Nick Preston 

1997 State Champion - 171 Pounds
Wrestling


SFDHS CLASS:  1998

COLLEGE:
Ohio State University

Stallion Profile:

Career Notes

  • Three-year letterwinner in Football and Wrestling

1997-98 (Senior)

  • 3rd Place Finish at 189 Pounds at the 1998 OHSAA Division-II Wrestling State Championships

  • Starting Linebacker on the 1997 Division-II State Championship Football Team

  • 1997 Division-III Special Mention All-Ohio

  • 1997 First-Team All-CCL and All-Central District as a Linebacker

  • 1997 First Team Dispatch Agonis Football

  • 93 Tackles, 11 for loss, 5 interceptions, three fumble recoveries and 2 sacks

1996-97 (Junior)

  • 1997 OHSAA Division-II 171 Pound State Champion

  • Starting linebacker for the 1996 Division-III State Runner-up Football Team

Ohio State Profile

Career Notes

  • Finished his career ranked 5th in Ohio State history with 126 wins

  • Finished his career ranked 4th in Takedowns (398) and 8th in Team Points (349.5) in Ohio State history

  • Four-year letterwinner (1999 - 2002)

2002 (Senior)

  • NCAA All-American

  • 3rd Place Finish at 197 Pounds at the 2002 NCAA Wrestling Championship

  • 197 Pound Runner-up at the 2002 Big Ten Wrestling Championships

  • Team Captain

2001 (Junior)

  • 2004 NCAA Wrestling Tournament Quarterfinalist at 197 Pounds

  • Recorded the 3rd fastest fall in Ohio history at 16 seconds

2000 (Sophomore)

  • NCAA All-American

  • 5th Place Finish at 197 Pounds at the 2000 NCAA Wrestling Championship

  • 197 Pound Runner-up at the 2002 Big Ten Wrestling Championships

  • Led the team with 37 wins

  • Team Captain

1999 (Freshman)

  • 1999 NCAA Wrestling Tournament Qualifier at 184 Pounds

 photo credit - Ohio State University Athletics

photo credit - Ohio State University Athletics

USA Wrestling Profile:

  • 2005 U.S. World Team Runner-up

  • Fourth place finish at the 2004 U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS QUALIFIERS IN MEN'S FREESTYLE AT 84 KG/185 POUNDS