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#WomensWednesday: Maya Nelson hired to Wyoming Seminary coaching staff

By Taylor Miller, USA Wrestling | Sept. 23, 2020, 1:57 p.m. (ET)

Wyoming Seminary women’s wrestling head coach Erin Vandiver announced the addition of 2017 Junior World champion Maya Nelson as an assistant coach.

Nelson, a Senior National Team member, will continue to pursue her Olympic dreams while bringing up the next generation of women’s wrestlers. Her duties as an assistant coach will include facilitating practices, mentoring the athletes, spending time with the athletes during lifts and meal times as well as serving as a “dorm parent.”

The hire came easily for Vandiver as she helped coach Nelson to her World medals and has been in her corner countless times.

At only 23 years old, Nelson has an impressive and extensive resume, including a 2017 Junior World title, 2016 Junior World bronze medal, two-time U23 World Team member, 2019 Final X runner-up, four-time Fargo champion and much more.

Check out our interview with Vandiver and Nelson below: