|High School:||Glendora HS|
UC Santa Barbara
In his sophomore season Joe provided the Gauchos with tremendous defensive play behind the plate playing in 34 games and starting 29...led all Gaucho catchers with 33 assists...hit .146 over 82 total at bats...posted multiple RBI games 4 times...blasted 2 home runs on the year including one in the clutch in a win against Cal Poly on April 10.
As a freshman Joe started 18 games behind the plate and played in 22 overall ... Posted a .227 average with one home run and 8 RBI ...Made one appearance as a pitcher out of the bullpen ... Had his first career home run against Long Beach State on April 21 ... Went 2-for-4 with an RBI at Cal State Fullerton on April 17th... Had 14 assists without committing an error.
Was a two-year starter for coach Dan Henley at Glendora High ... Led team to the 2010 CIF Division II championship ... Was a First Team All-Sierra League pick, a First Team All-San Gabriel Valley choice, a First Team All-Los Angeles County selection and a First Team All-CIF pick ... Was also named the MVP of the Tartans and the MVP of the San Gabriel Valley All-Start Game ... Hit .415 as a senior with five home runs and 32 RBI ... Also was the team's closer, sporting a 0.00 ERA and saving five games ... Says his best game came against Chino Hills when he went 3-for-4 with a home run and a double to go with six RBI; he saved the victory and threw out three people from behind the plate ... Was a Glendora High Scholar Athlete ... Helped his team to the second round of the CIF playoffs as a junior ... Also played football.
Joe Winterburn was born on March 28, 1992 at Huntington Memorial Hospital to parents Scott and Mary Winterburn ... Has a younger sister, Natalie ... Has yet to declare a major at UCSB ... Nickname is J.T. ... Roots for the Dodgers and St. Louis Rams ... Calls winning the CIF title as a senior in high school his most memorable achievement ... Favorite movies are "Step Brothers" and "Anchorman" ... Favorite book is "A Child Called It" ... Enjoys the literary works of Dave Pelzer ... Likes to fish and compete in water sports in his free time ... Favorite athletes are Steven Jackson and Albert Pujols ... Enjoys "Dexter" and "Entourage" on television ... Was also recruited by USC, Pepperdine, University of San Diego, UC Santa Cruz and Point Loma Nazarene University.