Joseph Sapora

Wrestler ⋅ Class of 1994

University Of Illinois

Joe started his career in Renova, Pennsylvania. He came to the University of Illinois in 1927 where he wrestled for Hall of Famer Paul Prehm. While at the University of Illinois Joe were a Big 10 Runner-Up and a Two Time Big Ten Champion. In 1929 he won his First National Division One Championship and in 1930 he repeated this Championship.

His Coaching and Teaching took him back East, where he coached the New York University Team for 19 years. He was also involved with the New York Athletic Club for many years and was one of the officials for many years in the area.

The Helms Foundation elected him to their Hall of Fame. This Hall of Fame was in essence the NCAA Hall of Fame.

He is now deceased.

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