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DENVER POST: Wrestler Michael Martinez recovering from propane explosion by relying on never-quit mentality
John Henderson Denver Post
06/09/2013

Denver Post photo of Michael Martinez and his girlfriend after recent wrestling practice by Mahala Gaylord

PAGOSA SPRINGS — As his life hung in the balance, with his body becoming more unrecognizable by the minute, Michael Martinez felt a previously unknown sensation.

Confusion.

He sat in a tub in an Albuquerque hospital with nurses frantically scrubbing rolls of excess skin off his charbroiled body. The drugs they gave him only partially eased pain that pounded him like a logger's ax.

A wrestler nearly his entire life, the two-time state champion at Pagosa Springs High School and three-time Western Wrestling Conference champion at Wyoming knew pain. Pain is one of a wrestler's four major food groups.

But confusion?

Click here to read complete feature on wrestler Michael Martinez

Photo Gallery of Michael Martinez by Post photographer Mahala Gaylord

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