High School: Two-year varsity letterwinner in cross country and track ... Served as senior captain as a senior ... Named cross country team's MVP as a senior and team won league championship that year ... Won the indoor and outdoor league championship in the 3,200 meters in 2010 ... Also named team MVP of his winter and spring track teams as a senior.
Personal: Son of Maureen and Donald Nickel ... Brother, Brian, rowed at Columbia ... Brother, Daniel, rowed at Princeton ... Brother, Chris, played sprint football at Cornell ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.