Here’s an interview I did with Olympic hopeful, Troy Nickerson.
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Anyway, on to the good stuff…
High School Stats While At Chenango Forks High School
• First 5-time New York State Champion (2001-2005)
• 6-time National High School Champion (Folkstyle, Freestyle, and Greco-Roman)
• First Wrestler to win the Outstanding Wrestler award in both styles (Freestyle and Greco-roman) at Junior Nationals in Fargo, ND
• 2005 Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award Winner (State, Regional, and National)
• 2005 ASICS High School Wrestler of the Year
College Stats While At Cornell University
• 2009 NCAA Division 1 National Champion
• 4-time NCAA Division 1 All-American (2nd, 3rd, 1st, 4th)
• 3-time EIWA Conference Champion
• 4-time All-IVY First Team Selection
• 2-time IVY Wrestler of the Year (2006, 2009)
• 2006 IVY Rookie of the Year
• First athlete to win Athlete of the Year and Rookie of the Year during the same season
• 2010 Cornell University Male Athlete of the Year
• 2011 US Open Runner-Up
Morning– Wrestling workout consisting of a long drill followed by short lifting circuit and agility drills/light cardio
Afternoon/Evening– Long cardio workout, usually a 5-7 mile run followed by a sauna session to cool down
Morning– Wrestling workout consisting of shorter drill focusing on areas of concentration followed by live wrestling and hard conditioning
Afternoon/Evening– 30 mins worth of intense conditioning work, usually treadmill sprints, bike sprints, UB, stance-motion drills, etc.
Wednesday (light day)
Morning– 90 min Bikram yoga
Afternoon/Evening– 1 hour sauna session mixing in hot/cold contrasts, massage for recovery
Morning– Wrestling workout consisting of a long drill followed by circuit lift and light cardio
Afternoon/Evening– 30 mins worth of intense conditioning, similar to Tuesday
Morning– Wrestling workout, similar to Tuesday
Afternoon/Evening– Long cardio and weight cut prep work followed by sauna session
Morning– Lift/intense cardio combo, very intense
Afternoon/Evening– Light, long cardio workout
OFF– Sauna for recovery
Other Pieces Of The Puzzle:
During the week, I have a meeting with a nutritionist. We usually go over my diet, get some body comp numbers, evaluate my previous week of training and make adjustments to the plan as needed.
In addition, I meet with a sports psychologist depending on my training situation. This isn’t as regular as the nutritionist due to my schedule.
I also watch film for probably 4-6 hours per week.
This summer, I did a lot of traveling. I traveled to Belarus on two separate occasions, as well as Ukraine, Poland, Turkey, Armenia, Chechnya (Russia), and Germany. I’m thankful to have a few months back in the USA!
Finally, check out this awesome video interview Clinch Gear did with Troy Nickerson:
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