A native Oklahoman, Nathan grew up in Claremore and attended Claremore Christian School where he graduated in 2005 with scholarship offers in basketball, baseball and soccer. He attended Hesston Junior College on a baseball and basketball scholarship and transferred to Eastern Oklahoma State college the following year on a baseball scholarship. After a shoulder injury prematurely ended his baseball career, Nathan decided to attend Oklahoma State University. Despite never playing football, Nathan made the team as a walk-on and loved being a Cowboy for two years. He was fortunate to intern with the strength and conditioning program following football and then at Michael Johnson Performance in Texas
Following graduation from Oklahoma State in 2009, Nathan played a sesason of arena pro football for the Tulsa Defenders. In August 2014 he completed his first combine for the US Bobsled Team and placed 2nd in the nation without any formal training or sponsorship. After improving his initial combine scores in 2015, Nathan moved to Lake Placid to train full-time. There, he was named to a sled, as a rookie, and made the USA Bobsled National Team in October 2015.
In 2016, Nathan again made the National team, a huge honor. He and driver, Nick Cunningham, wrapped the ’16/’17 season up as National Champions. The off-season provided time with his family, work and more intense training. He’s now back at it, ramping up for the biggest season for him so far with the Olympics taking place in February 2018!
His goal, obviously, is to make the Winter Olympics held in South Korea. Truth is, these kinds of endeavors take more than just a dream from an athlete. It takes people like you, cheering him on and supporting him. It’s all of you that make this journey possible, and Nate is forever grateful!