Cresson, Pa. / Penn Cambria High School
MAJOR: Environmental Studies
Freshman Season (2007-2008)
Took a red-shirt. Placed second at Washington & Jefferson Collegiate Open
Red-Shirt Freshman Season (2008-2009)
Nathan made his Mountain Cat debut and saw some action at both 141 and 149 lbs...He finished with a 3-6 overall record and a 2-3 mark in dual meets...of his three wins, one came by way of decision and two by major decision.
Sophomore Season (2009-2010)
Did not wrestle due to injury.
Junior Season (2010-2011)
Nathan joined the Mountain Cats’ starting line-up after injuries ended his sophomore season before it even started. He posted a 29-12 overall record and a 12-5 mark in dual meets. His 29 wins tied for the team lead, while his 10 falls were second and his four major decisions were tied for third on the team. Nathan placed third at the Super Region I Tournament to earn his first trip to the National Tournament. He also placed fourth at the Washington & Jefferson Collegiate Open.
High School Personal
Four-year letterman...career-record of 138-43...senior season record of 45-4...two-time PIAA AA State Place Winner…PIAA AA State fourth-place at 103 lbs. in 2005 and State runner-up at 130 lbs. in 2007...named 2007 Altoona Mirror Wrestler of the Year.
Born Sept. 21, 1988...majoring in Environmental Studies...son of Steve Link and Joyce Murphy of Cresson, Pa.