Name: Jon Gwizdala
Position: Pitcher
Height: 6'3
DOB: 4/12/1991
Hometown: Bay City, Michigan
College: Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science at Central Michigan University
Team/Club: Midland Explorers
World Championship Experience
  • 2019 WBSC Men's World Championship; Had 3 strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA in 2.1 innings pitched
Other Career Highlights
  • 2018 Intercontinental Cup; Pitched 4.2 innings with five strikeouts
Personal: Parents are Ron and Barb Gwizdala...My biggest supporters are my wife and family members...What does it mean for you to represent the United States? It is an incredible honor and fulfillment of a longtime dream to play for the USA Softball Team...What is the best piece of advice you ever received? You can't strike them all out...What has been your proudest accomplishment? My proudest accomplishment in sport is being selected to play for Team USA

What does it mean for you to represent the United States of America? It's a huge honor to represent my country on the biggest stage in Men's Fastpitch.

What do you enjoy most about Men's Fast Pitch? The pace of play in Men's Fastpitch is incredible, and the global friendships and camaraderie are truly special.

How did you get started playing softball? Started in softball as a batboy for a family run team where my father and uncle coached my brother and cousins.

Who were your softball role models growing up? My father and brother both pitched and played ball when I was younger. I aspired to be like them. Some of the great players that spent time in Frankenmuth playing for Zak's and Frankenmuth Driving School were good on field examples.