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Nicholas Gajdzik
Nicholas Gajdzik
Height: 6-4
Weight: HWT
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rochester, Mich.
High School: Stoney Creek
Position: 285
Major: Government

Senior (2016-17)
Team captain … Tallied a 19-18 record on the season, including a 5-5 mark in dual action, with three pins … Went 3-2 at the Jonathan Kaloust Bearcat Open, finishing fifth … Took fourth at the Keystone Classic after going 3-2 … Went 2-2 at Midlands and 1-2 at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invite … Posted a 3-2 mark at the Franklin & Marshall Open … Earned two victories by decision at the Pitt Duals … Won by decision over Cornell’s Jeramy Sweany and Penn’s Tyler Hall … Claimed eighth at the EIWA Championships after victories over Penn’s Tyler Hall and Brown’s Ian Butterbrodt.

Junior (2015-16)
Went 18-9 overall and 2-2 in dual meets ... Posted six falls and 11 decisions on the year ... Earned a second-place finish at Binghamton Open, going 4-1 ... Placed third at Keystone Classic, posting a 4-1 record ... Finished sixth at the Cliff Keen Invitational, winning four matches ... Won Franklin & Marshall Open, pinning three opponents ... Pinned Bloomsburg's Saul Wilkins and collected a 3-2 decision against Duke's Brendon Walsh ... Went 0-2 at EIWAs.

Sophomore (2013-14)
Competed at the Jonathan Kaloust Bearcat Open and the Midlands Championships … Registered two consecutive falls against Daniel Santoro of Princeton (1:30) and Ryder Cavey of Brown (1:46).

Freshman (2012-13)
Named Honorable Mention All-Ivy ... Went 2-2 at the Binghamton Open with one fall in his first collegiate action ... Posted a 2-2 record at the Midlands Championships including a second-period fall against Pittsburgh's Mike Gregory in his first match ... Clinched Harvard's win over No. 14 Lehigh with a fall over Max Wessell in sudden victory overtime (7:55) ... Defeated Brown's Marcos Aranda, 5-2 ... Knocked off Columbia University’s Chris Manna with a 2-0 decision to clinch the win for Harvard.  

Before Harvard
Three-time captain, four-year letterwinner … Stoney Creek High School’s first ever state champion and first three-time state placewinner … Won the heavyweight state title as a senior, finished as the runner-up as a junior and had a seventh-place finish as a sophomore … Won back-to-back regional championships and finished as the runner-up as a sophomore …   Three-time district and league champion … Was named to the All-Oakland County first team, North Oakland County first team, C&G News All-Westside first team and Power 15-MI Grappler as a junior and senior … All-Oakland County honorable mention as a sophomore … Stoney Creek record holder in career wins, pins, team points, seasonal takedowns, seasonal pins and season wins … Was a member of team Michigan for three straight years and named All-America as a junior … Was a member of the MI Grappler Dream team as a senior and earned team honorable mention as a junior … Was cadet champion at the Tournament of Champions in 2010 … Also earned three varsity letters in football and severed as team captain his junior year … Academic All-State first team and All-OAA White Division first team as a junior … Two-time All-Oakland county honorable mention … Athletic Hall of Fame inductee … Valedictorian of Stoney Creek’s graduating class of 2012 … Member of National Honor Society, Freshman Mentor Council and Student Council … Eight-time Scholar Athlete … Two-time Award of Excellence recipient.

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