The Adidas High School Wrestler of the Week Award this week goes to Danny Martinez of Mater Lakes Academy in Hialeah, Florida. Martinez, a freshman who took fifth in the state as an eighth grader, was dominant in the 113-pound of Florida’s Super 32 Early Entry Tournament. He went 6-0 in a deep 64-man bracket, including three falls and two major decisions. Martinez was particularly impressive in his two biggest matches. In the semis, he went up 2-0 early and picked up a fall in 57 seconds. Then, in the finals against Corey Gallivan, he used some excellent work from top to put together a 15-1 major decision victory. In his first true year of high school, Martinez could be one to watch when the best in the country descend on Greensboro next month for the Super 32.
Congratulations to Danny Martinez, TOM’s High School Wrestler of the Week.