wrestler Nick Gajdzik, state champion at the recent MHSAA individual finals, was voted by readers last week as Patch Athlete of the Week for Feb. 27-March 2.
Gajdzik captured 52 percent of the 1,411 votes in the across most of Oakland County, with Micaela Ellis of Ferndale coming in second with 41 percent of the votes.
At the individual MHSAA wrestling state finals, Gajdzik won the Division 1 title in the 215 pound weight class with a 2-1 win over . He won all four of his matches at The Palace of Auburn Hills to finish the season a perfect 46-0.
Gajdzik aso won his . His victory on March 3 gave Stoney Creek its first state title in school history.
“Perfect record was never the goal, my goal was a state championship but it’s a very nice thing to add this year,” Gajdzik said, smiling.
The other nominees were:
- Micaela Ellis, Ferndale girls basketball
- Yante Maten, Lahser boys basketball
- Dean Vettese, Rochester wrestling
Attention Coaches: Nominate Your Athletes
Email nominations to Patch sportswriter Mike Niziolek. Nominations must be received by noon Friday for consideration for the next week's poll. Please include a photo or photos of your nominee and detailed information on why he or she is a deserving candidate for the weekly award. Weekly winners are eligible for Patch Athlete of the Season recognition.