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Joseph Martinez

Redshirt Sophomore
Class
Platteville, Colo.
Hometown
Greeley West
High School

2015-16
• Posted a 13-7 record on the season
• Wrestled at 125 pounds until the final regular season meet at No. 24 Pitt (133 pounds)
• Wrestled in four tournaments and four dual meets
• Finished second at the Clarion Open (11/1) falling only to teammate Nick Herrmann
• Claimed the championship at the Mat Town Open (11/22) at 125 pounds
• Finished second at the Nittany Lion Open (12/7), going 4-1
• Wrestled in dual meets vs. No. 25 North Dakota State (11/6), VMI (1/8), Chattanooga (2/14), and at No. 24 Pitt (2/19)

2014-15
• Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll for third time
• Went 2-4 at 133 pounds
• Picked up 9-5 win over Anderson’s Zak Hale in UVa’s season-opening dual (11/2)

2013-14
• Went 15-14 during his redshirt sophomore season, including 12-8 record in duals as starter at 133 pounds
• Was 5-1 in ACC duals
• Defeated three NCAA qualifiers in the regular season: Shelton Mack (Pitt), Dennis Gustafson (Virginia Tech) and Vincent Dellafave (Rutgers)

2012-13
• Redshirt season
• Wrestled in eight tournaments at 133 pounds, compiling 22-14 record while competing unattached
• Took fourth place at Edinboro Open
• Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll

2011-12
• Posted a 19-11 record during his freshman season (19-10 at 133)
• Was 3-1 in dual competitions, with 3-0 mark at 133 pounds
• Wrestled up a weight for the NC State dual, falling to All-American Darrius Little at 141 pounds
• Filled in for an injured Matt Nelson in three of UVa’s February duals, defeating Rutgers’ Joe Langel (7-5), Appalachian State’s Brett Boston (16-6) and George Mason’s Zach Isenhour (George Mason)
• Won the Mat Town Open at 133 (11/26)
• Runner-up at the NC State Open (11/13)

GREELEY WEST HIGH SCHOOL
• Set Colorado all-time wins record (173)
• Went 173-8 in high school, including 47-0 his senior year
• Three-time Colorado state champion and four-time state finalist
• NHSCA champion (junior division)
• NHSCA runner up (sophomore division)
• Named a high school Academic All-American
• Four-year team captain
• Coached by Jim Martinez at Greeley West
• Member of National Honor Society

PERSONAL
• Parents are Jesus and Kellie Martinez
• Has one brother, Emilio, and one sister, Felicia

Weight Overall Dual ACC Dual Dual Pts. ACC NCAA MD TF Pins Fastest
Year Class Record Record Record Scored Place Place W/L W/L W/L Pin
2011-12 133 19-11 3-1 0-0 10 0-0 0-0 5-1 0-1 2-4 5:32
2012-13* 133 22-14 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 7-1 1-0 1-3 1:26
2013-14 133 15-14 12-8 5-1 36 1-2 0-0 2-5 0-0 3-0 1:36
2014-15 133 2-4 1-0 0-0 3 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 1-0 5:50
2015-16 125 13-7 1-3 0-1 0 0-0 0-0 4-4 2-0 0-0
Career 49-36 17-12 5-2 49 1-2 0-0 11-11 2-1 6-4 1:36

*denotes redshirt season