Joey McKenna
Joey  McKenna

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Towaco, N.J.

High School:
Blair Academy

Last College:
Stanford University

Weight:
141

02/20/2018

McKenna Closes Out Regular Season as Big Ten Wrestler of the Week

McKenna leaped to No. 4 in national rankings

02/18/2018

No. 2 Ohio State Trounces No. 6 North Carolina State, 29-6

Buckeyes finish regular season with 14-1 dual record

02/11/2018

🎥 Wrestling Media Session

02/11/2018

Rivalry Scuffle Goes to Ohio State, 18-15

Buckeye bonus points enough to garner victory

02/08/2018

NCAA Releases Individual RPI and Coaches Rankings

All eligible Buckeye starters are included in the rankings

CAREER HONORS
• All-American (2016; third place)
• Two-time Pac-12 Champion (2016, 2017)
• Pac-12 Freshman/Newcomer of the Year (2016)
• NWCA Academic All-America (2017)
• Pac-12 All-Academic First Team (2017)

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
• Spent first two collegiate seasons competing for Stanford University
• Compiled an overall record of 58-6 (21-1 dual record) which included 15 falls and four tech falls
• Placed third (141 lbs.) in the 2016 NCAA Championships hosted at Madison Square Gardens
• Crowned Pac-12's 141-pound champion in both seasons at Stanford
• Champion of the 2016 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invite (Dec. 2-3), 2016 Roadrunner Open (Nov. 20) and 2015 Hokie Open (Nov. 8)
• Placed third in the 2017 Southern Scuffle (Jan. 1-2)
• Racked up 15 victories over nationally-ranked opponents while at Stanford
• Named a team captain for sophomore season
• Pushed Blair Academy (N.J.) to three consecutive national titles (2012-14)
• Three-time prep national champion (2011, 2012, 2013)
• Two-time Beast of the East champion (2012, 2014), runner up in 2011
• Ironman Champion (2013), runner up in 2011
• Three-time Fargo champion (greco-roman) in 2010, 2011 and 2013
• Two-time Fargo runner up (freestyle) in 2012 and 2013
• Two-time U.S. Junior World Team member (freestyle), capturing a silver medal in 2014
• 2012 U.S. Cadet World Team member (freestyle)

PERSONAL
• Son of James and Natalie McKenna
• Has two sisters, Jamie and Jillian
• Cousin, Steven Martell, was a two-time NCAA Division III All-American at Johnson & Wales
• Cousin, Allyson Martell, was a competitive cheerleader at the University of Maryland