Nick Wanzek
Nick  Wanzek


Inver Grove Heights, Minn.

High School:
Simley HS




Minnesota Falls to Three Ranked Foes in New York

The Gophers lost matches to No. 5 Lehigh, No. 12 NC State and No. 13 North Carolina in the program's return to the Northeast Duals after a nine-year absence


No. 24 Minnesota Sweeps Gopher Duals

The Gophers begin their regular season 3-0 after a trio of victories over Grand Canyon, Virginia and South Dakota State


Gophers Win Three Titles at Dak

19 different Minnesota wrestlers bring home top-six performances from the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open


Gopher Wrestlers Recall Past Halloweens

With Halloween coming this weekend, Gopher wrestlers thought back to their favorite childhood costumes


Gophers vs Spartans

Big Ten Wrestling

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Overall Record:
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)


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


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


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 - - - -


High School Days and Youth Clinic Dates Set


Gopher Wrestling today announced two duals high school teams can attend for free and four youth clinics

Cowboys Hang on to Edge Gophers, 20-17


With Minnesota and Oklahoma State splitting 10 matches, bonus points made the difference in Sunday’s result

Gopher Wrestlers Talk Turkey (and other foods too)


In honor of the Thanksgiving season, Gopher wrestlers share their favorite holiday foods

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