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Nazar Kulchytskyy: Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!
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Nazar Kulchytskyy: Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!

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Who is Nazar Kulchytskyy?

Nazar Kulchytskyy is a retired Ukrainian-American wrestler who competed in both freestyle and folkstyle competitions throughout his professional career. During his time in Ukraine, he was named National champion in his age group five separate times. He also medaled in the European championships before ever training in the United States.

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Since he’s moved to the US, Nazar has stayed busy. Beginning in college, he made huge waves as a three time NCAA Division III Champion, going undefeated in his three showings at the tournament. On top of that, He’s competed for a Pan American championship, earning a silver medal for his efforts. Kulchytskyy has also stood atop the podium at three different Dave Schultz Memorial tournaments, won international gold at Cerro Pelado, and competed for an Olympic bid in the United States.

Kulchytskyy announced his retirement after an exhibition match in 2020, citing a combination of new coaching pursuits and cumulative injuries from his years in the sport. He is currently the owner and head coach of Team Nazar Training Center, a facility he opened immediately on the heels of his retirement match.

Now, he’s bringing his 20 years of high-level, international wrestling experience to the next generation of wrestlers by helping them achieve their personal goals at Team Nazar. The gym has already started to gain notoriety, and has placed in multiple regional tournaments, as well as scholastic tournaments in Wisconsin under the WIAA. The next chapter of Kulchytskyy’s career is just beginning and we can expect to see more from Team Nazar in the near future.

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How Old is Nazar Kulchytskyy?

Nazar was born on June 3rd, 1992 in the rural parts of Ukraine. He turned 29 years old in 2021.

Nazar Kulchytskyy Family

Kulchytskyy has not revealed many family details, but we do know that both his parents were music teachers. His parents brought all three of their children to the United States in 2009 to create more opportunities and a better life.

How Much is Nazar Kulchytskyy Worth?

Nazar Kulchytskyy’s net worth is unknown. His most promising financial venture is the newly-minted Team Nazar, with locations in both Oshkosh and Madison, Wisconsin.

How Tall is Nazar Kulchytskyy?

Wrestlers are not mandated to publish their heights. Nazar Kulchytskyy’s height is not listed.

How Much Does Nazar Kulchytskyy Weigh? 

Kulchytskyy weighs around 75 kg, or a little less than 170 pounds. He competed in three different weight classes throughout his career, generally getting heavier as he got older. He frequently took matches with a 65 kg, or 143 pound limit. As he aged, he began to enter at 70 kg and below, where the limit is 154 pounds. Finally, in the last stages of his career, Nazar often competed as a 74 kg wrestler, weighing in around 165 pounds.

Nazar Kulchytskyy Fight List

Nazar has competed in hundreds of wrestling matches in his lifetime, and listing them all here is not practical. Records of his high school career in Ukraine are tough to come by, so we’ve chosen to focus on his time competing in America since 2010. See below for a list of his most impressive accolades in the sport of wrestling:

    • 2012 NCAA (DIII) Championships - Gold (157 lbs)
    • 2013 NCAA (DIII) Championships - Gold (165 lbs)
    • 2014 NCAA (DIII) Championships - Gold (157 lbs)
    • 2014 Minnesota Storm Holiday Cup - Gold (70 kg)
  • 2015 Dave Schultz M. International - 4th (70 kg)
  • 2015 Phil Portuese NE Regional - Gold (70 kg)
  • 2015 US World Team Trials - 5th (70 kg)
  • 2015 Henri Deglane Challenge - Gold (65 kg)
  • 2015 US Nationals - DNP
  • 2016 Dave Schultz M. International - Bronze (65 kg)
  • 2016 US Last Chance OTT - Silver (65 kg)
  • 2016 World Clubs Cup - Gold
  • 2017 Dave Schultz M. International - Bronze (70 kg)
  • 2017 Cerro Pelado International - Gold (70 kg)
  • 2017 US Open - Silver(70 kg)
  • 2017 US World Team Trials - 4th(70 kg)
  • 2017 Dave Schultz M. Invitational - Gold (74 kg)
    • 2017 Henri Deglane Challenge - Silver (74 kg)
    • 2017 World Clubs Cup - Silver
    • 2018 International Ukrainian Tournament - 14th (70 kg)
    • 2018 US World Team Trials - Silver (74 kg)
    • 2018 Pan American Championships - Silver (74 kg)
    • 2019 US Open - 6th (74 kg)
    • 2019 US Nationals - 6th (74 kg)
    • 2020 Granma y Cerro Pelado - Bronze (74 kg)

    Nazar Kulchytskyy's Best Fight of All Time

    One of Kulchystkyy’s most impressive tournament showings came in the 2017 Dave Schultz Invitational, a tournament that holds a special place in the hearts of wrestlers. He defeated both his opponents easily, including Rasul Dzhukayev, a well-known freestyle wrestler and international competitor. Nazar won gold at the event, bringing his total up to three medals at the prestigious memorial event.

    Who Did Nazar Kulchytskyy Lose To?

    In December of 2019, Nazar entered the US Senior National Olympic Trials Qualifier in search of an Olympic bid. He easily cruised through the opening rounds, scoring technical falls against three of his first four opponents. His fourth win came against future Pan American champion, Alec Pantaleo, and seemed to clear a path to victory. 

    Unfortunately, the latter rounds didn’t go Nazar’s way as multiple opponents were able to turn the tables and score technical falls against him. Kulchytskyy lost three consecutive matches to Logan Massa, Evan Wika, and Anthony Valencia. Despite these losses, he was still able to make a decent showing thanks to his dominant morning on the mats. All in all, Kulchytskyy was able to take home 6th at 74 kg.

    Nazar Kulchytskyy Record

    Nazar has competed in many formats of wrestling, but has primarily focused on the Freestyle ruleset, where his record is 70-29.

    Kulchytskyy also dominated in his three showings at the NCAA DIII Championships. He was able to go undefeated, a perfect 12-0, over his matches there. These wins earned him a championship at 165 and two at 157.

    Nazar Kulchytskyy Injuries

    Like many wrestlers, Kulchytskyy has experienced several injuries. One of the first serious ones came in 2010, when he tore his ACL just three days before the US Nationals. He successfully rehabbed the injury but experienced problems again in 1012 when he was forced to miss much of his season. In 2020, Nazar appeared on the BaschAMania Podcast and discussed how his injuries had accumulated and contributed to his retirement.

    Is Nazar Kulchytskyy Retired?

    Nazar Kulchytskyy officially retired in June of 2020 after a shutout victory against Danny Braunagle in Chicago, Illinois. Upon winning the match, Kulchytskyy left his shoes on the mat to signify his official retirement from competition. 

    Life shows no signs of slowing down for Nazar, however, as he has already begun to take his next steps by launching  Team Nazar, a top-level training program, in 2020. Kulchytskyy’s first generation of students have already started making waves in WIAA tournaments.

    Aside from running his gym and coaching athletes, Nazar has begun to film video instructionals to give back to the wrestling community. But it’s not just for wrestlers; Jiu-Jitsu practitioners should take note as well, because “Chain Wrestling Takedowns”, available on BJJ Fanatics, aims to help all grapplers improve their percentages. If you’ve ever struggled to get the fight to the mat, take a look at these valuable pointers from Nazar Kulchytskyy.

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