Nick is the absolute best, tuffest man I have ever had the pleasure to roll with. His way of greeting me is a hard fist to the gut and a salacious grin. Any contact with his amazing body gives me a huge hormone rush and reminds me why I am gay (as if I needed reminders). If I had the money, I would take the train to Manhattan and head to Staten Island every week for his open mats just to learn and have fun. Did I mention he can take anything and everything guys can dish out? He was in my room once being manhandled by four guys and besting them. On top of that, he has a personality and heart of gold. My desire is to spend a few hours slowly removing his clothes and ruffly exploring every inch of his hard otter body.
Nick is a GREAT wrestling, patient teacher and I am proud to call him a friend!
NickZ is recommended by Yngrasslr00 (10/21/2014)
One of my favorite wrestlers of all time, glad to know the Beast from East who probably comes as close to unstoppable as I have met so far. Stamina for days (literally) and seemingly has the entire lexicon of freestyle and amateur styles stored in his tight lean body. Never miss a chance to meet this epic wrestler and awesome teacher as well. All around great person and an awesome host. Highly Recommended!!
Yngrasslr00 is recommended by NickZ (10/27/2014)
Always a great match with Yngrasslr00, and looking forward to the next rematch. We've had a number of matches, 1on1, group practices and the Wrestlefests, and this wiry, scrappy dude will take on big and small opponents and everything in between, for a good, fun, long, intense mat workout.
Had an amazing time with Nickz. He's an amazing wrestler and incredibly strong. He enjoys the ab abuse as much as I do and that was the highlight of everything.
We had a nice long submission match for at least 2 hours, a good workout and lots of fun. Great guy to wrestle. He has good instincts and endurance, and can give and take a lot of gut punching and ab abuse too, which was a big plus. :)
What can I say about my co-patriot...
Ευχαριστώ Νίκο! :) Just done with another match with him. grjobber is a very tough, athletic and strong guy who is a pleasure to wrestle. He can take an amazing amount of punishment (full strength head butts to the abs!) but fights back well too. He is also friendly, considerate, reliable and a great guy.
Highly recommend if you want to build up your skill and endurance. Great person to know also. Thanks Nick!
Wrestled Johan several times, always have a great match with him – look him up when in Rome!
NickZ is recommended by speedowrestle (4/16/2014)
It was an honour to meet Nick during a short stay in NYC. He was generous enough to treck across town to where I was staying, while I got settled in. He was also very understanding about my jet-lag, and relative lack of experience, and we enjoyed a good hotel match despite our differences in weight and skill. Nick is made of solid iron, looks great in speedos, and knows how to do just about any wrestling move. Also, I think he could have gone on for many hours, but I was done for after being tied up in knots for only one.
I have known Nick for years, but we had never wrestled. We attended an Okie Rumble in 2004, but wrestled guys closer to our weight class. However, last night, at a wrestling party,I had the great pleasure of wrestling the "energizer bunny" – a well-earned moniker! He shocked me right away and earned an immediate submission. This woke me up, so I ticked off three straight subs on the pit bull. I left with great respect for Nick – certainly one of the toughest and most skilled "little guys" I have ever wrestled!
NickZ is recommended by RuffFightChallenge (3/17/2014)
Nick is one of the toughest wrestlers of his size I've ever met. In super shape and great to wrestle. Don't pass up an opportunity to roll with him
Stuart7638 is recommended by NickZ (3/15/2014)
Stuart and I were scheduled to wrestle and he kept the appointment despite a fairly serious leg injury. We drilled moves and wrestled without affecting the injury and had a good session. This was done on a hardwood floor also, not on mats. He's a focused guy on the mats, a good opponent and a nice guy off the mats.
NickZ is recommended by enthusiast (3/13/2014)
Nick is a great wrestler, a great host, and a great guy. Always have a good time with him, whatever is going on. Talk about someone who can take a lot of punishment, and bounce back for more. My hat's off to him!
enthusiast is recommended by NickZ (3/10/2014)
Enthusiast is strong, skilled, can dish it out and take it, always enjoyable to wrestle and yes enthusiastic. :-D
NickZ is recommended by Roughmatch (2/14/2014)
Smallest guy I've ever wrestled. Lean and mean. Nicknamed the "Energizer Bunny" because of his endless stamina. I've seen him wrestle multiple guys over a space of just a few minutes. Doesn't like his action real rough but don't be fooled. He usually makes me tap out to a cradle every time. Excellent wrestler in collegiate and submission. Great host. Nice attitude. Willing to teach. One of my best buds on and off the mats. Love the impromptu fights he starts, even when there are no mats. He comes highly recommended. He will wrestle guys twice his size and often make them tap.
