Athlete Modern pentathlete

Nathan Schrimsher

Quick Facts

IntroAmerican modern pentathlete
Is Athlete
Modern pentathlete
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gendermale
Birth22 May 1992
Age28 years
Star signGemini

Biography

Nathan Schrimsher (born May 22, 1992) is a modern pentathlete for the United States of America. He competed in the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in August 2010 where he placed 13th in the individual event and 16th in the mixed relay. He was teamed up with Cuban Leydi Laura Moya Lopez in the Mixed Relay. It is believed this was the first time that an American and a Cuban teamed up together in an Olympic style event in decades.
He won the bronze at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, thereby earning a spot on the U.S. Olympic team for the 2016 games in Rio. He was thus the first athlete from Team USA to earn an Olympic berth.

Personal life

Schrimsher was homeschooled in high school and currently lives and trains with his brother, Lucas. He skis in his spare time and is a fan of the band KISS.

Military Service

Schrimsher enlisted in the United States Army in January 2013 as an active duty motor transport operator (88M). He currently holds the rank of sergeant and is a part of the World Class Athlete program, an army initiative which allows soldiers to compete and train in their respective sports with the goal of competing in the olympics. He is currently stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado.