Nathan Tomasello

Player profile

  • Weight 125
  • Hometown Parma, Ohio
  • Last School Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy
  • Year RS Senior

• All-American (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
• NCAA Champion (125 lbs. 2015)
• NCAA Third Place (125 lbs. 2016; 133 lbs. 2017; 125 lbs. 2018)
• Big Ten Champion (125 lbs. 2015, 2016; 133 lbs. 2017; 125 lbs. 2018)
• Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2015, 2016)
• NWCA All-Academic (2015, 2016, 2018)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
• OSU Scholar Athlete (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

2017-18 (Redshirt Senior)
• Represented just the 15th wrestler in Big Ten history to capture four individual conference crowns
• Alongside Bo Jordan and Kyle Snyder, became the first teammate trio in NCAA history to each earn their fourth All-America status in the same season
• Placed third at the NCAA Championships, downing four nationally-ranked opponents
• Registered a season record of 16-2 with four major decisions, four tech falls and two pins
• Nearly 70 percent of his victories (11 of 16) came over top-20 foes (seven top-10 triumphs)
• Competed the entire season with a torn ACL suffered while wrestling in the U23 World Champion Team Trials

• Made his first United State National Team with a 3-1 showing at the World Team Trials in Lincoln, Neb.

2016-17 (Reshirt Junior)
• Big Ten Champion at 133 lbs., just the third three-time conference champion in school history
• Defeated second-seeded Cory Clark of Iowa in the Big Ten finals, 5-4
• Third place at NCAA Championships
• Was 24-1 overall and 13-1 against ranked opponents
• CKLV Invitational champion, the second title of his career
• 11-0 in duals and 9-0 against Big Ten opponents
• Won 11 of his matches via bonus points (six major decision, four technical falls, one fall)
• Big Ten Wrestler of the Week following 12-4 major decision over No. 4 Zane Richards of Illinois and No. 3 Eric Montoya on Nebraska
• Averaged nearly 12.0 points/match

2015-16 (Redshirt Sophomore)
• Won his second straight Big Ten championships
• Third place at the NCAA Championships and earned All-American honors for the second consecutive year
• Finished 27-1 with 18 wins via bonus points (eight major decisions, seven tech falls, three falls)
• Beat Penn State’s Nico Megaludis 3-1 (SV-1) in the Big Ten finals
• Won his first 25 matches of the season and 44 in the row dating back to the 2014-15 season
• Big Ten Wrestler of the Week on Nov. 3 after defeating Zeke Moisey of West Virginia at the NWCA All-Star Classic
• Rowlands MVP/Outstanding Wrestler and Highest Team GPA award recipient

2014-15 (Redshirt Freshman)
• NCAA and Big Ten champion at 125 lbs.
• Finished season with an overall record of 33-4, including 8-1 against Big Ten competition during the regular season
• Eight major decisions, six technical falls and four pins
• Won 18 straight matches to finish the season
• At the NCAA championships, defeated the top seeded and previously unbeaten Alan Waters of Missouri in the semifinals and then topped Zeke Moisey of West Virginia in the finals
• Scored bonus points in three of his five NCAA matches
• At the Big Ten championships, upset two-time NCAA champion Jesse Delgado is the semifinals and edged Iowa’s Thomas Gilman in the finals, 3-2, avenging an earlier loss to Gilman during the regular season
• First in the team in wins (33)
• Champion at the Michigan State Open and third place at CKLV Invite
• Amateur Wrestling News All-Rookie team

2013-14 (Redshirt)
• In redshirt season, registered four open tournament championships at 125 pounds – Clarion Open (Nov. 3), Michigan State Open (Nov. 9), Greyhound Open (Feb. 1), Edinboro Open (Feb. 8)
• Posted 18-0 record in open tournaments, which included nine major decisions, two technical falls, and three falls

• Four-time Ohio High School Athletic Association champion
• Four-time PAC League champion
• Three-time Fargo National champion
• FILA Cadet national champion
• Beast of the East champion
• Three-time Iron Man champion
• Two-time high school First Team All-American
• Three-time Medina Invitational champion
• Three-time Top Gun champion
• Voted MVP at Iron Man championships
• Two-time MVP at Medina Invitational
• Two-time MVP at Top Gun event
• Amassed a 178-5 high school record; 37-5 as a freshman, 42-0 as a sophomore, 47-0 as a junior and 52-0 as a senior
• Owns Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy school records for Most Career Victories, Most Victories in a Season, and winning more than 160 consecutive matches
• Garnered Summit County, and Cleveland Plain Dealer Wrestler of the Year; PAC League Wrestler of the Year; PAC League Student-Athlete of the Year
• Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy was two-time state runner-up
• Also lettered in soccer

• Son of Sue and Tom
• Has one brother, Troy and one sister, Rachel