Updated: Dec 6, 2019
Nickel went 3-0 at the Fire Duals in Lakeland, FL on Saturday against top-ranked teams in the NAIA including #7 Southeastern, #2 Reinhardt and #17 Indiana Tech.
Nickel, not ranked himself, opened with a 10-7 decision over #7 Ethan Owen, followed by an 8-6 decision over #10 Jody McAlister and 7-6 decision over #20 Conner Gimson.
Against Reinhardt's McAlister, Nickel had a 3-0 disadvantage early in the second period.
Nickel fought back to get four take downs without being overpowered himself to slowly gather the comeback win and take the 8-6 decision.
In the following match, Nickel was once again taken to the mat first by Indiana Tech's Gimson, however got the escape and a take down himself to ride out the period up 3-2.
Nickel extends his win-streak to 11 straight since the Patriot Open, the longest active stretch of the Patriots line-up in the early season.
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