Steve Mocco Record, Net Worth, Age, Weight, & More!
Who Is Steve Mocco?
Steve Mocco is an American collegiate wrestler, amateur wrestler, judoka, and mixed martial artist. During his time wrestling in college he was a Dan Hodge trophy winner, two-time NCAA national champion, and four-time finalist. In his freestyle career he was a three time Pan American Champion and he represented the United States at the Olympics. Mocco also competed as an MMA fighter in the WSOF promotion.
How Old Is Steve Mocco?
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Born December 28, 1981, Steve Mocco is 39 years old.
Steve Mocco’s Family
Currently, there is no information available on the family of Steve Mocco.
How Much Is Steve Mocco Worth?
Steve Mocco’s estimated net worth is approximately $900,000.
How Tall Is Steve Mocco?
Steve Mocco stands at 6 feet tall.
How Much Does Steve Mocco Weigh?
Steve Mocco weighs approximately 260 pounds.
More About Steve Mocco’s Career
Steve Mocco spent most of his time wrestling and competing in Judo while in high school. While wrestling for Blair Academy he won four NJSIAA titles and four national titles in folkstyle. In freestyle, he was a three-time Junior and one time Cadet national champion. He also won a Junior national title in Judo.
Mocco won several awards while wrestling in high school, including the 2001 Junior Dan Hodge Trophy, 2001 ASICS Tiger High School Wrestler of the year, Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award, and NHSCA National High School Wrestler of the Year. During this time, Steve was one of the most sought after high school recruits in history. Following his successful high school career, Mocco committed to wrestle at Iowa under coach Jim Zalesky.
Mocco competed in his first season at the University of Iowa as a true freshman in the 2001-2002 season. In his freshman season he earned runner-up honors at the 2002 NCAA’s and Big Ten’s. During his sophomore season he became the undefeated champion at the 2003 NCAA’s and Big Ten’s.
Due to his continued success, Mocco opted to take an Olympic redshirt during the 2003-2004 season to focus on preparing for the 2004 Summer Olympics. After doing so he decided to transfer to one of Iowa’s biggest rivals, Oklahoma State University. During his first season at Oklahoma he won the NCAA Championship, the Big 12 Conference championship, and was awarded the Dan Hodge Trophy as the best collegiate wrestler in the county.
He won the Big 12 Conference Championship again in the 2005-2006 season, but lost in the finals of the NCAA Championships. He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a record of 137-6.
By the time 2006 rolled around, Mocco had one year left of college eligibility and he decided to join the Oklahoma State University football team. He played 5 games for the Cowboys as a defensive lineman. Due to his collegiate wrestling accomplishments, Mocco was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2019.
Mocco also had an accomplished freestyle career. He won three Pan American Championships in 2006, 2009, and 2011, and he medaled at the US Senior Nationals from 2004 to 2009. Additionally, he is a three-time Dave Schultz Memorial champion and four-time finalist. Mocco took seventh place at the 2008 Summer Olympics after advancing to the quarterfinals.
Shortly after in 2009, Mocco went on to win several championships at world wide tournaments such as the Alexander Medved Invitational and the Ivan Yarygin Memorial Golden Grand Prix. He also won another gold medal at the Pan American Championships. Steve won yet another Pan American title as well as his third Dave Schultz Memorial championship in 2011.
After his competition days started winding down, Steve was brought to AMerican Top Team to serve as a wrestling coach to help Antonio SIlva prepare for his fight at UFC 146 against Cain Velasquez. Mocco continued training himself but after he was unable to win the national trials to compete at the 2012 Olympics in London, he stayed at American Top Team and made his transition into the world of martial arts.
In 2014 it was announced that Steve had signed a four-fight contract with World Series of fighting. His first fight was against Smealinho Rama at WSOF Canada 1, where he was defeated by unanimous decision. Next he faced Juliano Coutinho at WSOF 20 in April 2015 and he won this fight by TKO in the first round.
Currently, Mocco still serves as a wrestling coach at American Top Team, and he is also the founder of the Mocco Wrestling Academy where he teaches youth and collegiate wrestlers. Additionally, he is an assistant coach at Lehigh University.
Steve Mocco Injuries
Currently, there are no documented injuries for Steve Mocco.
Is Steve Mocco Retired?
Steve Mocco announced his retirement from both wrestling and MMA competition, but is still very much active as a coach for numerous different organizations.
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