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Gwiazdowski is a two-time NCAA Champion at heavyweight for the North Carolina State Wolfpack. He is also a four-time All-American, earning the honors three times for NC State and once for Binghamton University.

  1. Final X Men's Freestyle Complete Scoring Breakdown

    Final X Men's Freestyle Complete Scoring Breakdown

    Jun 16, 2022

    Wrestling always has been and probably, given the nuanced and complicated nature of the sport, always will be lacking in the stats department. I'm doing my very small part to fix that. Below is a breakdown of all the scoring across the 24 matches men's freestyle matches at Final X Stillwater and New York.
  2. Is This The Golden Age Of American Wrestling?

    Is This The Golden Age Of American Wrestling?

    Jun 16, 2022

    USA Wrestling executive director Rich Bender has consistently called this a golden age for American wrestling. And if you look at the output at the senior international level — he’s right.
  3. Early Predictions For Team USA At 2022 Worlds

    Early Predictions For Team USA At 2022 Worlds

    Jun 9, 2022

    Team USA’s world team is set and expectations are high for the men’s freestyle team. With 3 months remaining, it's time for some “way too early predictions” and give a brief outlook on every weight at the 2022 world championships in men’s freestyle.
  4. All The Scoring Action From Final X NYC

    All The Scoring Action From Final X NYC

    Jun 9, 2022

    If you're ready to re-live the best scoring action from Final X New York City, scroll through this compilation of scoring highlights from all 14 best-of-three series.
  5. Match Notes From Final X NYC

    Match Notes From Final X NYC

    Jun 8, 2022

    Hot off the heels of Final X Stillwater, it's Final X NYC! Live from the Hulu Theater in the greatest city on planet earth.
  6. The Complete Final X New York Greco Preview

    The Complete Final X New York Greco Preview

    Jun 7, 2022

    All five series on the docket for Final X New York presented by Tezos involve the elite of the elite in American Greco-Roman wrestling. Who the headliners are is subjective fodder, but many are looking forward to the only Olympic Trials final rematch from last year pitting ‘21 World bronze G’Angelo Hancock against Braxton Amos, who captured a World bronze last year on the Junior level.
  7. The Complete Final X New York Women's Freestyle Preview

    The Complete Final X New York Women's Freestyle Preview

    Jun 7, 2022

    After an exciting weekend in Stillwater, where five women punched their tickets to Belgrade, get ready for Final X New York presented by Tezos, where five more best-of-three series will determine the rest of the U.S. women’s freestyle World Team. The weights competing this weekend are 50 kilograms, 53 kg, 57 kg, 62 kg, and 72 kg and will kick off with “True Third” matches at 12:30 pm in the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.
  8. Final X NYC Will Finalize 2022 World Team

    Final X NYC Will Finalize 2022 World Team

    Jun 6, 2022

    Team USA will finalize their 2022 senior world team on June 8 at Final X in New York City. Check out the full bout order for the event below along with the list of wrestlers who have already qualified for the senior world team.
  9. Complete Final X College Guide

    Complete Final X College Guide

    May 31, 2022

    America's best wrestlers will put it on the line at two Final X events in the upcoming days. While some are still in college, most have wrapped up their collegiate careers. Take a look at who your favorite team is sending to each Final X event and how they did below! Just because a wrestler doesn't have a college listed, doesn't mean they didn't go to school, just that they didn't compete for a school. Most who don't have a school attended Northern Michigan University and trained at the Olympic Training Site.
  10. 21 World & Olympic Medals Make This Women's Final X Field Deep As Ever

    21 World & Olympic Medals Make This Women's Final X Field Deep As Ever

    May 27, 2022

    The women’s field at Final X is loaded with credentials. Is it the best Final X field ever? Take a look at the numbers and decide for yourself. This year's line-up includes five of six 202One Olympians and six of 10 members of the 2021 World team. Six-time World champion Adeline Gray, who is pregnant with twins, is the only member of the Olympic team not competing.
  11. Women's Weekly: Final X Is Set

    Women's Weekly: Final X Is Set

    May 25, 2022

    The World Team Trials were held in Coralville, Iowa, on May 21-22, which set all 10 Final X matchups.
  12. 7 Incredible Semis Will Decide Final X Competitors

    7 Incredible Semis Will Decide Final X Competitors

    May 22, 2022

    The semi-finals at the World Team Trials will take place on Sunday, May 22 at 11:00 am (ET) and will decide Final X spots for 16 weights across men’s freestyle, women’s freestyle, and Greco-Roman. Check out a preview of some of the most notable semi-final bouts that will go down in Coralville, Iowa!
  13. 10 Must-Watch Final X Era WTT Matches

    10 Must-Watch Final X Era WTT Matches

    May 18, 2022

    The Final X era of the World Team Trials Challenge tournament has a brief but memorable history. A tournament was held in 2018 and 2019 to determine which wrestlers would face each other for the World team spot in each weight class. The format was scrapped for the 2021 World Team Trials since the Olympics were held the same year due to the postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games.
  14. Projecting The 2022 World Team Trials Seeds

    Projecting The 2022 World Team Trials Seeds

    May 13, 2022

    The 2022 World Team Trials are set to go down in Coralville, Iowa May 21-22. This tournament will set the top two wrestlers at every weight who will wrestle-off for the world team spot in June at Final X. Seeds for the trials likely won't be released until a few days prior to the tournament, but because of its importance, we decided to predict what the top 7-8 seeds at each weight will look like. Take a look at those projections for men's freestyle below.
  15. MFS Pan Am Bracket Reactions, Can Any One Stop Team USA?

    MFS Pan Am Bracket Reactions, Can Any One Stop Team USA?

    May 5, 2022

    To answer the title of this article, probably not. USA will be a heavy favorite at every weight and I fully expect 10 gold medals from our men's freestyle squad.