Dec. 9, 2013
USAFA, Colo. - Air Force wrestler Josh Martinez was named Air Force Athlete of the Week on Dec. 9, after placing third at the prestigious Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational.
Martinez led the Falcons' contingent at the annual CKLV Invitational, placing third at 125 pounds for the second-straight season. Martinez, who entered the tournament seeded fifth and ranked eighth nationally, posted a 7-1 record on the weekend, with four major decisions and three decisions.
Among Martinez's victories were three wins against nationally ranked opponents, including a 14-1 major decision over 10th-ranked Tim Lambert of Nebraska, a 10-7 decision over Northern Iowa's seventh-ranked Dylan Peters and a 4-1 decision over No. 20 David Terao of American in the third-place match. With his performance at the CKLV Invitational, Martinez moves to 13-1 on the season.
Martinez shared Air Force Athlete of the Week honors with women's swimmer Genevieve Miller and women's rifle athlete Meredith Carpentier.