Athletes

  • Isaiah Martinez

    The most decorated wrestler in Illini history, Martinez joins the Beavers after spending his last two seasons as an assistant coach in Champaign. He concluded his Illini wrestling career with the highest winning percentage in school history, winning 97.5 percent of his matches. The 116 victories by Martinez is also tied for 10th all-time in Illinois history.

    Martinez, a two-time NCAA Champion and four-time Big Ten Champion, was named a 2018 Big Ten Medal of Honor recipient. Additionally, Martinez is a two-time Illinois Dike Eddleman Male Athlete of the Year winner and a two-time Big Ten Wrestler of the Championships.

    Career Highlights

    • 4x NCAA Finalist (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
    • 2x NCAA Champion (2015, 2016)
    • 4x Big Ten Champion (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
    • 2x Midlands Champion (2014, 2016)
    • US Open Champion (2018, 2019)
    • U23 National Champion
    • 3x CIF State Champion (2011, 2012, 2013)
    • USAW Junior National Champion (2012)
    • USAW Cadet National Champion (2010)
  • Photo credit: Tony Rotundo

    Adeline Gray

    The only U.S. wrestler to have won five Senior World titles.

    Since becoming the 2008 Junior World champion, Gray has racked up one of the most outstanding records in the history of USA Wrestling.

    Career Highlights

    • 5x Senior World Champion (2012, 2014, 2015, 2018)
    • 2x Senior World bronze medalist (2011, 2013)
    • 2016 Olympian
    • 8x Senior World Team Member
    • 3x World Cup champion (2014, 2015, 2018)
    • 5x U.S. Open Champion (2009, 2011, 2015, 2018, 2020)
    • 2x Pan American Championships champion (2018, 2019)
    • 2012 University World champion
    • 2008 Junior World champion
  • Mike Kosoy

    A letterwinner from 2013-17 at NC State, Kosoy spent two seasons at the Regional Training Center at Arizona State before moving to The Dam RTC.

    Kosoy won 79 career matches at NC State, tied for 19th all-time. A native of Boca Raton, Fla., he was an NCAA qualifier in 2017.

    Career Highlights

    • 3x US Open Place Winner
    • 2x World Team Trials Qualifier
    • 2019 Dave Shultz International Memorial champion 1st
    • 2017 Miner’s Glory International 2nd
    • University Nationals Freestyle 2x place winner
    • University Nationals Greco Place winner
    • 2017 NCAA Qualifier
    • 79 career wins at NC State
    • Tied for 19th all-time on NC State win list
  • Photo credit: Tony Rotundo

    Alyssa Lampe

    After beginning her Senior career in 2007, Lampe has been a six time National Team Member and World Medalist at 48 kg.

    Lampe returned to the sport with a dominant showing at the 2019 U.S. Open and Senior Nationals. Lampe is a top contender for the Olympic team.

    Career Highlights

    • 2020 Olympic Team Trials Qualifier
    • 4x US Open Champion (2010, 2013, 2014, 2019)
    • 6x National Team Member
    • 2x World Bronze Medalist (2012, 2013)
    • 2x Junior Worlds Bronze Medalist
    • Fifth place at Worlds (2014)
    • Pan Am Champion (2009)
    • USA Wrestling Women’s Wrestler of the Year (2013)
    • US Open Outstanding Wrestler (2013)