July 11, 2014
ATHENS, Ohio - Ohio University wrestling head coach Joel Greenlee will coach the United States of America's squad at the 2014 Pan American Sports Festival in Mexico City.
The Pan American Sports Festival features some of the continent's top athletes and allows them to train and prepare for the XVII Pan American Games "Toronto 2015" and the Games of the XXXI Olympiad "Rio 2016".
The wrestling portion of the Pan American Sports Festival will be held July 15-17. Click here for more information.
Greenlee, who enters his 18th season as head coach of the Bobcats in 2014-15, earned induction into the Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame of Iowa on June 7 in Waterloo, Iowa.
The Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame of Iowa was established in 2002 to honor the people who have made an impact on the sport on a national level or who have done extraordinary work in the state of Iowa. The hall recognizes native-born Iowans and those who achieved their fame while wrestling or coaching for an Iowa school.
Greenlee wrestled for the University of Northern Iowa from 1986-89, where he was a two-time All-American. He never lost a collegiate dual meet, putting up a 58-0-3 record during his career as a Panther. Greenlee's 127-16-4 career record gives him the best career winning percentage (minimum of 50 wins) in program history (.878). Greenlee captured a state title for Waverly-Shell Rock High School in 1985 at 185 pounds.
Greenlee guided the Bobcats to a 13-4 mark and a fourth-place finish at the Mid-American Conference Championships in 2013-14. Ohio sent six wrestlers to the NCAA Championships in Oklahoma City, with senior heavyweight Jeremy Johnson (Broadview Heights, Ohio) capturing his second career All-America honor.