UW brings home six tournament titles in Elite brackets
UW Hosts Cowboy Open and Ranking Matches
Each qualifies for World Team Trials in June
Team honors five seniors and team leaders
Cowboys place 17 in top six
Career record: 11-3
2012-13: As a redshirt, Havlik found success immediately. He placed in all four tournaments in which he wrestled as an unattached competitor. He won 16 of his 20 matches during the season, with two pins and three major decisions. He was second in the Cowboy Open, first at the Northwest Open, fifth at the UNK Holiday Inn Open and third at the Fort Hays State University Open. He won at least three bouts in each tournament. He finished the 2013 campaign on a high note, placing sixth at FILA Junior Nationals in April, going 4-3 at 79 kilograms(174 pounds).
He was recognized by the UW coaching staff at the year-end banquet for keeping a GPA above 3.0 for the season.
High School: Havlik was a three-sport athlete at Mitchell High, and he starred in wrestling, football and baseball. A three-time state champ in wrestling, he also was a team captain of the football team and earned All-Conference honors in baseball and football. He was a National Honor Society member and earned Academic All-State honors. Havlik's three state wrestling titles set a Mitchell High School record.
Personal: Havlik was born in LeMars, Iowa, and he is the son of Bryce and Lisa Havlik. Bryce wrestled at South Dakota State. The younger Havlik has three siblings: Stratton, Austin and Briggs. He intends to study accounting. He also received interest from South Dakota State and Minnesota.