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Joe Pelkey, WIAC Student-Athlete Spotlight

Joe Pelkey, WIAC Student-Athlete Spotlight

Each week during the 2016-17 academic year, the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference will feature two student-athletes (one male and one female) from one of its eight institutions for a "Student-Athlete Spotlight" Q & A segment. The segments, presented by Culver's, will be also posted every Thursday on the WIAC website.

Name: Joe Pelkey
Institution: UW-Oshkosh
Hometown (High School): Cedarburg (Cedarburg High School)
Year in school: Senior
Sport: Wrestling
Major(s): Kinesiology

Why did you choose UW-Oshkosh?
On my recruiting visit, Coach Ayala got me excited about the future of UW-Oshkosh wrestling. UW-Oshkosh also has a strong kinesiology program.

What do you like most about competing in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference?
The WIAC is a tough wrestling conference, and we always have exciting duals and tournaments.

What is your favorite…

Flavor of the Day from Culver's? Mint chip
Menu item from Culver's?
Cheese curds
Spot on campus?
The wrestling room
Class?
Physiology of Exercise
Movie? "
Forrest Gump"
Food?
BBQ chicken wings
Professional Sports Team?
St. Louis Cardinals
TV Show? "
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"
Musical Group?
Chance the Rapper
Quote/motto?
"When you're about to quit, remember why you started."

What do you plan to do after graduation? 
Attend Chiropractic School at Logan University (Mo.)

If you could trade places with anyone, who would it be and why?
Connor McGregor. He's the double champion and does whatever he wants.

What is your greatest sports moment?
Placing fourth at 2016 NCAA Division III West Regional.

What is your favorite thing to do off the field with your teammates?
Hang out and play video games.

One word that describes the team?
Wild.

When you surf the web, the site you most often go to?
Flowrestling.org.

A non-athletic talent you have?
Eating really fast.

Three things on your "bucket list"?
1. Attend the Olympics.
2. Work for a professional sports team.
3. Road trip to Europe.

Do you have any pre-game/pre-event rituals? If so, what are they?
Wear my socks and tie my shoes a certain way.

Your worst habit is?
Elbows on the table.

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