Adams State Grizzlies
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|Adams State Grizzlies|
|University||Adams State University|
|Conference||Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference|
|Athletic director||Larry Mortensen|
|Football stadium||Rex Stadium|
|Baseball stadium||ASU Baseball Field|
|Soccer stadium||ASU Soccer Field|
|Colors||Green and White
The Adams State Grizzlies are the athletic teams that represent Adams State University, located in Alamosa, Colorado, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Grizzlies compete as members of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference for all 19 varsity sports.
|NCAA||Division II||Men's Cross Country (10)||1992||Western State||15–56|
|2013||Grand Valley State||54–104|
|2014||Grand Valley State||69–127|
|Women's Cross Country (16)||1992||Western State||64–99|
|1993||Cal Poly–San Luis Obispo||75–106|
|2005||Grand Valley State||54–69|
|2008||Grand Valley State||79–102|
|2009||Grand Valley State||73–81|
|2015||Grand Valley State||83–97|
Cross county and track
The Grizzly track and cross-country teams are coached by Damon Martin, winner of 20 National Coach of the Year awards. ASU's Men's cross-country team was the first team in history to record a perfect score at the National Championships in 1992. This was the first year Adams competed in NCAA Division II, after previously competing in the NAIA. The women's cross-country team won 15 National Championships between 1992 and 2009. 2016 World Indoor Champion Boris Berian ran for Adams during the 2012 track seasons, winning national championships for the 800m both indoors and outdoors.
The football team is run by Head Coach Josh Blankenship. He is currently in his fourth year with the Adams State Grizzly Football Team. Over the last two years the team has put up a 5-16 record rebuilding a program from the ground up. The football locker room is state of the art with electronic displays for film viewing and visual management of team roles and positions. The weight room is available for all Grizzly sports team athletes and was custom-designed for use in national advertising campaigns by the company that donated the weightlifting equipment.
- 1930–1945: Independent
- 1946–1955: New Mexico Intercollegiate Conference
- 1956: Independent
- 1957–present: Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
One of the people who rodeo for Adams State, Cordell Curtis, is a current PRCA champion in bullriding.
- Adams State College Athletics Style Guide (PDF). Retrieved September 26, 2016.
- "NCAA Division II Men's Cross Country Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved January 16, 2016.
- "NCAA Division II Women's Cross Country Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved January 16, 2016.
- "Boris Berian". TFRRS. DirectAlthetics, Inc. Retrieved 21 March 2016.