Joe Hutchko, a 1974 MMCS alum, participated in football, wrestling, and track. He is arguably one of the strongest and most outstanding wrestlers in school history. Joe’s senior year was truly amazing and he finished the regular season with a perfect 14-0 record. He entered the Livingston-Wyoming County tournament as the number one seed in the 214-pound weight class and ended up winning the county championship. After counties, Joe went on to the sectionals. During this time period, only Class A and B were available in the sport of wrestling in Section V. Mount Morris was one of 42 other schools in Class B. No one amongst the other 42 schools could stop this man and he walked away as the 1974 Section V, Class B champion in the heavyweight division. This accomplishment led him to the state qualifier match. His opponent became the first person all season to score a takedown against him and defeat him. Joe completed the season with a record of 20-1, which is the best overall season in school history.
His overall record over a two-year varsity career was 28-3. This led him to be inducted into the Mount Morris Wrestling Hall of Fame. According to long time wrestling coach Ron Muchard, this man was "the strongest wrestler he ever coached." His overall strength served as an asset while throwing the shot put and discus on the track team, and also helped him on the football field. As captain of the 1973 varsity football team, he was a dominant force who was named to the Livingston County All-Conference team.