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  Michael Martin

Michael Martin

Player Profile

RS Senior

Chesapeake, Va.

High School:
Great Bridge

Last College:

Height / Weight:
5-5 / 141


NCAA Qualifier and Big Ten placewinner at the University of Illinois...Beat NCAA All-Americans Coyte Cooper of Indiana and Cory Cooperman of Lehigh...Recorded an opening round fall over Cooperman in 26 seconds at the 2004 NCAA Championships.
2002-03: Red-shirt freshman year...7-0 with one pin in pre-season tournament.

Prep: Four-time state champion...2002 High School National Champion...Freestyle Cadet National Champion...Named the Dave Schultz Excellence Award Winnter for the southeast...2000 Beast of the East Champion...Four-time letter winner for wrestling for a four-time state champion high school team at Great Bridge High School and was named to the Wrestling USA Dream Team in 2002...Finished with a record of 171-4.

Off the Mat: Born April 6, 1984...Full name is David Michael Martin, Jr....Son of David Martin and Susan Stageberg...Father David was a four-time high school state champion and one of only two father-son combinations to win four state titles each...Has one brother, Cody Stageberg (12) and two sisters, Randy Stageberg (16), 2006 U.S. National Champion gymnast, and Marina Martin (7)...Nephew of head wrestling coach Steve Martin...Favorite sports personality is Mark Strickland...Majoring in Political Science

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