Pasadena’s Couch Excels At Wrestling Nationals


Pasadena resident and Mount Saint Joseph sophomore Joseph Couch had a special summer representing on a national stage.

Couch was one of 5,000 competitors to take part in USA Wrestling’s United States Marine Corps National Championships in Fargo, North Dakota — wrestling heartland — in July.

Wrestling at 113 lbs, Couch went an impressive 11-3 overall across two separate divisions, freestyle and Greco-Roman. Couch was 6-1 and placed third in Greco-Roman in his weight class and was 5-2 in freestyle and placed in the top 12, one round short of earning All-American status.

Though he focuses on wrestling now, Couch played Lake Shore Baseball and Panthers football growing up, and he also did gymnastics through Docksiders Gymnastics.

Couch is an honor student and Flaherty Family Foundation Scholar at Mount Saint Joseph’s with a grade-point average of 4.13 and aspirations to become an anesthesiologist.


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