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Jim Zeigler

Wrestling Coach & Interim Athletic Director


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Jim Zeigler is currently in his 20th season as the Trapper Wrestling Coach. A 1990 graduate of the University of Southern Colorado, Zeigler was a three time All-American Wrestler.

Jim served three years as an assistant coach at the University of Northern Colorado while completing his Master's Degree in Athletic Administration.

During his tenure as head coach at Northwest, his teams have won the 2004 NJCAA National Championship, won the 2002 All-Academic Title, won five Regional Championships and finished in the top ten nationally for 18 consecutive seasons. He has produced 87 individual All-Americans and 11 National Champions.

Jim has been voted NJCAA West Central Zone Coach of the Year three times and was voted the 2004 NJCAA National Coach of the Year. Jim received the prestigious NJCAA Man of the Year Award in 2007 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009.

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