||Nick was an outstanding gridder and grappler for Eastmont High School. Exceptionally strong in the trenches, he earned all-league football honors as an offensive lineman his senior year, and a second team all-league berth as a junior. Wrestling abilities generated a 41-0 record in the heavyweight (275) division his senior year that culminated in winning the state 3A title and also produced regional and district championships. Nick also earned regional and district titles as a junior, compiled a 24-2 record and finished third in the state. He was a finalist for NCW Sports Awards High School Male Athlete twice and was selected as the Prep Male Athlete-of-the-Year in 2008.
Nick went on to play football at Portland State University.