Matchup Monday: Bout #11

NCAA Division 1 Matchup

Winner: Kyle Dake

Score: 74-43 (votes)
photo of dake and martinez stats


After a successful first ever team matchup for bout #10, we are back to the individual matches. Not much needs to be said about these guys. For Matchup Monday bout #11 A Junior Kyle Dake from the Big Red of Cornell will be taking on Illinois’ undefeated Sophomore, Isaiah Martinez .

In Kyle Dake’s first two seasons with the Big Red (2009-2011) he racked up 65 wins and just 4 losses while capturing not one but two national titles (141 lbs & 149 lbs. respectively). Dake then went up another weight class as Junior for the third straight year.


Fast forward to the 2014-15 season. Isaiah Martinez comes in hot off his red shirt year and into the starting lineup with an undefeated season  (35-0), making him the first undefeated freshman to win an NCAA title since Cael Sanderson back in 1999.

 Again, we have 2x NCAA Champion Kyle Dake coming into his Junior year looking for his third straight NCAA title at three different weights. Only this time it is as at 157 lbs where Isaiah Martinez is looking to repeat as the unbeaten NCAA Champion after a perfect 35-0 freshman season at 157 lbs. Who wins?

Please clear the mats! Viewers when you are ready you may cast your votes!

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