Resolution J5358-2013

Honoring student-athlete Nick Gwiazdowski upon the occasion of becoming the first Capital Region wrestler to win an NCAA Division I Wrestling title

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  • May 29, 2014: ADOPTED
  • May 29, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 22, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  student-athlete Nick Gwiazdowski upon
the occasion of becoming the first Capital Region  wrestler  to  win  an
NCAA Division I Wrestling title

WHEREAS,  Excellence  and  success in competitive sports can be achieved
only through strenuous practice, team play and team spirit, nurtured  by
dedicated coaching and strategic planning; and
  WHEREAS, Athletic competition enhances the moral and physical develop-
ment of the young people of this State, preparing them for the future by
instilling  in  them  the  value  of teamwork, encouraging a standard of
healthy living, imparting a desire for success and developing a sense of
fair play and competition; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Nick Gwiazdow-
ski upon the occasion of becoming the first Capital Region  wrestler  to
win  an  NCAA  Division I title on Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Oklahoma
City, Oklahoma; and
  WHEREAS, A graduate of Duanesburg High School, Nick Gwiazdowski  wres-
tled  at Binghamton University in his freshman year, before transferring
to North Carolina State to follow coach Pat Popolizio; and
  WHEREAS, As a redshirt sophomore at North Carolina State, Nick  Gwiaz-
dowski  upset  the two-time defending champion 4-2 to win the NCAA Divi-
sion I Heavyweight Wrestling title; and
  WHEREAS, In addition, this esteemed young man was named  ACC  Wrestler
of  the  Year,  and finished sixth for the NCAA's Most Dominant Wrestler
Award after tallying more wins than any other wrestler in  the  country;
and
  WHEREAS,  Nick  Gwiazdowski's  record  of  42-2,  including a 20-match
winning streak is outstanding, and he was loyally  and  enthusiastically
supported by family, fans, friends and the community at large; and
  WHEREAS, Sports competition instills the values of teamwork, pride and
accomplishment,  and Nick Gwiazdowski has clearly made a contribution to
the spirit of excellence which is  a  tradition  of  his  community  and
school; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate student-athlete  Nick  Gwiazdowski  upon  the  occasion  of
becoming  the  first  Capital  Region wrestler to win an NCAA Division I
Wrestling title, and to wish him the best in all of his  future  endeav-
ors; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Nick Gwiazdowski.

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