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Student-Athlete of the Week: Nathan Hemenway


January 19, 2018

Photo by Jocelyn Rowley Senior and four-year wrestler Nathan Hemenway.

Niwot senior Nathan Hemenway is only 85 percent of the wrestler he was last year, and that’s just the way he likes it.

As a junior, Hemenway wrestled in the 195-pound weight class, up 25-30 pounds from his sophomore weight of 170. After just moderate success at the heavier weight, he elected to shed the extra pounds and return to the lighter classification ahead of his fourth and final season.

“I was being kind of stupid in how I was managing my weight,” he explained of the decision to return to the smaller class. “I thought. ‘I’ll just eat all this food and get really strong....

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