Chris Walter has built the UW-Platteville program into one of the nation's top wrestling programs in his 14 years as the head coach.
Walter has coached 28 national qualifiers and nine all-Americans. He has an 99-94-3 career record, including an impressive 43-39-1 in the tough Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
A firm believer in challenging his team, Walter has taken his Pioneers across the country for tournaments. His teams have won eight major invitationals over the years, preparing them for conference and nationals.
In 2009-10, the Pioneers were 9-5 overall and advanced Jesse Milks and Vinny Alber to the NCAA III national tournament. Milks earned his third straight all-american award, placing fourth at 157 pounds.
As a first-year head coach in 1997-98, Walter led the Pioneers to a 7-2 overall record and third-place finish in the WIAC meet. The Pioneers advanced six wrestlers to nationals, believed to be a school record. Walter was named the NCAA Rookie Coach of the Year to a 10th-place finish in the NCAA Division III tournament. He was also selected as the WIAC Coach of the Year.
His teams have finished second in the WIAC twice, tying the best finishes in school history. They have been in the top three five times in his career.
Walter was four-year letterwinner at the University of Wisconsin, where he served as team captain in 1995. He was a two-time NCAA Division I national tournament participant. Walter assisted for one year before being named the head coach.
He currently serves on the National Wrestling Coaches Association ranking committee.
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TITLE: Assistant Coach/Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach
TITLE: Assistant Coach