Gary Nicolay

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Gary Nicolay
Gary Nicolay

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Gary Nicolay

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Residing In: The Villages, FL USA
Homepage: ganicolay1@gmail.com
Occupation: Senior Softball & Pickleball Tournaments
Children: Ryan A. Nicolay 1986
Dr. Michael D. Nicolay 1988
Military Service: US ARMY also Officer in CAP/Air Force  
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I started playing travel Senior Softball for several different teams at various times. In 2013, I traveled over 14,000 miles, playing major and major-plus divisions from Myrtle Beach to Las Vegas, and as far North as East Lansing to as far South as Naples, Florida. 57 Championship Rings, 28 All-Tournament Awards, 4 Best Defensive Player Awards, 5 MVP Awards and IMPACT Player @ 65/SPA.

SSUSA TRIPLE CROWN Championship, Las Vegas, 70+ major-plus 2017
SSUSA TRIPLE CROWN Championship, Las Vegas, 60+ major-plus 2016
SSUSA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP-LAS VEGAS 70+ major plus 2017
SSUSA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP-Las Vegas 60+ major-plus 2016
SSUSA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP-Las Vegas 60+ major-plus 2013
SSUSA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP-Las Vegas 60+ major-plus 2012
SSUSA NATIONAL Championship-Las Vegas 70+ major plus 2017
SSUSA NATIONAL Championship-Las Vegas, 60+ major-plus 2016
SSUSA Eastern Nat'l. Championship-Valdosta, GA 70+ major-plus 2018
SSUSA Eastern National Championship Raleigh NC 70+ major-plus 2017
SSUSA Eastern National ChampionshipRaleigh, NC 60+ major-plus 2017
SSUSA Eastern National Championship/Raleigh NC 60+ major-plus 2016
SSUSA Tournament of Champions/Auburndale FL 70+ major plus 2018
SSUSA Tournament of Champions/Auburndale FL 60+major-plus 2018
SSUSA Tournament of Champions/Auburndale FL 60+major-plus 2017
SSUSA Tournament of Champions/Auburndale FL 60+major-plus 2016
SSUSA Tournament of Champions/Winter Haven,FL 60+ major-plus 2015
SSUSA Tournament of Champions/Lakeland FL 60+ major plus 2013
SSUSA Tournament of Champions/Winter Haven, FL 60+ major-plus 2012
SSUSA Tournament of Champions/Auburndale FL 65+ major-plus 2017
SSUSA Tournament of Champions/Auburndale FL 65+ major-plus 2016
SSUSA Tournament of Champions/Auburndale FL 65+ major-plus 2015
SSUSA Tournament of Champions/Auburndale FL 65+ major-plus 2014
SSUSA Tournament of Champions-Lakeland, FL 65+ major-plus 2013
SSUSA Tournament of Champions-Lakeland, FL 65+ major-plus 2012
SSUSA Tournament of Champions-Winter Haven, FL 65+ major-plus 2011
SSUSA Winter Nationals Championship-Naples, FL 70+ majors 2019
SSUSA Winter Nationals Championship-Cape Coral, FL 70+major-plus 2017
SSUSA Winter Nationals Championship/t Myers FL 65+ majors 2015
