Former Viking Ed Kringstad honored with Special Achievement Award

Jun 27th, 2013 @ 2:59 pm | Author: Mark Potts, Sports Information Director
Former Valley City State University athletic standout Ed Kringstad was honored this week by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.

Kringstad, who passed away in May at the age of 76, was honored with a Special Achievement Award for his career in North Dakota sports.

Kringstad attended Valley City State from 1956-1960. A four-sport athlete, Kringstad lettered in wrestling, track, football and cross country during his time at VCSU.

He won two conference wrestling championships at 167 pounds, and in track he earned District and Conference championships in the 440, 220 and mile relay.

He also co-captained the 1959 football team, and was later inducted into the VCSU Hall of Fame in 1993.

After graduating from VCSU, Kringstad began a long career at Bismarck State College where he coached wrestling, taught and also served as Athletic Director. He was inducted into the NJCAA wrestling hall of fame in 1979, and was named the NJCAA wrestling man of the year in 1984, according to the Bismarck Tribune.

Kringstad also participated in politics, serving two terms in the North Dakota state senate.

Amy Anderson, a golfer from NDSU, and the Bismarck Century High School girls athletics program also received special achievement awards this week from the NDAPSSA.