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Troy Nickerson Bio
Courtesy: cyclones.com
Release: 08/17/2012

Troy Nickerson enters his second season as an assistant coach on Olympic champion Kevin Jackson's staff. Nickerson's main duties lie with the Cyclone lightweights (125-149 pounds).

In college, Nickerson was a four-time All-American at Cornell and a NCAA finalist twice for the Big Red, winning an NCAA title in 2009 at 125 pounds. He went 97-8 in his collegiate career, which ranks him 20th all-time at Cornell in career wins. Nickerson also won three EIWA wrestling titles for the Big Red. In his four years at Cornell, Nickerson helped the Big Red to final NCAA rankings of fifth, 12th, fifth and second, respectively.

A product of Chenango Forks, N.Y., Nickerson was one of the most highly regarded prep wrestlers in the country coming out of high school. He won five New York high school state championships and six national high school championships.

Prior to joining the Iowa State wrestling program, Nickerson served as an assistant coach at the Finger Lakes Wrestling Club from 2011-2012 in Ithaca, N.Y. He was also the head coach of the FLWC college team during the 2010-2011 season.

Nickerson graduated from Cornell in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in biology & science with a minor in nutritional science.

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