Head Coach Brett Oleson came to Bacone during the 2008-09 season after serving as the assistant wrestling coach at Waldorf College for three seasons.
During his tenure at Waldorf, Coach Oleson has coached 26 national qualifiers, four All-Americans, and one National Champion, Brad Stockon.
In the 2009-2010 season: Bacone qualified seven wrestlers to the national tournament and had one All-American, Jeremy Colbert. As a team the Warriors placed 26th in the nation and look to improve on last years team finish.
Oleson wrestled his college career at Waldorf College at 174 pounds from 2001-2004. Coach Oleson qualified for the NJCAA national tournament in 2003 and the NAIA national tournament in 2004.
Oleson, a Eagle Grove, Iowa native, graduated from Waldorf College with a Bachelors Degree in Education. Brett and his wife Misty have one son, Owen, who was born on Feb. 8, 2012; they currently reside in Muskogee, Okla.
Coach Geneva Gray is our newest addition to the Bacone Wrestling staff. She was brought in from Colorado to head the women's wrestling program because of her freestyle knowledge and experience. She has been involved in the sport for almost 20 years from wrestling, to officiating, to coaching. Coach Gray was coaching for a men's high school varsity wrestling program in Denver before she came to Bacone. Gray graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 2014 where she was able to take time and train at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado with her sister, 2016 Olympian and 3X World Champion in wrestling, Adeline Gray. Her experience in the sport and as a coach makes her a great asset to our program.