Bo Nickal Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!
Who Is Bo Nickal?
Bo Nickal, born January 14, 1996, is an American freestyle wrestler and former folkstyle wrestler who competes at 86 kilograms. Bo is considered one of the greatest Nittany Lion wrestlers of all-time. He earned the 2019 Dan Hodge Trophy as one of the nations most outstanding collegiate wrestlers. He was also named the 2019 Big Ten Athlete of the Year, and was a two-time Schalles Award winner as the nations best pinner.
What this article covers:
- Who Is Bo Nickal?
- How Old Is Bo Nickal?
- How Much Is Bo Nickal Worth?
- Bo Nickal’s Fight List
- Bo Nickal’s Best Match of All Time
- What Is Bo Nickal’s Record?
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Some of his major achievements in freestyle wrestling include the 2019 U23 World Championship, the US Open National Championship, as well as being a finalist at the 2020 US Olympic Team Trials and a Final X contestant in 2019. During his time as a collegiate wrestler he coined the titles of three-time NCAA Division I National Champion and three-time Big Ten Conference champion while wrestling at Pennsylvania State University.
Bo was born in Rifle, Colorado and then moved to Wyoming at a young age where he began wrestling at age five. During fifth grade he moved to Rio Rancho, New Mexico and when he got to high school he made the varsity team while in the eighth grade. Nickal moved once again as a freshman to Texas, and began wrestling at Allen High School where he placed second in the state. He became a three-time UIL title holder and won every state championship he competed in since his sophomore year. He finished out his high school career with a 183-7 record, as the ninth ranked pound-for-pound wrestler in the nation.
On top of his wrestling career, Nickal recently announced his entry into the world of MMA. In October 2019, it was announced thatNikal had signed an MMA deal with First Round Management. He is currently a member of American Top Team and has spent time training both there and with multiple top level competitors such as Jorge Masvidal.
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How Old Is Bo Nickal?
Born January 14, 1996, Bo Nickal is 25 years old.
Bo Nickal’s Family
Bo Nickal is the son of two collegiate athletes; mother Sandy Nickal who played basketball at San Diego State University, and father Jason Nickal who played football at Chadron State College. Bo’s father helped coach him in wrestling until he went off to college, and his mother is also a former amateur boxer. Nikal is married to Maddie Holmberg, who he married on December 12, 2020.
How Much Is Bo Nickal Worth?
Based on his estimated earnings, Bo Nickal has an approximate net worth of $5 Million.
How Tall Is Bo Nickal?
Bo Nickal stands at 6 feet and 1 inch tall.
How Much Does Bo Nickal Weigh?
Currently, Bo Nickal weighs approximately 190 pounds.
Bo Nickal’s Fight List
Nickal committed to wrestle at Pennsylvania State University as a junior in high school. His collegiate career began in 2014-15 as he chose to take a redshirt season, where he compiled a record of 15-2 in open tournaments while wrestling at 174 pounds. As he entered the 2015-16 season as a freshman he was ranked fourteenth in the country. He won his first eighteen matches of the season, claiming titles at the Nittany Lion Open and the Southern Scuffle. Some of his most notable victories of the season were against Brian Realbuto who was a returning NCAA runner-up, multiple time D1 All-American Zach Epperly, and three-time US Prep National Champion Myles Martin. Bo lost his nineteenth match of the season against Nate Jackson by points. He bounced back to win his final eight matches of the regular season, ending his freshman year with a record of 26-1. He entered the NCAA’s at the top seed and ended up claiming runner-up honors.
As a sophomore in the 2016-17 season, Nickal moved up to the 184 pound division. In the regular season Nickal earned the Keystone Classic title, and achieved a 14-0 record in dual meets. He had the opportunity to avenge his NCAA Championship loss against Myles Martin, and beat returning NCAA runner-up TJ Dudley. During the postseason Nickal was again defeated by Myles Martin, but came back to beat TJ Dudley for the second time to claim third place. This season Nickal claimed his first NCAA title by defeating two-time NCAA champion Gabe Dean by one point.
As a junior in the 2017-18 season, Nickal achieved a 23-0 record during the regular season. He claimed numerous tournament titles against competitors such as Domenic Abounader as well as his nemesis Myles Martin. Nickal claimed his second title at the Big Ten Championships after beating Myles Martin in the finale, which allowed him to advance as the favorite top-seed in the NCAA’s. During his outstanding performance at the National tournament, he achieved many notable wins, including a win over Myles Martin using one of his signature pins. This win ended the rivalry and scored Nickal his second NCAA title as well as helping PSU clinch the team title.
Moving up in weight once again to 194 pounds for his redshirt senior season in 2018-19, Nickal won the Big Ten Conference Championship and claimed the NCAA title at his last NCAA tournament after dominating all of his matches to get to the finals and win. His achievements during his senior year coined him the titles of the fourth Penn sState wrestler to win three National Championships, and the third Penn State wrestler to be a four-time NCAA finalist. He won the Dan Hodge Trophy at the end of the season at the nations best college wrestler as well as the Schalles award for being the US’ top pinner.
Following college Nickal has continued to progress in his freestyle career. Competing against Olympic competitors, Bo continues to dominate. So far in 2021, Nickal wrestler two-time NCAA Division I National Champion Gabe Dean, but was defeated after a close, action packed match. Nickal entered the US Olympic Team trials in April 2021 as the sixth seed, hoping for the opportunity to represent the US at the 2020 Summer Olympics. As he climbed through the bracket with wins over many talented competitors. In the best-of-three finale, Nickal was defeated by Penn State legend and World Champion David Taylor, preventing him from making the US Olympic Team.
Bo Nickal has also had one professional submission grappling match against the best nogi grappler on the planet, Gordon Ryan. In their match on December 7, 2019 in Houston Texas, Ryan defeated Nickal with a triangle choke.
Bo Nickal’s Best Match of All Time
After years worth of back and forth battles with Myles Martin resulting in both wins and losses, Nickal defeated him for the last time using one of his signature pins to claim his second NCAA title. The two are widely considered to be nemesis of one another, and in their last match Nickal pulled off a title win making this one of his greatest matches of all time.
Who Did Bo Nickal Lose To?
In his NCAA Division 1 record, Nickal only lost to Nate Jackson and Myles Martin. In freestyle wrestling Nickal lost to Kevin Steinhaus, Nick Heflin, Richard Perry, J’Den Cox, Mohammad Mohammadian, Gabe Dean, and David Taylor.
What Is Bo Nickal’s Record?
Bo Nickal finished his collegiate career with a record of 120-3.
Bo Nickal Injuries
At this time, there is no documented injuries for Bo Nickal.
Is Bo Nickal Retired?
Bo Nickal is not retired and is still very much active in his wrestling career.
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