Nolan Nansel

October Comeback Athlete of the Month 2018-19

Our Comeback Athletes are individuals that have had an injury, gone through the necessary recovery and have 'comeback' to play sports again. They have utilized one of our AMP physicians: Dr. Bentley, Dr. Elliott, Dr. Klepps, Dr. Phipps or Dr. Shenton, and used one of AMP's owning partners for some or all of their procedures or recovery: St. Vincent Healthcare, Ortho Montana and Yellowstone Surgery Center.


School: Colstrip High School
Grade: 12
Parents: Tom and Robin Nansel

Injury: Bankart Labrum Repair, right shoulder
Doctors: Dr. Shenton
PA:Tad Stichman
Physical Therapist:Bess Reid

Sports & Accomplishments

Fall Sport: Football

  • Number of years Varsity: 3
  • Position: WR/CB
  • Jersey Number: 83
  • Accomplishments: 1st time Class B Conference Champs in school history. Two time Stallion Award Winner. Rookie of the Year. Academic All-State

Winter Sport: Basketball

  • Number of years Varsity: 1
  • Position: Guard
  • Jersey Number: 14
  • Accomplishments: Most Improved Player (Fr.) JV Defensive Player of the Year (So.) Conference Champs 2017-18. 3rd Place Southern Divisional 2017-18. Academic All State


When did the first injury happen?
Junior year of football I was playing Cornerback and in the first quarter of the Class B State Playoff Quarterfinals and I hit a kid with my arm and immediately felt my shoulder dislocate.

What was going through your mind in that moment?
That I had definitely torn something but I had to keep playing, wasn’t a choice.

How long were you out before being cleared to play?
6 Months

What was involved in your recovery?
A ton of Physical Therapy, icing, and rest.

A Personal Look

Favorite class and/or subject:

Celebrity Crush:
Carrie Underwood

As a little kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A Military Veterinarian.

At the age you are now, what do you want to be when you grow up?

A pet peeve:
When I hear people chewing food.

What teammate of yours do you love to follow on Twitter or Instagram:
Nakoda Siegel

Who would win an arm wrestling competition on your team:
Coach Yates

Would you rather: Wash dishes, mow the lawn, clean the bathroom or vacuum the house?
Mow the lawn.

Photo Credit: Alsa Photography

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