With all-time wins record secured, Brian Bielec eyes Grand Island's first state title
February 08, 2022


GRAND ISLAND - Brian Bielec doesn't listen to music to get psyched for a wrestling match anymore. Memories that caused scars on both knees, time lost and disappointment zip through Bielec's mind as he paces.

Those are the only soundtracks he needs.

Two knee surgeries, months spent on crutches and two state tournaments ending in frustration. Bielec hasn't had many disappointments on a wrestling mat during his time at Grand Island, but it's enough to ignite a fuel that drives him to a singular goal - a state championship.