Lawton MacArthur HS
|Height / Weight:|
5-11 / 285
As a Redshirt Senior (2010-11)
Was his second season as the starter at heavyweight ... Tallied a 21-12 record on the year, including a 15-5 mark in dual action ... Was a perfect 15-0 versus out of conference foes in dual action ... Went 0-2 at the Big 12 Championships in Lincoln ... Qualified for his first career NCAA Championship, where he went 1-2 on the weekend ... Went 2-2 at the Brockport/Oklahoma Gold Classic, placing fourth ... Went 3-1 at the Oklahoma Open, placing second ... Went 3-0 at the Big 12/Pac-10 Challenge, scoring two pins against opponents, including No. 4 Mitch Monterio of Cal-Bakersfield. Was awarded Big 12 Wrestler of the Week on Dec. 15 for his efforts, his first career conference honor ... Posted another top 20 upset over No. 20 Dobies of UNC on Jan. 3 ... Before his loss to then-No. 3 Zabriskie of Iowa State on Jan. 23, he owned a 10-match win streak, dating from Dec. 13 through Jan. 18 ... Second on team in total takedowns scored in duals (48) and third in total dual points scored (122).
Automatic qualifier for the NCAAs where he went 2-2 ... Finished one win shy of All-America honors ... Won the heavyweight title at the 2010 Cliff Keen Invitational after posting a 5-0 record and defeat¬ing Michigan's Ben Apland, 4-0, in the champion¬ship ... Earned a win over American's then-No. 3 ranked Ryan Flores, 4-2, at the Lone Star Duals ... Named the Big 12 Wrestler of the Week on Jan. 18 after his performance at the Lone Star Du¬als ... Concluded the season with a 22-7 overall record ... Went 10-3 in dual action ... Placed second at the 2011 Big 12 Champion¬ships ... Named to the 2011 All-Academic Big 12 team ... NWCA All-Academic Team member ... Placed third at the 2010 Brockport Open after posting a 4-1 record ... Final career record of 83-46.
As a Redshirt Junior (2009-10)
Posted a 26-14 overall record on the season, including an 11-8 record in dual action ... Placed fourth at the Big 12 Championships ... Owned a 1-2 record at the NCAA Championships, with his win coming against Joshua Arnone of Cornell ... Biggest win of his career came early in the season when he topped Oklahoma State's Jared Rosholt by a 9-7 decision on Nov. 8, where he went on to claim first at the Oklahoma City Invitational ... Earned third at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational ... Third on the squad with eight pins recorded ... Named to the 2010 All-Academic Big 12 team.
As a Redshirt Sophomore (2008-09)
As a Redshirt Freshman (2007-08)
Posted an 14-13 record on the season....Climbed as high as No. 14 in the nation... Recorded two falls and two major decisions on the year...Had 16 takedowns during his redshirt freshman campaign...Went 4-0 on the way to a Brockport/Oklahoma Gold tournament title...Also won the Oklahoma Open with three victories...Recorded two falls on the season versus opponents from Missouri Valley and Cal Poly...Started the season with 10 straight victories.
As a Freshman (2006-07)--
Named a Universal National Freestyle All-American before redshirting ... Placed third in the FILA Junior World team trials.
A four-year letterman at Lawton MacArthur High School ... Coached by Ellis Holt ... Three-time state champion (2004, 2005, 2006) ... Senior year record of 46-3 ... Career record of 155-22 ... Team captain as a senior ... Runner-up at Reno Tournament of Champions senior year ... Runner-up at senior nationals as a senior ... Team was a three-time runner-up at dual state ... Team was runner-up at state as a senior ... Was a three-year letterman in football ... Was a 2003 and 2004 all-area offensive lineman ... 2005 all-area offensive lineman of the year ... District defensive player of the year as a senior ... Team was the 2003 state runner-up.
Was a 2006 National Hispanic Scholar ... Born Nov. 10, 1987 ... Son of David and Kim Fernandez ... Has two brothers David (22) and Tommy (20) ... Full name is Nathan Alan Fernandez.