Athlete of the Week Archive

March 4, 2011

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Athlete of the Week



Patrick Martinez


What do you miss most about California?
"The warm weather and In and Out Burger!"

Why did you choose the University of Wyoming?

"To wrestle for Coach Branch"

What is your favorite thing to do in Laramie?

"When it's warm I like to go to the mountains, when it's cold (70 percent of the time) I like to go to the movie theater."

Who is your celebrity crush?
"Cheryl Cole"

What got you into wrestling as a kid?
"My dad"

What is your favorite part about road trips?
"Per Diem"

If you did not wrestle what sport would you want to play?
"Table Tennis"

What is the worst injury you have ever had?
"I broke my collarbone when I was seven at wrestling practice."

Do you have any specific pre-match rituals you go through?
"Nothing specific, I just try to stay relaxed and get my mind focused."

What is something most people don't know about you?
"Even though I am from California, I grew up on a ranch."

What do you think is the hardest part about being a wrestler?
"Where should I start? Cutting weight would have to be the hardest part. This is a defining element that most other sports do not have to endure."

If you could be anyone for a day who would it be? Why?
"I would be an astronaut, so I could see the whole world from outer space."

What is your favorite thing to eat when you are not cutting weight?
"Ice cream and my grandma's cooking"

If you could wrestle anyone you wanted who would it be?
"Adam Saitiev"