Nobody expected him to wrestle this season. Nobody expected him to make the NCAA finals as a true Freshman 11-seed. Certainly nobody expected him to defeat Bo Nickal after losing three times to him during the regular season. Nobody that is except for Myles Martin, his coaches, and his teammates. He did all of those things. And now Myles Martin is an NCAA champion as a true freshman.
Martin jumped out to a 2-0 lead early but Nickal battled back to take a 4-2 lead in the second. Then Martin hit a body lock off of a double-leg attempt and took Nickal straight to his back for a six point move. Martin would hold on and take the match 11-8 to earn his championship.
Ironically Ohio State head coach Tom Ryan was criticized in some circles for pulling Martin's redshirt this season. Looks like he may have known what he was doing.