Day 2 From The Garden!

All Locals Eliminated – 3 New York Natives Achieve AA Status

Although all wrestlers with local ties have been eliminated we still have three wrestlers who attended high school in NY that are still alive.  Congratulations to Nick Gwiazdowski, Dylan Palacio, and Steven Rodrigues for achieving All-American status!

2X NCAA Champ Nick Gwiazdowski

NC State senior Gwiazdowski, a graduate of Duanesburg HS in Section 2, is the 2X defending national champion and has once again reached the finals at HWT.  His finals match is perhaps the most anticipated bout of the evening as he is slated to take on Kyle Snyder from Ohio State.  Snyder became the youngest US World Champion last year when he captured the 97 kg freestyle title in Vegas at the age of 19!

Cornell junior Dylan Palacio has earned All-American status at 157 pounds.  Palacio is a graduate of  Long Beach high school in Section 8 where he was a NYS champion and a 3X NYS placewinner.

Illinois senior Steven Rodrigues jumped up three weight classes for his senior campaign and it payed off!  He is now an All-American at 165 pounds after competing at 141 for the previous three years!  Rodrigues is a graduate of Fox Lane HS in Section 1 where he was a 2011 NYS champion!

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