Coach Nick Purler Bio

Coach Nick Purler Bio 2013-07-10T14:58:25+00:00
Coach Nick Purler wrestling Sanshiro Abe (NCAA Champ/Olympian) at a dual meet between Penn State and Oklahoma State. Photo by Chris Roff.

Coach Nick Purler wrestling Sanshiro Abe (NCAA Champ/Olympian) at a dual meet between Penn State and Oklahoma State. Photo by Chris Roff.

College Wrestling

  • 1994 NCAA All-American / Oklahoma State University
  • 1994 Big 12 Champion
  • Member of 3 Division I National Championships teams
  • Member of the 1994 Dual Team National Champions / OSU Cowboys
  • Nick’s impressive winning % earned him a spot on Oklahoma States’ All-Time top 20 list for over a decade
  • Espoir National finalist
  • University Nationals finalist
  • 1993 Olympic Sports Festival Champion
  • US Open freestyle All-American
  • Member of the 1994 ALL-STAR TEAM

High School Wrestling

  • 3X MO high school state champion
  • Nick lost only 2 matches in his high school career
  • 2X Junior National Champion
  • Upon graduation, Nick was ranked #1 in the Nation for his weight class
  • 1988 Member of the Asics DREAM TEAM
  • Voted as Outstanding Wrestler of the “Dapper Dan” ┬áDream Team Classic
  • Cadet Pan American Games bronze medalist

Other

  • Member of the Missouri Wrestling Association Hall of Fame
  • Member of the Missouri Wrestling Hall of Fame

Coaching

  • Head Coach of the 4X Tulsa National Champions…Purler Wrestling Academy