Nick Sulzer
Nick  Sulzer

RS Senior

Cleveland, Ohio

High School:
St. Edward

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 165


Sulzer Finishes in Fifth Place at NCAA Championships

Virginia holds 18th place in team standings heading into championship finals


Sulzer Becomes Three-Time All-American at NCAA Championships

Sulzer is second three-time All-American in program history


Three Cavaliers Reach Round of 12 at NCAA Championships

Butler, DiCamillo and Sulzer compete for All-America honors this evening


Four Cavaliers Alive After First Day at NCAA Championships

DiCamillo advances to quarterfinals at 133 pounds


Trio of Cavaliers Advance Through First Round at NCAA Championships

DiCamillo, Sulzer and Butler remain in championship bracket


NCAA Wrestling Championships (by Matthew Holst)

Nine Virginia wrestlers competed in the NCAA Championships Thursday (March 21).

2013, 2014 All-American - 165 pounds
2012, 2013, 2014 NCAA Qualifier - 165 pounds
2014 ACC Champion - 165 pounds

• Second Virginia wrestler to earn All-America honors multiple times
• Owns 90 career wins, which is tied for 15th in program history
• Career winning percentage of .796 is ninth in school history

• Placed fourth at 165 pounds at NCAA Championships to earn All-America honors for second straight year
• Earned No. 3 seed at NCAA Championships
• Went 36-3, recording ninth-most wins in single season in UVa history
• Was 20-0 in duals, including 6-0 in ACC bouts
• Won first ACC championship at 165 pounds
• 24 of his 36 wins resulted in bonus points (17 major decisions, five tech falls, two falls)
• Went 15-3 against 2014 NCAA qualifiers, including 4-2 at NCAA Championships
• Won 18-consecutive matches prior to loss to second-seeded Tyler Caldwell of Oklahoma State at NCAA Championships
• Recorded eight wins over national seeds: No. 6 Corey Mock (Chattanooga), two against No. 8 Michael Moreno (Iowa State), two against No. 11 Turtogtokh Luvsandorj (The Citadel), No. 13 Daniel Yates (Michigan) and two versus No. 14 Dylan Palacio (Cornell)
• Three losses all were to top-four national seeds: two against Caldwell and one against No. 4 Steven Monk of North Dakota State
• Was 165 champion at Cliff Keen/Las Vegas Invitational, UVa's first-ever champ at the event (12/6-7)
• Placed third at Southern Scuffle
• Named to NWCA All-Academic Team for second straight year and All-ACC Academic Wrestling Team for first time

AT VIRGINIA: 2012-13
• Took eighth place at NCAA Championships to become 15th All-American in program history
• Posted 27-11 record on the year
• Went 3-3 at NCAAs, including defeat to top-seeded Kyle Dake of Cornell, the eventual champion
• First two wins at NCAAs were in overtime - 4-2 SV win over Stanford's Bret Baumbach and 3-1 tiebreaker win over No. 9 seed Josh Veltre of Bloomsburg
• Also earned 3-2 decision over Oklahoma's Patrick Graham to clinch All-America honors
• All of his season losses came to NCAA qualifiers (13-11 against 2013 NCAA field)
• Wrestled tough schedule, including eight of the 165 national seeds (No. 1 Kyle Dake of Cornell twice, No. 3 Pete Yates of Virginia Tech twice, No. 4 Tyler Caldwell of Oklahoma State, No. 5 Steven Monk of North Dakota State, No. 6 Patrick Graham of Oklahoma, No. 9 Josh Veltre of Bloomsburg, No. 11 Cody Yohn of Minnesota, No. 12 Taylor Massa of Michigan)
• Also faced 157 No. 4 national seed James Green in NWCA National Duals
• Took third place at 165 pounds at Las Vegas Invitational (12/1)
• Placed fourth in loaded 165 field at Southern Scuffle (1/2)
• Defeated then-No. 9 Taylor Massa of Michigan at Las Vegas Invite and then-No. 10 Cody Yohn of Minnesota at Southern Scuffle; also recorded two wins against then-No. 15 Zach Toal of Missouri
• Finished season ranked seventh by InterMat and AWN and eighth by WIN
• Tied with Jedd Moore for team lead with nine major decisions
• Went 4-1 in ACC dual action, with lone loss coming to Virginia Tech's Pete Yates; recorded bonus points in each of the four wins (two majors, two tech falls)

