Joseph Mocco III
Joseph Mocco III
Hometown: Fairlawn, NJ
Team: Wrestling
Joseph Mocco III ’93
Hometown:
Fairlawn, NJ
Sport:
Wrestling
Year Inducted: 2002
A four-time first team All-Ivy wrestler at Brown, Joseph Mocco ’93 wrestled at the 158-pound weight class for the Bears. During his career, Mocco’s dual meet record was 57-2-2, which is second best in Brown history. Mocco was also an assistant coach under Dave Amato during the 1993-1994 season.

Undefeated against Ivy League competition, Mocco finished his conference career with a record of 23-0-1. Mocco was a four-time first team All Ivy selection, a three-time NCAA qualifier and a three-time Eastern Finalist.

Mocco was named Brown’s most dedicated wrestler after his 1990-1991 season when he recorded a dual meet record of 15-1-1, a tournament record of 16-5 (31-6-1 overall). An Eastern Champion in 1992, Mocco again received Brown’s most dedicated wrestler honors after posting a 16-0-1 dual meet record and a 13-3 tournament record (29-3-1 overall).

In 1993, Mocco earned the Fritz Pollard Award as the top male athlete at Brown. He also earned the team’s Marvin Wilenzik Award, given to the wrestler who gives the most back to Brown. 

Joe is one of the best wrestlers in Brown history and this is shown in his record. His record, however, only shows a fraction of what he accomplished for Brown wrestling. “Joe’s work ethic and goals brought the team to the next level,” said Amato. “When Joe was here, he led by example. Joe is one of the main reasons for the success of Brown wrestling.”