Nick Wanzek
Nick  Wanzek

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Inver Grove Heights, Minn.

High School:
Simley HS

Weight:
174

Experience:
1L


02/07/2016

Gophers Take Border Battle Over Badgers

A tech fall by Brett Pfarr at 197 pounds provides the needed bonus points in a 17-16 win

02/05/2016

Gophers Kick Off Weekend with Win Against Wildcats

Minnesota extends winning streak against Northwestern to 14 matches with Friday's victory

01/29/2016

Gophers fall in Iowa City

Wins by Tommy Thorn and Brett Pfarr provide bright spots for Minnesota in the loss

01/24/2016

Gophers Complete B1G Comeback in Win over Purdue

After falling behind by 12 points, Minnesota rattled off five consecutive wins to turn a possible loss into a five-point victory

01/17/2016

Gophers upset No. 8 Rutgers, 17-16

Bonus point win for Brett Pfarr makes the difference in Minnesota's victory

01/24/2016

Gophers vs Boilermakers

Big Ten Dual

01/17/2016

Gophers vs Rutgers

Big Ten Wrestling

01/08/2016

Minnesota vs Maryland

Big Ten Wrestling

11/21/2014

Gophers vs Spartans

Big Ten Wrestling

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2014-15 • REDSHIRT FRESHMAN

Overall Record:
16-12
Dual Meet Record: 7-5
Big Ten Record: 3-3
Pins: - -
Major Decisions: 6
Technical Falls: 2

Letterwinner • Academic All-Big Ten • Won his opening match of the season by tech fall, 18-3, over Daniel Murakami (Minnesota State Moorhead) at the Bison Open • Went on to add two major decisions on his way to the Bison Open title • Made his career dual at Air Force, defeating No. 15 Jesse Stafford, 9-3 • Began his dual career with four consecutive wins, including a victory over No. 18 Dakota Friesth (Wyoming), 3-1 • Opened the Cliff Keen Invitational with three straight wins, including a 10-0 major decision over Bradley Christensen (California Baptist) to start the event • Finished the dual season with a pair of bonus point victories, first with a 22-4 tech fall over T.J. Guidice (Maryland), then an 11-3 major decision over Steven Keogh (North Dakota State)


2013-14 • FRESHMAN (REDSHIRTED)

Overall Record: 18-4
Dual Meet Record: - -
Big Ten Record: - -
Pins: 1
Major Decisions: 6
Technical Falls: 2

Finished the season with an 18-4 overall record, competing solely in open meets • Finished third at Bison Open with a record of 5-1 • Avenged opening match loss to Jake Krogstad of Concordia-Moorhead by defeating Krogstad by major decision later in tournament • Went 5-1 at Harold Nichols Cyclone Open, losing only to fellow Gopher Danny Zilverberg • Finished first at Dragon Open with a record of 4-0 • Finished first at North Country Open with a record of 4-0

HIGH SCHOOL

2013 graduate of Simley High School • Minnesota High School League Academic State Champion Academic • Two-time All-State Academic Team • Earned letters in wrestling and football • All-Conference 2008-13 • All-State 2010-13 • 3 time State Champion • Team MVP • Runner-Up at Fargo Nationals

PERSONAL

Born on October 3, 1994 • Son of Tim and Susan Wanzek • Siblings are Brittany and Nolan • Lists winning his first state championship as his most memorable sports thrill • Lists drawing as his talent


Season Overall Dual Big Ten Pins Maj. Dec. Tech. Fall B1G Finish NCAA Finish
2013-14 (RS) 18-4 - - - - 1 6 2 - - - -
2014-15 16-12 7-5 3-3 -- 6 3 DNP - -
Totals 16-12 7-5 3-3 - - 6 3 - - - -

MORE HEADLINES

Gophers Take Border Battle Over Badgers

2/7/2016

A tech fall by Brett Pfarr at 197 pounds provides the needed bonus points in a 17-16 win

Tony Nelson Wins Silver Medal in Turkey

2/8/2016

Both Nelson and fellow Gopher alum Scott Schiller gave strong performances to Team USA at the Yasar Dogu International in Istanbul

Stroker Wins Don Parker Title

2/8/2016

Title is the third straight for Stroker on the open tournament circuit, a run built on a 13-match winning streak

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