Colony champ Hopkins to wrestle for D1 Campbell Camels

May 28, 2018

Caleb Hopkins wrestling

Caleb Hopkins

Shortly after winning a state title in Alaska, wrestler Caleb Hopkins of Palmer didn’t look to chill on easy street.

He looked for more championships.

Hopkins, of Colony High fame, traveled to the Gut Check Tournament in Seattle, Washington, where he posted a 5-0 record to win the 182-pound weight class.

A few months later he went to Las Vegas, Nevada, where he captured the 170-pound junior freestyle title at the USA Wrestling Western Regional, going 5-0 and prevailing by technical fall in the final.

That commitment to excellence coupled with his championship pedigree caught the attention of Campbell University, which offered an opportunity to wrestle in the NCAA D1 Southern Conference.

The three-time state finalist will join the Fighting Camels following a super senior season at Colony in which he won 33 of 35 matches.

Hopkins had a killer Knights career, leading his team to two state championships and two state runner-up finishes. Individually, he was first as a senior at 182, second as a junior at 160, second as a sophomore at 138 and fourth as a freshman at 126.