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Interview: Nick Gwiazdowski 2x NCAA D1 Wrestling Champion From NCST University

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Two-time National Champion (285 pounds): 2014, 2015
Three-time All-American (285 pounds): 2012, 2014, 2015
Two-time ACC Wrestler of the Year: 2014, 2015
Two-time ACC Champion (285 pounds): 2014, 2015
CAA Champion (285 pounds): 2012
CAA Rookie of the Year: 2012

2014-15:
Repeated as NCAA Champion at 285 pounds ... Also repeated as ACC Champion at 285 pounds ... Named ACC Wrestler of the Year for second straight year ... First repeat recipient since Pack heavyweight Sylvester Terkay (1991, 92, 93) ... Became only the 3rd wrestler in ACC history to win multiple NCAA titles, first since 1995, and first-ever at NC State ... Only second NC State wrestler all-time to ppear in back-to-back NCAA finals - heavyweight Sylvester Terkay (1992-93) ... Became the seventh NC State wrestler to earn All-America honors in back-to-back years ... Fourth NC State wrestler all-time to enter the NCAAs as the No. 1 seed ... Finished 35-0 on the season, including 18-0 in duals ...Finished the season with a school and ACC record 55 match-winning streak, the longest in the nation entering 2015-16 ... Went a perfect 5-0 in ACC duals, pinning every opponent ... Went 14-0 against ranked foes, including 4-0 vs. top-10 opponents ... Among his 35 wins, 14 pins, 10 majors, 1 tech fall ... Took first place honors at both the Cliff Keen Invitational and the Wolfpack Open ... Entering 2015-16, on pace to set the NC State record for career win-loss percentage ... Holds a 77-2 (97.4 percent) mark while with the Pack ... Former NCAA Champion Sylvester Terkay (1990-93) currently holds the all-time mark at 89.7 percent (122-14) … NC State’s H.C. Kennett Award Winner, presented annually to NC State’s top student-athlete - the sixth Pack wrestler to win the award.


 

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