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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. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. US Open Men's Freestyle Cheat Sheet

    US Open Men's Freestyle Cheat Sheet

    Apr 25, 2022

    In which we provide a quick guide to the men's freestyle weight classes at the USMC US Open.
  6. 5 Things We Learned From The 2022 NCAA Championships

    5 Things We Learned From The 2022 NCAA Championships

    Mar 21, 2022

    The 2022 NCAA Division I Championships are over. Here are five things we learned.
  7. Match Order Set For Bout At The Ballpark - International Matches

    Match Order Set For Bout At The Ballpark - International Matches

    Feb 12, 2022

    The Bout At The Ballpark will feature 16 international-style matches highlighted by some of the best wrestlers from Team USA followed by the dual meet between Iowa and Oklahoma State. Take a look below at the bout order released by USA Wrestling for the international styles.
  8. Bout At The Ballpark: Iowa vs OSU & USA vs the World Match Notes!

    Bout At The Ballpark: Iowa vs OSU & USA vs the World Match Notes!

    Feb 12, 2022

    We are having a wrestling bonanza here in the heart of Texas. USA and international stars will compete in freestyle plus Iowa and Oklahoma Stat renew college's greatest rivalry all inside the gargantuan $1.2 billion dollar Globel Life Field.
  9. Bout At The Ballpark Women's Freestyle Preview

    Bout At The Ballpark Women's Freestyle Preview

    Feb 11, 2022

    Upon learning the Mongolian women's freestyle delegation wouldn't make it to Texas in time for Saturday's Bout at the Ballpark, USA Wrestling pivoted and lined up four talented Canadians, along with 2019 Final X participant and three-time U23 World Team member Dominique Parrish to take on an assortment of American standouts.
  10. A Look Back At The Grapple On The Gridiron

    A Look Back At The Grapple On The Gridiron

    Feb 11, 2022

    Wrestling in a world-class facility on a world-class stage. First, there was Grapple on the Gridiron, now there is Bout at the Ballpark.
  11. 5 New Opponents Replace Mongolians At Bout At The Ballpark

    5 New Opponents Replace Mongolians At Bout At The Ballpark

    Feb 10, 2022

    USA Wrestling has been notified by the Mongolian Wrestling Federation that it will not be able to attend the Bout in Ballpark, presented by Kubota, to compete against the U.S. women’s freestyle team at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas on February 12.
  12. Five Duals That Shaped The Iowa-Oklahoma State Rivalry

    Five Duals That Shaped The Iowa-Oklahoma State Rivalry

    Feb 10, 2022

    College wrestling’s most-storied rivalry has been constructed with decades of back-and-forth battles, bravado and occasional beatdowns.
  13. Coach Smith vs Coach Brands: By The Numbers

    Coach Smith vs Coach Brands: By The Numbers

    Feb 10, 2022

    We're night upon the 55th meeting between the bluest of college wrestling's bluebloods. Directing those programs are the Hawkeyes' helmsman Tom Brands, now in year 16 of his tenure, and John Smith, who is in his 31st year of corraling the Cowboys.
  14. Cowboys Regrouping After Rough Stretch

    Cowboys Regrouping After Rough Stretch

    Feb 9, 2022

    If John Smith had the ability to hit the delete button to erase the last two weeks he might just do so. After racing to a 10-0 start without much challenge, the Oklahoma State Cowboys hit late January feeling pretty good about themselves. But a Jan. 24 automobile accident involving 2021 NCAA champion A.J. Ferrari opened a week that never got on track; things got discombobulated and practices felt out-of-sync.
  15. Iowa & Oklahoma State Release Probable Lineups For Of Bout At the Ballpark

    Iowa & Oklahoma State Release Probable Lineups For Of Bout At the Ballpark

    Feb 9, 2022

    The #2 Iowa Hawkeyes and the #5 Oklahoma State Cowboys are all set for an amazing dual Saturday inside Globe Life Feild where the Texas Rangers play.