Navy placed 16th at last year's Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational.
Joel Sharratt, a three-time All-American and former NCAA Champion, is in his sixth season as an assistant coach at the Naval Academy.
Sharratt came to Navy from Minnesota where he was working and training for the 2000 Olympic Team Trials. As a graduate assistant for the University of Minnesota, he earned his masters degree in sports administration in 2000. Sharratt also served as the Developmental Freestyle Coach for the state of Minnesota. Prior to going to Minneapolis, Sharratt was an assistant coach at Lehigh from 1996-98.
Sharratt earned a bachelor of science from the University of Iowa in 1995. While at Iowa, Sharratt was a three-time All-American, a two-year team captain and a four-year letterwinner, training under the tutelage of legendary coach Dan Gable. During his college career, Sharratt competed for the NCAA title three-straight seasons, winning the individual crown in 1994 and was a member of NCAA National Championship teams in 1993 and 1995.
Following his college career, Sharratt teamed up with Burnett as an athlete on the U.S. National Team. Sharratt worked with Burnett from 1996-00, as he competed at numerous national and international events where he earned several top finishes.
Sharratt and his wife, Jamie, along with their new baby girl Torrie, reside in Crofton, Md.