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Head Coach
5th Season

Nick Mitchell - Head Coach - 5th Season

Mitchell is building a dynasty from the ground up.  Head Coach Nick Mitchell started the first ever wrestling team at Grand View University with the 2008-2009 season and in just four short years has the Vikings in the elite of collegiate wrestling.  A look at the numbers and facts: 

      ·         2012 NAIA National Champions

      ·         2012 Cliff Keen National Dual Champions

      ·         2012 NWCA National Coach of the Year

      ·         2012 NAIA National Coach of the Year

      ·         2010 and 2011 Regional Coach of the Year

      ·         Coached 22 All-Americans (school record 9 in 2012)

      ·         5 NAIA individual National Champions in Glenn Rhees, Matt Burns

                (two-time champion) Omi Acosta, and Eric Thompson (2012

                 NAIA Wrestler of the Year)

      ·         16 Central Regional Champions

      ·         2011 and 2012 Central Regional Team Champions

      ·         4 top-10 national finishes 8th-2009, 9th in 2010, 5th in 2011, and 1st in

                 2012

      ·         13 wrestlers have been honored by the NWCA with All-Academic team

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      ·         Has a 31-8 record in duals over 4 seasons

High Expectations
Although the Vikings have become one of the nation's elite teams by winning the 2012 NAIA National Title, Mitchell's goals haven't changed. "We want to continue to strive to be the best in the nation year after year. To do this it takes a total team effort. Every guy on the team needs to be committed to living a championship lifestyle and ‘doing more' than everyone else in the nation". 

Prior Coaching
Before coming to Grand View Mitchell was an assistant coach at Wartburg College for eight years.  In that span he helped 62 athletes achieve All-American status.  Additionally, four of those teams won National titles. 

Student-Athlete
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.

Degree:
Bachelor of Science in Education from Wartburg 2000

Family:
He resides in Ankeny with his wife, Rachelle and daughter Brynn. 

 
 
2012-13 Wrestling Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.Hometown
Connor ChristensenJR 149Leon, Iowa
Andrew Clark*JR 125Cincinnati, Ohio
Angelo Crinzi*JR 133Tuscon, Arizona
Keegan DavisFR 174Perry, Iowa
Carlos Diego*FR 125Miami, Florida
Justian Dixon*SR 149Ankeny, Iowa
Matt Eads*FR 285St. Charles, Iowa
Tyler Emert*FR 133Peoria, Illinois
Ernesto EscobarFR 125Beaverton, Oregon
Sawyer FarrisFR 125Danville, Iowa
Jacob Grant*FR 125Homestead, Florida
Ryan Hand*JR 149Wilton, Iowa
Dustin Harberts*FR 165Chariton, Iowa
Quinten HaynesJR 157Waterloo, Iowa
Dallas Houchins*FR 157Woodburn, Iowa
Joey HutchensFR 174Blue Springs, Missouri
Jordan Johnson*FR 141St. Charles, Iowa
David Kellogg*SO 149Grimes, Iowa
Logan KelloggFR 184Clear Lake, Iowa
Reese KlingFR 157Excelsior, Minnesota
Chris LattnerFR 165Greenwood, Missouri
Chad Lowman*JR 157Des Moines, Iowa
Damone ManningFR 141Burlington, Iowa
Walker MarshallFR 141Missouri Valley, Iowa
Gustavo Martinez*SO 141Marshalltown, Iowa
Christian MaysSO 184Goodyear, Arizona
Derek MillerFR 125Winterset, Iowa
Ali Mohammed*JR 133Burnsville, Minnesota
Thomas MomanJR 174Norfolk, Nebraska
AJ Mott*SO 184Clifton, New Jersey
Derek Nightser*SR 197Council Bluffs, Iowa
Chevon Okonoboh*JR  Alexandria, Virginia
John OrshelnFR 184Moberly, Missouri
Alex PeitzSR 125Perry, Iowa
Dalton Peterson*FR 197Woodbine, Iowa
Tyler Pullin*SO 174Grimes, Iowa
Tre' Rutz*FR 141Dakota City, Iowa
Jimmie Schuessler*SO 157Slater, Iowa
Dalton Schutjer*SO 184Charles City, Iowa
Nate StadekerJR 165Chicago, Illinois
Issiah Sullivan*SR 174Huxley, Iowa
Cody Swim*SO 174Indianola, Iowa
Isaiah Tatum*JR 149Galesburg, Illinois
Brandon Thomas*FR 149West Des Moines, Iowa
Eric Thompson*JR 285Shell Rock, Iowa
Brett TurnerSR 174Johnston, Iowa
JC VercandeFR 149Williamsburg, Iowa
Brian WarrenFR 149Des Moines, Iowa
Tanner Werner*FR 133Waverly, Iowa
Brandon Wright*JR  Indianapolis, Indiana
* Redshirt
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