CAMP STAFF

JIM MOULSOFF | HEAD COACH

Augsburg Head Wrestling Coach Jim Moulsoff has coached 50 individual All-Americans, eight individual NCAA National Champions and 42 NWCA Scholar All-Americans. During his Augsburg tenure, the Auggies have never placed out of the top ten nationally and have won the NCAA Division III National Championship twice (2010 & 2015). Moulsoff was named the NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year in 2015 and has been named the NCAA West Region Coach of the year in every season he has served as head coach.

AUGSBURG COACHING HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • 2016-17 – Led Augsburg to a team national runner-up finish at the NCAA Division III National Championships with five individual All-Americans, four of which were first-year wrestlers. The Auggies also finished as NWCA Academic Team National Runner-Up, while recording the most NWCA Scholar All-Americans (nine) of any Division III institution.
  • 2015-16 – Led Augsburg to a fifth place finish at the NCAA Division III National Championships with four individual All-Americans. The Auggies also finished in 10th-place in the NWCA academic team national standings with four Scholar All-Americans.
  • 2014-15 – Led Augsburg to the program’s 12th NCAA Division III national team championship in his first year as head coach with six individual All-Americans and two individual national champions. Moulsoff was named the NWCA Dave Icenhower National Coach of the Year. The Auggies also finished in 14th-place in the NWCA Academic Team national standings with five NWCA Scholar All-Americans.
  • 2007-14 – As an assistant coach, Moulsoff coached 35 individual All-Americans, six individual National Champions, and 24 Scholar All-Americans. He also helped coach the 2010 NCAA National Championship team and three National Runner-Up teams.

PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • Head Coach – Minnehaha Academy High School (1991-2007)
  • Assistant Coach – Wahpeton Senior High School (1986-89)
  • Cadet Director/Coach – Minnesota/USA Wrestling (2004-present)
  • Director and Coach of USA Developmental Camps, J Robinson Wrestling Camps (2000-2003)
WRESTLING EXPERIENCE / ACHEIVEMENTS: Moulsoff wrestled competitively at the North Dakota State College of Science from 1981-83.

OTHER DUTIES / CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT AT AUGSBURG: Moulsoff serves as the Director of the James Haglund Family Fitness and Recreation Center in the Augsburg Athletic Department.

PERSONAL / FAMILY NOTES: A native of Breckenridge, Minn., Moulsoff and his wife, Norine, live in St. Paul, Minn. 

 

TONY VALEK | ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH

Tony Valek has been a key member of the Augsburg wrestling program since he arrived on campus in the fall of 2008, serving as a student-athlete, coach and administrator.

AUGSBURG COACHING HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • Guided Augsburg to a second-place team finish at the 2017 NCAA Division III national championships
  • Helped lead the Auggies to the 2015 NCAA Division III team national championship
  • Named 2015 NWCA Division III Assistant Coach of the Year
  • Three-time NCAA West Region Coach of the Year

PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: 

  • Graduate Assistant - Augsburg College (2012-14)
  • Assistant Coach: Minnesota/USA Wrestling Junior Freestyle National Team (2016-present)

WRESTLING CAREER/ACHIEVEMENTS: 

  • Three-time NCAA Division III All-American
  • Four-time NCAA Division III national tournament qualifier
  • NCAA Division III national runner-up at 149 pounds (2010, 2011)  
  • Team NCAA Division III national champions (2010)
  • Team NCAA Division III national runner-up (2009, 2011, 2012)
  • 136-25 career record
  • 87 bonus-point victories (60 pins, six technical falls, 21 major decisions)
  • Two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District men's at-large selection 
  • Two-time first-team CoSIDA Academic All-America honoree 
  • Three-time NWCA Division III Scholar All-America
  • NCAA Elite 89 Award winner

PERSONAL / FAMILY NOTES: A native of Belle Plaine, Minn., Tony and his wife, Kassi, live in St Paul, Minn.

 

ORLANDO PONCE | ASSISTANT COACH / CAMP INSTRUCTOR

Orlando Ponce has been a key member of the Augsburg wrestling program during recent years.

