Nick has always called the midwest his home, the flatlands of Illinois to be exact. Growing up he played many team sports before discovering wrestling in grade school. Solo sports tended to be this introverts preferred route. In college he would take up distance running. Completing his first marathon in 2005 in just under 4 hours; he knew there was plenty of room for growth. He took up triathlon in 2008 on the urgings of friends and began to excel. Along the way he’s managed to run a 3:03 marathon and qualify for The Boston Marathon, complete 5 full Ironman races, a number of half-Ironman and qualify for and race in Ironman 70.3 World Championships.