Master Kraftsman: Colorado College’s Defensive Wizard

Oliver Kraft put on a clinic in the D-III semifinals.

Colorado College's Oliver Kraft in the 2023 D-III College Championship semifinal. Photo: Kevin Wayner -
Colorado College’s Oliver Kraft in the 2023 D-III College Championship semifinal. Photo: Kevin Wayner –

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In Oliver Kraft’s Donovan nomination video, his teammates wrote: “Ollie broke his face the practice before Regionals in 2022. D3 Mens was saved from having to play against him. This year they are not so lucky.”

What first read like the kind of biased trash talk typically found in our All-Region forums turned out to be accurate. Oliver Kraft has been an absolute menace at Nationals, making life hell for opposing handlers and engineering breaks for the Colorado College Wasabi D-line after the turn.

Kraft put what makes him special on display in Wasabi’s semifinal against Richmond. Let’s breakdown the master Kraftsman at work.

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  1. Michael Ball
    Michael Ball

    Michael Ball is the Men's D-III College Editor for Ultiworld. You can reach him by email ([email protected]) or on Twitter @mike_ball423

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