AUGSBURG COACHING HIGHLIGHTS:  Part of a staff that led Augsburg to a second-place team finish at the 2017 NCAA Division III national championships

WRESTLING CAREER/ACHIEVEMENTS: 

  • Three-time NCAA Division III All-American
  • Four-time NCAA Division III national qualifier
  • 115-32 career record at Augsburg
  • Member of the 2010 NCAA Division III national championship team
  • Member of the 2009, 2010 and 2011 NCAA Division III national runner-up teams

PERSONAL / FAMILY NOTES: Orlando and his wife, Tina, have two children, Victor and Ezekiel. Orlando is the Owner of Ponce Trained Wrestling and Augsburg Wrestling Academy which runs camps, clinics, and training opportunities for youth across the country. Prior to Augsburg, Ponce worked for Jeff Jordan with the prestigious Jordan Trained Wrestling Camps.

 

BRAD FISHER | ASSISTANT COACH

Brad Fisher has been a key member of the Augsburg wrestling program for nearly two decades.

AUGSBURG COACHING HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Part of a staff that led Augsburg to a second-place team finish at the 2017 NCAA Division III national championships
  • Helped guide the Auggies to the 2015 NCAA Division III team national championship
  • Coached Augsburg to the 2010 NCAA Division III team national championship

PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE:
Head Cross Country Coach: Fridley HS (present)

WRESTLING CAREER/ACHIEVEMENTS: 
  • Three-time NCAA Division III All-American
  • Finished second at the NCAA Division III national championships at 141 pounds (2001), fourth (2002) and sixth (1999)
  • Three-time MIAC champion (1999, 2001, 2002)
  • 118-30 career collegiate record
  • Two-time state champion at Austin (Minn.) High School, making state history as the first eighth-grader to win a wrestling state title in Minnesota history (1993)

PERSONAL / FAMILY NOTES:
Brad currently lives in Fridley, Minn. with his wife Ann and their children, Juliet and Gabriel. Fisher is a special education teacher at Fridley High School and is also the head coach of high school cross country team.
 

JARED MASSEY | ASSISTANT COACH

Jared Massey has been an integral member of the Augsburg wrestling program during the past decade.

AUGSBURG COACHING HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Part of a staff that led Augsburg to a second-place team finish at the 2017 NCAA Division III national championships
  • Helped guide the Auggies to the 2015 NCAA Division III team national championship
WRESTLING CAREER/ACHIEVEMENTS: 
  • NCAA Division III National Champion at 197 pounds (2009)
  • NCAA Division III runner-up (2010, 2011)
  • NCAA Division III Team National Champions (2010)
  • Three-time NCAA Division III All-American
  • 79-4 career record in three seasons at Augsburg
  • Four-time Minnesota State HS qualifier
  • Two-time Minnesota State Champion at Centennial HS
PERSONAL / FAMILY NOTES:
Jared currently lives in St. Paul, Minn. with his wife Kacie. Massey is the manager of Divine Swine Catering in Lakeville, Minn.
 
 

MATT HECHSEL | ASSISTANT COACH

Matt Hechsel has been a key member of the Augsburg wrestling program during the past decade.

AUGSBURG COACHING HIGHLIGHTS: Part of a staff that led Augsburg to a second-place team finish at the 2017 NCAA Division III national championships

WRESTLING CAREER/ACHIEVEMENTS: 

  • Two-time NCAA Division III All-American
  • Three-time NCAA Division III national qualifier
  • 116-48 career record at Augsburg
  • Captain of the 2015 NCAA Division III national champship team
  • Two-time state place winner at Apple Valley High School.
  • Part of three straight Minnesota State High School League championship teams.
PERSONAL / FAMILY NOTES:
Matt and his wife, Kayla, live in Eagan, Minn. where Matt works for Sun Country Airlines. Hechsel’s mom, Marie, and sister, Stephanie, both attended Augsburg as well. 
 

CHAD BARTSCHENFELD | ASSISTANT COACH

 

JUSTIN KOOB | ASSISTANT COACH

 

JOHN PETERSON | ASSISTANT COACH

Coach John Peterson, has been a key figure in assisting the Auggies with personal development since the 2008 season.
 

WRESTLING CAREER/ACHIEVEMENTS: 

  • Olympic Champion 
  • Two-time Olympic Medalist
  • Three-time World Cup Champion 
  • Member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame
  • NAIA All-American at Wisconsin-Stout 
  • Three-time conference champion
PERSONAL / FAMILY NOTES:
Peterson has shared his faith with people around the world, working with Athletes In Action and Campus Crusade for Christ. Along with his brother, fellow Olympic wrestling champion Ben Peterson, the duo founded Camp of Champs.