Nick Wanzek
Nick  Wanzek

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Inver Grove Heights, Minn.

High School:
Simley HS

Weight:
174

Experience:
2L


03/23/2016

Gophers Earn Academic All-B1G Laurels

The Big Ten Conference has recognized 69 student-athletes from the University of Minnesota as Academic All-Big Ten honorees.

03/23/2016

Gophers Earn Academic All-B1G Laurels

The Big Ten Conference has recognized 69 student-athletes from the University of Minnesota as Academic All-Big Ten honorees.

03/18/2016

Two Gophers Become All-Americans at NCAAs

Michael Kroells and Brett Pfarr are both guaranteed All-America finishes at the NCAA Championships after their performances on Friday

03/17/2016

Pfarr Shines for Gophers on First Day of NCAAs

Four Gopher wrestlers advance to day two of the tournament, with Pfarr moving to the quarterfinals after a 2-0 opening day

03/06/2016

Four Gophers Punch NCAA Tickets at Big Tens

Led by third-place performances from the team's captains -- Brett Pfarr and Michael Kroells -- a quartet of Minnesota grapplers secured their spots in the national tournament

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

03/05/2016

B1G Wrestle1

Bigten Wrestling Day One

02/19/2016

Gophers vs Cyclones

National Duals

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 - - - -



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