• Went 27-9 on the season
• Earned automatic berth in NCAA Championships with third-place finish at 2012 ACC Championships
• Posted 2-2 record at NCAAs, with wins over No. 10 seed Cody Yohn of Minnesota and Coleman Gracey of Army; both losses came to eventual All-Americans - Josh Asper of Maryland (6-4) and Ben Jordan of Wisconsin (3-2)
• Defeated Yohn in a 3-2 tiebreaker to advance at NCAAs
• Also earned a 10-9 win over Coleman Gracey of Army in wrestlebacks at NCAAs
• Wrestled 15 times against 2012 NCAA qualifiers, posting a 5-9 record (representing all of his losses on the season)
• Ranked No. 15 in final Amateur Wrestling News poll and 16th in final InterMat and WIN rankings
• Ranked No. 17 in final NCAA RPI and 18th in NCAA Coaches rankings
• Went 3-2 in ACC action, with losses coming to then-No. 14 Pete Yates of Virginia Tech (6-2) and then-No. 2 Josh Asper of Maryland (4-3)
• All three ACC wins came via major decisions: NC State's Nigel Jones (12-4), Duke's Ryan Harding (15-4), UNC's Kyle Kiss (10-1)
• Earned two wins over ranked opponents during regular season: major decision over then-No. 12 Zach Toal of Missouri, 5-2 decision over then-No. 13 Scott Winston of Rutgers
• All of his defeats were close; his largest margin of defeat was a four-point decision (twice) and eight of his losses came by two or fewer points
• Led team with 11 major decisions
• Won the NC State Open at 165 pounds (11/13)
• Took third at Body Bar Invitational (11/19)
• Placed fifth at Southern Scuffle, with major over Toal in fifth-place bout (1/1-2)

• Redshirt season
• Posted strong 24-5 record in open competitions
• Placed in top three of five open tournaments, winning championships in four
• Won Wolfpack (11/14), Mat Town (11/27), Cleveland State (12/11) and Clarion (2/19) opens
• Took third place in EMU Open to start season (11/6)
• Recorded nine major decisions (second most on team), one tech fall and one pin
• Advanced to World Team Trials (freestyle) after taking second place at 74 KG/163 pounds at FILA Junior World Team Trials (5/21)
• Earned Freestyle All-America honors after third-place finish at FILA Nationals (4/10)

• Ohio State Champion at 160 pounds in 2010
• 2010 Ironman Champion (second in 2009)
• NHSCA Freshman, Junior and Senior National Champion
• Named Most Outstanding Wrestler at 2010 state tournament and state dual tournament
• Went 40-0 his senior season
• Four-time state placewinner - previous finishes were second (112), third (130) and second (152)
• Finished with 138-16 career record
• Was ranked No. 3 nationally at 160 pounds and No. 13 overall as senior
• Named Cleveland Plain Dealer Wrestler of the Year in 2010
• Two-time Junior Freestyle All-American (second in 2010, fifth in 2009)
• Coached by Greg Urbas at St. Edward HS
• Also was a high school teammate of fellow UVa wrestler Gus Sako
• Posted 3.5 GPA in high school

• Parents are Keith and Susan Sulzer
• Has two brothers, Keith and Aaron
• Keith wrestled at Northwestern, while Aaron wrestles at Eastern Michigan
• His cousin, Alex Boone, played football at Ohio State and now plays for the San Francisco 49ers
• Earned bachelor's degree in psychology in May 2014

Weight Overall Dual ACC Dual Dual Pts. ACC NCAA MD TF Pins Fastest
Year Class Record Record Record Scored Place Place W/L W/L W/L Pin
2010-11* 165 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 9-0 1-0 1-1 6:22
2011-12 165 27-9 10-2 3-2 37 2-1/3rd 2-2 11-0 3-0 2-0 0:53
2012-13 165 27-11 13-4 4-1 53 1-1/2nd 3-3/8th 9-1 5-0 1-1 1:30
2013-14 165 36-3 20-0 6-0 85 2-0/1st 4-2/4th 17-0 4-0 2-1 1:55
Career 90-23 43-6 13-3 175 5-2 9-7 37-1 12-0 5-3 0:53