Nathan Fortunato  
Nathan Fortunato

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bedford, Ohio

High School:
Home-schooled

Birthdate:
06/13/1991

Experience:
1 Letter

Club:
Gymnastics World


04/09/2014

Chase, Fortunato Honored at NCAA Banquet

Two Gopher seniors were recognized at the pre-NCAA championships banquet

04/08/2014

No. 7 Gophers Head to National Championships

Minnesota competes at 6 p.m. CT Thursday in the national qualifier

03/31/2014

Big Ten Honors 13 Gophers for Academics

Nine Gophers are repeat Academic All-Big Ten honorees this season

03/13/2014

Gophers Set for Regular-Season Finale

Minnesota competes at Nebraska at 4 p.m. CT Saturday

03/08/2014

Gophers defeat Iowa, Brockport on Senior Night

Minnesota passes Iowa and Brockport to earn victory and honor eight seniors

01/26/2013

Men Gymnastics host Air Force

Gophers take on Air Force

Photo Gallery

2014 • Senior Season: NCAA Elite 89 Award winner • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • competed on parallel bars (12.350) at the NCAA Qualifier (4/10) • competed on parallel bars (13.700) and stuck his dismount at the Big Ten team finals (3/29) • competed on parallel bars in seven meets and made two appearances on pommel horse • scored career-high 13.400 on pommel horse at season-opening Windy City Invitational (1/18) • tied career high on parallel bars with 13.950 at Air Force meet (2/8) • shared Louis J. Cooke Award at Iowa/Brockport meet with fellow seniors (3/8).

2013 • Junior Season: Named Academic All-Big Ten • scored season bests on pommel horse (12.850) and parallel bars (13.950) against Air Force (1/26) • received team's Academic Excellence Award and NCAA Elite 89 Award • took 10th on parallel bars at Iowa (2/8) • took 13th on bars with a score of 12.100 against UIC (2/24) • earned first varsity letter.

2012 • Sophomore Season: Did not see any meet action.

2011 • Freshman Season: Did not see any meet action.

High School/Club: Was a home-schooled student • placed second in 2010 Ohio state meet • participated in Junior Olympic Nationals qualifier in 2009 • club member of Gymnastics World of Ohio • recipient of the Royal Ranger GMA award.

Personal: Born June 13, 1991 • brother of former Gopher gymnast Aaron Fortunato • son of Patrick and Marcia Fortunato • academic all-American • enjoys reading, swimming, singing and sparring • Recreation Resource Management major • Student-Athlete Advisory Committee member • has volunteered with Hope Day Festival, Men's Basketball/Hockey Food Drives and Hope Lodge Cancer Center • involved with Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Nathan Fortunato's Career Highs (2014 Final)
Event Floor Exercise Pommel Horse Still Rings Vault Parallel Bars High Bar
Career Highs --- 13.400 --- --- 13.950 ---