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Updated: May 25, 2014
2014 All-American … 2014 ACC Freshman of the Year
2013-14: Went 28-10 on the year and went 18-5 in duals … An All-American at 125 pounds who finished fourth … The ACC Freshman of the Year … Placed third at the ACC Championship to qualify for Nationals … Had three major decisions, a technical fall and two pins … Went 5-1 in ACC duals … Opened his career at 4-0 with dual meet wins against Hofstra, Kent State, Chattanooga and VMI … Beat 12th-ranked David Terao of American 3-1 in the tiebreaker in a dual … Picked up a dual meet win over UVa's Nick Herrmann to open ACC play … Won three matches at the Las Vegas Invitational … Missed the Midlands due to a sprained ankle … Beat No. 20 Nathan Kraisser of UNC in sudden victory in the dual match … Won both of his ACC duals in the Duke/NC State weekend in close fashion … Went 3-1 at the NWCA National duals, picking up a pin, a major decision and a 6-1 win over Central Michigan's Corey Keener, ranked 12th in the country … Earned ACC Wrestler of the Week honors for the performance … Ended the regular season with a 10-3 win over No. 17 Nick Roberts of Ohio State … Went 3-1 at the ACC Championship to take third place … Picked up two wins in the wrestlebacks to become the first true freshman to earn All-American honors in program history … Beat the Nos. 7, 6 and 5 seeds in that order to advance to the third-place match … Fell to No. 3 Nico Megaludis of Penn State in that bout … The 2014 VaSID State Rookie of the Year, as well as a first-team selection … Placed third at the ASICS University Freestyle Nationals at 57 kg, going 6-1.
High School: Lettered four times for Coach Daryl Weber at Christiansburg High … Ranked as the No. 4 overall recruit in the country by FloWrestling, No. 6 by D1CollegeWrestling, No. 8 by InterMat and No. 11 by Amateur Wrestling News … The No. 1 wrestler in the country last year at 126 pounds as ranked by InterMat and No. 5 at 138 pounds by Amateur Wrestling News … Won the FILA Junior Freestyle Nationals in Wisconsin to qualify for the FILA Junior World Team Trials, where he won the wrestle-off for a spot on the National team and represented the U.S.A. at the Junior Worlds in Thailand … Also won National Freestyle Championships at the Cadet, Junior, FILA Cadet and FILA Junior levels … A four-time Virginia Group AA state champion … 2012 Beast of the East Champ, 2012 Walsh Ironman Champ, 2012 Super 32 Champ … As a freshman, won the title at 112 pounds and took first at the state meet as a sophomore at 119 pounds before winning the crown at 132 pounds as a junior … Won a title at 138 pounds his senior year … The Timesland Wrestler of the Year as named by The Roanoke Times.
Personal: Joseph Green Dance III was born October 22, 1993 in Richmond, VA … The son of Joe and Silvia Dance … Majoring in sociology.