Senior Spotlight

Senior Spotlight : Tanner Farmer


Tanner Farmer from Concordia University is 101 ESPN’s ’Senior Spotlight’ today!

Tanner attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for five years and was a member of the football program

Tanner earned a degree in nutrition exercise and health sciences

Tanner started for the Cornhuskers on the offensive line during the 2016 through 2018 seasons

Tanner then transferred to Concordia where he competed on the wrestling team

Tanner prepped at Highland High School in Illinois

Tanner was coached by Terry Ohren in wrestling

Tanner lettered all four years and served as a team captain for one

Tanner as a wrestler, won four conference championships and two state titles

Tanner also competed in football and track and field all four years and garnered first team all-state and first team all-conference accolades in football

Tanner was born in Maryville, IL, on March 1, 1996 and is the son of Brian and Connie Farmer. He has three older siblings: Josh, Laura and Haire

Tanner enjoys cooking

Tanner’s major = Coaching & Athletics Admin / Exercise Sciences / Business Administration

Tanner’s Honors / Awards:
• Nebraska Heart & Soul Award (2019)
• Nebraska Sam Foltz Hero 27 Leadership Award (2017)
• Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
• Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
• Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017, 2018)
• 2020 NAIA All-America (runner up at 285)
• 2019-20 GPAC Wrestler of the Year
• 2020 GPAC Champion (285)
• First Team All-GPAC
• Three-Time GPAC Wrestler of the Week (2019-20)”

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