SSUSA Winter Nationals Championship/t Myers FL 65+ majors 2013
SSUSA Winter Nationals Championship-Cape Coral, FL 65+ majors 2012
SSUSA Spring Nationals, Auburndale, FL 60+ major-plus 2014
SSUSA Spring Nationals, Lakeland, FL 70+ major-plus 2017
SSUSA Spring Nationals, Lakeland, FL 70+ major-plus 2018
SSUSA Rock' N Reno Championship-Reno 70+ major-plus 2017
SSUSA Northern Championship-Lansing,Mi. 65+ major 2014
SSUSA Canadian/Amer. Championship-Mesquite, Nv 60+ major 2013
SPA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP-Dalton, Ga 60+ major plus 2017
SPA WORLD Championship-Dalton, Ga. 70+ major plus 2016
SPA WORLD Championship-Dalton, Ga. 65+ majors 2015
SPA Alabama Spring Classic-Montgomery, AL 60+ majors 2013
SPA World Series Championship-Jacksonville,FL 60+ majors 2012
SPA Peach State Classic Championship-Marietta Ga. 60+ majors 2011
ISSA World TOC Championship-Sanford, FL 70+ majors 2019
ISSA Pic-O-Dixie Chattanooga, TN 70+ major-plus 2018
ISSA TRIPLE CROWN Championship-Daytona Beach,FL 70+ major plus 2018
ISSA WORLD TOC Championship-Daytona Beach, FL 70+ major plus 2018
ISSA National Championship, Ormond Beach, FL 70+ major plus 2017
ISSA Smokey Mt. Championship, Knoxville Tn 70+ major 2019
ISSA Winter World Championship-Tampa, FL 70 major 2019
ISSA Winter World Championship-Tampa, FL 70+ major-plus 2018
ISSA Winter World Championship-Tampa, FL 70+ major plus 2017
ISSA Winter World Championship-Tampa, FL 65+ major plus 2016
ISSA Winter World Championship-Tampa, FL 60+ major plus 2015
ISSA Winter World Championship-Tampa, FL 60+ major plus 2014
ISSA Spring World Championship-Myrtle Beach 65+ major 2013
ISSA Fall World Championship-Myrtle Beach 60+ major 2013
ISSA Fall World Championship-Myrtle Beach 65+ major 2015
ISSA US Open National Championship-Myrtle Beach 70+ major plus 2016
ISSA US Open National Championship-Myrtle Beach 70+ won 65+div. 2016
ISSA Southern Championship-Auburn, AL 70+ major 2016
ISSA Titletown USA Championship-Valdosta, Ga 70+ major-plus 2017
ISSA Titletown USA Championship-Valdosta, Ga. 70+ major-plus 2018
ASA National Championship-Auburndale, FL 55+ major 2003
ISA World Series Championship-Lakeland, FL 65+ major plus 2016
FHC-Florida State Champions 70+ Villages Frankie Brin 2017
FHC-Team of the Year Award 70+ Villages Frankie Brin 2017
FHC-Florida State Champions 65+ Villages Beef O'Bradys 2011 & 12
FHC-Team of the Year Award 65+ Villages Beef O"Bradys 2012 & 13
World Senior Games Championship-St. George,Utah 65+ major-plus 2013
Florida Senior Games...Port-Orange 65+ Southern States Gold Medal 2016
The Villages Championship Softball Tournament-65+ major 2012,13 & 14
The Villages Championship Softball Tournament-70+ major-plus 2016
The Villages Championship Softball Tournament-70+ major-plus 2017
The Villages Championship Softball Tournament-70+ major 2019

