Josh

Martin

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Height: 5'7"
Weight: 165
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Buffalo Grove, Ill.
High School: Stevenson High School
Club: Aerial Gymnastics Club
Club Coach: Tim O'Connell
Major: Software Engineering

Bio

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Honors & Awards

  • NCAA Team Finals Competitor 
    • 2018 (Pommel Horse, Still Rings)
    • 2019 (Pommel Horse)
  • NCAA Team Qualifiers Competitor 
    • 2018 (Pommel Horse, Still Rings)
    • 2019 (Pommel Horse)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2018, 2019)
  • All-America Honors (Pommel Horse, 2019) 
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2016, 2018; Spring 2017, 2019)
  • Second-Team CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete (2018)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017)
  • 2015 Junior Olympic National Championships (Third, Floor, Parallel Bars) (Seventh, All-Around)
  • 2014 Junior Olympic National Championships (Second, Vault)

Career Bests

  • Floor - 13.40 (vs. UIC/Minnesota, February 23, 2019)
  • Pommel Horse - 13.80 (at Arnold Classic, March 3, 2018)
  • Still Rings - 13.65 (at Rocky Mountain Open, Jan. 13, 2018)
  • Vault - 14.50 (vs. Ohio State, Jan. 20, 2018)
  • Parallel Bars - 13.00 (at Rocky Mountain Open, Jan. 13, 2018)
  • All-Around - 77.95 (at Rocky Mountain Open, Jan. 13, 2018)

2019 (Sophomore)

Josh Martin competed on the Pommel Horse to help the Huskers to a third place finish at the NCAA Championships. Martin received All-America honors for his 8th place finish on the Pommel Horse (13.60). Martin had his own personal best this season on the Floor (13.40) vs UIC/Minnesota (2/23/19). Martin earned his second varsity letter. 

Martin also excelled in the classroom earning Academic All-Big Ten Honors and Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.  

2019 Season Highs

  • Floor - 13.40 (vs. UIC/Minnesota, February 23, 2019)
  • Pommel Horse - 13.10 (at Penn State, January 26, 2019)
  • Still Rings - 13.35 (at Ohio State/vs. Minnesota, March 8, 2019)
  • Vault - 14.45 (at Ohio State/vs. Minnesota, March 8, 2019)
  • Parallel Bars - 12.50 (at Rocky Mountain Open, January 12, 2019)
  • All-Around - 64.10 (at Rocky Mountain Open, January 12, 2019)

2018 (Freshman)
Despite suffering a season-ending injury in 2017, Martin bounced back and had an impressive 2018 season posting a career best (14.50) on vault. Martin competed in nine meets on pommel horse and in seven meets on vault. Martin posted a 13.60 on pommel horse and a 12.46 on still rings at the NCAA Championships, helping the Huskers to its fifth place finish.


Outside of the gym, Martin continued making an impact as an Academic All-Big Ten honoree in 2018.

2018 Season Highs

  • Pommel Horse - 13.80 (at Arnold Classic, March 3, 2018)
  • Still Rings - 13.65 (at Rocky Mountain Open, Jan. 13, 2018)
  • Vault - 14.50 (vs. Ohio State, Jan. 20, 2018)
  • Parallel Bars - 13.00 (at Rocky Mountain Open, Jan. 13, 2018)
  • All-Around - 77.95 (at Rocky Mountain Open, Jan. 13, 2018)

2017 (Medical Redshirt)
Martin suffered a season-ending injury early in the season and was forced to take a medical redshirt in his first season at Nebraska. Prior to the injury, Martin was dynamic on vault for the Huskers in the first three meets of the season. He scored at least 14.00 each time and notched a season-high score of 14.10 twice. 


Despite not being able to impact the team in the gym, Martin was impressive in the classroom and in the community for the Huskers, earning spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2016-17. He also was named to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2017.

2017 Season Highs

  • Pommel Horse - 12.70 (at West Point Open, Jan. 13, 2017)
  • Vault - 14.10 (twice, most recently at Minnesota/UMN Club Team, Feb. 4, 2017)

Before Nebraska
Martin was a member of Aerial Gymnastics Club, under Coach Tim O’Connell. Martin competed at the Junior Olympic National Championships in both 2014 and 2015. Most recently, he placed third on floor and parallel bars and finished seventh in the all-around in 2015. In 2014, Martin claimed second on vault. He graduated from Stevenson High School.

Personal
Josh (Joshua) is the son of Shawn and Jill Martin. Josh was born in Buffalo Grove, Ill., on Feb. 12, 1998. He has one sister, Stephanie. He is a software engineering major and a two-time Academic All-Big Ten choice. He is also a four-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection.  He chose Nebraska over Michigan, Illinois and Minnesota. Outside of gymnastics, he enjoys playing the guitar and playing video games, and building his own computers.

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