Coach Karjalainen has been an assistant Coach at Kearney High School for the last 8 Years. Prior to that he was the UNK Wrestling Assistant Coach 2001-2002 under Head Coach Marc Bauer.
Karjalainen Graduated from UNK, Where he competed for the Lopers and became a 2 time All American. He was also a 4 time State placer and a Washington state Champion for Oak Harbor High School.
Coach Karjalainen Is the Owner of Premier Merchant Group, LLC. an ATM Processing Company, Headquartered in Kearney, NE.