Name: Joe Rau
Sport: Wrestling
Discipline(s): Greco Roman Wrestling
Weight Class: 87 kg/191 lbs.
Height: 6-1
DOB: 3/17/1991
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
High School: Chicago, Ill. (St. Patrick)
College: Elmhurst
Team/Club: Titan Mercury WC/Chicago RTC
Coach(es): Robby Smith, Matt Storniolo
World Championship Experience
  • Two-time Senior World Team Member (2014, 2019)
  • 10th at 2014 University World Championships
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019 Final X champion
  • 2016 Olympic Team Trials champion
  • Two-time U.S. Open champion (2016, 2019)
  • 2014 University Nationals champion
  • 2013 NCAA Division III champion
  • Three-time NCAA DIII All-American
Personal: Personal: Son of Rick and Lisa Rau...Personal: Has two brothers, Ray and Jack, and one sister, Julie...Personal: Hobbies include skateboarding, singing, stand-up comedy, traveling, reading, anything outdoors, drinking coffee, eating new foods
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2019: Final X Champion, U.S. Open Champion, Third at Dave Schultz Memorial International (United States), Fourth at Dave Schultz Memorial International (freestyle)...

2018: Lavrikov (Russia) champion… Haparanda Cup (Sweden) silver medalist… Bill Farrell Memorial International (United States) champion (freestyle)… U.S. Open runner-up… Third at Bill Farrell Memorial International (Greco-Roman) … Fourth at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament (freestyle)…

2017: Last Chance World Team Trials Qualifier champion (Freestyle)... U.S. World Team Trials runner-up... U.S. Open runner-up

2016: Olympic Team Trials champion… U.S. Open champion… Grand Prix of Zagreb Open (Croatia) silver medalist…U.S. Open champion...Ninth at Second World Olympic Games Qualifier... Pan American Games Qualifier bronze medalist...

2015: Pan American champion…Senior Nationals & Trials Qualifier champion…Bill Farrell International... champion... Grand Prix of Spain bronze medalist... Fourth in U.S. Open... Hungarian Grand Prix bronze medalist... Grand Prix Zagreb Open champion... Runner-up at Dave Schultz Memorial International...

2014: Phase II World Team Trials champion... Second in Minnesota Storm Holiday Cup... 10th at University World Championships... University Nationals champion... Northern Plains Regional champion...

2013: Runner-up at New York AC International... Fourth at U.S. Open...

2012: Fourth at University Nationals... Canada Cup bronze medalist (freestyle)...

2010: 2010: Seventh at University Nationals...

College: 2013 NCAA Div. III champion for Elmhurst, where he was coached by past NCAA champion Steve Marianetti... Three-time All-American... Four-time conference champion... Conference wrestler of the year... Elmhurst College Athlete of the Year... Two-time place winner at Midlands Championships...

High School: Illinois state qualifier... two-time conference champion... freestyle state champion...

Age-Group Achievements: 2009 Junior Nationals Greco-Roman champion... Eighth in Junior Nationals in freestyle...