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Tony Nelson

Athlete Bio

2017-18 Team USA Ranking: No. 3 at 125 kg/275 lbs.
Years on Team USA: 1 (2017-18)
Residence: Minneapolis, Minn.
Club: Minnesota Storm
High School: Cambridge-Isanti (Minn.)
College: Minnesota
Born: Sept. 27, 1990
Height: 6’4”

Career Highlights
- Third in U.S. World Team Trials (2017)
- Outstanding Ukrainian Memorial International champion (2017)
- University World Team member (2012)
- Two-time NCAA champion for Minnesota (2012-13)
- Four-time NCAA All-American (2011-14)
- Three-time Big Ten champion (2012-14)

Career Biography
2017: Third in U.S. World Team Trials… Fifth in U.S. Open… Outstanding Ukrainian Memorial International champion…
2016: Bill Farrell International champion… Second in Yasar Dogu International… Fourth in U.S. Open…
2015: Third in Bill Farrell International… Eighth in U.S. Open… Third in Cerro Pelado International… Third in Dave Schultz Memorial International… Second in Northern Plains Regional…
2013: Second in University Nationals…
2012: Fifth in University World Championships… Second in Canada Cup… University World Team Trials champion… University Nationals champion…
2011: Fourth in University Nationals…
2010: Fourth in FILA Junior World Team Trials…
College: 2012 and 2013 NCAA champion for Minnesota… Second in 2014 NCAA Championships… Seventh in 2011 NCAA Championships… 2012, 2013 and 2014 Big Ten champion…
High school: 2009 state champion… Second in 2008 state tournament and third in 2007… Academic All-American… Also excelled in football, earning all-metro and all-conference honors as a linebacker…
USAW Age-Group: 2009 USAW Junior Nationals champion… Eighth in 2008 USAW Junior Nationals…
Personal: Son of Todd and Sandi Nelson… has one brother, Evan, and two sisters, Kelli, and Grace, 16…
Instagram: @bigtonynelson
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