LANCASTER, Pa. — Richmond County’s own Joey Nicholson had a strong showing at the My House National Folkstyle Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, receiving All-American Honors after placing second in his weight class.
Nicholson defeated Azmir Ibrahim (Carlise, Pa.) and Elijah Yoder (Wyalusing, Pa.) by pinfall in the first and semifinal rounds, respectively, before falling to Tanner Stefanick (Penn Manor, Pa.) in the championship match. In addition to the second-place finish and the All-American honor, Nicholson was presented with an All-American Singlet.
Nicholson, a sophomore on the Richmond Senior wrestling team, made the trip to Pennsylvania with the School of Hard Knocks (SOHK) wrestling club — which is based out of High Point and coached by Bob Lloyd.
“I’ve been training with SOHK for about a month and a half and I’ve already improved a lot just from practicing with some the top wrestlers in the state every weekend,” Nicholson said. “Coach Bob pushes me really hard, but I love every minute of it cause I feel myself getting better every practice.”
Later this summer, Nicholson will be competing in the National Duals held in Orlando, Florida.