Nathan Fortunato  
Nathan Fortunato


Bedford, Ohio

High School:


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Gymnastics World


Chase, Fortunato Honored at NCAA Banquet

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


No. 7 Gophers Head to National Championships

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


Big Ten Honors 13 Gophers for Academics

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


Gophers Set for Regular-Season Finale

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


Gophers defeat Iowa, Brockport on Senior Night

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


Men Gymnastics host Air Force

Gophers take on Air Force

Photo Gallery

2014 • Senior Season: Academic All-Big Ten honoree • competed on parallel bars (13.700) and stuck his dismount at the Big Ten team finals (3/28) • competed in four regular-season meets in two events • set career high on pommel horse with 13.400 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 • saw season best on both pommel horse (12.850) and parallel bars (13.950) against Air Force (1/26) • recognized with team's Academic Excellence Award and NCAA Elite 89 Award • took 10th on the parallel bars at Iowa (2/8) • took 13th on bars with a score of 12.100 against UIC (2/24).

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 • participant 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.

Member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee:

What community service projects have you been involved in?

Hope Day Festival, Men's Basketball/Hockey Food Drives, Hope Lodge Cancer Center

What is your favorite part about SAAC?

Being a go-between for SAAC and my team. I also like being able to see what is going on in the athletic department as a whole.

Are you involved in any clubs/committees outside of athletics?

FCA - Fellowship of Christian Athletes (on Leadership Team)

Nathan Fortunato's Career Highs (as of April 1, 2014)
Event Floor Exercise Pommel Horse Still Rings Vault Parallel Bars High Bar
Career Highs --- 13.400 --- --- 13.950 ---