Biography - Joe Betterman

2013-14 Team USA Ranking No. 3 at 60KG
Years on Team USA: 8 (2005-06, 07-14)
Residence: Colorado Springs, CO
Club: Army
Coach: Momir Petkovic
College: Northern Michigan
HighSchool: Chicago, Ill. (Lakeview)
Born: 07/12/1984 in Chicago, Ill.
Height: 5'3

2013: Third in U.S. World Team Trials… U.S. Open champion… Third in Dave Schultz Memorial International…
2012: Haparanda Cup champion… Third in New York AC International… Second in U.S. Olympic Team Trials… Third in Pan American Championships… Fifth in Granma Cup… U.S. Open champion…
2011: Second in New York AC International Open… Second in Sunkist Kids International Open… Second in Pan American Games… DNP in World Championships… U.S. World Team Trials champion… U.S. Open champion… Dave Schultz Memorial International champion…
2010: Haparanda Cup champion… New York AC International champion… Sunkist Kids International Open champion… Third in U.S. World Team Trials… Second in Podubbny Grand Prix…
2009: Third in Vantaa Cup… New York AC International Open champion… Sunkist Kids International Open champion… Third in U.S. World Team Trials… U.S. Nationals champion… Second in Grand Prix of Slovenia… Second in Hungarian Golden Grand Prix… Third in Granma Cup (Cuba)… Dave Schultz Memorial International champion…
2008: Haparanda Cup champion… Third in New York AC International… U.S. Olympic Team Trials champion… Second in U.S. Nationals… Third in Pan American Championships…
2007: New York AC Holiday International champion… Sunkist Kids International Open champion… DNP in World Championships… Second in U.S. World Team Trials… Fifth in Pan American Championships… Second in U.S. Nationals… Third in Gedz Tournament (Serbia)…
2006: Third in New York AC Holiday International Open… Third in U.S. Nationals
2005: Second in NYAC Holiday Championships…Sunkist Kids/ASU International Open champion…Third in U.S. World Team Trials… Fifth in U.S. Nationals… Dave Schultz Memorial International champion…
2004: Second in New York AC Christmas International… Second in Sunkist Kids International Open… Sixth in U.S. Nationals… Fifth in Dave Schultz Memorial International…
2003: Second in New York AC Christmas International… Third in Sunkist Kids International Open…
USA Age-Group: 2004-05 University Nationals champion… 2003-04 FILA Junior Nationals champion… Second in 2003 University Nationals… Fifth in 2001 Junior Nationals…
College: Attended Northern Michigan Univ., where he was a member of the U.S. Olympic Education Center program coached by Ivan Ivanov... Studying Criminal Justice…
High School: Attended Lakeview High School, where he was coached by Carmelo Flores… Sixth in 2002 state tournament… 2001 state tournament qualifier… Also lettered in cross-country and track & field…
Personal: Son of Julie Betterman and Jeff Gillman (deceased)… Married to women’s wrestler Deanna Rix… Has one son, Mason, who was born Sept. 10, 2012… Has one sister, Lacy… Hobbies include playing sports…