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.
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
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.