Roughmatch is recommended by NickZ (2/27/2014)
Great guy to wrestle. We've had lots of matches including a memorable and very rough match at the Okie Rumble, and a more recent sub match with an audience in the boxing ring of my gym (after a match on the home mats and a workout at said gym). Rough sub and striking's all cool. Look him up if you're in the area.
OKWRSTLMARK is recommended by NickZ (11/13/2013)
Wrestled Mark at the Okie Rumble. He's strong, skilled and fun, highly recommended. Look him up if you're headed to Oklahoma City.
I have never met anyone with more enthusiasm for wrestling than Nick. He is very strong, tough and quick-he has endless amounts of energy. Also, he's a very experienced and fearless wrestler. Most of all, Nick is fun-it may be possible that this guy smiles more than I do!
Zach is a new guy here on the site, but is no newbie to wrestling and grappling. He has good skills on the mats and good instincts, and we went for at least 3 hours on our first match (one loses track of time in good matches like that). He's a friendly guy to hang with off the mats too.
NickZ is recommended by njmuscguy1 (9/13/2013)
nick is a great wrestling partner and friend i can always expect a hard fought tough match that can go for as long as i want because nick never tires out hes a fearless competitor and is always ready to wrestle. always looking forward to our next match
njmuscguy1 is recommended by NickZ (9/13/2013)
Just done with another match with Rick and looking forward to the next one. Always enthusiastic for a match, great instincts, strong, competitive and motivated.
My guru is Nick, a friend who always makes you feel like you asked for it! Tough as a pit bull but friendly as a lab.Ripped, hot and skilled at furnishing beatdowns with a smile. Remember to scratch him behind the ears... I would go back for more in a second.
Always a pleasure to wrestle. I've known him for years and have had lots of great matches with him, and looking forward to more. He's real and a man of his word and in the rare event he needs to cancel, he'll give plenty of notice and it'll only be for a good reason.
FlDean2012 is recommended by NickZ (4/27/2013)
Dean and I have wrestled a lot both at WINS Club (which was a great resource for the wrestling community) and at the NYC Wrestlefest. Had a great nine-hour-long match with him once. The most recent match being at the Wrestlefest, always good to meet up and wrestle once again. Needless to say, he's a nice guy, honest and won't flake on you either!
NickZ is recommended by calwrestler (2/23/2013)
Nick is a great guy.....inexhaustible! I outweigh him by alot, but I think I only got one, if any, submissions from him in hours of wrestling! MUCH tougher than he looks! Take him on! I get another crack at this tough guy in Feb in nyc......lookin forward to it! Wrestled Nick again,,and again and again and again! If you know what I mean.. =) We had great matches, round robins, some punching , laughs....good conversations! This guy should be on the wrestling yearbook cover!
calwrestler is recommended by NickZ (3/26/2013)
Great guy for hours of aggressive wrestling! We've had 3 sessions so far; the last two were at the 2013 Wrestlefest where we did a round robin then just kept going afterwards.
NickZ is recommended by NYwrestlerman (3/12/2013)
I've met and wrestled Nick on several occasions. He's strong, fast, knows lots of ways to keep his opponents grounded, and has plenty of ways to gain submission victories. This guy can literally go on for hours and not tire. HIGHLY recommended, especially for those looking for a challenge.
NYwrestlerman is recommended by NickZ (3/07/2010)
Wrestled Jason several times, most recently at the NYC Wrestlefest; he's a good feisty & strong wrestler with lots of endurance (our last match was 2 hours long).
NickZ is recommended by Brown Bomber (2/19/2013)
just finished wrestling NickZ and once again he wore me out and STILL was not tired. But it's fun..if you tap he'll stop but expect a workover before you do. And this "ham" LOVES the camera so if you like taking pictures this is your guy and he has no problem showing his face in them. A fun guy on and off the mats.
NickZ is recommended by bulldogwrst (10/09/2012)
Nick and I meet at the OKIE Rumble years ago and we have had several matches over the years. He is very skilled and quick on the mat. He will wrestle at your intensity level. He is a great guy on and off the mats.
I have had several matches with Nick. He is one of the most skilled wrestlers I have ever met, but he is always willing to gage himself to an opponent's level of experience. He is more than willing to teach a beginner. In addition, he is a most gracious host and a great guy on and off the mat. He is highly respected and recommended by everyone who knows him.
Jim is a great guy on and off the mats. We've had a number of enjoyable matches, both 1-on-1 and round-robins, with and without striking. Looking forward to next match. :)
NickZ is recommended by Wrestleperson (9/09/2012)
Nick Z is an elite athlete and an amazing wrestler. I am in good shape, outweigh Nick by 60 pounds, and I expected to dominate him on the mat because of my size. But almost all I could do was squirm as Nick immobilized me in uncomfortable positions, as I asked myself "How is this even possible?" Nick knows how to wrestle both freestyle and submission, and he can readily use freestyle holds to make you submit. He is friendly, reliable, and an incredible wrestling talent.
