Edmond North, Santa Fe and Memorial high schools met for their annual event "Three Dog Night" Tuesday and each wrestling team had its own tribute to Colton Schneider.
Just before Colton could begin his high school career with his dad as coach, there was a terrible ATV accident on a weekend trip to northern Oklahoma.
“It was a Friday and he looked me in the eyes and he said, ‘I’ll see you Sunday,’ because that’s when he was supposed to come home. And he never made it home. So make sure that you always live your Friday because you never know if your Sunday is going to come,” said Colton’s mother, Angie Schneider.
After such a shocking loss, Angie and her husband Andy both said they found comfort in knowing their fun-loving 15-year-old lived every day to the fullest.
And Tuesday night everyone at Edmond Memorial High School's wrestling matches made sure to keep that memory alive.
During a break, a family friend read one of the last things Colton had written. It was a school assignment.
“'These are the four things that are most important in my life. They are the people and things I couldn’t live without. I love my family. I love my friends. I love my hometown. And I love God,’” he read.
“It made it really feel like a part of Colton was here,” said Andy Schneider, Colton’s father and head coach of Edmond North High School wrestling.
And as the former teammates and friends wrestled for Colton, the dozens watching wore shirts with a message Colton shared before he died on Instagram, the message that will live on in his honor.
Click here to contact Tack Designs in Edmond for information about the shirts honoring Colton, or email Tanya Menard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Half the proceeds of the shirt sales go toward a scholarship fund in Colton's name and the other half goes to the future of his 10-year-old brother, Layton.