Joe Colon"Joe had previously been suspended during the fall semester as a result of not fulfilling the social and academic obligations of a student-athlete at the University of Northern Iowa," Schwab said. "Subsequently, Joe failed to honor the conditions he agreed to in order to be eligible for reinstatement as a student-athlete.
"The standard of excellence we demand in the wrestling room extends to every aspect of a student-athlete's life. The most important thing for Joe right now is to commit himself outside of wrestling the same way he committed to wrestling. If that happens, we would welcome Joe back for his senior season."
Colon (Clear Lake, Iowa/Clear Lake HS/Iowa Central CC) was a 2012 NCAA national qualifier for the Panthers where he advanced to the quarterfinals in the 133-pound bracket. He posted a mark of 27-4 in the 2011-12 season. Colon was a perfect 11-0 in dual competition at 133 pounds for the Panthers.