Head Coach Nick Kraft

Nick grew up in Minot ND, where he started wrestling at 8 years of age. Nick has over a decade of wrestling experience in Collegiate, Freestyle, and Greco-Roman wrestling styles. He was a 4-year letter winner at Minot high school. He is a 2-time state runner up in Greco-Roman wrestling and has had multiple top 4 state finishes in Freestyle. He has also competed 3 times in Freestyle and Greco at the Western Regional tournament, as well as representing team North Dakota in the Cadet Nationals Freestyle Tournament.

This is Coach Kraft’s 3rd year as head youth wrestling coach for the Otters and he is hoping to have many more seasons ahead of him. The focus of the Fergus Falls Youth Wrestling program is to create a fun environment, where young wrestlers learn strong wrestling fundamentals and the importance of hard work and teamwork.  The youth wrestling program strives to help kids be the best people they can be, both inside and outside the wrestling room.  This includes instilling integrity, accountability, and the importance of lifetime fitness.

Coach Nick lives in Fergus Falls with his wife and 2 children.