Blugold Super Six
Josh Holforty came to Eau Claire as a two-sport athlete in football and wrestling. He left as a two-time All-American in wrestling. This is the second year in a row Holforty is receiving Super Six honors.
On his way to finishing his career with a 109-35 record, one of the best in school history, he was able to capture a sixth place finish at nationals in 2008 and followed it up with a third place finish this past season at 197 pounds. At the national championship this year, he beat the No. 1, No. 3 and No. 8 seeds after being unseeded himself.
After completing 2005 with a 23-7 record, he received a medical hardship in 2006 following an injury in his seventh match of the year. He also missed part of the 2006-07 season with illness but finished with a 17-7 record. The following year he improved to 30-11 and finished off last year with a 34-8 record.
With the football program, he was utilized at fullback his freshman and junior seasons and at outside linebacker as a sophomore. After three seasons, he left the team to focus on wrestling.
Holforty was the President and Co-Founder of UW-Eau Claire's Athletes in Action while he was also active in Student Impact. He was a Donnelly Scholarship recipient for humanitarian work while he was also a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Holforty graduated last spring as a kinesiology major with a 3.03 cumulative GPA.