Chris Nash
Chris  Nash

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Roseville, Mich.

High School:
Roseville

Weight:
HWT

Experience:
2L


04/22/2015

Wrestling Announces Award Winners at Team Banquet

Three-time NCAA qualifier John Rizqallah named recipient of Outstanding Wrestler Award.

01/23/2015

Michigan State Holds Off Eastern Michigan, 18-16

Heavyweight Chris Nash records a major decision in the last bout to secure the win for the Spartans.

01/16/2015

Michigan State Battles No. 4 Ohio State, But Falls 25-13

Spartans win four matches against the Buckeyes.

02/08/2013

MSU Wrestling Hosts No. 19 Michigan on Sunday

The dual will be streamed live on the Big Ten Digital Network.

01/31/2013

Spartans Hit the Road for Two Big Ten Duals

MSU will face No. 13 Nebraska on Friday and take on No. 4 Minnesota on Sunday.

Career: 51-26 Overall, 7-6 Duals

2014-15 (Junior) 14-9 Overall, 7-6 Duals, 7-1 Open Tournaments: Went 7-6 in dual meets (3-4 Big Ten) . . . had five falls . . . collected 26 dual-meet points, good for fourth on the team . . . entered the starting lineup on Jan. 11 after Luke Jones suffered a season-ending elbow injury . . . placed third at the MSU Open . . . went 4-0 to take first place at the Ashland Open . . . recorded his first Big Ten dual win with a 7-4 decision over Ohio State’s Ray Gordon on Jan. 16 . . . secured the 18-16 win for the Spartans with his 17-5 major decision in the last match of the dual at Eastern Michigan on Jan. 23 . . . went 2-0 on a road trip to Indiana and Purdue with a 6-4 decision over IU’s Garret Goldman on Feb. 13 and an 11-1 major decision over PU’s Gelen Robinson on Feb. 15 . . . recorded a takedown with just seven seconds left in the match to beat Central Michigan’s Newton Smerchek, 3-2, in MSU’s last home dual of the season … competed at the Big Ten Championships.

2013-14 (Sophomore) 19-10 Overall, 0-0 Duals, 19-10 Open Tournaments: Placed first in the Wisconsin Open, pinning both Brady Stumpf (4:34) of UW-Parkside and Dylan Mahler (1:41) of North Central . . . Placed third in the EMU Open, beginning competition with a fall (1:37) by Anthony Peoples of Kent State . . . Placed third at the Purple Raider Open with a record of 5-1, including a fall (3:20) by Bradley Beiter of Gannon.

2012-13 (Red-shirt Freshman) 18-7 Overall, 18-7 Open Tournaments: Finished 5-0 at the EMU Open earning him first place . . . Recorded a 2-0 performance at the MSU Open . . . Finished the NLO Open with a 1-2 record . . . Went 1-2 at the Reno Tournament ... Came in fifth at the Purple Raider Open with a 4-2 record . . . Finished the year by going 5-1 at the Edinboro Open, pinning Justin Meisermen of Buffalo to take third.

2011-12: Was a walk-on tight end for the football team during the 2011 season.

PREP: Compiled a 194-24 record wrestling at Roseville High School . . . Was named captain for his senior season . . . Placed third in the state in both his sophomore and senior seasons and finished runner-up his junior year . . . four-year starter at defensive end and tight end for Coach Melvin Richendollar at Roseville (Mich.) High School . . . helped lead the Panthers to back-to-back postseason appearances in 2009-10 . . . honorable mention (Division 1-2) all-state selection by The Associated Press as a senior . . . named to the Detroit Free Press All-East Team after recording 52 tackles (37 solos, 15 assists) as a senior . . . earned All-Eastside honors from C & G Newspapers in 2010 . . . also garnered All-Macomb County and Macomb Area all-league honors as a senior . . . also performed well in the Junior Olympics in wrestling, going 12-1 in 2009 and a perfect 17-0 in 2010.

PERSONAL: Son of James and Geralyn Nash . . . Born May 4, 1993 . . . Majoring in advertising . . . Brother Kevin is a senior on the MSU wrestling team and is brother Robert was a former Spartan wrestler.