2022-2023 Parent Meeting
Parent meeting with our Activities department on October 4th at 6:30 PM in the CHS Commons. Booster Club meeting to follow.
2022-2023 Season Information
The first practice for our 8-time championship wrestling team starts September 29th! Less than 2 weeks from now. Please make sure you have all paperwork and fees completed in www.planeths.com.
All "Athletic" forms need to be completed by the athlete and a parent (even the Football and Hockeye forms, you have to say you are not competing in those).
You will need wrestling shoes, shorts, a t-shirt and headgear for practices.
A current physical must be on file in the PlanetHS system, as well as the fee paid.
I will be given a list each day of who has completed the paperwork and can be at practice. If you aren't on the list, you can't be on the mat!
Our practices will be from 3PM to 5PM every weekday unless otherwise specified. You can pick your athlete up at 5:20 in front of Colony High.
If you have not done so, please fill out the "Wrestler Contact Form".
2021-2022 D1 Boys Team Champion
2021-2022 D1 Girls Team Runner-up
April 2 Live Stream Information
Colony Wrestling Parents:
The tournament will be livestreamed tomorrow via TrackWrestling. To access the tournaments:
www.trackwrestling.com > Events > Search Events > Type in Redington > Redington Invitational JV and Varsity
It was attempted to give free access to the tournaments but we were unable to work it out with TrackWrestling. The charge is $5/viewer
2021 Season - Be Ready!
The season will start on March 15th, and end May 21-22 with a state tournament.
Make sure all paperwork is done in www.planeths.com, a current physical must be on file and the $100 fee must be paid on SchoolCash.
A new participation form must also be filled out, specific to the wrestling season. Please turn this in to Coach Hopkins.
The athletic directors around the state are creating a schedule right now. We will have the opportunity to travel to the Kenai Peninsula and also Fairbanks (no Anchorage events).
We will be having mostly duals, so no long days in the gym until Regions and State potentially.
I'm excited to get the season started and defend our state championship from last year!
**IMPORTANT** Practice Requirements
To be able to practice for the official high school season on March 15th, make sure all paperwork is completed in www.planeths.com.
There is a new ASAA COVID form that parents and athletes must sign.
Many of you have physicals that will need to be renewed, if the icon has red, it must be renewed. Physicals cannot expire before May 22nd.
Also, the fee this year is $100 and is to be paid with SchoolCashOnline.
Season Update #2 (January 9, 2021)
The ASAA wrestling season will begin on March 15th, and the state finals will be on May 22.
Open Mat will begin on January 25th and will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4:30 to 6:00 PM.
Make sure you get me an "Open Gym" form. This must be turned in before attending pre-season workouts. FORM
Season Update (October 15, 2020)
Our season start date has been postponed indefinitely. Check back here for more information.
Training options will be posted as soon as approved.
2019-2020 Alaska State Team Champions
Congratulations Colony Wrestlers! You won the 7th Team Title in Colony Wrestling History!
Other accomplishments during the 2019-2020 season:
Lancer Smith Champions
Monster Dual Champions
West Anchorage Classic Champions
Glenn Vandergaw Champions
Colony Invite Champions
Valley Dual Champions
Glennallen Invite Champions
Individual State Champions:
Thresa Savo, Jared Hopkins and Vinnie Cramer
2019 Lil Grapplers Camp (October 7, 8, 9, 10)
Five day Lil Grappler Camp for new and returning wrestlers grades K-8. This camp will be from 6PM to 8PM in the Colony High small gym.
2019 Little Grapplers Wrestling Camp Fly[...]
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Please bring to the first night of the Camp
2019 KWBC Camp Permission Form.pdf
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Register and Pay by clicking on "Lil Grappler Clinic" below:
Practice Starts TODAY October 2nd!
I’m excited to get started, and want to make sure everyone has all their paperwork in order to participate the first day. To be able to practice you will need:
- To sign up for wrestling on PlanetHS (https://www.matsuk12.us/Arbiter) this link includes all the instructions and a link to get registered
- Pay the activity fee @ SchoolCash Online (https://matsu.schoolcashonline.com/)
- Take the IMPACT test on Tuesday Oct. 1st @ 2:30pm in room 0018 (downstairs) with Mrs. Johnston
- Have a doctor’s physical on file that does not expire before 12/21/2019
Every season I have to turn wrestlers away from the first practice because they do not have their paperwork done beforehand, please don’t let that be you this year.
