Wrestler of the Week: Josh Martin

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The d3wrestle.com Wrestler of the Week is Josh Martin of Cornell. Wrestling at his home invitational, Martin won a tough 141 lbs. bracket to keep the title in Mount Vernon. After picking up a pair of first period falls, Martin won 7-3 in the semifinals against 2017 All-American Clint Lembeck of Loras. In the finals, Martin defeated another 2017 All-American in David Flynn of Augsburg with a 13-4 major decision. Flynn had defeated #1 ranked Brett Kaliner of Stevens in the semfinals, giving this weight some serious star power. Martin’s title was one of two for the Rams, and he led the team to a 4th place finish.

Martin, a senior from Lombard, Illinois, is currently 23-2 and ranked 2nd in the d3wrestle.com Rankings that were released prior to the tournament. He has won his last 12 matches and has been 3rd at the Luther Open, 1st at the Coe Invitational, and 1st at the Citrus Invitational. He was a 2016 NCAA qualifier and has a career record of 78-34. Martin and the rest of the Rams head to Crawfordsville, Indiana, for the Max Servies Duals at Wabash this weekend. They will take on Manchester, Millikin, and the host Little Giants.