Wrestling

Wrestling makes history in unprecedented season

By Riley Buerk / May 26, 2021

In a year unlike any other, one thing remained the same: Clackamas wrestling taking home the NJCAA national championship. The team is only the fifth team in NJCAA history to win three championships in a row.

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Former Clackamas wrestler Nicholas Maximov is looking to dominate on the next level

By Riley Buerk / December 22, 2020

From Chico High to Clackamas Community College, and now on the verge of the UFC, former CCC wrestler Nicholas Maximov has been looking forward to this moment his entire life. Maximov started training Jiu Jitsu and MMA in middle school and realized that’s what he wanted to do with his life.  He gives credit to…

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Wrestling beats fundraising goal, seeks to continue “Decade of Dominance”

By Riley Buerk / October 23, 2020

Story by Riley Buerk Clackamas Community College wrestling has dominated for the last decade, winning three national championships, three national runner finishes, finishing in the Final Four nine times, and earning seven national dual meet titles.   Overall, the team finished the decade with a 128-14 record, producing 67 All- Americans and 12 individual national championships.…

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Wrestling knocks out competition to secure top transfer

By Riley Buerk / May 1, 2020

Story by Riley Buerk   Head coach Josh Rhoden and the Clackamas Community College wrestling team secured a victory on April 14 when former four-time California state champ Justin Mejia committed to the team. Mejia is attending his fourth college and comes to CCC from Fresno State, where he wrestled for one season. Mejia is…

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Wrestling wins back to back championships

By Lexis Shull / March 10, 2020

On March 6 and 7 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the Clackamas Community College wrestling team brought home another NJCAA National Championship, making it their fourth in school history and second in a row after winning the title last season. For the second year in a row, the Cougars outscored Northeastern Oklahoma A&M with 133.5 total points…

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Blood, Sweat and Brain Trauma

By Jared Preble / March 4, 2020

“Maybe the point is to say, ‘Okay well you’ve had these many injuries to your brain: you’re done. You can’t do it anymore.’ At what point is that?” said Keoni McHone, head track coach and physical education instructor at Clackamas Community College. McHone survived a car crash two years ago and suffered a traumatic brain…

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WWE NXT TakeOver comes to Portland

By Lexis Shull / February 25, 2020

Photos by Lexis Shull Chairs, tables, and bodies flew across the ring as WWE NXT TakeOver took on Portland at the Moda Center on Feb. 16. WWE NXT TakeOver is a professional wrestling show, airing first in May 2014, that includes scripted storylines. These storylines are produced for their TV show, NXT, on a weekly…

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Staff writer attempts wrestling workouts

By Clackamas Print / February 19, 2020

Story by Nick Schwada There I sat — legs shaking, head foggy, wondering if it was safe for me to drive home. Monday, Feb. 10, I joined the Clackamas Community College wrestling team for one of their regular conditioning sessions. The aftermath? A sore body, blurry vision and a greater appreciation for some of the…

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Clackamas undefeated on the mat

By Andrew Griffin / January 21, 2020

Story by Andrew Griffin Since the beginning of the season in September, this year’s wrestling team has proven themselves to be a team to fear. On January 17 they went against both Highline Community College and Simon Fraser and won both matches, making their current record for this season an undefeated 11-0. For the past…

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Wrestlers prepare for first official match

By Jacob Thompson / October 30, 2019

Clackamas Community College’s wrestling team is coming off the program’s third National Championship. The Cougars dominated the competition in the 2019 finale, scoring a NJCAA team record, 176.5 points. Returning four All-Americans and two other National Championship qualifiers, Clackamas is excited for the upcoming season, but trying to take it one day at a time.…

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