Nick Wanzek
Nick  Wanzek

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Inver Grove Heights, Minn.

High School:
Simley HS

Weight:
174

Experience:
2L


01/09/2017

Highlights: Southern Scuffle

Minnesota produced more champions, finalist and placewinners in the event than it had since 2014

01/06/2017

Minnesota Falls to No.3 Penn State

In their return to the dual season on the heels of an exhausting Southern Scuffle tournament, the Gophers fell to the defending national champs, 33-6

01/02/2017

Gophers Take Fourth at Southern Scuffle

By almost any measure, the program's performance in this year's tournament was its best showing in several year

01/01/2017

Gophers Hanging Tough at Southern Scuffle

With four wrestlers in the semifinals and five more alive in wrestlebacks, the Gophers sit in fifth place and are in the hunt for a trophy finish tomorrow in Chattanooga

12/13/2016

Highlights: Michigan and Michigan State Duals

Minnesota swept its way through the first two Big Ten duals of the season, picking up road wins in East Lansing and Ann Arbor

11/27/2016

Gophers vs Cowboys

Wrestling at the Pav

11/19/2016

Gophers vs Jackrabbits

Wrestling Home Opener

03/18/2016

Day 2 at National Championships

Wresting at NCAA's in NYC

03/17/2016

NCAA Wrestling Day One

NCAA Action

03/06/2016

Big Ten Wrestling Championships

Day Two Action

Photo Gallery


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Two-time letterwinner ('15, '16)
  • NCAA qualifier ('16)
  • Two-time Academic All-Big Ten ('15, '16)
  • Three-time open tournament champion: 2014 Bison Open, 2014 North Country Open, 2014 Dragon Open

2015-16 • REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE
Overall Record:
21-13
Dual Meet Record: 10-6
Big Ten Record:
6-3
Pins:
2
Major Decisions:
4
Technical Falls:
- -

Letterwinner • Academic All-Big Ten • came in ninth at Big Ten tournament • made first career NCAA tournament appearance • placed third at Daktronics Open, recording a 12-0 major decision over Carter Nielsen (North Dakota State) in third place match • upset No. 4 Zac Brunson (Illinois) with a 13-10 decision in final Big Ten dual of the season for first career victory against top-10 opponent • ended dual season on four match win streak • earned consecutive bonus point victories in duals for the first time in his career by pinning Josh Snook (Maryland) and earning a 10-1 major decision over Dustin Williams (Nebraska) • earned 8-0 major decision over Mitch Silga (Northwestern) in first round of Big Ten tournament

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

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 - -
2015-16 21-13 10-6 6-3 2 4 - - DNP DNP
Totals 37-25 17-11 9-6 2 10 3 - - - -



MORE HEADLINES

The Maroon and Gold Prepare to Host Big Red

1/19/2017

Nebraska visits Minneapolis for the first time since the 2012 this Friday as Minnesota looks to finish off its January home schedule with a second straight victory

Coach's Corner with Brandon Eggum (Jan. 19)

1/19/2017

In this week’s installment of Coach’s Corner, Coach Eggum offers his thoughts on last Sunday’s win over Wisconsin and previews Friday’s tilt with Nebraska

Looking Back: 2007 National Champs

1/18/2017

The wrestling program will honor the 10-year anniversary of the program’s third national championship at this Friday’s dual against Nebraska

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