Longtime Valley Wrestling Coach Going Into the NAIA Hall of Fame

Current Missouri Valley College Athletic Director Mike Machholz is among the latest class scheduled for induction into the NAIA Hall of Fame. Machholz was selected for induction after his 30 years of work building and leading the men’s wrestling program at Missouri Valley. During his tenure, the program won three team National championships, finished as National runner-up four times, won 11 regional championships, produced 17 individual National champions, 37 National finalists, 168 All-Americans and compiled a duals record of 224-115-2. Machholz was a three-time National Coach of the Year award winner in the NAIA and was a nine-time Regional Coach of the Year.

Machholz will be formally inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame at either of the 2024 NAIA Men’s Wrestling National Championships in Wichita, Kan., in March, or at the National Wrestling Coaches’ Association Convention in June.