Nicole Pechanec: Early Life, Career, Gymnastics & Net Worth

Nicole Pechanec is a former gymnast and wife of the former American football quarterback, Andrew Luck.

Currently, she is serving as the coordinating/field producer for NBC Sports and ESPN.

Nicole has an athletic background. She is well-educated, ambitious, and cheerful. Furthermore, she is a supportive wife and a loving mother.

Nicole Pechanec smiling (linkedin)
Nicole Pechanec smiling

Andrew and Nicole both went to Standford University. They first started dating when they were at Standford. More on their relationship later.

In this article, you will know all about Nicole Pechanec. We will be discussing her early life, gymnastics career, marriage, net worth, and more.

Quick Facts

 

Full Name Nicole Pechanec
Birth Date August 18, 1990
Birth Place New Jersey, USA
Nick Name Nicole Pechancova
Religion Unknown
Nationality Czechoslovakian-American
Ethnicity White
Education Stanford University, Indiana University
Zodiac Sign Leo
Current Residence Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Father’s Name Tomas Pechanec
Mother’s Name Yvette Pechanec
Siblings Monica Pechanec
Age 31 Years Old
Height 5 feet 5 inches (1.65cm)
Weight 55 Kg (121 lbs)
Bra Size 34B
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Hazel
Body Measurement 35-27-36
Figure Slim
Married Yes
Husband Andrew Luck
Marriage Date March 31, 2019
Children Lucy Luck
Profession Architect, Former Gymnast, Field Producer
Net Worth $2 million
Salary Not Available
Currently Works At NBC Sports and ESPN
Affiliations NBC, ESPN, NASA
Alumni Parkettes Training Center, Standford University, Indiana University
Competitions World Championships (2006, 2007, 2010) European Championships (2007, 2008)
Social Media Twitter, LinkedIn
Merch of Andrew Luck Autograph Jersey, Used White Pant, Funko Pop
Last Update June, 2022

Nicole Pechanec: Early Life and Family

Nicole Pechanec was born in New Jersey, USA, on August 17, 1989. Her nationality is Czechoslovakian-American.

Her parents are Tomas Pechanec and Yvette Sommers-Pechanec. Also, Nicole has a sister, Monica Pechanec.

Tomas and Yvette left Czechoslovakia in 1986. Nicole and Monica were not born at the time.

Nicole’s parents earned the USA visa after spending time in the Austrian immigration.

When they came to the US, they went to New Jersey to stay with their relatives. So Nicole and her sister were grown up in the USA.

Nicole’s parents are divorced now. Her mother was a gymnastics coach. So she had coached Nicole as a gymnast.

Pechanec has also trained Kayla Hoffman, a former US national team member.

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Nicole Pechanec: Education and Early Gymnastics Career

Nicole went to the Local High School in New Jersey. She was into gymnastics from an early age. So she participated in several gymnastics competitions when she was in high school.

Later, she went to the Standford University to study Architectural Design Engineering. Nicole participated and won various awards as a gymnast when she was at Standford.

Nicole Pechanec performing gymnastics
Nicole Pechanec while performing gymnastics

Furthermore, Nicole has competed at international levels, representing the Czech Republic.

She has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Indiana University. She majored in Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation.

Nicole Pechanec: Age, Height, and Personality

Nicole is 30 years old. Her date of birth is August 18, 1990. This makes her Zodiac sign Leo.

Nicole is 5 feet 5 inches (165cm) tall. She was a former gymnast, so she has a slim figure.

Further, she works out four days a week and eats a healthy diet. Her weight is around 55 Kilograms (121 lbs).

Nicole Pechanec smiling with friends
Nicole Pechanec smiling and posing for a selfie.

She has a bright smile and a cheerful personality.

Both Nicole’s parents are Czechoslovakian. But Nicole and her sister grew up in America. So Nicole has a Czechoslovakian-American nationality.

Nicole Pechanec’s Gymnastics Career

Nicole’s mother, Yvette, was a former gymnast. Later, she became a coach. Nicole’s father, Tomas, was a national team sailor for the Czech Republic.

Following her mother’s footsteps, Nicole got into gymnastics, and she was very excited. It was easier for Nicole to have her mother beside her during her gymnastics career.

Yvette coached Nicole in gymnastics. So they were together all the time.

Sometimes, Nicole had to go live with her friends to spend time away from her mother. She lived with her family friends in South Carolina for three years.

When she was away, Nicole trained at the Aiken Gymnastics in South Carolina. During that time, her passion for gymnastics grew even deeper.

She began training at the Parkettes Training Center in Pennsylvania at the age of 16. Her goal, then, was to join the US national team.

But her mother wanted her to compete for the Czech Republic team. So Nicole agreed and joined the Czech team.

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Nicole Pechanec: World Championship and European Championship

Nicole has competed at the World Championship and the European Championship. She took part in the World Championship in 2006, 2007, and 2010.

