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IU wrestling adds new assistant coach

IU Wrestling Coach Duane Goldman announced the appointment of Assistant Coach Nick Simmons. Simmons, a 2011 USA Wrestling World Team Member, served as director of wrestling operations at Oregon State University for the past three years.

“He has been tremendously successful at every level of wrestling, not only as an athlete, but as a coach,” Goldman said in a press release.

Simmons is the United States’ highest-ranked 55 kilogram freestyle wrestler and will serve as an alternate on the U.S. 2012 Olympic team in London. He finished second at April’s Olympic trials. He also served as an alternate in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Simmons had an impressive collegiate career as a four-time All-American wrestler at Michigan State, having earned the second-most wins in Michigan State history.

“I’m thrilled for the opportunity and looking forward to becoming a part of the Hoosier program,” Simmons said in a press release. “It’s exciting to be back in the Big Ten and work with some of the best wrestlers in the country.”

Colleen Sikorski

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