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Joey McKenna His Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age And More!

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Who Is Joey McKenna?

Joseph Christopher McKenna was born in Towaco, New Jersey. As a young athlete he competed in collegiate wrestling, otherwise known as “folkstyle wrestling”. As his career was accelerated through high school he quickly became a formidable freestyle wrestler, competing in Olympic trials, World Championships and other prestigious tournaments. Over his exciting career he has received an impressive list of honours. 

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As a high school wrestler Joey attended Blair Academy in his home state of New Jersey, a high school known for its infamous wrestling program. Joey achieved many successes, he compiled an impressive record and won three prep championships. He also won titles at illustrious tournaments like Beast Of The East and Ironman. During Joey’s last two years at high school he was the obvious choice and was crowned the team captain. 

After graduating high school Joey McKenna attended Stanford University, and in his freshman year he went on a rampage, recording a 19 - 2 win record during the regular season. He was crowned the Pac-12 Conference Champion and finished third in the NCAA championships, Joey was also named the Pac-12 freshman of the year.

As a sophomore Joey McKenna continued his assault on the division by bettering his previous season and recording a 26 - 1 result during the regular season. Joey would accept another conference title, but would carry the burden of failing to place at the NCAA titles.

Joey then transferred to Ohio State University where he continued his dominance going 12 - 1 in the season. The new Buckeye would claim another scalp by winning the Big Ten Conference Title. He placed third at the NCAA championships due to beating the former MAC Conference Champion Jaydin Eierman. 

In Joey’s Senior year he impressed his peers with a 16 - 2 record, he won the Cliff Keen title and racked up another B1G Championship. Joey recorded his best season yet, and in the NCAA Championships that year he fell just short by losing to Yianni Diakomihalis of Cornell University. He earned himself a Silver medal and helped his team to finish in second place overall behind the powerhouse Penn State.  

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How Old Is Joey McKenna?

Joey McKenna was born on August the 3rd in 1995, as a young 26 year old his career is in full flight.

Joey McKenna’s Family!

Joey McKenna was born into a wrestling family and lived with his parents James and Natalie McKenna, he had two sisters Jillian and Jamie they all resided in Towaco New Jersey. Joey was always pushed into wrestling by his family and Joey quickly found a love for wrestling, as he would realise it was a place he could go and really develop himself. 

Joey was exposed to high level wrestling at a young age as he battled some of the biggest names in freestyle and collegiate wrestling today. This ultimately led to his decision to attend one of the best high schools in the country in Blair, which was a highly academic school with a formidable wrestling program.

In Joey’s first year as a school boy he joined up with club Eclipse who train out of Standridge Wrestling Academy. He met coach Larry Levinstone who became one of his mentors, his funny and quirky character always knew how to inspire Joey. Training in both Freestyle and Greco Roman Wrestling Joey would go on to become a 3 time Fargo Champion in Greco Roman Wrestling. Joey maintains that his desire to win at Greco Roman came from his coach’s love of that style. 

How Much Is Joey McKenna Worth?

Although Joy McKenna’s net worth is not reported it is safe to say his family ranges somewhere in the 1 - 5 million dollar zone. Joey attended the best schools and the best wrestling clubs, his family always had the money to put their children through school. With Joey’s up and coming career it is said his earnings will most certainly rise as he impresses his way through the United States.

How Tall Is Joey McKenna?

Joey McKenna is 5 feet and 5 inches tall, which is the equivalent to 165 centimeters. 

How Much Does Joey McKenna Weigh?

Joey McKenna has always weighed in at 141 lbs, most of his wrestling matches are at 65 kilograms. He has had several matches at 61 kilograms briefly during 2015 where he won Gold at a Cuban International Championship.

Joey Mckenna’s Fight List!

Joey McKenna has fought an extensive list of exceptional fighters throughout his impressive wrestling career. Joey has fought guys like Yianni Diakomihalis, Jordan Oliver, Marcos De Brito, Jayden Eiermen, Seth Gross, Haji Aliyev and Nashon Garret. Throughout his hundreds of fights in Folkstyle, freestyle and greco roman, Joey McKenna has a star studded list of opponents he has dominated and suffered defeat too. Joey has always maintained that every fight for him is another lesson to learn and another opportunity for self development.

Joey McKenna’s Best Fight Of All Time!

Joey has had some amazing wins throughout his career and his dedication to the sport of wrestling is highly distinguished. 

One of his greatest career moments came very recently in may 2021 at the Pan American Championships held in Guatemala City. Joey McKenna dominated all four of his opponents, securing tech falls in every bout. He beat Juan Rodriguez Jovel (10 - 0) Albaro Rudesindo Camacho (17 - 6) and Sebastian Rivera (10 - 0) before defeating Marcos De Brito (10 - 0) in the final to secure the 2021 Pan American Championship at 65 kg. This tournament was a complete annihilation by the United States as their team finished in first place, tallying an astonishing 24 out of 29 Gold medals on offer.

Another career defining moment for Joey was in April 2021 when he competed at the rescheduled 2020 US Summer Olympic Team Trials. Joey performed outstandingly as he upset the former World Championship runner up James Green, by securing a tech fall and winning (12 - 1) He then beat the top seeded and defending US team member Zain Retherford (8 - 5) before marching on into the final, losing to fellow American Jordan Oliver twice in a best of three win final. Earning a silver medal Joey would use this as a driving motivation, as he aspires to go on and become the 2021 World Champion.    

Who Did Joey McKenna Lose To?

Joey McKenna’s most notable loss would come at the hands of his long time nemesis Jordan Oliver. In December 2019 at the Senior Nationals-US Olympic trials qualifier in Forth Worth Texas, Joey McKenna had another incredible run. He beat four fellow Americans dominating Rob Mathers (10 - 0) and Evan Henderson (11 - 1) securing tech falls in both bouts. He beat Jayson Ness (8 - 2) and Yianni Diakomihalis (6 - 5) setting himself up for a final against arch nemesis Jordan Oliver. Joey McKenna was outclassed and lost (0 - 10) by tech fall, making this a loss Joey McKenna would rather forget.   

Joey McKenna’s Record!

Joey McKenna has had a commanding career so far with his freestyle wrestling record of 67 wins and 33 losses. His NCAA record is 17 wins with 5 losses making this unlucky that Joey has yet to secure the NCAA title. Joey also tallied an incredible record of 105 wins with only 11 losses during the 4 years he spent wrestling as a Stanford Cardinal and a Ohio State Buckeye.

Joey has an amazing list of honours which include: NCCA Silver medallist (2019) 3 time All American honours (206,2018,2019) 2 time Pac 12 Champion (2016,2017) U.S Open Champion (2018) Under 23 World Bronze medallist (2017) Pac 12 Freshman of the year (2016) 3 time NWCA Scholar All American (2017,2018,2019) 2 time Academic All-Big Ten (2018,2019) 2 time Ohio State University Scholar Athlete (2018,2019) and Pac 12 All-Academic First Team (2017) 

Has Joey McKenna had Any Injuries?

Joey McKenna has not had many significant injuries throughout his career. Although he did pull out of an 8 man challenge due to an undisclosed injury. His medical staff made the statement “it wouldn't be in his best interest to wrestle this weekend” Outside of that Joey has kept himself in good condition.

Is Joey McKenna Retired?

Joey McKenna is still very young and is in the prime of his wrestling career, his most recent event was on the 9th of June 2021 where he finished third in the Poland Open securing the bronze medal. Joey has registered for the World Team Trials in September and he has maintained his aspirations to represent his country at the World Championships. 

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