|Hometown:||Arlington Heights, Ill.|
|High School:||Loyola Academy|
At his high school, Loyola Academy, Joe rowed for four years and earned a varsity letter his sophomore, junior, and senior years. His high school freshman boat set a record at the Midwestern Championships for winning both the freshman 8+ and novice 8+ with the same crew. In 2007, Joe was part of the first US Junior National Development Crew. Joe won MVP of his team his senior year in high school. His academ ic interest is history. His hobbies include playing video games, rap battling and breakdancing.