Wrestleperson is recommended by NickZ (1/22/2012)
He's a great guy to wrestle. Steve and I had an energetic rematch today; he came over around 11:30 and we hit the mats, two long rounds, till 4pm. Whether you do freestyle or submission or both, you won't be disappointed taking him on.
Just had first match with Allan, he's a good wrestler and a nice guy off the mats too. He's strong and we went for over an hour, sweating up a storm with submission wrestling and pec and ab punching. Thanks for a great match!
NickZ is recommended by BrawlerNYC (7/31/2012)
I must say that Nick is one of the guys I enjoy wrestling the most. He is very skill, has lots of stamina, and is very friendly and hospitable.
BrawlerNYC is recommended by NickZ (7/31/2012)
Have had quite a few matches with BrawlerNYC and we always have a good enjoyable brawl. Submission with lots of striking, UFC gloves optional. Always a pleasure to wrestle, and a good rough competitive workout.
NYCgrappler is recommended by NickZ (7/31/2012)
NYCgrappler is a great guy to wrestle, very skilled and can work with opponents of varying skill levels from beginner to advanced. We've been wrestling since 2002 and he is a good friend as well as a wrestling opponent who won't disappoint.
NickZ is recommended by musclewrestlervienna (7/09/2012)
wow, great guy on and off the mats!! very strong and extremely fast, had no chance but really enjoyed it. And Nick has abs like steel, impossible to break. He also likes to punch, so better expect it tough. Any time again!
Hope to wrestle with Nick again. He has incredible abs. I enjoyed testing those abs while someone else held on to him.
Bob is a strong guy with good instincts and it was a pleasure to roll with him on the mats at the New Year's Eve Round-Robin. And yes he can take and dish out some nice solid punches to the gut too.
Nick is a great guy to wrestle. You want a challenge take on this little ball of energy. No matter what I did to him he kept coming back. If you don't wrestle Nick because of his size then you're an idiot. He got more heart on the mats than most people I know.
nick is a great guy, strong, skilled and tireless. a great wrestle.
Wrestle him! Mike is strong and skilled in freestyle as well as submission, is always up for a match, and has the endurance to go for hours – or rather, days.
To call Nick a force of nature is a gross libel to earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes and tornadoes.The first word that comes to mind when wrestling Nick would be "fearless". This man will gladly (perhaps a little to cheefully at times) will take on any and all opponents regardless of size and weight. I am 2 1/2 times bigger and twice his height and took me on. I won, but he got a tap on me. And afterwards...
All in all, Nick is a great guy and I am very pleased to have met him. I look forward to wrestling him again very soon.
It was a pleasure to meet Rafael at this year's Hillside wrestling weekend. Highly recommended. He's strong and skilled and always up for a fight. Sure there was that 172-lb weight difference, but enjoyed the challenge. Looking forward to a rematch at future events.
NickZ is recommended by wrestle4pins (3/31/2011)
NickZ is the real deal. A true athlete. A fine man. A unique individual. Highly recommend.
NickZ is recommended by NYleanmuscle (9/25/2010)
Tough bastard....you will always remember that you wrestled him!
NYleanmuscle is recommended by NickZ (3/31/2011)
Great guy to wrestle, highly recommended. We've been wrestling for 11 years and counting. Reliable, strong opponent who can go for hours, your mats or his.
NickZ is recommended by Raywrestle (1/02/2011)
Nick is a very fine, honest person, feisty, just goes and goes, and is not afraid to wrestle with guys larger than him. I enjoyed wrestling with him at the Okie even though he pinned and wrapped me up, I had no chance. I recommend this wonderful person to anyone!
Definitely one of the toughest and strongest wrestler's I've ever faced. Have met him a few times and each time was better than the last. If you are up for a challenge, if you want to see what you are made of, take him on, you won't be disappointed. He's a friendly, respectful, fun guy, great to spend time with on and off the mats. The significant weight advantage (85 lbs) I had on him meant nothing as he's all muscle and will manhandle bigger guys as his superior cardio wears you down before he attacks over and over. If body punching during a match is your thing, you have found your man here...still can't get the sound of his giggling out of my head at each punch I connected, before he unloaded on me.
If you're heavier than Nick, don't let his weight fool you. It's all muscle and he knows how to use it. Great stamina and flexibility also. Great wrestling experience. I'm hoping to get back on the mats with him again sometime.
Always Fun to Wrestle With!
great guy to wrestle, had lots of matches with Glenn since 2002. Strong & skilled, good at freestyle as well as sub.