Sports - Athlete Of The Week

Feb 2, 2011 2:13 AM by Lee Douglas and Jordan Mason

Pine Creek's Martinez named "Athlete of the Week"

One of Colorado's best high school wrestlers is this week's "Loaf ‘N Jug High School Athlete of the Week." Congratulations to senior Josh Martinez from Pine Creek.

Martinez is the defending 5A state champ at 112 pounds and he's looking for a repeat in the 125-pound class this year. He's a three-time All-American, ranked number one in the state and has been ranked as high as eighth in the nation. Still the humble wrestler was surprised when News First 5's Jordan Mason told him he is this week's "Athlete of the Week."

Martinez told Mason, "It was really shocking I guess."

Josh carries a 3.8 GPA and is an assistant coach for Pine Creek's youth wrestling team. Josh plans to attend the United States Air Force Academy and wrestle for the Falcons.




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