As of 2014, I started playing Pickleball Tournaments...

PICKLEBALL..............
Sun 'N Lake PB, Sebring, FL. Mixed/ Open.... Doubles/Gold 4/2014
Riverbend Resort PB Classic, Labelle, FL...65+Men's Doubles/Gold 1/2015
Riverbend Resort PB Classic, Labelle, FL..65+.Mixed Doubles/Gold 1/2015
Sarasota Senior Games, 65+Men's Doubles/Silver 2/17/15
Sarasota Senior Games, 65 MXD Dbls/Bronze 2/19/15
Tanglewood Classic, Sebring, FL...65 MD/Gold 2/21/15
Tanglewood Classic, Sebring, FL..65.MXD/Gold 2/22/15
Stonecrest Charity, Ocala, FL...65 MD/Bronze 3/7/15
Stonecrest Charity, Ocala, FL...65 MXD/Gold 3/7/15
Polk County Senior Games, FL...65 MD/Silver 3/10/15
Polk County Senior Games, FL...65 MXD/Silver 3/11/15
Sarasota Open Slam Pickleball Tournament, FL...65 MD/Silver 3/25/15
Heartland Senior Games, Avon, FL...65 MD/Gold 3/27/15
Charlotte County Senior Games, FL...65 MXD/Gold 3/29/15
Hillsborough County Indoor Championship, FL..65 .MD/Gold 4/2/15
Hillsborough County Indoor Championship, FL...65 MXD/Gold 4/3/15
Tampabay Senior Games, FL...65 MD/Gold 9/30/2015
Florida State Senior Games, Clearwater, FL...65 MXD/Silver 12/12/2015
Port-Orange Senior Games, FL...65 Singles....Gold 4/26/16
Port-Orange Senior Games, FL...65...MXD/Gold 4/26/16
Englewood Championship, FL...60+...MXD/Silver 12/16
The Geezer Meister...Fl 65+...MXD/Silver 10/17
The Geezer Meister...Fl 70+...MD/Bronze
The Villages Senior Games, FL...70+...Singles...Gold 4/27/17
Polk County Senior Games, Fl...65+...MXD/Bronze
The Villages 4.0 Tournament...OPEN...MD/Silver 1/15/18
Port-Orange Senior Games, Fl...65 ...MXD/Silver 3/15/18
Lake County Senior Games, Fl...70...Singles/Gold 4/16/18
Lake County Senior Games, Fl...70...MD/Silver 4/17/18
Lake County Senior Games, Fl...65...MXD/Silver 4/18/18
The Villages Mens Cup Championship....GOLD 10/18/18
Geezer Meister, FL 65+...MXD/GOLD 10/19/18
Geezer Meister, Fl 70+...MD/GOLD 10/20/18
Martin County Senior Games 65+....MXD/Gold 10/31/18
Martin County Senior Games 65+& 70+...Singles/Gold 10/31/18
Sanford Senior Games 65+....MXD/Gold 11/9/18
Tallahassee Senior Games 70+....Singles/Gold 3/5/19
Port Orange Senior Games 70+...MXD/Gold 3/24/19
Lake County Senior Games 70+...MD/Gold 4/16/19
Lake County Senior Games 70+...MXD/Gold 4/17/19
The Villages Senior Games 70+...MD/Gold 4/23/19
The Georgia State Pickleball Championship ...70+/Silver 5/16/19
The Georgia state Pickleball Championship...70+...MD/Silver 5/17/19
June Bug at Mountainside NJ over 50 MXD/Gold 6/1/19
Gamma Classic in Pittsburgh over 70 Singles/Silver 6/26/19

School Story:

School prepared me for Life experiences...Life's been great...2 sons that have provided many wonderful moments...traveled 3 continents...left cinti. in '83, lived in Denver 10 years, moved to Palm Beach area for 14 yrs., now living in The Villages, Florida
Since '65 I have;
Pres./CEO of 100 yr old Roofing /Sheetmetal Co.
Owner/trainer/driver of Standardbred horses
Board member of Cinti., JCC
Golf Digest course rating panelist
Advisor/Investor in start-up Golf Business,
Asian Restaurant, Jewelry Store,
Apartment complex's
Worked for Awards Program Company in Denver,
Regional sales rep for gold findings
Partnership with Mike Youkilis jewelry sales to
Jones Intercable Home Shopping
Network
Talk Host for 1 hour golf show for Jones Home Shopping network
selling made to order golf clubs
Board member of World Tie Corp. &
Postmark Stores of America Corp.
Pension Officer for Information Solutions Corp.
Instructor for advanced soccer players at
Clemson Univ. Soccer Academy/center ref for friendly game between Clemson and U-20 US National Soccer Team which
included future stars Landon Donovan & Beasley
Coached track, cross country, soccer at Jr. and High School level/qualified regional/state teams
Coached travel soccer teams/rated 5th in State
Coached HS SECME Team (Science,English, Communication, Math, Education) to 2 Palm Beach County Championships
Awarded 2nd Lieutenant Grade for USAF Civil Air Patrol (CAP)
Coached Air Force Civil Air Patrol Lantana Squadron Team/ State Indoor and Outdoor State Champions & Academic Bowl Champions
Coached Air Force JROTC National Color Guard Championship HS Team

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Posted on: Dec 10, 2019 at 11:30 AM

Arnie, when are you comig to Florida for pickleball fun?

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Posted on: Nov 23, 2019 at 5:04 PM

Bob, you really have had a spectacular life...I applaud you for your accomplishments. We have come a long way since leaving Pleasant Ridge...Happy Birthday....

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Have a Happy Birthday Celebrating with family and friends...will be at Sanford Softball Complex for the Issa World Championship 11/1,2 & 3rd...maybe we can have dinner?

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2019 Gamma Pickleball Classic at Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA on July 26th.
Gary "Nick" Nicolay, from The Villages, FL., won the Silver Medal in over 70 Singles Division.

