Joe Alexander
Joe Alexander

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Franklin, N.J.

High School:
Delsea Regional

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 133



2001-2002: Posted a record of 8-3 overall, 6-2 in dual match action with one fall after missing most of the season with an injury ... despite missing most of the season, he competed and won the 133 ACC Championship after defeating Maryland's J. Guzzio (4-2) and North Carolina's E. Sola (5-4) on March 9th ... pinned American's Matthew Pelligrino @ 2:17 to record his only fall of the season (2/24) ... would have competed in the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive season but had to withdraw from the event due to his injury ... also finished runner-up at the VISWC (1/19) before having to exit the event due to his injury.

2000-2001: Finished 15-13 overall, 3-4 in dual matches ... won three matches by fall and two by major decision ... competed in the NCAA Championships in Iowa City, Iowa and posted two victories by defeating Princeton's Juan Venturi (MD, 20-12) and Oregon State's Ben Richards (12-7) ... one of three Cavaliers to advance to the NCAA Championships ... placed second (runner-up) in the ACC Championships and won his first two matches over N.C. State's Ryan McCallum (10-4) and North Carolina's Brad Byers (8-6) ... placed fourth at the Keystone Classic (11/18) and sixth at the Mat Town Invitational (11/25) ... began the season 2-0 after defeating Brown's John Csuka (4-0) and Penn's Rob Dolan (fall @ 1:15) in the Keystone Classic ... had a season-high, three-match win streak on two occasions.

1999-2000: Finished 2-3 overall with one fall ... competed in the Wilkes Open (12/29) and recorded his first collegiate pin when he defeated Jason Ambrose ... did not compete in a dual match.

PREP: Two-time state champion of New Jersey ... four-time district champion at Delsea Regional ... three-time freestyle state champion and state finalist (1997 and 1998) and was the Northeast Regional freestyle champion ... finished as the state champion runner-up in 1999 ... 1997 Cadet All-American ... holds Delsea Regional High School's record for most wins (126).

PERSONAL: Born May 30, 1981 in Washington Township, N.J. ... son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Alexander ... student council treasurer at Delsea Regional ... recruited by Penn State, Wisconsin and West Virginia ... chose UVa because of its great academics and the team unity.

Alexander by the Numbers

Year Weight Class Overall W-L Dual W-L Pins
1999-2000 125 2-3 0-0 1
2000-2001 133 15-13 3-4 3
2001-2002 133 8-3 6-2 1
Totals 125/133 2 5-19 9-6 5