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Vincenzo Joseph pins two-time NCAA champ Isaiah Martinez in the 165-pound finals

By Taylor Miller, USA Wrestling | March 18, 2017, 10:36 p.m. (ET)


Penn State freshman Vincenzo Joseph knocked off two-time defending national champion Isaiah Martinez of Illinois with a third-period pin. 

Martinez was first on the board with a takedown, but the Nittany Lion frosh picked up two points of his own, tying the score 3-3 after the first.Both wrestlers each earned two points in the second period, with Martinez notching two escapes and Joseph rounding up another takedown. 

In the third, Joseph capitalized on an inside trip, putting the Illini junior right to his back, where Joseph finished the job in 5:26.