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Freshman spotlight: Justin Koethe

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With the start of official practices just a few days away, UWBadgers.com will introduce to you the newest members of the Wisconsin wrestling team by giving you a look at who they are off the mat.

Previous spotlights:
Isaac Jordan
Parker Hines
Kegan Gennrich
Lenny Bloom

Today, we get to know Coralville, Iowa, native Justin Koethe.

Koethe comes to Madison from Iowa City West High School in Iowa City, Iowa, where he was a four-time state placer for the Trojans. Koethe was a three-time FILA Cadet Nationals champion, as well as the 2009 Cadet National freestyle champion and second place finisher in Greco-Roman. He was also a five-time All-American in Fargo at Junior Nationals.


Athlete: Jordan Burroughs

TV Show: Skins

Sports team: Wisconsin wrestling

Food: Chinese

Vacation spot: Texas

Place to wrestle other than the UW Field House: Fargo


Why did you choose the University of Wisconsin?: Because it has a great campus, I love the wrestling, the coaches and the team.

First started wrestling: 2nd Grade

Most memorable match: 2009 Freestyle Fargo Finals

My favorite thing about Wisconsin wrestling is: Barry Davis

Before each match I...: Get warm and clear my mind

In off-season training, I worked on: Speed and outside shots

Dream as a collegiate wrestler: Multiple NCAA titles

My role models are: My dad

What talent would you like to be able to have?: To be able to dance

Secret talent I have: Annoying my father

One thing I absolutely have to do before I turn 40: See the ocean

If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be: Paris, France

If I could bring one thing from my hometown, it would be:
My bed

I can't live without: My phone

Greatest invention of the last 100 years: iPod or Xbox

What is your greatest fear?:
Not being able to wrestle anymore due to an injury

What is your greatest achievement?: Getting a scholarship to Wisconsin

Most famous person I've met: Jeremy Hellickson, pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays

If you could have one super power, what would it be?: Flight

If I had a million dollars, I would...: Buy a nice house and car and pay them off

Person I'd love to trade places with for a day and why: Eminem, to see how he lives his life.

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