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Illinois wrestling’s Martinez wins back-to-back NCAA titles

Illinois' Isaiah Martinez attempts to bring down Nebraska's James Green during the wrestling match vs. Nebraska at Huff Hall on Jan. 23. The Illini lost 22-9.

By Masaki Sugimoto

March 19, 2016

New York – Boos erupted from the crowd at Madison Square Garden as Illinois wrestling’s Isaiah Martinez was tied with Penn State's Jason Nolf with 1:43 left in the National Championship match. But with 12 seconds to go, Martinez saw an opening and got the takedown to claim his second-strai...