REGISTER STAFF WRITER
Iowa State’s wrestling team will feature another Nate Carr, starting with the 2008-09 season.
Nate Carr Jr., a junior-college national champion last winter at Iowa Central Community College, said today he will compete for the Cyclones two decades after his father won three NCAA championships and 122 matches under coach Harold Nichols.
Nate Carr Sr. also won a bronze medal in freestyle wrestling at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, Korea.
“I don’t want to go any lower than being a three-time national champ,” said Nate Carr Jr., who is being withheld from competition this season at Iowa Central this winter.
The newest Carr will have three seasons of eligibility at Iowa State, which he said he chose over Iowa.
Carr Jr. originally signed to wrestle at West Virginia, but did not qualify academically, which landed him at Iowa Central.