five to National Semifinals

Penn State and Ohio State continue to battle for team title

National Champion

NCAA Champion Vincenzo Joseph heads into the 2017-18 season looking to become a two-time national title winner. The Pittsburgh native and teammate Mark Hall became Penn State's first two freshmen National Champions last season, part of the Nittany Lions' team title run and 5-0 performance in the national finals.

Parents: Sandra and Victor Joseph -- Major: Kinesiology

Year-by-Year:

2016-17: Ranked #3 by InterMat...tech fall over Army WPs Andrew Mendel (21-6; 5:36) in collegiate dual debut at West Point on 11/11...superb showing at Keystone Classic, going 4-0 with two tech falls to win the title at Penn on 11/20..beat #5 Chad Walsh of Rider (12-5) and #13 Te'Shawn Campbell of Pitt (9-5) in the title bout...downed #14 Nick Wanzek in Minnesota in B1G dual debut on 1/6...19-3 TF over Rutgers' Willie Scott on 1/13 in Rec Hall...last second takedown and takedown in SV led to 6-4 (sv) loss to #3 Isaac Jordan at Wisconsin on 1/27...majored Ohio State's Cody Burcher in Columbus on 2/3...lost close 5-2 dec. to #1 Isaiah Martinez of Illinois on 2/10....first collegiate pin on 2/12, pinning Patrick Gerish of Maryland (3:58) in sold out Rec Hall...resounding 12-4 major over #8 Chandler Rogers of Oklahoma State on 2/19, helping lead Penn State to 27-13 win at OSU for NWCA Dual crown.
Big Ten Championships (3-1, 3rd place, NCAA Qualifier): Placed third at Big Ten Championships as the fourth seed, going 3-1 (all against ranked wrestlers)...downed #16 Joey Gunther of Iowa, pinned #15 Nick Wanzek of Minnesota and beat #3 Isaac Jordan 5-2 for third place...only loss 8-5 dec. to #1 Isaiah Martinez in semifinals.
NCAA Championships (5-0, Champion, All-American): Became one of Penn State's first two freshman National Champions (with teammate Mark Hall) by pinning two-time defending champion #1 Isaiah Martinez of Illinois at the 5:25 mark in national final...rolled to national title with 5-0 mark including a pin and a major...downed #14 Branson Ashworth of Wyoming (12-4 major), #6 Daniel Lewis of Missouri (6-5 dec.), #2 Logan Massa of Michigan (5-4 dec.) and #1 Isaiah Martinez of Illinois (fall, 5:25) in an impressive run to the title.

2015-16: Redshirt season...went 11-0 as an unattached wrestler in open tournaments last year, most at 165...had three pins, five techs and a major.

High School/Personal: Came to Penn State with nearly 140 wins as a four-year starter at Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School...won two-straight Pennsylvania state titles during his last two years and was a four-time place winner...went 39-8 and finished seventh as a freshman, 26-9 and placed third as a sophomore, 40-3 and the 138 pound title as a junior and 31-1 and the 152 pound crown as a senior...was a two-year captain and helped lead Central Catholic to the 2014 Pennsylvania state team title...also competed in the 2014 Who's Number 1 tournament and both the Dapper Dan and Dream Team Classics in 2015.


Career Statistics
YEAR OVERALL DUALS (B10) TRN (B10/NCAA) F TF M Pts.
2015-16 Red Shirt Season
2016-17 22-4 10-3 (6-2)12-1 (3-1/5-0) 2-0 4-0 4-0 40
Career 22-4 10-3 (6-2) 12-1 (3-1/5-0) 2-0 4-0 4-0 40

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