Jan. 6, 2014
USAFA, Colo. - Sophomore wrestler Josh Martinez was named the Air Force Co-Athlete of the Week on Jan. 6, after capturing a third-place finish at the Southern Scuffle, held Jan. 1-2.
Martinez, a native of Colorado Springs, Colo., was the Falcons' top performer at the annual Southern Scuffle, placing third at 125 pounds. Ranked sixth in the nation, Martinez compiled a 6-1 record in the tournament, posting two falls, a technical fall and three decisions.
After winning his first four matches, Martinez suffered his only loss of the tournament in the semifinals, dropping a 7-2 decision to second-ranked Nico Megaludis of Penn State. He bounced back in the consolation bracket with two more wins, including a 6-0 decision over No. 14 David Terao of American in the third-place match. With his performance at the CKLV Invitational, Martinez moves to 19-2 on the season.
Martinez shared Air Force Athlete of the Week honors with golfer Kyle Westmoreland, who captured the individual title at the Patriot All-America Invitational.