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US skater Ashley Wagner isn't afraid of pressure

...she left her family and friends on the East Coast and moved to Southern California in the summer of 2011 to train with John Nicks, better known as Cohen's coach."The main reason I went to him is because he has so much experience. He has been...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-01-23/us-skater-ashley-wag
Cohen favored with Kwan out

...nationals begin Tuesday in St. Louis. "I think it's very disappointing. I know Sasha feels that, too," said John Nicks, Cohen's longtime coach. "The last few years they've had some wonderful battles. Michelle has seemed to dominate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/08/oth_40879.shtml
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Asada too young for Olympics but still world class

...Skating Union deadline of July 1. "Right now, she is the finest jumper in the world in the ladies division," said John Nicks, Cohen's coach, who has been coaching close to 50 years and has a few problems with the age eligibility rules. Asada...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/23/oth_25324.shtml
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Kwan third in short program

...just so great," said Cohen, who is 15 but looks, oh, maybe 9. "That's quite right," chimed in veteran coach John Nicks after Cohen's brilliant, innovative routine to music by Vivaldi and Albanini earned her first place from five of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/02/12/oth_282549.shtml
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U.S. skaters rise to occasion

...Tim Goebel and Michael Weiss. "We've had some very strong American ladies in the Olympics," said veteran coach John Nicks, who works with Cohen. "But I've never seen a ladies team as strong as this in the past 10 Olympics." Kwan, of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/02/07/oly_332048.shtml
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Cohen heads for worlds with first major title

...But a cross-country trip last summer has given her new determination. Cohen spent almost her entire career with John Nicks, training near her hometown of Laguna Niguel, Calif. But after working with Tatiana Tarasova, Olympic gold medalist...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/03/03/oth_367811.shtml
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Ice wars - Are the Olympics the only games in town?

...chuckling at the notion of tension between her and Cohen. "It's kind of funny." Not to Cohen and her coach, John Nicks, who said he trained her just as he did all his other great skaters. "To get into close contact is self-defeating...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/02/10/oly_332653.shtml
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Kwan, Slutskaya, Butyrskaya in same group for short program

...warm-up. "Usually I wouldn't like it very much, but most of what I would call the good girls are in the first half," John Nicks, Cohen's coach, said of the draw. "It's a first-half competition." The short program is worth one-third...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/02/18/oly_334202.shtml
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Skater's potential never realized

...authorities said. An autopsy was planned for this weekend. "He was a wonderful talent and a wonderful showman," said John Nicks, who coached Bowman in 1992, when he won his second U.S. title and finished fourth at the Albertville Olympics...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/01/12/oth_180156.shtml
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Decade of success hasn't dulled Kwan's love for skating

...competition, Sasha Cohen, missed most of the season with a back injury and just returned to California and former coach John Nicks three weeks ago after spending the past two years on the East Coast. Kwan also is a five-time world champion, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/08/oth_439387.shtml
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