Gwiazdowski Advances to NCAA Quarterfinals
March 20, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA. - In winning both of his matches Thursday, NC State redshirt-sophomore Nick Gwiazdowski has advanced to the quarterfinals at the 2014 NCAA Wrestling Championships being held in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Entering as the second seed at 285 pounds, Gwiazdowski downed Maximillian Wessell of Leigh in the first round, 6-2 in the morning session. Gwiazdowski then came back in the night session with a 6-3 decision over William Smith of Rutgers to advance in the winner's bracket.
Unfortunately for the Pack, NC State's four other wrestlers competing in the NCAA Championships all fell in first round action to seeded foes, and wrestled the night session in the wrestlebacks.
The quarterfinals will take place Friday morning, with the semifinals Friday evening and will be televised on ESPN.
197: (15) Braden Atwood (Purdue) dec. KaRonne Jones (NCSU); 3-2
Mario Gonzalez (Illinois) dec. KaRonne Jones (NCSU); 4-1 (TB1)