Vote was named the Warriors’ head coach on March 29, 2017 after spending the previous year serving as the director of wrestling operations at Iowa State University.
Over the course of 10 years associated with collegiate wrestling, Vote has coached one National Champion, 11 All-Americans, 32 national qualifiers and 12 Academic All-Americans.
Vote is a veteran of the NAIA and GPAC as he previously spent four years at the helm of Concordia University's men's wrestling program where he was twice named the GPAC Coach of the Year. Vote guided the Bulldogs to two GPAC Championships and two Regional Championships. He was also named the North Region Coach of the Year on two occasions.
Vote inherited a roster of 14 wrestlers upon accepting the job at Concordia in 2012 and grew the program to 40 prior to his departure in 2016. He averaged a recruiting class of 20 wrestlers per season.
Vote is a graduate of Buena Vista University where he was a varsity wrestler for three years. He served as a student assistant coach for one season and spent four seasons as an assistant coach.
Prior to joining the Midland coaching staff, Barber spent five seasons coaching at his Alma mater Dana College where he helped the Vikings to a Team National Title,Team Academic National Title as well five GPAC conference titles and two regional titles.
During his coaching career Barber has helped in the development of 31 NAIA All-Americans, 2 NAIA National Champions, as well as 16 Academic All-Americans. He also has worked with and helped coach Nebraska's state freestyle and greco dual team.
Barber assists with all recruiting efforts for the men's and women's teams at Midland.
Kersten, a former Warriors All-American, joined the Midland coaching staff as a graduate assistant in 2017.
He began his collegiate wrestling career at Iowa Central where he was a two-time national qualifier and earned All-American status with a third-place finish in 2012. Kersten then attended Midland University where he overcame a lift-threatening bout with bacterial meningitis in 2013.
While recovering from the debilitating virus, Kersten served as a volunteer coach for the Warriors. He continued to overcome the odds when he returned to the mat in 2015. Kersten’s collegiate career culminated on the All-American stand with a third place finish at the 2015 national championships.
Kersten recorded 101 wins in his collegiate career.
Before coming back to Midland, he also served as the head assistant coach at Northwestern College in 2016 where he coached six national qualifiers and one All-American.
Coach Wilcox has been on staff at Midland since 2013. He is also been on staff for NEUSAW Freestyle and Greco since 2012. The Omaha native wrestled collegiately at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Maryville University.
He was a three-time collegiate Academic All-American and a two-time National Championship at UNO.
In his coaching career, Wilcox has mentored numerous high school and collegiate All-Americans.