Duanesburg’s Gwiazdowski headed back to freestyle wrestling Senior World Championships

Heavyweight Nick Gwiazdowski, right, wrestles Dom Bradley during the semifinals of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Fort Worth, Texas, in April. (TONY ROTUNDO/WRESTLERS ARE WARRIORS)

Heavyweight Nick Gwiazdowski, right, wrestles Dom Bradley during the semifinals of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Fort Worth, Texas, in April. (TONY ROTUNDO/WRESTLERS ARE WARRIORS)

LINCOLN, Neb. — Heavyweight Nick Gwiazdowski is heading back to the Senior World Championships in men’s freestyle wrestling.

The Duanesburg native, a two-time World bronze medalist and two-time NCAA national champion, defeated Mason Parris 10-3 for a two-match sweep at 125 kg at the Senior World Team Trials at the Pinnacle Bank Arena on Sunday.

Gwiazdowski will compete in the Senior World Championships in Oslo, Norway from Oct. 2-10.

He won the bronze medal at the 2017 and 2018 Senior Worlds, helping Team USA win its first freestyle team title since 1995 at the 2017 tournament.

Gwiazdowski’s shot at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics fell just short in April, when he was defeated by Gable Steveson at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Fort Worth, Texas.

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