Nick Wanzek
Nick  Wanzek


Inver Grove Heights, Minn.

High School:
Simley HS




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.


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.


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


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


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


Day 2 at National Championships

Wresting at NCAA's in NYC


NCAA Wrestling Day One

NCAA Action


Big Ten Wrestling Championships

Day Two Action


B1G Wrestle1

Bigten Wrestling Day One


Gophers vs Cyclones

National Duals

Photo Gallery


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 - - - -


Gophers Compete in Junior World Team Trials


Four Minnesota wrestlers were among those seeking a spot on Team USA in the weekend qualifying tournament hosted in Irving, Texas

McKee Wins Thriller at Beat the Streets


Overcoming deficits of 2-0 and 4-2, Gopher commit Mitch McKee earned a thrilling victory over the Asian junior champion at Beat the Streets in Times Square

Graduating Gophers


Minnesota graduates four wrestlers from this year’s roster, each with their own unique path forward now that their collegiate wrestling careers have ended

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