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.
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.
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.
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.
Velte is a two-time Senior World Team member at 62 kg, representing the USA at the 2017 and 2018 World Championships. She earned a bronze medal at the 2018 World in Budapest, Hungary. Additionally, Velte owns a gold medal from the 2020 Pan American Championships and a silver from the 2019 Pan Ams.
In addition to her accolades on the mat, Velte has been part of the Athlete Advisory Committee since 2018 and the USOPC Athlete Advisory Committee from 2020 to 2024. She earned her bachelors in 2018 (psychology, minor in kinesiology & early learning) and her masters of science in sport and performance psychology in 2021.
Glaudé is a two time National Team Member who has competed and placed at the world level for the United States, collecting a bronze medal at the World U23 level.
In addition to her WCWA and collegiate national titles, Glaudé recently won the US Open and will be competing on the Pan Am team in 2021.
Grote wrestled in high school at fabled Blair Academy, then moved on to Ontario's Brock University for college. Grote was part of two Pan-American Junior teams, coming home with a silver medal in 2014 and a gold in 2015.
Grote was a runner-up at the 2020 Senior Nationals in October while competing at 68 kg. A month later, Grote was a U23 national champion at the same weight.
Grote is studying at Oregon State for her Masters in Marketing.