In just two years at Fordham, Edgar Nanne became one of the top male rowers in school history, winning gold medals at the Dad Vail Championships and the ECAC National Championships while also competing in international championships for his native Guatemala.
After transferring to Fordham prior to his junior year from the University of Guatemala, Nanne made an immediate impact for the Rams' squad, rowing with the lightweight 8 that won the 2002 Dad Vail Championships as well as competing with the varsity 8 that won the New York State championship, and advancing to the finals at the IRA championship with the varsity 4.
In the fall, Nanne won the lightweight and heavyweight single titles and lightweight and heavyweight quad titles at the Central American Games and then, in the summer following his junior season, he placed tenth in the World Championships in the lightweight single, one of only a handful of collegiate rowers to advance to the semifinals at the World Championships.
As a senior in 2002-03, Nanne was a member of the varsity lightweight 8 that won the ECAC National Championship and he won gold with the varsity 8 at the New York State championship.
Internationally, Nanne won the lightweight 8 and heavyweight singles titles at the Central American and Caribbean Games while in the summer after graduation, he placed 17th in the World Championships in the lightweight single, one of only a handful of collegiate rowers to advance to the semifinals at the World Championships. Nanne also won a bronze medal at the Pan Am Games, finishing ahead of an entry from the U.S., and advanced to the finals of the Crash B Sprint World Ergometer Championships for the second straight year.
Nanne also won U.S. National Championships in the lightweight 4 and in the lightweight singles and a Canadian Henley U23 Championship.