Nicholas Boykin

197 lbs.

Player profile

  • Weight 197
  • Year R-Junior
  • Hometown Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • High School Riverdale

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2019-20 (unattached) 4-2--------1


  • Qualified for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials (Greco-Roman, 97 kg)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2021)
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2021)


2021-22 (Redshirt-Sophomore)

  • Wrestled in three open events and posted a record of 3-4
  • Won the Bill Farrell Memorial International Open (Greco-Roman) in April at 97kg
  • Competed for Team USA at the Pan American Championships in May (97kg/Greco-Roman)
  • Took the Bronze Medal at the Pan American Championships in Acapulco, Mexico, in the 97kg Greco-Roman Competition May 5, 2022
  • Won quarterfinal bout at 97kg then lost in the semis at the Greco-Roman World Team Trials in Iowa (May 21-22) … finished fourth (2-2)
  • Wrestled in the U23 Greco-Roman World Team Trials at 97kg … finished first with 2-0 record in best-of-three finals (June 3-5, Geneva, Ohio)

Ohio Intercollegiate Open (Nov. 14, 2021, Tiffin, Ohio)
Gold Division (Open)
197 (Nick Boykin 0-1)
Jordan Williams (Glenville St. Col.) def. Nick Boykin (OSU) | Inj: 3:35

Purple Raider Open (Jan. 16, Peterson Fieldhouse Mount Vernon, Alliance, Ohio)
197 (Boykin/2-1 Sixth)
Nick Boykin (OSU) def. Brett Whitmann (CLAR) | D, 8-5
Nick Boykin (OSU) def. Brendin Yatooma (MICH Unat.) | D, 2-1
Jacob Lee (MSU Unat.) def. Nick Boykin (OSU) | D, 8-7

Edinboro Open (Feb. 6, Edinboro, Pennsylvania/McComb Fieldhouse)
197 (Boykin 1-2)
Jack Kilner (EDIN) def. Nick Boykin (OSU)| D, 4-1
Nick Boykin (OSU) def. Kevin Makosy (UMD) | Fall, 6:17
Garrett Joles (MINN) def. Nick Boykin (OSU) | MD, 8-0

2020-21 (Redshirt-Freshman)

  • Did not compete for the team but instead, trained for the US Olympic Trials
  • Won the 2020 US Senior Nationals in October and entered the US Olympic Trials as the No. 4 seed in the Greco-Roman 97 kg weight class
  • Finished third in the challenge bracket at the US Trials, defeating top-seed Daniel Miller on his way to the third-place match

2019-20 (Redshirt)

  • Enrolled in classes for the Spring semester
  • Competed in two open tournaments as a Buckeye
  • Placed third at the Edinboro Open by winning three of four bouts
  • Split a pair of matches at the Purple Raider Open

• Resident of the U.S. Olympic Training Center
• 2019 Junior World Team member for Greco-Roman
• Three-time Tennessee high school state champion
• Compiled an overall high school record of 174-4 including 140 straight wins to close out career
• Cadet national champion in both freestyle and Greco-Roman

• Son of Jennifer and Scott Boykin (played football for Middle Tennessee State)
• Brother, Scottie, was a two-time Southern Conference champion (197 pounds) and three-time NCAA Qualifier for Chattanooga
• Business major