This week, On The Mat visits with the founder of the Midlands, Ken Kraft and Wartburg co-head coach Eric Keller.

The 50th Ken Kraft Midlands Championships will get underway on December 29 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. Kraft gives some perspective on the tournament and the history behind it.

Keller will assume the duties of head coach at Wartburg starting next season, taking over for retiring head coach Jim Miller.