When Buckeye legend Kyle Snyder signed a sponsorship deal with Marysville-based apparel brand Rudis, he said that he wanted to "forge a new path for elite wrestlers," and one of his longtime teammates is following that path. Nathan Tomasello, the four-time All American and former NCAA 125-pound champion, recently announced his own line of apparel with the Rudis brand.
Proud to join @the_rudis team! The people are driven to make the best products and provide me the best opportunity to succeed at the highest level. Excited to come back. Joshua 1:9 "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
NaTo, as he is known by fans, launched the line with a pair of "NATO" branded shirts available for purchase on the Rudis site. He also debuted his first technique video via the brand's social media channels.
His Rudis partnership is the second sponsorship deal with a local company. Earlier in the summer, Tomasello announced that he will represent Max Effort Muscle, a Newark-based marketer of training supplements and apparel.