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     Nick Gwiazdowski
    Nick  Gwiazdowski

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Delanson, N.Y.

    High School:
    Duanesburg HS

    Last College:
    Binghamton

    Weight:
    HWT


    Two-time National Champion (285 pounds): 2014, 2015
    Three-time All-American (285 pounds): 2012, 2014, 2015
    Two-time ACC Wrestler of the Year: 2014, 2015
    Two-time ACC Champion (285 pounds): 2014, 2015
    CAA Champion (285 pounds): 2012
    CAA Rookie of the Year: 2012

    2014-15:
    Repeated as NCAA Champion at 285 pounds ... Also repeated as ACC Champion at 285 pounds ... Named ACC Wrestler of the Year for second straight year ... First repeat recipient since Pack heavyweight Sylvester Terkay (1991, 92, 93) ... Became only the 3rd wrestler in ACC history to win multiple NCAA titles, first since 1995, and first-ever at NC State ... Only second NC State wrestler all-time to ppear in back-to-back NCAA finals - heavyweight Sylvester Terkay (1992-93) ... Became the seventh NC State wrestler to earn All-America honors in back-to-back years ... Fourth NC State wrestler all-time to enter the NCAAs as the No. 1 seed ... Finished 35-0 on the season, including 18-0 in duals ...Finished the season with a school and ACC record 55 match-winning streak, the longest in the nation entering 2015-16 ... Went a perfect 5-0 in ACC duals, pinning every opponent ... Went 14-0 against ranked foes, including 4-0 vs. top-10 opponents ... Among his 35 wins, 14 pins, 10 majors, 1 tech fall ... Took first place honors at both the Cliff Keen Invitational and the Wolfpack Open ... Entering 2015-16, on pace to set the NC State record for career win-loss percentage ... Holds a 77-2 (97.4 percent) mark while with the Pack ... Former NCAA Champion Sylvester Terkay (1990-93) currently holds the all-time mark at 89.7 percent (122-14) … NC State’s H.C. Kennett Award Winner, presented annually to NC State’s top student-athlete - the sixth Pack wrestler to win the award.

    2013-14: NCAA Champion at 285 pounds ... Also ACC Champion at 285 pounds ... ACC Wrestler of the Year ... Finished 42-2 on the season, setting a new NC State record for most wins in a season ... Won his final 20 matches, with 11 of the final 15 all against ranked opponents ... Among the wrestlers in the NCAA Championships, led all in wins and wins versus ranked foes ... Was a perfect 20-0 in duals this year, with 17 bonus point wins (10 falls, 6 majors, 1 forfeit) ... Went 13-2 against ranked foes ... Entered the NCAA Championships as the No. 2 seed, went 5-0 and defeated two-time defending champion Tony Nelson of Minnesota 4-2 in the finals ... Also posted wins over the seventh seed and third seed en route to the title ... Won both matches at the ACC Championship for the conference crown ... After a bye, won by fall in the semis and defeated two-time ACC champion #9 Spencer Myers of Maryland 10-4 in the championship ... Won the Wolfpack Open, was second at Southern Scuffle and third at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational ... 2013-­14 NWCA All-Academic Team selection ... Named to the 2013-14 ACC Honor Roll.

    2012-13: Redshirted the season ... Competed in four open tournaments ... Posted a record of 20-1 at 285 pounds, winning three and taking third in his four tournaments ... Won the Hokie Open, Wolfpack Open and Penn State Open and was third at Southern Scuffle ... Had 11 pins, two technical fall win, and two major decision victories ... Only loss was 4-1 to #1 Anthony Nelson of Minnesota ... Won the Hokie Open going 5-0 and defeating #10 Adam Chalfant by pin in the championship ... Went 5-0 in the Wolfpack Open, with four pins and one major decision victory ... Also 5-0 in Penn State Open, recording three pins and a 12-1 major decision in finals ... Racked up three wins over ranked opponents in bringing home third place at Southern Scuffle ... Also won the National Collegiate Open at 285 pounds in February ... He earned two falls and a major decision to advance to the finals, where he captured a medical default win after he held a 6-2 lead ... Claimed a seventh place finish and All-America honors at 120 KG at the 2013 U.S. Senior Nationals ... Was the seventh seed entering the competition ... Advanced to the U.S. World Team Trials ... Finished third in the challenge tournament, just one spot shy of making the USA World Team ... Started with a 9-0 technical fall win over 2012 and 2013 NCAA heavyweight champion Tony Nelson of Minnesota ... After advancing with the win, fell to another NCAA champion, Zach Rey, 5-2 ... Came right back and recorded two more victories to conclude his run ... First, he scored a 9-1 technical fall over former Wisconsin All-American, Kyle Massey ... In the third place match, once again defeated the reigning two-time NCAA champion, Tony Nelson, this time, 6-4.

    2011-12 at Binghamton: Finished 8th at the 2012 NCAA championships to claim All-America Honors ... Compiled a record of 30-9, including five wins at the NCAA championships ... Won the 2012 CAA Conference Tournament at heavyweight ... Named 2012 CAA Rookie of the Year ... Won the 2011 Binghamton Open after posting a 4-0 mark ... Named 2012 NWCA Academic All- American.

    Prep: Ranked as the top heavyweight recruit in the nation ... Top- ranked wrestler in the state of New York, received the Dave Schultz ... Ranked as the 19th overall recruit in the nation (any weight) ... Two- time New York State Champion ... Posted a 50-0 record in his senior season and no opponent finished the match; 43 pins and seven forfeits ... Won the Junior Wade Schalles Award, given to the wrestler with the most pins in the country ... Two- time team captain ... Career record of 199- 24 ... Wrestled at Duanesburg High School ... Honor Roll student.

    Yr Record Dual ACC Ranked Fall TF MJ
    2012* 30-9 13-3 NA NA 7-0 0-1 6-1
    2014 42-2 20-0 6-0 13-2 16-0 1-0 8-0
    2015 35-0 18-0 5-0 11-0 14-0 1-0 10-0
    Totals 107-11 51-3 11-0 24-2 37-0 2-1 24-1
    * - At Binghamton

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