National Wrestling Champ Sets Sights on Olympics

Joey Davis
Joey Davis remains undefeated.

Notre Dame College junior Joey Davis has been in the headlines.

The wrestler for the Falcons reached the century mark in wins this season at 100-0, but he did not stop there. He finished the season undefeated at 110-0 and took his third National Championship title home in three years.

“His accomplishments are about as rare as it gets,” Romano said.

For Davis, looking back on this season, he said he was happy with his performance.

“The season went perfect in my eyes,” he said. “I did not miss a practice, worked hard and left it all on the mat.”

Davis said he stays on top of his game by working hard and staying focused. He gives credit to God and his father for keeping him levelheaded.

“I’ve been blessed,” he said.

And when he prepares for a match, Davis listens to “chill” music because his heart is already pumping fast.

Through all the pressure and the competition he faces, Davis is very confident on the mat.

“When I am about to face someone, I always tell myself, ‘They didn’t train as hard as I did,’” he said.

This off-season, Davis is going to continue to work on improving his technique. He will get ready for his final year of wrestling at Notre Dame and plans to continue his winning ways.

“I know people will be gunning for me and want to stop me next year,” he said.

He then will come back for a fifth year on campus to complete his degree and has some big plans.

“I am going to work out like I was still wrestling and possibly play football to stay in shape,” Davis said. “And I am going to get ready for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.”



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