2009-10 Wrestling Coaches
Justin Hanson
Assistant Coach - 1st Season
Coach Hanson joins the Viking wrestling staff this season coming to Grand View after a successful wrestling carrer at Wartburg College. At Wartburg, Hanson was a two-time All-American and won the national title for Wartburg in 2009. He was also a 2009 Academic All-American.
 
Hanson wrestled at Humboldt High School where he was a four-time stats qualifier and placed third, second, and won the state championship twice.
 
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Nick Mitchell
Head Coach - 2nd Season
Head Coach Nick Mitchell begins his second year at Grand View. Mitchell comes to Grand View after serving as the assistant wrestling coach at Wartburg College for the past eight seasons.

In 2008-09, Grand View inaugural wrestling season, Mitchell led the Vikings to an 8th place finish at the NAIA National Tournament,  produced three All-Americans, and Grand View's first-ever national champion.

During his eight seasons at Wartburg, the Knights collected three national dual and team championships and were the runner-ups three times. 

Mitchell wrestled his college career at Wartburg where he was a three-time Iowa Conference champion and three-time NCAA Division III All-American. Individually, he finished second at the national championships once and was third twice, and was a part of the 1999 national championship team Mitchell was team captain for the Knights and was named the team's Outstanding Wrestler twice. He compiled 114 wins as a Knight which ranks seventh-best on the school's all-time win list.
 

Mitchell, a Johnston native, graduated from the Wartburg in 2000 with a degree in Elementary Education. He will complete his Master's Degree in Education from Viterbo University this summer. He resides in Des Moines with his wife Rachelle.
 
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Grant Turner
Assistant Coach - 2nd Season
Grant Turner begins his second season as assistant coach at Grand View after completing his academic and athletic career at Iowa State University.

Turner was a four-year letter winner at Iowa State under Cyclone head coaches Cael Sanderson and Bobby Douglas. He was part of the Big XII Conference Championship Team and placed third individually at the Big XII Tournament in 2007. Turner was also an NCAA Tournament Qualifier at 174 lbs. in 2007 in which the Cyclones placed second as a team.

Turner received his bachelor's degree in Sports Management with Kinesiology and Health option from Iowa State in 2007. He is currently working full time designing and selling wrestling supplies and equipment for Sunflower Wrestling.
 
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Jake Helvey
Assistant Coach - 2nd Season

Helvey is a 2008 graduate of Wartburg College where he placed 5th in the nation as a junior and was a national runner-up and Iowa Conference champion as a senior. Helvey was named an All-American twice at Wartburg.

Helvey graduated from Southeast Polk High School in 2004 where he placed 7th at state as a junior and 5th as a senior. He also wrestled on the Greco Roman National team as a junior and senior.

 
 
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