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NubAbility Athletics Coach

Nick Palmer

“When I found out about NubAbility’s limb different sport camps, I found the reason why I was born. I enjoy nothing more than coming to camp and working with our campers and their families.”

About Nick

Limb Difference: Congenital

Type: Missing Right Hand

Sport: Grappling

Nick Palmer was born in St. Paul, MN in 1984 missing his right hand. He began playing sports at a very young age, such as: baseball, football, basketball and wrestling. In his youth, he was a MVP football player and took first place in a state wrestling tournament at ten-years-old.

As an adult, Nick focused on training and competing in Mixed Mrtial Arts and Kickboxing, but he has shifted focus to Jiu Jitsu and Submission Wrestling. So far, he has won a gold medal at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam in Los Angeles, CA and gold at the Para World Championship in Long Beach, CA in 2017.

For the Minnesota-native continues to train and compete in his sport. He is a passionate advocate about his role as a volunteer coach at NubAbility’s limb different sport camp. We love Coach Nick!  

Sports + Highlights:

● Won “Knockout of the Year” in Minnesota (2013)

Click to watch Nick’s KO in under 45 seconds


● A die-hard Vikings fan… “I bleed purple!” says Coach Nick

● Enjoys sightseeing when he visits family in Duluth, MN; the surrounding areas feature a variety of lighthouses


Connect with Coach
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