The former Sun Devil founded one of the best international wrestling clubs in the United States and perhaps the world, Sunkist Kids. As founder and executive director of the Sunkist Kids, he has been a profound contributor to the sport of wrestling in every facet.
As a competitor at ASU in 1965, Martori won the Western Athletic Conference title. He also won the Arizona AAU Freestyle and Greco-Roman state championships while wrestling for the Phoenix Wristlock Club. Serving as the President of USA Wrestling from 1992-94, Martori made great strides to promote the growth of the organization. While he served as president, USA Wrestling won its first World team title in freestyle wrestling.
Martori has also served on USA Wrestling's Board of Directors, as well as being the Chairperson of the USA Wrestling's Coach Selection Committee, and a member of numerous other committees. For his contributions to international wrestling, Martori was awarded the Gold Star by FILA, the International governing body of wrestling.
The Sunkist Kids were formed in 1976 and have become one of his greatest accomplishments. They have won every USA Wrestling national freestyle team title from 1983 to the present. The Sunkist Kids have also won team titles in Greco-Roman and women's wrestling, as well as numerous age-group national team titles.
Martori has mentored and played a large role in the career of many of the best wrestlers in the world who have competed for the Sunkist Kids. Many of these have gone on to become Olympic and World champions. Martori was joined in the Class of 1999 Distinguished Members by 1984 Greco-Roman Olympic gold medalist Jeff Blatnick, three-time NCAA Champion at Michigan Mark Churella and coaching legend John G. Reese.