Schultz repeats All-American honors at Fargo Nationals

Ponderosa’s Cohlton Schultz recently competed in the country’s premiere Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling tournament in Fargo, North Dakota. The country’s top wrestlers meet here every July to vie for a top spot on the podium and this year, much like last year, Cohl proved dominate. During the cadet (age 15-16) Greco-Roman tournament, Cohl stormed through the competition, pinning or teching most of his opponents. However, in the quarter-finals, Cohl ran into trouble in opponent Curd from MO, falling 10-0. Cohl fought back in the consolation bracket to take 3rd. The freestyle tournament was another story. Curd had “poked the bear” in the Greco bracket and now would face Cohl in the semi-finals of the freestyle bracket. Cohl pinned or teched every opponent on his way to Curd, redeeming his loss with a convincing 15-4 victory over Curd. Cohl’s final match was an equally convincing victory, concluding Cohl’s 2016 Fargo competition with a 3rd in Greco and a Freestyle championship.

Getting better in the off season!

There is a new wrestling club in town, open to the public! Grind Wrestling Club will operate out of Ponderosa’s wrestling room beginning March 15th and will continue until mid-June. Practices will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6pm until 8:30pm. Freestyle and Greco-Roman will be the focus. Click this link below to view an impressive list of coaches and get more details:

GRIND Wrestling: Coaches and Waiver

Mustangs finish 3rd at 81st Annual Colorado State Tournament

The Mustangs closed on another successful season on February 20th by capturing 3rd place in the State tournament team race. The 8 qualifiers were able to score 95.5 team points. Placers include:

106 Mosha Schwartz, 4th place
120 Hunter Matney, 2nd Place
126 Parker Benekas, 4th place
145 Jayden Woodruff, 4th Place
220 Cohlton Schultz, Champion

Congratulations to our Mustangs!

Some interesting facts to close out the season:

In the 21st century, Ponderosa has never finished out of the top 10. We have had at least one wrestler appear in the finals every year since 2000. We have had at least one wrestler finish in the top 3 every year since 1993. If you average our team placement over the past 21 years, it comes out to about 3.6!

Ponderosa would like to thank all of our supporters! Without our great parents, loyal alumni, and cheering fans, we wouldn’t be able to achieve what we have thus far. Thank you, all!