For the first time in the last 28 years, American Samoa was represented in the Winder Olympics in 2022. And the man who made this dream come true was Nathan Crumpton, a Bobsleigh and skeleton athlete.
This Nathan Crumpton Bio explores his life.
Meet Nathan Crumpton, The American Samoa Flag-Bearer In The Olympics Opening Ceremony
Nathan Crumpton was the sole athlete to represent American Samoa at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics after being ranked 26th on the season’s “International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation’s men’s skeleton ranking.”
And the guy marked his presence just in its opening ceremony by appearing shirtless, carrying his territory’s flag around the stadium. Tell us he didn’t look sexy flaunting those chiseled abs under that traditional American Samoa garments.
“I’m honored to have qualified for the Winter Olympics and to represent American Samoa, as well as a region of the world that does not often participate in the Winter Games,” Nathan expressed his gratitude after the appearance.
Furthermore, the athlete even went on to shed light on many setbacks, financial constraints, and injuries along the way, that pushed him otherwise. But he was set on seeing it through to the finish line and paving a way for his upcoming Samoan athletes.
But the wouldn’t be Nathan’s first time in the Olympics. This athlete also previously participated in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, making him the first American Samoan to compete in both the Summer and Winter Games.
Though he couldn’t bring home the gold medal then, Nathan went on to run the second-fastest time by an American Samoan athlete at the Summer Olympics, finishing the 100m race in 11.27 seconds.
Did you know: Even Tongan Olympian, Pita Taufatofua, who previously held the title as the “Olympics’ resident shirtless guy” approves of Nathan.
Does Nathan Crumpton Have A Girlfriend?
Nathan Crumpton was likely single as of 2022. The athlete also didn’t have any hints of his past relationships over his socials.
However, do keep in mind that many stars prefer secrecy in their dating life. For all we know, Nathan could have a secret girlfriend somewhere.
Is Nathan Crumpton Gay?
No, Nathan isn’t gay.
Reports mentioned that he has had at least one girlfriend.
How Much Is Nathan Crumpton Net Worth?
Nathan Crumpton garnered a net worth of under $700 thousand by 2022.
A professional athlete, Nathan is a top-10 world-ranked skeleton racer who finished 1st and 2nd in the 2016 and 2014 World Championships USA, respectively. Besides that, Nathan also placed 14th in the 2018-2019 Men’s Skeleton World Cup and 15th in the 2018-2019 Men’s Skeleton Intercontinental Cup.
When Nathan wasn’t racing, he worked as a Model, Photographer, and TV Broadcaster. And all along his journey, he has signed with talent agencies including Sports+Lifestyle, Model Club Inc., and McCarty Talent Agency.
Also, the athlete has penned down a book titled Alpha Status: A Non-fiction Novel, released in Dec 2021.
As for his education, Nathan Crumpton graduated from Princeton University where he was a four-year track and field athlete and earned All-Ivy League selection in the triple jump. Later he joined the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth for his general management certificate.
Also, when Nathan was 7, his parents send him away to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where he displayed promise as a Quidditch player.
You can find him in either small towns in the Rocky Mountains or on tropical islands in the Pacific Ocean in summer, while in the winter he’s usually found sliding down ice chutes across Europe.
Fun Fact: Nathan’s lifelong ambition was to become a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.
Nathan Crumpton Nationality
Nathan Crumpton was born in Nairobi, Kenya, making him of Kenyan nationality.
But he was raised in Park City, Utah.
Nathan Crumpton Parents
Nathan Crumpton’s parents are American citizens named Cindy and Henry “Hank” Alva Crumpton.
However, his mother Cindy also has a Chinese and Polynesian background. No wonder, Nathan was able to represent American Samoa, taking advantage of his Polynesian heritage.
As for his father, Henry is a bonafide American who had to travel a lot because of his profession. He was involved with the U.S. Foreign Service and has resided in Africa and Australia.
Unfortunately, Nathan’s paternal grandfather, Daniel Nathan Crumpton passed away on July 28, 2017, at the age of 84.
His grandmother Charlene Smith Crumpton was still doing well then.
Trivia: Nathan’s maternal grandmother is from Hawaii.
How Old Is Nathan Crumpton?
Nathan was born on November 9, 1985. That made him 36 years of age when he competed in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
As per his birthday, Nathan is of the Scorpio zodiac.
How Tall Is Nathan Crumpton?
Nathan stands tall at a height of 6 feet (183 cm) and weighs 79 kg (175 lbs).
His body measurements are — Neck: 15.5″, Chest 41″, Waist 32″, and Shoe: 10.5 US.
Is Nathan Crumpton On TikTok?
Sadly, we couldn’t find him on TikTok.
But here’s his IG @nathanikoncrumpton, Twitter @NICrumpton, and Facebook @NathanIkonCrumpton.