DAN HICKS, Navy ‘95 is one of three heavyweight four-time finalists in EIWA history. He’s one of six EIWA heavyweights to win three titles, and one of six Midshipmen with three – the only one since 1983. Hicks was a three-time Oklahoma state champion, then honored in 1991 as Navy Prep’s outstanding athlete. In 1992, he earned All-Rookie Team honors by Amateur Wrestling News. A 4-time NCAA qualifier, Dan won ten bouts; he was 5-2 as a junior to earn 5th place. As #8 seed, he lost to future Olympian, Kerry McCoy, 3-1, in Round Two while beating three 1994 medalists.
Dan owned 114 career wins, 6th-best in Academy history and 7th in win percentage. Hicks was twice a team captain and a three-time N-Star winner. Hicks resides in Wilmington, NC and is a Major in the U.S. Marine Corps, stationed at Camp Lajeune. He’s the coach of the All-Marine Wrestling Team based there.