JOE RAU

2017-18 Team USA Ranking: No. 2 at 85 kg/187 lbs.

Years on Team USA: 3 (2014-15, 2016-18)

Residence: Minneapolis, Minn.

Club: Minnesota Storm
Regional Training Center: Minnesota RTC

College: Elmhurst

High School: St. Patrick (Ill.)

Born: March 17, 1991

Height: 6-1

 

Career Notes:

  • 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials champion
  • 2016 U.S. Open champion
  • 2016 silver medalist at Grand Prix Zagreb Open
  • 2014 University Nationals champion
  • 10th at 2014 University World Championships
  • 2013 NCAA DIII champion
  • Three-time NCAA DIII All-American
  • 2009 Junior Nationals Greco-Roman champion

 

2017: Second in U.S. World Team Trials… Won the Freestyle Last Chance Qualifier at 86 kg…
2016:
U.S. Olympic Trials champion… Second at Grand Prix Zagreb Open… U.S. Open champion…Second at 2nd World Olympic Games Qualifier…

2015: Bill Farrell International champion… Third in Grand Prix of Spain… Fourth in U.S. Open… Third in Hungarian Grand Prix… Grand Prix Zagreb Open Champion… Second in Dave Schultz Memorial International…

2014: Second in Minnesota Storm Holiday Cup… DNP in World Championships… Phase II World Team Trials champion… 10th in University World Championships at 85 kg… University Nationals champion… Northern Plains Regional champion

2013: Second in New York AC International… Fourth in U.S. Open…

2012: Fourth in University World Team Trials… Fourth in University Nationals…

2010: Seventh in University Nationals…

2009: Junior Nationals Greco-Roman champion… Eighth in Junior Nationals in freestyle…

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…

Personal: Son of Rick and Lisa Rau… Has two brothers, Ray and Jack, and one sister, Julie… Hobbies include skateboarding, singing, stand-up comedy, traveling, reading, anything outdoors, drinking coffee, eating new foods… 

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