Nick Sulzer
Nick Sulzer

RS Senior

Cleveland, Ohio

High School:
St. Edward

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 165


Virginia Has 305 Student-Athletes Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll

Conference has record 3,967 student-athletes recognized


Three Cavaliers Named to NWCA All-Academic Team

Fausey, Spisak and Sulzer earn spots on team


Sulzer Takes Fourth Place at NCAA Championships

Sulzer earns All-America honors for second straight season


Sulzer Moves Into Semifinals at NCAA Championships

He wrestles Tyler Caldwell of Oklahoma State this evening


Virginia Finishes Day 2 at NCAA Championships

Nick Sulzer earns All-America honors for second straight season


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 3-2/8th 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 9-6 37-1 12-0 5-3 0:53