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2015 and 2016 NCAA National Champion at 157 lbs for the Fighting Illini, 2017 and 2018 NCAA Finalist, Four-time NCAA All-American, Four-time Big Ten Champion,Three-time CIF State Champion for Lemoore HS, 2012 USA Wrestling Junior National Freestyle Champion.

  1. Domestic Men's Freestyle Rankings

    Domestic Men's Freestyle Rankings

    Jan 24, 2023

  2. 154 lbs Semis (4 Team) - Nathaniel Breyman, Hidden Valley vs Isaiah Martinez, Madras
    2:12

    154 lbs Semis (4 Team) - Nathaniel Breyman, Hidden Valley vs Isaiah Martinez, Madras

    Jan 14, 2023

    154 lbs Semis (4 Team) - Nathaniel Breyman, Hidden Valley vs Isaiah Martinez, Madras

  3. 154 lbs Round 3 (4 Team) - Isaiah Martinez, Madras vs Maverick Heimbuck, Scappoose
    8:06

    154 lbs Round 3 (4 Team) - Isaiah Martinez, Madras vs Maverick Heimbuck, Scappoose

    Jan 13, 2023

    154 lbs Round 3 (4 Team) - Isaiah Martinez, Madras vs Maverick Heimbuck, Scappoose

  4. 154 lbs Round 2 (4 Team) - James Goddard, Tillamook vs Isaiah Martinez, Madras
    4:18

    154 lbs Round 2 (4 Team) - James Goddard, Tillamook vs Isaiah Martinez, Madras

    Jan 13, 2023

    154 lbs Round 2 (4 Team) - James Goddard, Tillamook vs Isaiah Martinez, Madras

  5. 154 lbs Round 1 (4 Team) - Michael Quintero, Henley vs Isaiah Martinez, Madras
    2:48

    154 lbs Round 1 (4 Team) - Michael Quintero, Henley vs Isaiah Martinez, Madras

    Jan 13, 2023

    154 lbs Round 1 (4 Team) - Michael Quintero, Henley vs Isaiah Martinez, Madras

  6. 113 lbs Champ. Round 2 - Brody Davis, Washougal vs Isaiah Martinez, Pasco
    8:00

    113 lbs Champ. Round 2 - Brody Davis, Washougal vs Isaiah Martinez, Pasco

    Dec 21, 2022

    113 lbs Champ. Round 2 - Brody Davis, Washougal vs Isaiah Martinez, Pasco

  7. 113 lbs Round 1 (3 Team) - Victor Canche, Goldendale vs Isaiah Martinez, Pasco
    8:06

    113 lbs Round 1 (3 Team) - Victor Canche, Goldendale vs Isaiah Martinez, Pasco

    Dec 20, 2022

    113 lbs Round 1 (3 Team) - Victor Canche, Goldendale vs Isaiah Martinez, Pasco

  8. 113 lbs Quarters - Isaiah Martinez, Pasco vs Aiden Damm, Mt. Spokane
    7:24

    113 lbs Quarters - Isaiah Martinez, Pasco vs Aiden Damm, Mt. Spokane

    Dec 20, 2022

    113 lbs Quarters - Isaiah Martinez, Pasco vs Aiden Damm, Mt. Spokane

  9. 113 lbs Round Two - Diego Cervantes, Selah vs Isaiah Martinez, Pasco
    1:48

    113 lbs Round Two - Diego Cervantes, Selah vs Isaiah Martinez, Pasco

    Dec 20, 2022

    113 lbs Round Two - Diego Cervantes, Selah vs Isaiah Martinez, Pasco

  10. 113 lbs Round 1 (32 Team) - Levi Childers, Columbia (White Salmon) vs Isaiah Martinez, Pasco
    9:30

    113 lbs Round 1 (32 Team) - Levi Childers, Columbia (White Salmon) vs Isaiah Martinez, Pasco

    Dec 20, 2022

    113 lbs Round 1 (32 Team) - Levi Childers, Columbia (White Salmon) vs Isaiah Martinez, Pasco

  11. 123 lbs Cons. Round 3 - Gage Rutan, Columbus East vs Isaiah Martinez, Warsaw Tiger Wrestling
    5:30

    123 lbs Cons. Round 3 - Gage Rutan, Columbus East vs Isaiah Martinez, Warsaw Tiger Wrestling

    Sep 11, 2022

    123 lbs Cons. Round 3 - Gage Rutan, Columbus East vs Isaiah Martinez, Warsaw Tiger Wrestling

  12. 123 lbs Cons. Round 2 - Braydon Mcinturf, New Haven Wrestling Club vs Isaiah Martinez, Warsaw Tiger Wrestling
    6:36

    123 lbs Cons. Round 2 - Braydon Mcinturf, New Haven Wrestling Club vs Isaiah Martinez, Warsaw Tiger Wrestling

    Sep 11, 2022

    123 lbs Cons. Round 2 - Braydon Mcinturf, New Haven Wrestling Club vs Isaiah Martinez, Warsaw Tiger Wrestling

  13. 123 lbs Champ. Round 2 - Neal Mosier, Delta Wrestling Club Inc. vs Isaiah Martinez, Warsaw Tiger Wrestling
    6:30

    123 lbs Champ. Round 2 - Neal Mosier, Delta Wrestling Club Inc. vs Isaiah Martinez, Warsaw Tiger Wrestling

    Sep 11, 2022

    123 lbs Champ. Round 2 - Neal Mosier, Delta Wrestling Club Inc. vs Isaiah Martinez, Warsaw Tiger Wrestling

  14. Early Lineup Look: 2022-23 Illinois Fighting Illini

    Early Lineup Look: 2022-23 Illinois Fighting Illini

    Aug 26, 2022

    Head coach: Michael Poeta (2nd season)
  15. IMar To Illinois Completes Insanely Credentialed Coaching Staff

    IMar To Illinois Completes Insanely Credentialed Coaching Staff

    Jun 10, 2022

    Isaiah Martinez cemented himself as an Illinois legend when he capped an undefeated freshman season with an NCAA title in 2015. He followed that up with a second NCAA championship in 2016, then made the finals twice after that. Now, he's rejoined the Illini as the fourth member of Mike Poeta's coaching staff. Illinois announced the hire with the following article.