Joe Festa is a graduate of Verona High School. He is currently a volunteer Firefighter in Verona and works for Festa Contracting. He also has many certifications in Heavy Construction Machinery.
His wrestling career includes 11 years of wrestling. His pre HS years include a State Championship in the NJ Kids Wrestling Tournament. He also placed in many tournaments over the years and participated in the Wildwood Duals.
He competed for 4 years on the Verona High School Varsity Wrestling Team where he was Captain his senior year, wrestling 220 lbs. and heavyweight all 4 years. His wrestling accomplishments include 2012 Essex County Champ, 2012 District 13 tournament – 2nd place , 2012 Region 4 Tournament – 3rd place, which earned him a place in the New Jersey State Tournament. In 2012 he made 1st team All-Conference and 2nd team All County. He also placed in other local tournaments over his 4 years. He currently enjoys coaching the Verona Recreation Team and being active in wrestling and working out.