Former NC State NCAA wrestling champion Nick Gwiazdowski is No. 1 in the May UWW (United World Wrestling) Freestyle Rankings.
1. Nicholas GWIAZDOWSKI (USA) // 35 Points
2. Muradin KUSHKHOV (RUS) // 35 Points
3. Zolboo NATSAGSUREN (MGL) // 35 Points
4. Davit MODZMANASHVILI (UZB) // 25 Points
5. Taha AKGUL (TUR) // 23 Points (TeamUSA)
Gwiazdowski won the gold at the Pan American Games last week and was a bronze medalist at the Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix in Russia in January. He is the top ranking American in the standings.
The 2018 World Championships are in October in Budapest.