Further, she has also been a part of the European Championships in 2007 and 2008. During the 2007 European Championship, she advanced to the all-around finals. Above all, she finished in 21st place.

Nicole Pechanec’s stage name was Nicole Pechancova. Whenever she had new moves, she would call them the Pechancova.

In 2012, Nicole turned down the Czech Olympic team. It was because she wanted to finish her senior year at Standford.

After several years of competing and practicing, she decided to retire in 2012.

She got injured several times, so she decided to retire. Also, she could not keep up with her routines and practices.

Nicole Pechanec’s Design and Media Career

Nicole began her working career after she retired from gymnastics. She started working as a supervisor at the Arrillaga Family Sports Center. This was during her Standford days.

Since then, she has worked for several companies in many sectors. She worked as a Design Intern at the company Chegg Inc.

Further, she worked as an architect and designer in California and other cities.

In 2013, she joined NASA as a Habitability and Human Factors Intern. During her time at NASA, she worked in the research of sustaining human life to/from Mars.

Furthermore, she designed long-duration deep space habitat.

After that, she joined the USA Gymnastics as a T&T Program Coordinator in Indianapolis.

Nicole became a part of NBC Sports in 2014. Now, she is the Coordinating Producer/Field Producer at NBC Sports and ESPN.

In 2016, Nicole was a part of the NBC Sports Group at the Rio Olympics.

As a Gymnastics Statistician, she researched and prepared biographies and stats for commentators. Furthermore, she strategically adapted context for it.

Nicole Pechanec: Family and Relationship with Andrew Luck

Nicole Pechanec met her now-husband, Andrew Luck, when she was at Standford. Andrew also went to Stanford and studied Architectural Design just like Nicole.

They started dating while they were at Stanford. Andrew joined the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL (National Football League). Nicole was working and studying in Indiana.

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Who Is Andrew Luck?

Andrew Luck is a former quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts. He started his football career at Stanford.

Subsequently, he has won several awards and recognitions in his career.

Andrew got-in in the 2012 NFL Draft for the Colts. In his career, he has received the Maxwell Award and Walter Camp Award.

Furthermore, Andrew has been recognized as an All-American two times in his career.

In the 2017 season, Andrew missed the game due to injuries. But he returned from the injury and made a big impact on the team.

After his return, he was also named the Comeback Player of the Year.

In August 2019, Andrew announced that he would be retiring from professional football. It was because of his injuries.

The news came as a shock to most fans because Andrew was at the prime of his career. Above all, he was only 29 years old then.

The net worth of Andrew Luck is $40 million. His annual salary is $9 million. He is known as one of the best athletes in history to retire early.

Nicole Pechanec: Marriage and Kids

After years of dating, Nicole and Andrew tied the knot on March 31, 2019, in Prague, Czech Republic.

Andrew said in an interview: “It was the best day of my life, and probably the best offseason I’ve ever had…It’s great. We’ve been together for a decade, so not much has changed besides the ring on the finger, and she’s got great insurance now.”

On June 14, 2019, the couple announced that they were expecting their first baby.

On November 12, 2019, a few months after the announcement—they welcomed their first child, Lucy.

Lucy was born a few months after Andrew announced his retirement.

Nicole Pechanec Spread A Rumor About Andrew Luck’s Return

In February 2021, there were rumors that Andrew was coming out of retirement to play the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts again.

The rumor was spread by Nicole. She and her friends had discussed Andrew’s return to the NFL over a text message.

However, there is no confirmation yet from Andrew or Nicole about the return. So, the rumor is probably not true.

Nicole Pechanec’s Net Worth and Salary

Nicole has had a pretty good career in Gymnastics. Also, she has competed for several championships and has won awards too.

Nicole Pechanec’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million.

Nicole is a graduate in Architectural Design and Business Administration. She has worked for many companies.

Above all, she works as the Coordinating Producer/Field Producer at NBC Sports and ESPN.

Nicole Pechanec’s Social Media Presence

Nicole has a Twitter account. But she is not on Instagram and Facebook.

She mostly tweets about gymnastics, football, and sports TV. We can see her love for gymnastics in her tweets:

Nicole is also active on LinkedIn. We can see all her previous work and career highlights on her LinkedIn profile.

FAQs

What is Nicole Pechanec’s Instagram?

Nicole Pechanec does not have an Instagram account. But she has Twitter and LinkedIn accounts.

What is Nicole Pechanec’s net worth?

Nicole Pechanec’s net worth is $2 million.

What is Andrew Luck’s net worth?

Andrew Luck’s net worth is $40 million. His annual salary is $9 million.

What was Andrew Luck’s major at Stanford?

Andrew Luck and Nicole Pechanec both majored in Architectural Design at Stanford University.

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