Nasvik, Bears wrestling coach for 35 years, retires

Craig Nasvik, who has coached and mentored White Bear Lake wrestlers for 39 years, 35 as head coach, announced after the recent season that he is retiring.

“I have seven grandchildren that I want to enjoy,” said Nasvik. “And my wife has just retired. I want to spend quality time with her. It’s time.”

Dave Meuwissen, a former assistant for 21 years, said, “Naz has a heart of gold. He always put his athletes first and made everyone feel welcome.”

Nasvik, who wrestled for Hudson (WI) High School and Minnesota-Duluth, is also the boys and girls golf coach and will continue in that post. He previously retired from teaching physical education. Continue reading at →