Hendrickson to be inducted into NSIC Hall of Fame
Former Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling standout Nate Hendrickson has been selected for induction to the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Hall of Fame. Hendrickson is the 26th MSUM representative to receive the NSIC Hall of Fame recognition.
The 2018 class will be inducted on Tuesday (July 10) at the Best Western Premier in Burnsville. The social will begin at 6 p.m. with the ceremony taking place at 6:30 p.m.
A native of Menahga, Hendrickson had one of the best wrestling careers in MSUM history. He compiled a 122-13 record in his four seasons, highlighted by the NCAA Division II National Championship at 167 pounds in 1997. He was named the 1997 NCAA Division II Outstanding Wrestler at the national tournament. During the 1996-97 season Hendrickson went 33-0 and was the only undefeated wrestler in D2, earning Division II Athlete of the Year honors in 1996-97.
Hendrickson's 122 wins are the second most in MSUM history. He was a four-time All-American and a four-time NSIC individual champion (one of 11 student-athletes to earn that honor). Hendrickson is the only wrestler in conference history to be named NSIC Wrestler of the Year three times (1996, 1997, 1998). Hendrickson never lost an NSIC match in his Dragon career.
Hendrickson was inducted into the MSUM Sports Hall of Fame in 2008 and the
NCAA Division II Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2010. Hendrickson graduated from Moorhead State in 2000 with a degree in Construction Management. He has served as a youth elementary wrestling coach at Menahga/Sebeka and is a volunteer assistant varsity coach. He has served
on the Sebeka School Board of Education and served on the MSUM Construction
Management Advisory Board. Today he works as Construction Site Superintendent/Quality Assurance for ICS Consulting, Inc. in Duluth.
Nate and his wife Lisa have six children: Drew, Lindsay, Megan, Tara, Ethan and Janelle.