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Nico Hernandez

Nico Hernandez competes at the 2016 Olympics
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Nico Hernandez

Nico Hernandez
  • Birth date 1/04/1996
  • Hometown Wichita, Kansas
  • Residence Wichita, Kansas
  • Height/Weight 5'4"/ 107 lbs


Nico Hernandez has been involved in a multitude of sports – cross country, soccer, wrestling – but boxing suited him best. He first entered the ring at the age of 9 under the tutelage of his father, a former boxer who runs the Northside 316 Boxing Club in Wichita, Kansas. The naturally-athletic Hernandez has excelled at the amateur level, winning several national championships, and now has his sights set on winning gold at the Rio Olympics, after which time he hopes to turn pro.
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Getting to know Nico Hernandez


2015 U.S. Olympic Trials champion


2013 Golden Gloves national champion


Two-time Junior Olympic national champion (2011, 2012)

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