Adams State Grizzlies

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Adams State Grizzlies
University Adams State University
Conference Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
NCAA Division II
Athletic director Larry Mortensen
Location Alamosa, Colorado
Varsity teams 19
Football stadium Rex Stadium
Arena Plachy Hall
Baseball stadium ASU Baseball Field
Soccer stadium ASU Soccer Field
Nickname Grizzlies
Colors Green and White[1]

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.

Varsity sports[edit]


National championships[edit]

Team (26)[edit]

Association Division Sport (Total) Year Opponent/Runner-Up Score
NCAA Division II Men's Cross Country (10)[2] 1992 Western State 15–56
1993 Edinboro 25–103
1994 Western State 55–73
1998 Western State 68–74
2008 Western State 67–88
2009 Western State 23–85
2010 Western State 57–102
2012 Colorado Mines 34–102
2013 Grand Valley State 54–104
2014 Grand Valley State 69–127
Women's Cross Country (16)[3] 1992 Western State 64–99
1993 Cal Poly–San Luis Obispo 75–106
1994 Western State 47–55
1995 Abilene Christian 62–143
1996 Western State 35–94
1997 Western State
1998 Western State 56–79
1999 Western State 23–47
2003 Western State 38–101
2004 Edinboro 31–101
2005 Grand Valley State 54–69
2006 Western State 94–101
2007 Seattle Pacific 63–178
2008 Grand Valley State 79–102
2009 Grand Valley State 73–81
2015 Grand Valley State 83–97

Individual sports[edit]

Cross county and track[edit]

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.[4]


The Adams State football team in action against the Texas A&M–Commerce Lions in 2015

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.


Non-NCAA sports[edit]


One of the people who rodeo for Adams State, Cordell Curtis, is a current PRCA champion in bullriding.


  1. ^ Adams State College Athletics Style Guide (PDF). Retrieved September 26, 2016. 
  2. ^ "NCAA Division II Men's Cross Country Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved January 16, 2016. 
  3. ^ "NCAA Division II Women's Cross Country Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved January 16, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Boris Berian". TFRRS. DirectAlthetics, Inc. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 

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