Make sure and bring wrestling and running shoes to the first practice, as well as shorts (no pockets) and a t-shirt. Wrestlers are expected to be in Coach Gravley’s classroom #1076 @ 2:35 dressed out and ready to practice.
The first gear store has been closed and the order is being processed. There will be a second gear store opening soon, check your emails for updates on this.
If you have not signed up for Remind to get my messages, please do so by:
- Parents only: text @ded6eb to the number 81010
- Wrestlers only: text @knightswr to the number 81010
Also, please fill out the “Wrestler Contact Form” on www.colonywrestling.com if you have not done so.
Finally, eligibility is at the quarter for all wrestlers! Grades will be submitted on 10/16, and I will be notified on 10/21 who is eligible and who is not. Make sure you are keeping your grades up wrestlers!
I look forward to seeing all of you wrestlers on Wednesday!
PS If you are in another sport currently, please make sure you sign up for wrestling in PlanetHS so you show up on my roster, and we’ll see you after your current sport ends.
** If your wrestler is not participating this year or you received this message in error, please reply to this email to let me know and I’ll remove your address from Remind and my email list
Practices starts in 7 days! Hopefully everyone stayed active this summer and has joined a fall activity at Colony.
Incoming freshmen and transfers to the district, make sure you take the concussion baseline test with Mrs. Johnston. IMPACT testing sessions are set for 9/24, 9/25, 10/8 and 10/96 at 2:30 PM in room 0018.
It's never to early to sign up with ArbiterAthlete and pay the wrestling fee with SchoolcashOnline either. Don't forget to have a current (does not expire before 12/15) physical on file.
Reece Humphrey Clinic (Aug 19-20) 2017
Two day freestyle wrestling camp for 6th grade through high school. See the flyer for more information and bring the permission form to camp. Registration is limited to 30 participants.
Bring signed form to the first session of the clinic.
2017 Reece Humphrey Permission Form.docx[...]
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Register and Pay by clicking on "Wrestling Clinic" below:
2016-2017 ASAA 4A State Champions!
1st Rush Fannon
1st Dawson Nash
2nd Robert Haan
2nd Levi Hopkins
2nd Caleb Hopkins
3rd Austin Edwards
3rd Vincent Cramer
4th Trace Severson
4th Eric Christy
4th Isaiah Christy
5th Chayse Eby
6th Jacob Harvey
6th Marcus Riedlinger
3rd Annual Greco Wrestling Clinic
Colony High School Wrestling is excited to be working with Coach Matt Lindland (Head USA Wrestling Greco-Roman Coach) to bring two 2016 Olympians to Alaska for 5 two hour sessions April 22-24.
This year, Andy Bisek (2014 and 2015 World Bronze Medalist in Greco-Roman at 75KG) and Robby Smith (2013 and 2015 World 5th Place in Greco-Roman at 130KG) will be the clinicians.
Both Andy and Robby won their weight class at the 2016 Olympic Trials on April 10th and will be representing the USA in Rio.
This is open to the first 100 Alaska wrestlers that register and pay the camp fee.
- Register (Google Form, fill out for each wrestler)
- Create School Cash Online account if not already registered
- Click "Show All Items" and search for the word "Lindland"
- Add to the cart and check out (can pay for multiple wrestlers at one time)
- Flyer - download for your reference (link below)
- Waiver - Download and fill out and bring to the first day (link below)
(Please bring filled out to the first day of the clinic)
2016 Lindland Camp Permission Form.pdf
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Former Colony Wrestler at Olympic Trials
2010 Colony High School graduate Rachel Shannon will be competing for a spot on the US Women's Olympic Wrestling Team this weekend. Read the article here.
Rachel will be competing at 138.75 pounds.
Gear Purchase (Due September 21st)
Please return the gear order form to Coach Hopkins or Mrs. Booth by September 21st to ensure you have warmup gear for the season.
The order form can be downloaded above. The first page is the required warmups ($50). The second page is optional gear.
Former Knight Kyle Wilson 2nd in the Nation
Kyle Wilson was 2nd in the NAIA National tournamment in March. He wrestled in the 141 pound weight class for the University of Great Falls.
Read the article in the Frontiersman here.
2014-2015 ASAA 4A State Champions!
2014-2015 Region Champions!
2014 4A Dual Champions!
What a season, and what a state tournament! The Colony Knights were down 46.5 points going into the second day of the state tournament and came back to win the team title. It was a total team effort.
I was extremely impressed with the mental focus each individual had during each match to make the comeback possible.
Updated September 24th, 2019