MVC Men's Wrestling Named Champions of Character Team

Posted May 5, 2014

Marshall, Mo. (May 5, 2014)-  The Missouri Valley College men's wrestling team has been named a Buffalo Funds Champions of Character Team based on the program's exemplary character and sportsmanship on the field, on campus and in the community. ​To be eligible for the ​Buffalo Funds Champions of Character Team​ Award, a team must display the five core values of the NAIA Champions of Character program​ which are integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership.  


The program displays ​the five core values in various ways, such as ​embracing their "No Weak Links" motto that creates accountability among all student-athletes involved in the program​, hosting the ​"Kans 4 Kids" food drive​ each year and volunteering at the local YMCA.

"This is a tremendous honor for our program and we greatly appreciate the recognition from the NAIA," said Head Coach Mike Machholz.  "Everyone on the team works hard through the year to be the best they can be in competition, in the classroom and in the community.  This award shows our young men that hard work does pay off and that conducting yourself in a positive manner will lead to good things."

​In addition to this award, the men's wrestling team recently wrapped up a season that included a No. 6 National ranking, three All-Americans and one NAIA Scholar Athlete. ​


About Missouri Valley College

Known for its dynamic, richly diverse, and friendly educational environment, Missouri Valley College offers many opportunities to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Grounded in the liberal arts, undergraduate studies empower students to master interdisciplinary skills needed to succeed in a knowledge-based global society. MVC offers over 40 academic programs, study abroad program, honors program, extracurricular activities, and 13 sports. The most popular majors include education and business, and some new majors are ag-business, nursing, graphic design, and health information systems (associate degree). Above all, Valley is committed to student success. For more information, call (660) 831-4000 or visit

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