Nathan Santhanam
Nathan Santhanam


Champaign, Ill.

High School:
St. Thomas More


2012-13: Finished 1-4 with one pin ... wrestled exclusively at 125 pounds ... pinned his opponent at in the Shorty Hitchcock Invitational on Jan. 20.

2011-12: Posted a 3-4 record competing at a pair of tournaments ... began the season by going 2-2 at the East Stroudsburg Open ... also wrestled at the Nittany Lion Open.

2010-11: Authored a 2-6 overall mark during his freshman campaign ... competed at three tournaments, wrestling exclusively at 125 pounds ... posted a 2-2 record at the East Stroudsburg Open ... also appeared in the Shorty Hitchcock Invitational and the New York State Championships "B" flight.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year varsity letter winner in wrestling at The School of St. Thomas More ... earned all-state honors twice after posting consecutive fourth-place finishes at the Illinois State Championships ... finished fourth at the Illinois Greco-Roman state tournament in 2009 ... took fourth at the Border Wars national tournament ... named the team's Most Improved Wrestler as a freshman ... earned team MVP honors as a junior and senior ... selected the Most Dedicated Wrestler as a sophomore, junior and senior ... captained the squad during his junior and senior campaigns ... also competed in gymnastics ... won the Illinois still rings title ... was the YMCA Nationals runner-up in the all-around competition.

PERSONAL: Nathan Alexander Santhanam was born June 19, 1992 in Champaign, Ill. ... son of Sam Santhanam ... has one sister, Nisha ... enjoys playing air hockey in his spare time ... majoring in Systems Management.

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