Michael J. Martini
Grad Year: 2010
Year Inducted: 2019
Michael J. Martini ’10 starred for the RIC wrestling program from 2006-09 at 157 lbs. He helped the Anchormen win the 2008 New England Wrestling Association Championship.
The Cranston, R.I. native wrapped up his three-year career on the mat with a record of 102-23 (.816) to go along with 174 takedowns, 51 reversals, 111 escapes, 47 near-falls and 16 pins.
As a senior in 2008-09, was the New England Champion at 157 lbs., earning All-New England honors for the third straight season, and advanced to the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive campaign. Martini was 37-5 with 75 takedowns, 22 reversals, 27 escapes, 16 near-falls and five pins on the season. He placed first at both the Roger Williams (Nov. 15) and Doug Parker (Nov. 22) Invitationals, while finishing third at the RIT Invitational (Dec. 6). Martini was an Honorable Mention to the Pilgrim League All-Star Team and named team MVP.
As a junior in 2007-08, Martini was the New England Champion, earning All-New England honors for the second consecutive season, at 157 lbs. and advanced to the NCAA Div. III Wrestling Championships. He was named a Second Team Pilgrim Wrestling League All-Star. Martini finished the season with a 34-9 record, 57 takedowns, 15 reversals, 42 escapes, 19 near-falls and eight pins on the season. He earned a fourth place finish at the Roger Williams Invitational (Nov. 10), was fourth at the Doug Parker Invitational (Nov. 17) and first at the R.I.T. Invitational (Dec. 1). Martini was named a Scholar All-American by NWCA.
As a sophomore in 2006-07, Martini earned All-New England honors at 157 lbs., placing third at the NECCWA Championships. He was 31-9 at 157 lbs. with 42 takedowns, 14 reversals, 42 escapes, 12 near-falls and three pins. Martini placed fourth at 157 lbs. at the Doug Parker Invitational and third at 157 lbs. at the R.I.T. Invitational.
Prior to coming to RIC, Martini attended Hofstra in 2005-06.
He was 2005 graduate of Cranston High School West.
He earned bachelor’s degree in both math and economics from Rhode Island College in 2010.