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Nika West is entering his 1st season as head coach of the Fayetteville Bulldogs wrestling program. West comes to Fayetteville after leading Har-Ber to its 2nd state wrestling championship in 5 years.

In 2007, West started his coaching career at Gentry high school leading the pioneers to back to back 3rd place finishes. After the 2009 season, West stepped down as head coach to become assistant coach at Heritage High School where he helped the War Eagles capture the 2010 6A-7A state championship.

West resigned from Heritage in 2010 to accept the challenge of leading a young Har-Ber Wildcat wrestling team. Over the past 6 years, West has lead the Wildcats in the state tournament to two 7th place finishes; two 3rd place finishes; and two state championships (2012,2016)

During West's 6 years at Har-Ber, he has amassed a dual record of 171-61 (74%) and a conference dual record 35-3 (92%).

Overall, West has produced nine state champions, 37 All-state wrestlers, and 45 All-Conference wrestlers.

In addition, West has been named the Arkansas Wrestingling Association Outstanding Coach at the state tournament (2012, 2016), National Wrestling Coach of the year for Arkansas (2012), Northwest Arkansas Coaches and Officials Association Coach of the Year (2012,2016) and the Arkansas Activities Association Coach of the Year (2015)

West serves as an Assistant Coach on the Arkansas National Wrestling Team where he has helped coach several All-American's at the prestigious Asics / Vaughn Cadet / Jr National wrestling tournament held in Fargo, North Dakota.

West and his beautiful wife, Erin, of 13 years have 2 daughters ; Alexis (7) and Kirsten (5). When he is not coaching, he enjoys spending time with family, serving God, playing golf, and hiking.
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