Nick Gwiazdowski is an American amateur wrestler with vast experience in the folkstyle and freestyle rulesets. Gwiazdowski first gained notoriety as a competitor during high school, a time when he conquered two state titles. From there the New York native went on to dominate his weight class in the NCAA Division I Championships with 2 titles and one runner-up placement as a member of the North Carolina State University's Wolfpack squad, before switching his focus to freestyle where he won Pan American and the US Nationals titles.
Nick Gwiazdowski Wrestling
- 1st Place NYSPHSAA D2 state championships (2012, 2013)
- 1st Place NCAA D1 Championship (2014, 2015)
- 1st Place ACC Championship (2014, 2015, 2016)
- 2nd Place NCAA D1 Championship (2016)
- 1st Place Pan American Games (2019)
- 1st Place Pan American Championships (2018, 2019)
- 1st Place US National Championships (2017, 2021)
- 1st Place US University Nationals (2016)
- 3rd Place World Championships (2017, 2018)
- 125 kg/275 lbs.
- Duanesburg HS
- Binghamton Bearcats
- North Carolina State
Nick Gwiazdowski Biography
Nickolos Edward Gwiazdowski was born on December 30, 1992, in Duanesburg, New York, United States of America, where he grew up.
It was during his time at Duanesburg High School that Nick's career started being noticed after his two state championship wins and incredible unbeaten senior season (50-0). A year when no one managed to go an entire match with the young New York native.
Although destined for greater planes, Gwiazdowski opted to sign with the local Binghamton University. There he was able to achieve All American status as a true freshman.
Whereas many would have been contempt with the achievement as a competitor from a more modest wrestling program, the experience had the reverse effect on Gwiazdowski who then realized he needed to transfer to a bigger, more, challenging training room if he was to aim for a national title.
With his sights on the NCAA prize, Nick decided to move to the North Carolina State University. It was said at the time that the decision to move to NC was partly owed to the team's hiring of coach Pat Popolizio, someone Gwiazdowski had worked with at Binghamton earlier.
Forced to redshirt during his first year with NC's Wolfpack, Nick quietly waited for his time. When he did join the squad, officially, he proved all the hype was more than merited, with 2 national titles in the years that followed, and a runner-up placement in 2016. One of North Carolina's most fruitful wrestlers of all time in the NCAA.
Always striving for more, once he finished college, Nick Gwiazdowski's career was far from over as the powerful heavyweight went on to have a very successful international career, with medals at the World, Pan American Championships, Pan American Games, and more.
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