Nate Carr has done it all! As a competitor, coach, and contributor Nate Carr is seen in the eyes of the wrestling world as one of the greatest that ever lived. As humble as the day is long, Nate is a whirlwind of activity who strives for excellence in everything he does. If Nate Carr is involved in an endeavor, you can be sure that the product he produces will be championship caliber. His resume crosses many domains. As a pastor, he led his religious congregation in a lifestyle of faith and giving. Truly, Nate is a giant wherever and whenever he enters the building.
First, let’s talk about Nate, the athlete. A state champion out of Erie, Pennsylvania, Nate came from a large family of champion wrestlers. Older brothers Joe, Fletcher, and Jimmy (still the youngest wrestling US Olympian to date), paved the way for Nate to follow. A national high school champion, Nate has an exciting explosive style that was like thunder at times. He would strike with cat-like quickness and unstoppable strength that would leave opponents flat on their backs. He would go on to Iowa State University where he won three consecutive NCAA titles. His finals matches and victories with Kenny Monday were legendary, to say the least.
Nate would go on to a freestyle career that led him to the Olympic Games. Following in his brother’s (Jimmy) footsteps, Nate made the 1988 Olympic team and trained extensively with his old rival Kenny Monday (our 163 lb. representative). Although he medaled, winning the bronze medal, Nate lost a controversial semi-final decision that derailed his quest for gold. He would represent Team USA on world championship and world cup teams with great success. Nate is a member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame for his wrestling heroics.
His college coaching career includes assistant coaching jobs at both Iowa State and the University of West Virginia. At both schools, he was integral in developing both NCAA champions and all americans. He would also coach internationally with Team USA and the Sunkist Wrestling Club. Presently, he runs Prodigy based in Ohio developing athletes across many athletic domains and is one of the most revered camp clinicians and coaches in the country. When you think of the great americans, African American or otherwise, Nate Carr’s name must be included!
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