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John Nicholson
Weight: 157
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
High School: Roosevelt
Experience: Transfer
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John Nicholson Bio
Release: 08/29/2013

Brought Hilton Coliseum to its feet in his first career match as a Cyclone, picking up a late pin by way of nearside cradle off a reset in the center of the mat over Grand View’s Quinten Haynes… finished final collegiate season 11-15 and 3-9 in dual contests… picked up career victory No. 70 after downing Bucknell’s Logan Kerin 9-2 in the opening round of the Southern Scuffle… tallied two pins and finished career 73-36 overall and 32-18 in dual contests.

2012-13 (at Old Dominion)
Went 12-5 competing at 157 pounds… went 3-1 in duals picking up two wins by major decision and one by fall… posted a 3-1 record at the Virgina duals with wins over Vincent Favia (Bucknell) and Michael Depalma (Edinboro)… won two matches at the Edinboro Open, earning an 11-3 major decision over West Virginia’s Roman Perryman and a 23-5 tech fall over American’s Christian Masaya.

2011-12 (at Old Dominion)
Finished redshirt sophomore season with a record of 27-8... tied for the team lead in wins... was 4-1 in CAA dual meets and 18-3 in dual meets overall... qualified for NCAA Championships, going 1-2... earned second place at the CAA championships... named First Team All-State by VaSID at 157 pounds...defeated three NCAA qualifiers throughout the season... was Named CAA Wrestler of the Week in consecutive weeks in late January... recorded a team-high 13 major decisions and was fourth in NCAA Division I for most major decisions... had four technical falls on the year... placed second at the Hokie Open.

2010-11 (at Old Dominion)
Redshirted second collegiate season.

2009-10 (at Old Dominion)
Finished freshman season with 23-8 record, fourth most wins on the team... went 19-4 in tournament action and was 3-3 against CAA opponents... had five pins and three major decisions on the year... took first place at Hokie Open and seventh at Southern Scuffle... defeated five wrestlers that qualified for the NCAA Tournament. 

High School
Ranked in the top five in three separate publications… member of InterMat's Top 100 slotted at No. 14… finished second at the NHSCA Junior Nationals in 2009... two-time Iowa state champion at Roosevelt high school... Won the Class 3-A 152-pound state title as a junior in 2008 and the 160-pound title as a senior... Senior National runner-up at 160-pounds.

Born November 23, 1990... son of Ramon and Virginia Nicholson... has three brothers: Jason, James, and Joseph... has four sisters: Joy, Julia, Janell, and a Jessica. Twin sister Jessica is a senior at ISU and captain of the Iowa State swimming and dive team. 

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