Coach Orlando Ponce
Coach Orlando Ponce dedicated his life to Jesus Christ in 2014. This was a life changing experiences for Coach Ponce and he has since then dedicated his life to using wrestling as a vehicle to build young men and women of Christian Character.
As an athlete for Augsburg College Wrestling, he was a 3x NCAA DIII All-American & National Finalist, and a member of the 2010 UNDEFEATED NCAA DIII National Championship Team. He received a BA in Physical Education (K-12).
Coach Ponce has been active in the Minnesota Wrestling Community since 2012. He's been an assistant coach at Augsburg College and helped lead the team to it's 12th NCAA DIII Title in 2015. He also runs Ponce Trained Wrestling, a local coaching service.
Coach Ponce credits his brother, Carlos Ponce, who introduced him to the sport of wrestling, his high school head coach, Mike Turner, Augsburg Wrestling, and his experiences at the prestigious Jeff Jordan State Champ Camp in Ohio for his passion of coaching.