The Fighting Colonels wrestling focuses on developing well-rounded, disciplined and exemplary athletes. For a wrestler, every match is a one-on-one contest of wits, strength, and fortitude. Our cadets bring honor to themselves, their team, and their Academy every time they step onto the mat. MMA wrestlers look forward to a return trip for the Academy to the MSHSAA State Wrestling Championships!
Thomas Allen, Head Wrestling & Strength Coach
Thomas Allen has nearly twenty years of experience coaching in football and wrestling. Prior to MMA, he had six years of experience coaching football and thirteen years of coaching wrestling. This experience is amplified by his personal experience with the sports – seven years playing competitive football, and sixteen years as a competitive wrestler.
Beyond his own athletic achievements, Allen has developed numerous State Championship wrestlers and over a dozen All-State wrestlers and football players.
“My main focus is on developing the skills of all athletes and taking them to their next level, regardless of where they are starting from,” Allen said. “I encourage my teams to work hard and listen. Together, we will achieve success.”
As a coach, Allen looks forward to helping cadets build a strong foundation for success, and is prepared to help them use their athletic abilities to succeed in their post-graduate lives.
“If any athlete wants to continue with their sport after high school, I will help them find a good college on the level where they will find the most success and maximum scholarship opportunities,” Allen said. “I have been successful doing this year after year for the past 30 seasons.”
Visit the Missouri State High School Activities Association web site to view a calendar with MMA athletic events. For any past events, click on the date to view results in the sidebar.