Geo Martinez defeated ASU's Matt Kraus in the Pac-12 finals at 149 pounds (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com)
The Bronco is becoming a Cowboy, as Geo Martinez has been granted a release from Boise State and will transfer to Oklahoma State, according to multiple media reports Thursday.
Oklahoma State confirmed the transfer Thursday, according to the Idaho Press. A team spokesman said that his paperwork had already been submitted and the transfer was official.
By transferring to Division I Oklahoma State, true sophomore Martinez must sit out a year, per NCAA rules.
A two-time Pac-12 champ and 2016 NCAA All-American, Martinez asked for his release after the firing of long-time Boise State coach Greg Randall, but before new coach Mike Mendoza was announced on May 20. There were no restrictions placed on his release, meaning he was free to transfer anywhere.
"I wish Geo the best of luck in the next phase of his wrestling career," Mendoza said in a statement. "When there is transition in coaching positions, these types of things tend to happen. That being said, returning Boise State to the upper echelon of collegiate wrestling does not rest on the shoulders of one individual, and I look forward to accomplishing great things with this program."
Geordan Martinez just completed his sophomore season at Boise State, where he won his second Pac-12 conference championship, and placed eighth in the 149-pound bracket at the 2016 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. The Peyton, Colo. native built a 62-15 overall record for the Broncos. Prior to coming to Boise State, Martinez was a three-time Colorado state wrestling champ for Pine Creek High School.