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2019 ISSA WBSC Senior World Cup Softball Tournament, held in Roanoke Valley, Virginia June 19-23rd.
The 65 major division was highly competitive with the addition of the 70 major plus team, Superior, who just won the ISSA Smokey Mountain tournament. The 2-0 teams in the seeding round were the first teams eliminated in the two and out Championship rounds. Eventually, the 0-2 teams in the seeding rounds, Who's on First and the High Street Bucs played for the Championship with the Bucs winning 8-4 in a highly defensive Championship game.
All Tournament players from Who's on First were, Larry Sample, Gary Nicolay, Bill Sorenson and John Spmutnick.

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Jun 20, 2019 at 7:01 PM

Have a great day celebrating your Birthday...Hope you and the family are doing well...Hope to see you in cincy again this summer...I will be playing in a Picklball tournament in Middleton the first week of August...

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Posted on: Jun 01, 2019 at 6:15 PM

The 2019 June Bug Pickleball Tournament at Mountainside Racquet Club in New Jersey was played on June 1st. Sue Pandak from Del Webb/New Jersey and Gary Nicolay from The Villages, played in the over 50 4.0 division. There were 7 teams in our division and the final scoring proved that no game was a walk over. Sue and I were 6-0, the next 2 teams were 4-2 and the rest were 3-3. Our toughest match was against the 52 year old team which we won 11-10. Congrats to my partner Sue, for her solid play and winning the Gold Medal.

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Apr 24, 2019 at 9:45 PM

21 over 70 mens doubles teams took to the court to battle for the 2019 Villages Senior Games Gold Medal and after 7 hours, the Gold Medal was Awarded.
Gary Nicolay and Jerry Herrmann (competing in his first Senior Games/pickleball) lost in two straight games in the last game of the winners' bracket. They won the consolation bracket and the chance to play the winner bracket winners' again. Changing their strategy, they turned the tables on the winners' bracket team, winning the first two games and then winning the "if" game 15-13 to Win the Villages 2019 Gold Medal. Jerry was a perfect teammate never giving up and keeping the ball in play to win his first Gold Medal.

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Posted on: Apr 17, 2019 at 6:39 PM

Happy Birthday Jim, Hope you are getting back in shape so we can play pickleball...

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Apr 17, 2019 at 6:29 PM

2019 Lake County Senior Games were played at Pear Park in Leesburg, Florida. Gary Nicolay and Dan Hirnikel paired up to win the Senior Championship. My partner, Dan Hirnikel played great, winning his first Gold Medal and Senior Championship...

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Apr 17, 2019 at 6:27 PM

2019 Lake County Senior Pickleball Games were played at Pear Park in Leesburg, Florida.
The over 70 mixed division had 7 teams competing and was won by Sue Pandak of Del Webb Community and Gary Nicolay of The Villages.
The competition was excellent with most teams having to win 2 out of 3 games to advance.

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Mar 19, 2019 at 8:09 PM

3/17/2019 Port Orange Senior Games...Sue Pandek and Gary Nicolay won the Gold Medal against 10 teams in the over 70 Division. After battling strong competitors, gusty winds and finally rain, the remaining pickleball games were moved inside where the final 3 matches were played...

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Mar 06, 2019 at 12:18 PM

Posted on: Mar 05, 2019 at 9:25 PM

The 2019 ISSA World Senior Softball Championships were held in Tampa, Florida and the over 70 division was held at the Cincinnati Reds old Spring Training Complex in Plant City just outside of Tampa/. The over 70 major Teeam, AMR, won the 8 team Championship. I was selected for the All-World tournament team, hitting .840...

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Mar 06, 2019 at 11:12 PM

Posted on: Mar 05, 2019 at 9:18 PM

The 2019 Tallahassee Senior games was played indoors (thank goodness because it was raining & 40 degrees outside). These guys that turn 70 this year are getting faster and better or I am getting older, however, I didn't lose a match winning the Gold Medal.

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Posted on: Nov 10, 2018 at 6:59 PM

11/09/18
Sanford, Fl, Golden Age Senior Games, Thanks to my partner, Darlene Miller, going undefeated in winning the mixed 65+ Gold Medal...

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Posted on: Nov 04, 2018 at 10:10 AM

10/31/18
Martin County, Florida Senior Games...my partner Darlene Miller and I won the 65+ mixed Championship. Darlene won the 65+ singles while I won the singles 65/70+ division, winning all my games...

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