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Biography - Nick Gwiazdowski, NC

NICHOLAS EDWARD GWIAZDOWSKI
2019-20 Team USA Ranking:
No. 1 at 125 kg/ 275 lbs.
Years on Team USA: 3 (2017-20)
Residence: Raleigh, N.C.
Personal coach: Adam Hall, Donald Vinson
Club: Titan Mercury WC, Wolfpack WC
College: North Carolina State Univ. (2012-2016), Binghamton Univ. (2011-2012)
High School: Duanesburg HS, N.Y. (2011)
Born: December 30, 1992 in Niskayuna, N.Y.
Height: 6-1

Career Highlights

  • Two-time World Championships bronze medalist (2017, 2018)
  • U.S. Open champion (2017)
  • Bill Farrell International Champion (2016)
  • Two-time Grand Prix of Spain champion (2015, 2017)
  • Two-time NCAA champion and three-time finalist for NC State
  • Four-time NCAA All-American, also All-American for Binghamton as a freshman

Career Biography
2019:
Final X champion… Pan American Games gold medalist… Pan American Championships gold medalist… Yasar Dogu International (Turkey) silver medalist… Fifth at Alans International… Seventh at Dan Kolov International (Ukraine)… 19th at Senior World Championships…
2018: World bronze medalist… Yasar Dogu International (Turkey) bronze medalist… Final X champion… Pan American Championships gold medalist… Freestyle World Cup Team member (gold) … Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix (Russia) bronze medalist…
2017: World Championships bronze medalist… Grand Prix of Spain gold medalist… U.S. World Team Trials champion… U.S. Open champion… Freestyle World Cup Team member (silver) …
2016: Intercontinental Cup silver medalist… Ziolkowski Memorial (Poland) bronze medalist… Fourth in U.S. Olympic Team Trials…
2015: Bill Farrell International gold medalist… Grand Prix of Spain gold medalist… Third in U.S. World Team Trials… Fourth in U.S. Open…
2014: Freestyle World Team Trials runner-up…
2013: Third at Freestyle World Team Trials… Seventh at U.S. Open (2013) …

College: NCAA runner-up (2016) … Two-time NCAA champion (2014, 2015) … Eighth at NCAA (2012) … Conference champion (2012) … NWCA Academic All-American (2012) …coached by Pat Popolizio… majored in Program Management…

High School: Two-time NYSPHSAA State champion (2010, 2011) Third at State (2009) … earned an overall career record of 199-2 under Coach Joe Bena…

Age Group Achievements: University Nationals champion (2016) … Third at University Nationals (2013) … Eighth at Freestyle FILA Junior Nationals (2011) … Third at Greco-Roman and freestyle Junior Fargo Nationals (2010) …

Personal: Son of Suzane and John Gwiazdowski… has one brother, Mike…started wrestling at the age of six…

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