Nathan Schrimsher


Height: 6-2
Weight: 165
High School: homeschooled & Eastern New Mexico State University
Year of Graduation: 2010
Coach: Jan Olesinski 

2011 Senior World Ranking (as of 11/16/11): 123rd
2011 World Cup Ranking:
2011 Junior World Ranking:
2011 Senior National Ranking: 5th
2011 Junior National Ranking:

Hobbies: snow skiing, golf, paintball and hunting

Favorite Foods: sushi, milk, cinnamon toast and raw oysters

Pre-competition meal: Pop Tarts

Favorite Athletes: Lucas Schrimsher (brother)

Favorite Movies: "The Lord of the Rings", and "Chronicles of Narnia"

Favorite Music: Christian rock such as The Newsboys, R&B, hip hop and rap

Favorite Books: "The Bible" ("although is is much more than just a book"), "Lord of the Rings", "The Dragon Keeper" series, "Inheritance" series, "Narnia Chronicles" and "The Children of Hurin"

Favorite Country Visited for Competition: France

Did You Know?: Nathan will graduate high school in 2010 and has already earned university sophomore status...his coach is world champion Jan Olesinski who has coached athletes to world and Olympic levels...Nathan's brother, Lucas, and Jan's daughter, Anna, are all part of "Team Roswell" pentathlon...Nathan is a wildlife enthusiast...he is an expert on bird identification and it is not unusual to find him handling snakes and lizards as if there was nothing to it...he helped raise a pronghorn antelope and enjoyed racing across the desert with the fastest land animal in North America (the antelope usually won)...Nathan lives on a cattle ranch near Roswell, N.M....his family raises Brangus cattle, Paint and Andalusian horses, and they also farm and research the desert Mule deer...Nathan is no stranger to the hard, physical work that ranch life requires and this hard work has paid off toward his pentathlon accomplishments...he has a strong faith in God and believes that he should do pentathlon, or whatever else he is doing, with all his heart, "As unto the Lord."

January Domestic Qualifier in Colorado Springs: 3rd

December Domestic Qualifier in Colorado Springs: 4th
U.S. National Championships (Colorado Springs): 4th in Senior Division
2011  U.S. National Championships (Colorado Springs): GOLD in Junior Division
2011  NORCECA Championships (Guadalajara, Mexico): 19th individual/SILVER in team event with Eli Bremer and Will Brady
Domestic Qualifier in Palm Springs, Calif.: 3rd

Domestic Qualifier in Colorado Springs: 2nd
2010  Youth Olympic Games Team Member
Youth Olympic Games (Individual): 13th
2010  Youth Olympic Games (Mixed Relay with Leydi Laura Moya Lopez (CUB)): 16th
Winter Open (Palm Springs, Calif.): 5th

2009  Youth Olympic Games Qualification Event (Argentina): 3rd
2009  USA National Championships Youth A: GOLD
2009  NORCECA Youth A Championships: SILVER
2009  World Youth A Championships (Egypt): 24th
2009  World Youth A Championships relay: BRONZE
2009  Open Youth A French Championships: 12th

2008  USA National Championships Youth A: GOLD
2008  World Youth A Championships (Bulgaria): 50th
2008  Canadian National Championships Youth A: GOLD

2007  USA National Championships Youth B: GOLD
2007  Canadian National Championships Youth A: GOLD

last updated 1/20/12

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