Wrestling assists young people to develop important life skills such as self esteem, sportsmanship, work ethic and leadership. Student-athlete academic success is important for any successful program and is the number one priority at Colonial Forge. Forge wrestlers carry over their intense work ethic from the practice room into the classroom with many Eagle wrestlers continuing on their educational goals at colleges and university’s across the United States. Success at Colonial Forge is based on each wrestler realizing their individual potential and establishing obtainable goals. By doing so each Eagle wrestler contributes in a positive manner to the overall success of the team. Forge student-athletes work hard daily to build self confidence, while implementing sell-discipline at all times and becoming productive citizens by maintaining the highest levels of integrity, morale courage and teamwork.
The Colonial Forge wrestling program is broken down into 3 squads, the Varsity (Green), Sub-Varsity Blue and Junior Varsity teams. The ability to field 3 competitive teams allows all team members, no matter what their skill level, maximum mat time and opportunities to improve. The Green Team is comprised of the most talented wrestlers on the Forge roster and competes at many national level tournaments held across the country, as well as prestigious local area tournaments and dual meets as they prepare for the District, Regional and Virginia State championships.
The Blue Team is composed of many talented and upcoming Forge wrestlers who compete against local Virginia Varsity High School teams and also participates in some Junior Varsity tournaments. Even though many would look at this squad as the “B” team, nothing could be further from the truth with the Blue team defeating numerous Varsity squads. Most Blue team members qualify for Varsity Letters and have competed for the Green team when called upon; these student-athletes area a key ingredient to the depth and future of the Forge program.
The Junior Varsity team is comprised of future Blue and Green team wrestlers who are developing fundamental wrestling skills in a collective group training environment, while also receiving one-on-one instruction when needed. JV team members compete in numerous JV tournaments and Jamboree’s in Virginia and on many occasions get the opportunity to compete for the Blue Team. The JV squad is the foundation of the Forge program, where numerous Eagle state qualifiers have developed their skills while waiting for their opportunity to contribute at the Blue and Green team levels.