Steven Kelly – RIP

On Sunday, June 21st the Ponderosa Wrestling family lost a giant in Steven Kelly. Steven graduated Ponderosa in 2010, and left an impression on our program both on and off the mat that will last forever. There are so many positive things to say about Steven on the mat, but more important was the person that Steven was off the mat.

Steven was an absolute animal on the mat. His work ethic, intensity, focus, and meanness earned him two Colorado State Championships while also winning team state titles as a captain. Steven never had to say much to the team, as his leadership stemmed from his ferocious attacking style on the mat.

Off the mat Steven was humble, goofy, kind, and a man of Christ. EVERYONE liked Steven because he was motivated by helping others. Steven was the perfect storm of ferocity on the mat and humility and kindness off of it.

When I heard the news my heart immediately sunk for the Kelly family. All need to know that Steven is in a better place, but the Kelly family must now move on without Steven. Anyone that knows Dan and Lisa know what tremendous parents and people that they are. I ask that everyone keep the Kelly’s in their prayers.

The funeral service will be held at Southeast Christian Church in Parker on Monday, June 29th at 10 a.m.

God Bless you Steven and the entire Kelly Family.

Ponderosa Wrestling to Host 3rd Annual “Shooting for a Title” Sporting Clay Shoot Fundraiser

Join us at Quail Run for our 3rd annual Sporting Clay shoot on August 29nd. Bring a shotgun (owned or borrowed) and some friends to enjoy good food, good company, incredible prizes and best of all, to shoot some guns. Cost of registration includes breakfast, 10 shooting stations with 10 targets each, a raffle ticket for great prizes, dinner and a beer (only if 21 AND done shooting).

The day will start with Check-in at 8am followed by breakfast and a short safety briefing. Foursomes will report to their shooting stations at 10am and we will begin. Their will be prizes for the winning team, and the losing team! You can pay online by clicking “Register” below or you can write us a check the day of the shoot.
Raffle Prizes may include:
Hunting/Shooting gear
Gift Cards
Travel/vacation time shares
and much more!

Purchase raffle tickets for a cash drawing!!!

Shooting Prizes may include:
Start practicing, if you shoot…
100% of your targets, and win $10,000!
Big ticket prizes for shooting 97% and 95%.

Register as an individual shooter for $75.00:

Register as a Foursome for $285.00:

Off Season- No Such Thing

Register Now for the 2015 Freestyle season (age 10 and up and/or by coaches invite). Cost is $175.00 for high schoolers and any 8th graders participating in weight training and $125.00 for Junior wrestlers, this does not include weight training-March 30th thru June 18th. Tuesdays and Thursday at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Any Junior Wrestlers that sign up for private lessons will get $25.00 off the freestyle season! If interested in private lessons, email coach Tito at

Champions are great EVERYDAY, not just once a week. As of this post, we have 255 days and 4 hours to be great until the 2015-2016 season. Put in the time, put in the work. No one has ever won a state championship and looked back on all their hard work and sacrifice with regret.

A few important dates to keep in mind for BOTH high school and junior wrestling families.

March 30th- Weight room and freestyle wrestling begins. Weight room at 3:15pm and Freestyle wrestling at 6pm. Continues until team camp. Junior wrestlers are encouraged to attend (10 years old and up and/or by coaches invite).
May 2nd- Freestyle state. CSU-Pueblo
May 9th- CUSAW Freestyle duals. Legacy HS, Broomfield.
May 16th- Westside Classic. Coronado HS, Colorado Springs.
May 29th- 31st Southern Plains Regional, Dodge City, Kansas
June 13th and 14th- Paonia Duals, Paonia High School
June 20th thru 26th- Team Camp – University of Missouri
July 6th thru 10th – Junior Team Camp University of Northern Colorado
July 18th and 19th- Legend Duals