Leister Bowling and Ben Cherrington started Colorado Top Team in hopes of creating a serious, competitive, and fun-filled environment for young wrestlers across the state of Colorado. This program will act as a team for some wrestlers, and a supplemental tool for others. Leister and Ben wrestled numerous times in their childhood and became good friends through competition. After talking about it for years, they decided to create a club they wish was around when they were coming up. They are both very excited to give back to the wrestlers in the state they grew up wrestling in.
Ben was born and raised in Granby, CO. His father, Cal, was his wrestling coach since the age of 5. Leister grew up in Lyons, CO where his father, Leister, was also his coach. Growing up, they were both very serious competitors. They both went on to become 3X Colorado State Champions with a combined record of 302-5. They wrestled on the same Colorado National teams together, and even on a US Team in Bulgaria. They were both All-Americans at Fargo. Leister was a 3X NAIA All American and National Runner up in College, and Ben was an NCAA D1 National Champion.