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  Nate Parker
Nate Parker
Player Profile

Norfolk, Va.

High School:

Last College:
Penn State

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 141


2002 All-American

2001-02: Made his first ever appearance in the national championships...Took over the 141 spot completely in January...Placed second at the Oklahoma Open...Tallied several outstanding wins, including a victory over top-ranked Eric Larkin of Arizona State (6-4) and Ohio State's eighth-ranked Robert Sessley, a 5-3 sudden victory at the National Duals (Jan. 19)...Set a career high for victories in a campaign with 27...11 wins came via bonus...Fourth on the team with eight pins...Pinned Ronnie Delk at the Big 12 Championships (March 9) to earn a third-place finish...A Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll pick fo the fall 2001 semester...Transferred from Penn State University prior to the season.

PENN STATE: Posted a 15-12 record while starting in 15 duals as a true freshman...Posted a 9-6 record while scoring 30 points in duals as a freshman...Won the Mat-Town Tournament...Downed three top-10 opponents as a freshman...Redshirted in 2000...Compiled a 12-7 record as a sophomore in 2001...Upset All-American Robert Sessley of Ohio State, 2-1...Downed OU's Melvin Lofton, 3-2, at the Cliff Keen/NWCA National Duals.

HIGH SCHOOL: Began wrestling as a sophomore...Lettered three years for coach Steve Martin at Greatbridge High School...Served as team captain one season...Placed first at state as a senior in 1998...Finished third at the high school nationals and eighth at the junior nationals.

OTHER INFORMATION: Majoring in management information systems...Son of Walter Whitford and Carolyn Parker...Chose Oklahoma because it is the perfect atmosphere for him to achieve short and long term goals.

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