Hi, my name is Josiah Jones, I am a Junior at Bishop McCort Catholic High School, located in Johnstown, PA. I wrestle at both 220# and HWT for Bishop McCort on their first wrestling team in school’s 95-year history. I have been wrestling since I was four years old. I have been inspired by my grandfather, who was both a champion wrestler and successful high school wrestling coach. He has always supported me in my wrestling career.
Wrestling has always been a part of who I am. I am always looking for new ways to push myself and become better. When I am finishing a particularly hard practice, I hear my coaches say to me, “Find a way, Josiah. Just find a way!” That has become my motto in all areas of my life – sports, school and personal relationships.
Throughout my career, like many athletes, I have had injuries that have required rehabilitation. Because I have had this chance to see what works best for me, I would like to study Physical Therapy. I feel that I can better help those in need because of being in their shoes in the past. I would like to have my own practice through which I can enhance the sports performance of athletes at all levels.
My wrestling goals are to become both PIAA and NCAA champions. I have placed 2nd in the PA State Finals both my sophomore and junior years. During the off-season, I continue to work on all aspects of my wrestling as part of the Young Guns Wrestling Club, which is coached by Jody and John Stritmatter. I have been wrestling for Young Guns for the past years. I have been a member of their championship teams is many locations in the US. I also participate independently in Greco and Freestyle wrestling tournaments.
I am looking forward to continuing my wrestling career in college.