November 1, 2021

Boykin Begins Competition in U23 World Championships


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State redshirt sophomore Nicholas Boykin beings competition at the U23 World Championships at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday in Belgrade, Serbia.

The event will be streamed on Flowrestling. Watch HERE.

Boykin, who also qualified for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials, will compete in Greco-Roman at the 97kg weight class.

A Murfreesboro, Tennessee, native, Boykin is a three-time Tennessee high school state champion.

The Buckeyes are set to open the 2021-22 season at 1 p.m. Sunday vs. North Carolina at the Covelli Center.

Tickets are currently on sale at or by calling 1-800-Go-Bucks.

97kg Results

Qualifying Round
N. Boykin (USA) def. G. Kurniczak (POL), 8-3
Round of 16
A. Sargsian (RUS) def. N. Boykin (USA), 11-0, 3:31
O. Dadak (CZE) def.  N. Boykin (USA), 4-3