Joe La Rosa
Joe La Rosa
Height: 5-10
Weight: 157
Year: So.
Hometown: Hughson, CA
High School: Pitman HS
Experience: 1V

Overall: 8-16; Duals: 0-0

2018-19 -- Earned a pair of wins as a redshirt freshman, both 6-2 decisions in the first two rounds of the Menlo Open.

2017-18 -- Redshirt ... competed in four open tournaments, compiling 6-5 record ... placed first in season-opening Menlo Open with three decisions ... also competed in Roadrunner Open, Menlo Invitational and California Collegiate Open ... earned one major decision and five decisions for season.

High School -- A 2017 graduate of Pitman High School in Turlock ... qualified for the state championships at Bakersfield's Rabobank Arena and split four matches at 152 pounds ... three-time Central California Conference champion ... led Pitman to league championship and CIF-Sac-Joaquin Section dual title under head coach Adam Vasconcellos ... presented the state CIF Pursuing Victory With Honor Award during state championships ... award is for a student-athlete who exemplifies the six core principles that embodies the concepts of sportsmanship -- Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Good Citizenship ... also named Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Athlete of the Year for the Central Valley.

Personal -- Son of Joe and Mary La Rosa ... two brothers, Kendall and Conner ... wants to be a history teacher and wrestling coach ... has a pet hamster named Forrest Buckwheat ... born in Modesto, Calif. ... majoring in history.