Joshy Cortez
Joshy Cortez
Height: 5-6
Weight: 157
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Temecula, CA
High School: Temecula Valley HS
Experience: 3V

Overall: 31-40; Duals: 10-19

2017-18 -- Compiled 12-11 record as a junior with one fall, one technical fall and one major decision ... fall was in overtime against Josh Reyes of Oregon State in a dual meet ... placed second in Pac-12 Championship with a 4-2 overtime decision over Reyes and a 3-2 loss to Jason Tsirtsis of Arizona State ... 4-4 in dual meets ... three of his nine wins by decision were in overtime ... 3-2 record in Reno Tournament of Champions and also in Midlands.

2016-17 -- Won 13 of 32 matches as a sophomore ... competed in four tournaments, placing fourth in both the Reno Tournament of Champions and Pac-12 Championship at 149 pounds ... competed in all 16 dual meets, winning five matches ... three of his wins during the season were major decisions ... led the team in takedowns in dual meets with 20 and his 22 escapes are No. 2.

2015-16 -- Compiled 6-10 record as a true freshman, winning one of his five dual meet matches by a 5-0 decision over Dylan Furtado of San Francisco State ... notched one fall in 2 minutes, 12 seconds, against Mustang teammate Killian Vendler in Reno Tournament of Champions ... also won one match by technical fall ... posted 2-2 mark in Roadrunner Open and Reno Tournament of Champions,

High School -- A two-time California state place winner with an eighth-place finish at 132 pounds in 2014 and a fifth at 138 pounds last spring … also as a senior at Temecula Valley High School, placed first in the Riverside County Championship, first in the CIF-Southern Inland Division individual finals, fifth in the Reno Tournament of Champions and fifth in the NHSCA high school nationals in Virginia Beach … qualified for the 2015 state meet with a first-place finish in the CIF-Southern Section Masters Meet … a four-time state meet qualifier … led the Golden Bears to a third-place team finish in the 2015 CIF-Southern Section Inland Division Championship and their 27th consecutive league dual meet title — the last 17 in the Southwestern League … chose to be a Mustang because of "its great academics, great location and great wrestling program."

Personal – Son of Sergio III and Erna Cortez … one brother, Sergio, and two sisters, Elizabeth and Samantha … has worked at a deli … wants to be a doctor ... member of Leaning Pine Arboretum and is wrestling team's Block P representative ... enjoys being the underdog in duals and tournaments … born in Van Nuys, Calif. … majoring in biological sciences.