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Clear Lake alum Joe Colon takes bronze at World Championships

US Joe Colon jubilates after he defeated Mohammad Yakhkeshi of Iran during their bronze fight in the men's freestyle 61 kg category of Wrestling World Championships in Papp Laszlo Budapest Sports Arena in Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. (Balazs Czagany/MTI via AP)

The Clear Lake High School graduate earned a bronze medal at the 2018 world championships at 61 kilograms for the United States.

Posted: Oct. 21, 2018 12:38 PM
Updated: Oct. 23, 2018 7:13 AM

BUDAPEST - Joe Colon has added another accomplishment to his stellar wrestling career.
The Clear Lake High School graduate earned a bronze medal at the 2018 world championships at 61 kilograms for the United States.
Colon, a two-time prep state champion, a JUCO national champion at Iowa Central and an all-American at Northern Iowa, took third thanks to a 13-2 win Sunday over Iran’s Mohammadbagher Yahkeshi.
Colon was an injury replacement for Nahshon Garrett in the tournament and took advantage of his opportunity.
He reached the semifinal round Saturday before his dominant victory Sunday over Iran.

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