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Coach Orlando Ponce


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, Coach Ponce was a 3x NCAA DIII All-American & National Finalist, and a member of the 2010 UNDEFEATED NCAA DIII National Championship Team.

Coach Ponce has been active in the Minnesota Wrestling Community coaching at all levels. He works with beginner-college level wrestlers. Coach Ponce has been an assistant coach at Augsburg College for 5 years. He helped lead the team to it's 12th NCAA DIII Title in 2015. His coaching and services also sponsor the Augsburg Wrestling academy (

Coach Ponce credits his brother, Carlos Ponce, who introduced him to the sport of wrestling, his high school head coach, Mike Turner, who drove his brother to wrestle, and his experiences working and running the prestigious Jeff Jordan State Champ Camp in Ohio for his passion of coaching.

Clinicians & Counselors

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Coach Rashad Kennedy, Augsburg College '16
PTW Head Technician 
Augsburg Wrestling John Grygelko Wall of Fame Inductee '17 
2015 NCAA DIII Team Champion as athlete
2016 NCAA DIII All-American at 149 lbs.
2016 NCAA DIII West Regional Champion
James Goman
Coach James Goman, Augsburg College '17
PTW Technician
2015 Team NCAA DIII Champion as athlete
2016 NCAA DIII Qualifier & Team Captain
3x State Qualifier-MSHSL
2x State Place Winner & Finalist-MSHSL
Sectional Champion-MSHSL
Julian Georgescu
Coach Julian Georgescu, Current College Wrestler
PTW Counselor
2x HS State Place Winner-FHSAA
BCAA County Champion-FHSAA
Regional Champion-FHSAA
Tone Fuenffinger
Coach Tone Fuenffinger, Current College Wrestler
PTW Counselor
2015 Team NCAA DIII Champion as athlete
3x Augsburg Letter Winner
5x State Qualifier-MSHSL
2x Sectional Champion-MSHSL