|Name Nate Carr|
Role Olympic athlete
|Education Iowa State University|
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Olympic medals Wrestling at the 1988 Summer Olympics - Men's Freestyle Lightweight
Nate carr v andre metzger 1988 final olympic qualifier
Nate Carr (born June 24, 1960 in Erie, Pennsylvania) is an American collegiate and international level freestyle wrestler. He grew up in a family of 16 children. Five of these, including Nate, would become All-American wrestlers (an NCAA record) and two, again including Nate, would compete in the Olympic Games.
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- High school
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Nate carr wrestling champ shows why he s so good
During his high school career at Erie Tech Carr, coached by Tom Carr(no relation), posted a record of 115-7 and collected a Pennsylvania State Championship.
Upon his graduation from Erie Tech, Carr received a wrestling scholarship to Iowa State University. There he had a career record of 117-20-1 in the 150 pound weight class. He would earn three NCAA championships and two Big Eight Conference Titles.
After graduation from Iowa State, Carr continued his freestyle wrestling career at the international level. In 1983 Carr earned a spot on the World Championship team. In 1986 he won both the World Cup and the Pan-American Championships.
He began training for the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul while working as an assistant coach at West Virginia University. While staying in the Olympic Village Carr did not participate in any of the recreational activities offered to the athletes because he felt it would interfere with his singleminded focus toward winning gold. At the Games he wrestled to the semifinal match and won a bronze medal. There have been accusations of a scoring error by a judge which may have affected his placement.
He returned as a member of the World Championship team in 1990 and also won his weight class at the Goodwill Games in Russia.
Carr continued his participation in the sport as an assistant coach at West Virginia University. After his retirement from WVU, he moved to Jones County, GA. There, his son, Nate Carr Jr was a nationally ranked high school wrestler and 3 time state champion. Nate, Jr. originally committed to West Virginia University, but instead opted to attend Iowa Central Community College where he won the NJCAA 157 lb. National Title. Nate Carr works as a head wrestling coach at Massillon Perry High School in Massillon, OH.