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Sam Martino

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Position
Redshirt Senior
Class
Colonial Heights, Va.
Hometown
McDonogh
High School

2019-20
• Went 12-10 on the season, including a 2-3 mark in dual action
• Wrestled in four open tournaments: Southeast Open (11/3), Keystone Classic (11/24), Franklin & Marshall Open (1/4) and the National Collegiate Open (3/1)
• Picked up wins in duals against LIU (11/9) with a major decision over Mike Parrish and a decision over Kent State’s (1/10) Kade Byland at the Virginia Duals
• Went 5-1 at the Franklin & Marshall Open before hitting the NCAA mandated match limit prohibiting him from finishing the bracket
• Went 2-2 at the Keystone Classic and went 3-2 at the National Collegiate Open
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2018-19
• Wrestled at 149 pounds with a 14-9 record, including a 2-2 mark in dual matches
• Finished sixth at the Wolfpack Open (11/18) and at the Franklin & Marshall Open (1/5)
• Went 4-2 at the Wolfpack Open for his fifth-place finish
• Went 6-1 at the Franklin & Marshall Open, but hit his limit of matches and could not wrestle for fifth place
• His two dual match wins came in duals against LIU-Post (11/10) and Utah Valley (12/29)
• His win over Matthew Ontiveros of No. 22 Utah Valley was one of his two wins by pinfall on the season
• Also defeated Will Kaldes of Pittsburgh at the F&M Open in his final match of the season
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2017-18
• Posted a 7-18 record at 141 pounds, including a 4-10 mark in dual matches
• Posted his first dual win with a 2-0 decision over Nick Nasenbury of No. 4 Missouri
• Also posted dual wins against Bloomsburg (12/17), Fresno State (1/13) and No. 9
Virginia Tech (2/11)
• Tallied 15 dual points for the Cavaliers on the season
• Nine of his losses were decided by three points or fewer on the season

2016-17
• Posted a 21-19 record competing unattached at 149 pounds in a redshirt season
• Fourth-place finish at the Mat Town Open (11/27) with a  4-2 record
• Went 3-1 in matches decided by fall
• Went 3-2 at the Wilkes Open (12/22)
• Fourth-place finish at the Franklin & Marshall Open
• Also finished fourth at the Shorty Hitchcock Memorial (1/14)

HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered four years at the McDonogh School
• Served as team captain as a senior
• Finished in fifth at the Beast of the East in 2016
• Two-time All-Conference selection in Maryland Independent Athletics Association (MIAA)
• Two-time MIAA Conference Champion
• Three-time National Preps place winner
• Four-time State place winner

PERSONAL
• Son of Chuck and Sandra Martino
• Has two brothers and a sister
• Co-founder of the Big Brother Club at McDonogh
• Served as dorm prefect as a senior at McDonogh

Weight Class Overall Record Dual Record ACC Dual Record Dual Points
Scored
ACC Championship Record NCAA Championship Record Major Decisions Tech Falls Pins Fastest Pin
2016-17* 149 21-19 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-1 1-0 3-1 0:44
2017-18 141 7-18 4-10 1-4 15 0-2 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-1
2018-19 149 14-9 2-2 0-0 11 0-0 0-0 2-2 1-0 2-0 3:29
Career 21-27 6-12 1-4 26 0-2 0-0 3-3 1-0 3-1 3:29

*Denotes redshirt season which does not count in career records