On Feb. 19, 2022, the Indiana High School Athletic Association and National Federation of Interscholastic Officials Association presented its award for excellence in the sport of wrestling to Josh Medvescek, regional rehab director for Life Care’s Hoosier Region.
The award was presented during the state finals.
Josh, who wrestled in high school, has served as a wrestling official for 21 years (the same amount of time he has been a physical therapist). He officiates matches and helps with rules interpretation, in addition to mentoring other wrestling officials. He has officiated at 20 sectionals, 14 regionals, 11 semi-states and seven state finals.
“It’s a great way to stay involved with the sport and be able to make a difference,” Josh said.
It was his uncle, who was a wrestling official for 45 years, who got Josh involved and mentored him.
“I feel very fortunate to be recognized with an award that my uncle won 17 years before me,” Josh said. “The award is a recognition of so many people who were able to help me. We wrestling officials are a quirky group, and it’s like one big family.”
Josh has also been involved in volunteering with his four children’s sports activities, from wrestling to football and baseball. Almost every Saturday, he is assisting with one sporting event or another.
Josh joined Life Care in August 2020, in the heat of the pandemic. He had worked in long-term care before and was working with an outpatient company when he made the change.
“Something drew me back to skilled nursing,” Josh said. “With COVID hitting nursing homes so hard, I wanted to be more a part of the solution.”
Josh, Life Care is proud of your caring heart and congratulates you on the difference you make for our therapists and patients and for the community!