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    Robert Joyce
    Robert Joyce

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Arlington Heights, Ill.

    High School:
    St. Viator

    Height / Weight:
    5-5 / 133



    Season Overall W-L Dual Meet W-L Big Ten W-L Dual Points For-Against Big Ten Champs. Pins For-Against Tech Falls For-Against Major Dec. For-Against
    2007-08 12-10 0-4 0-2 0-19 -- 3-3 0-0 0-1
    2008-09 4-12 2-8 0-2 12-39 -- 0-2 0-0 0-4
    2009-10 2-14 2-8 1-1 6-36 DNP 0-1 0-0 0-4
    2010-11 8-5 6-1 1-0 23-3 -- 2-0 0-0 2-1
    Career 26-41 10-17 2-5 41-97 -- 5-6 0-0
    2-10

    2010-11: Team tri-captain ... Co-winner of team's Most Dedicated Wrestler award ... Started seven dual matches, primarily at 133 pounds, and posted a 6-1 mark ... 1-2 at Midlands Championships and at Keystone Classic ... One won match at Pittsburgh Duals ... At Michigan State, moved up to 141 for the first time all season and won an aggressive 4-0 decision over Joel Trombly to help NU to a 22-15 victory ... Northwestern's Big Ten Sportsmanship honoree ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2009-10: Selflessly spent much of the season wrestling two weight classes up at 141 to fill a void in NU's lineup ... Suffered a broken hand in the Lone Star Duals on Jan. 16 and did not wrestle again until the regular-season finale vs. Michigan on Feb. 21 ... Returned to 125 pounds in that match and battled to a 7-4 decision win over Sean Boyle ... Competed at 125 in his first Big Ten Championships where he went 0-2, wrestling two eventual All-Americans--Nikko Triggas of Ohio State and Cashe Quiroga of Purdue--to decisions ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2008-09: Finished 4-12 overall with a 2-8 mark in duals ... Defeated Stephen Hromada of Tennessee-Chattanooga 2-0 in Boilermaker Challenge dual ... Also beat Danny Galvan 7-2 in Northwestern's dual match win at Clarion on 12/20 ... 1-2 at Midlands Championships ... Faced second-ranked Reece Humphrey of Ohio State and fifth-ranked Daniel Dennis of Iowa in same weekend (2/20 and 2/22) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2007-08: Went 1-1 at Eastern Michigan Open ... 5-2 record at Michigan State Open ... 5-1 at Missouri Open ... Wrestled in two Big Ten duals at 133 and 141 ... Wrestled against NCAA qualifier Manuel Rivera of Minnesota and Big Ten champion Franklin Gomez of Michigan State ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2006-07: Redshirted ... Went 3-5 while wrestling unattached.

    High School: 142-21 overall high school record in four seasons on varsity squad ... State qualifier as a junior ... Four-time sectional qualifier ... two-time regional champion ... Three-time East Suburban Catholic Conference ... 2006 state freestyle champion ... 2005 FILA Cadet (All-American) fifth-place finisher in Greco-Roman style ... Honor roll student all four years.

    Personal: Born Robert P. Joyce ... Son of Pat and Patty Joyce ... Majoring in economics.