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Terry Shockley named Chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Shockley will succeed long-time chairman Jim Keen. Sr. as Chairman of the Board....

Iowa's Tony Ramos determined to finish career with NCAA title

The Hawkeye senior will battle Virginia Tech's Devin Carter in the NWCA All-Star Classic on Saturday....

NCAA announces finalist cities for its championships for 2014-18, including wrestling at all levels

Cleveland, Kansas City, Louisville, New York City, Oklahoma City, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia & St. Louis are Div. I finalists. Div. II and III finalists also announced....

DENVER POST: Wrestler Michael Martinez recovering from propane explosion by relying on never-quit mentality

Denver Post photo of Michael Martinez and his girlfriend after recent wrestling practice by Mahala Gaylord

PAGOSA SPRINGS — As his life hung in the balance, with his body becoming more unrecognizable by the minute, Michael Martinez felt a previously unknown sensation.


He sat in a tub in an Albuquerque hospital with nurses frantically scrubbing rolls of excess skin off his charbroiled body. The drugs they gave him only partially eased pain that pounded him like a logger's ax.

A wrestler nearly his entire life, the two-time state champion at Pagosa Springs High School and three-time Western Wrestling Conference champion at Wyoming knew pain. Pain is one of a wrestler's four major food groups.

But confusion?

Click here to read complete feature on wrestler Michael Martinez

Photo Gallery of Michael Martinez by Post photographer Mahala Gaylord


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