Nate Urbach from Powell Earns WCA Hall of Fame Induction
After 22 years of coaching wrestling, Powell's Nate Urbach finally called it a career. Before coming to Wyoming, Urbach coached in Rushville, Nebraska, and won three state championships. Then he earned a half dozen more state titles in his tenure in Powell. The Panthers had an unbelievable run from 2012-2015 where they won the 3A state championship in each of those years. This was a time where 3A wrestling was very, very competitive.
Under Urbach's guidance, Powell had a whopping five individual state champions in 2014 and four in 2015. More often than not, Panther wrestlers were winning multiple state crowns in their prep careers His first boss at Powell High School is the current Commissioner of the Wyoming High School Activities Association, Ron Laird.
Wrestling is not an easy sport to coach with the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat on display just about every day. To that extent, Urbach was named Coach of the Year nine times in his career and was the NHSACA Region, 7 Coach of the Year, twice.
He is part of the 2021 Hall of Fame class of the Wyoming Coaches Association and is a worthy inductee. We talked with Urbach at the WCA banquet last month in Casper about his career and his induction. Enjoy!
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