Nick Wanzek
Nick  Wanzek

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Inver Grove Heights, Minn.

High School:
Simley HS

Weight:
174

Experience:
2L


12/06/2016

Highlights: Cliff Keen Invitational

As a team and on an individual basis, the Gophers posted strong results against some of the nation’s best during the two-day tournament in Las Vegas

12/03/2016

Gophers Take Fourth in Las Vegas

Jake Short and Brett Pfarr won individual titles, helping to power Minnesota to a top-five finish in the Cliff Keen Invitational for the third straight season

12/02/2016

Gophers in Third after First Day in Desert

With six wrestlers still alive for tomorrow’s final day, including four on the championship side, Minnesota is in position for a strong finish in the nationally acclaimed event

11/27/2016

Gophers Fall to Top-Ranked Cowboys

Minnesota was unable to overcome a series of narrow defeats early in the dual to get ahead of No. 1 Oklahoma State on Sunday afternoon

11/22/2016

Highlights: South Dakota State

Relive the pivotal moments and biggest swings from the Gophers' victory over South Dakota State in their dual season opener

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

Gophers Hit the Road to Open Big Ten Season

12/8/2016

Minnesota will visit East Lansing for the first time since the 2013-14 season to take on Michigan State and begin its Big Ten dual season

Coach’s Corner with Brandon Eggum (Dec. 8)

12/8/2016

In this week’s venture into the Coach’s Corner, head coach Brandon Eggum provides his thoughts on strong performances at last weekend’s Cliff Keen Invitational and UNI...

Highlights: Cliff Keen Invitational

12/6/2016

As a team and on an individual basis, the Gophers posted strong results against some of the nation’s best during the two-day tournament in Las Vegas

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