Watch: Gulak, Perkins and more in Cruiserweight Classic qualifiers
Weight: 193 lbs.
Representing: United States of America
Style: Technical, submission
Signature Move: Dragon Sleeper
Drew Gulak is every bit as hard-nosed as the city he hails from, Philadelphia. A minimalist mutilator, what Gulak lacks in frills like kneepads or elbow pads he offsets with a completist’s arsenal of submission holds and suplexes, not to mention a lariat that can rip heads from shoulders.
Being raised in Philly did more than toughen up Gulak; it also exposed the self-described “student of the game” to one of the world’s top wrestling hotbeds at a young age. Now an 11-year veteran of the sport, the no-nonsense throwback has emerged as one of America’s top independent grapplers, having competed on both coasts as well as internationally.
A co-holder of the EVOLVE Tag Team Titles, not to mention winner of EVOLVE’s 2013 Style Battle Tournament and a former Combat Zone Wrestling Heavyweight Champion, Gulak qualified for the Cruiserweight Classic by defeating Tracy Williams at EVOLVE 61.