Joseph V. Reasbeck III

Joseph V. Reasbeck III

Joseph V. Reasbeck III was a champion wrestler who used his skills in the military, as an educator, and as a world-class amateur wrestler.

Wrestling at UW-Superior from 1963 to 1967, he was a two-time conference champion and twice was runner-up in the state university championships. His college career included a fourth-place finish in the Midwest AAU championship.

After graduating in 1968, he placed fourth in the tryouts for the 1968 Olympic Games and won the 1970 Inservice Championship for the Marine Corps while also coaching the team.

Returning to Superior, Mr. Reasbeck spent the 1971-'72 season as assistant wrestling coach for the conference champion Yellowjackets. He then began a 20-year stint as wrestling coach at Superior Senior High School. During those years he taught, earned a master's degree at UW-Superior in 1976, and officiated at college wrestling matches. At UW-Superior he directed the Mertz Mortorelli Memorial Wrestling Camps and Tournaments, the Wisconsin USA Wrestling Camps, and various tournaments.

He has won 21 national wrestling championships in USA Veterans and AAU Masters tournaments. He twice won the World Wrestling Ironman Wrestling Championship and placed fourth in the Fila World Championship.