Going 50-0 and winning a state title would be good enough for most high school wrestlers in California. Not for Lemoore sophomore Isaiah Martinez.

The Tigers' wrestling standout performed that feat and hopes to do even better next year.

For now, an undefeated season and an individual state wrestling title at 140 pounds makes him The Sentinel's 2010-11 Wrestler of the Year.

And how does Martinez plan on topping one of just two undefeated seasons in the state this year? Besides winning every match, he doesn't even want this opponents to be able to score on him, yet alone win.

"I don't want to have anybody score an offensive point on me," Martinez said. "I hate getting scored on."

Not many people were able to during the 2010-11 season. Martinez said through the season, he only gave up about six offensive points while he earned tournament titles at the Reno Tournament of Champions, the Doc Buchanan, Temecula Valley, and the Coach DeLiddo in the regular season.

And once the postseason start, he took titles at the WYL championships, Yosemite Divisionals, Central Section Masters and then the California Interscholastic Federation state championships at Rabobank Arena.

The trip to Bakersfield was his second.

As a freshman, he also qualified for the state championships and made his way to the semifinals before losing. He finished third. That would provide fueled to feed his the furnace the fired him up for the sophomore season.

"I felt like I wrestled with a chip on my shoulder," Martinez said. "I felt like I had something to prove."

It was obvious why Martinez had so much success to Lemoore head coach Marcio Botelho.

"He gets pumped for every match. He goes after you," Botelho said. "He's in your face and he wants to go out there and wrestle for six minutes."

That was evident in the state championship match, where Martinez beat Nick Cano of St. Francis, totaling 18 points during the match to beat him 18-10.

Such a one-sided victory, even in the championship was of the norm for Martinez.

"He didn't have much competition throughout the year," Botelho said. "That guy Isaiah beat in the state finals was a stud and he picked him apart."

Said Martinez: "I wanted to make a statement. It was just one takedown after the next."

Martinez is already getting looks by some of the top wrestling programs in the country, including Penn State and Iowa State.

He just finished second at a national tournament in Ohio and won a pair of national titles last summer.

"He wants to wrestle the best guys in the country," Botelho said. "I've never had a wrestler that loves those challenges. He lives and breathes wrestling. I'm looking forward to watching him wrestle the next two years."

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