|Title:||Class of 2016|
A four-time All-New England wrestler, Joe Moskowitz owns a pair of regional titles, 58 dual meet victories, 15 pins, an .806 winning percentage, and 140 takedowns.
The 2003 and 2004 New England champion at 157 was the runner-up as a freshman. He ended his career with a third-place showing at 165.
“Joe’s dominance as a New England collegiate wrestler is demonstrated by his four-time All-New England Tournament finishes with placings of third, second, and a pair of individual championships,” muses Hall of Fame head coach Phil Grebinar. “His career also had him wrestling against both his brothers—Rich and Dan of Plymouth State."
In addition to being tied for second in career wins, and seventh in career takedowns, Joe racked up 18 wins as a junior, which sits fifth in the program’s record book. He went 12-6 with six pins as a rookie and followed it up with a 16-2 ledger, and a sweep of the Roger Williams and Oneonta Invitational titles.
“Joe’s leadership and respect from his teammates is shown by having been a rare three-time captain," adds Grebinar.
As a junior, he tallied five pins and was second at both early season invitationals. The three-time captain then posted a 12-5 record with three pins, won the 165 weight class at Roger Williams, and earned All-NECCWA accolades. The Engineers were a top five team in the region his first three years.
“Joey joined the WPI wrestling family during my sophomore season and made an immediate impact, not only on the mat,” says teammate, current assistant coach Tony Paoletta. “He came right in and won a lot of matches—more important, Joey’s work ethic and tenacity was infectious, and his leadership quickly helped drive a young team with potential to morph into a team that other teams knew would be a tough, physical team every time they stepped on the mat with them.”
The native of Amherst, N.H., graduated from WPI in 2005 with a degree in management information systems. His MQP helped develop an evidence collection database for the Massachusetts State Police. Joe is currently a senior program planning and controls consultant for SM&A. Since joining the company in 2005, he has managed large multi-billion dollar military programs, and large commercial programs. He has worked with several high profile clients, such as Raytheon, Boeing, and Parker Hannifin. He is highly regarded with SM&A and has won several performance awards. Joe and his wife, Marcela, currently reside in Irvine, Calif., with their children, Grace and Samuel.
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