University of Iowa Athletics

Joe Kelly

Height 5-8
Weight 157 lbs.
Class So.
Hometown West Liberty, Iowa
High School West Liberty


  • Did not compete


  • Redshirted
  • Posted an overall record of 10-6 competing unattached at 157 pounds
  • Placed second at the Pat “Flash” Flanagan Open
  • Placed third at the Grand View Open
  • Scored bonus points in six of 10 wins, including five falls, his fastest in 0:45

High School

  • Two-time conference champion and two-time conference runner-up
  • Placed third at Iowa High School State Championship as a junior and senior
  • Iowa High School state runner-up as a sophomore
  • Placed eighth as a freshman
  • Three time all-district
  • Two-time all-conference
  • Holds school record for pins in a single season (30)
  • First-team all-district football player all four seasons
  • Participated in the Iowa track and field state meet
  • Helped West Liberty soccer team advance to state tournament
  • Wrestling first-team academic all-state
  • Four-time member of principal honor roll (4.0 GPA or above)
  • Four-time Iowa High School Athletic Association academic honoree


  • Born July 25, 1999
  • Son of Mitchell and Janine Kelly
  • Father Mitch Kelly was a Hawkeye letterwinner from 1984-87
  • Has three siblings, Shannon, Marksa, and Molly
  • Sister Molly is on the Iowa volleyball team
  • Cousins Nicholas and Michaels Baer are on the Iowa basketball team
  • Computer science and engineering major