Kellenberg senior wrestler and New York State Catholic Champion Martin Jensen received the Lynbrook Titans Wrestling Program’s Perseverance Award from Titan’s Program Director Mr. Hilary Becker. This award is presented to a former member of the Titan program who is a graduation high school wrestler and has shown exemplary perseverance throughout their wrestling career.
Marty Jensen had minimal wrestling experience when he came to Kellenberg and enjoyed a good freshman year. Marty then didn’t wrestle his sophomore year but came back his junior year and was a CHSAA champion as a senior. In the opening dual last year vs. Bellmore JFK Marty’s match wasn’t very pretty, but he found a way to win and help the team. This became his calling card the next two seasons as he continually out willed his opponents in close matches. This was never more evident than in the Catholic State Finals when he came back from a 3-point deficit to tie the match and send it to over time and then finally to get the winning take down in the sudden victory period.