Nick Martin
Pictured left to right: Susan Martin, Nick Martin, Willie Martin
Moravia Head Wrestling Coach Denny Whitlow, Assistant Wrestling Coach Richard Ewing, Moravia Athletic Director Matt Finley
Submitted photo by Christina Bickel

Moravia’s Nick Martin signed his letter of intent on Tuesday to continue his education and wrestling career at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa next fall.

The 5-foot-11 senior wrestles at 145 pounds this season where his 20-2 record has ranked him No. 10 in Class 1A.

Martin owns a career record of 148-26. The four year letter winner has made it to the state tournament in his previous three years with the Mohawks and is looking for a fourth straight trip to Des Moines later this year.

He owns a 5-7 record at the state tournament including a sixth place finish at 126 pounds in 2016.

Martin joins Northwestern College head coach Rik Dahl’s program as he leads the Red Raiders for his ninth season.

Under Dahl's leadership, the Red Raiders have sent 51 wrestlers to the NAIA National Tournament and crowned six All-Americans. Dahl's leadership is also evident off the mat as his 2009 and 2011 teams were crowned the NAIA Champions of Character for their impact in and around the Northwestern Community.

Ten of Dahl's wrestlers have been recognized as Academic All-Americans. His 2010 and 2012 teams placed 10th and 8th respectively in the country for highest GPA in the NAIA. He has also coached seven NAIA Scholar-Athletes at Northwestern, who have achieved a minimum 3.5 GPA.

Colin Peters is a sports reporter for the Daily Iowegian. He can be reached at or by calling the newsroom at 641-856-6336. Follow him on Twitter @ColinPetersDI.

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