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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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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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Kwan wins short program

...to attack." Practically speedskating around the rink, Cohen's energy and enthusiasm carried over to veteran coach John Nicks. After seeing Cohen's marks, Nicks held up her arm as if proclaiming her champion. Not quite. Or, at least, not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/02/20/oly_334568.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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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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Kwan, Eldredge make some history at nationals

...and perhaps two Olympic medals. "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." The men's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/01/14/oth_332957.shtml
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U.S. pair hoping luck in Japan continues at Olympics

...the Lillehammer Games. They married the following year, and train together in Costa Mesa, Calif. U.S. team coach John Nicks expects the American figure skaters to do well overall. "We've always been strong in the Winter Olympics, and I'm...

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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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Slutskaya won't let misfortune dampen her spirit

...what they do in any competition, but the length of time that they've been on the podium at the world level," says John Nicks, Sasha Cohen's coach. "The mark of a great athlete is not necessarily of one performance, but the performances...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/02/06/oly_53751.shtml
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