101 ESPN’s Senior Spotlight shines on Nick Foster, wrestler at McKendree University
Nick is an NCAA division 2 wrestler at McKendree University in Lebanon Illinois, located near his hometown of Bellville Illinois. He is a senior and a returning three time All American, who has spent his entire college career striving and preparing to achieve his dream of becoming a national champion.
Nick has compiled a decorated career, placing 8th at nationals his freshman season, 4th his sophomore season, and 2nd in his junior year. This past season he was ranked #1 in the nation at 165 pounds and expected to realize his dream.
The national tournament was scheduled to be in Sioux Falls South Dakota on March 13th and 14th. Nick’s team arrived in Sioux Falls on Wednesday March 11th. The Bearcats spent all day Wednesday and Thursday practicing, and getting physically and mentally prepared for the vigorous and grueling competition to begin on Friday. Thursday evening, while the team was back at the hotel preparing for a healthy night’s sleep, they received the heartbreaking, dream crushing call, letting them know that the tournament had been cancelled. Even though his senior tournament was cancelled along with everyone else, the NCAA didn’t reward wrestlers with other year of eligibility.
Check out Nick’s impressive resume:
• Mathematics major
• Captain of McKendree Wrestling team
• Vice President of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity inc.
• Alpha Phi Omega member
• GLVC me representative for McKendree
• Inter Greek Counsel member
• BSO member