CCC wrestling brings home national championship

Clackamas Community College wrestling captured their third team NJCAA National Championship in school history in dominating fashion. The Cougars outscored second place Northeastern Oklahoma A&M by 24.5 points and set a new NJCAA scoring record for national championship weekend with 176.5, 10 points more than the previous record. “This is the best team ever in…

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CCC Wrestling coach Josh Rhoden sparks golden era

It was 2006 and now Head Coach Josh Rhoden and his wife Keri were living in Redmond, Oregon. Rhoden had just finished his master’s degree and was a long-term substitute teacher for a second grade class. The Rhodens had built a house just six months ago, and Josh was setting up an interview for a…

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Clackamas Community College Cougars takes West District Championships

No. 1 ranked Clackamas Community College wrestling dominated the West District Championships once again, as the Cougars clinched their sixth straight team championship Sunday in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Eight Clackamas wrestlers won individual titles and all 10 of the wrestlers the Cougars took to the district meet qualified for the NJCAA National Championships in Council…

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Wrestling takes second loss

Clackamas Community College’s wrestling team lost 3-44 to Oregon State University Jan. 25 in the Beavers’ territory. The loss was Clackamas’ second of the season after their loss to Northeastern Oklahoma on Jan. 10, which broke the team’s three-year perfect record. The team came in knowing they were the underdogs to the Division I team,…

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Wrestlers ready to return to the mat

After finishing the 2017-18 season as the No. 2 NJCAA wrestling team in the nation, the Clackamas Community College mat men are back in action and as always, expectations are high. “I’m feeling good, I’m coming in confident, I’m looking to win a national championship,” 141-pound sophomore Elijah Ozuna said. “I don’t expect anything less.”…

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Took down at the take down

When I first step into Randall gym, memories of day-long tournaments flooded to life. Families in the stands eager to cheer on their personal champion, wrestlers aplenty going through the warm up motions and the sound of mat shoes slipping and sliding. It’s been a year since I last wrestled, at last year’s takedown tournament.…

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Wrestlers roll out new mats

Clackamas Community College’s wrestling program is one of the best college wrestling programs in the nation with six dual-meet national championships. It’s hard to believe such a powerhouse program was built while practicing out of a 1,500-square-foot storage closet. Now the Cougars have a practice facility that is fit for a champion. In the second…

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Clackamas places seven All-Americans

Story by Doug Fry Copy Editor Clackamas Community College is home to one of the top junior college wrestling programs in the nation, proven by their record of five straight National Dual Titles and their consistency of finishing near the top at the National Junior College Athletic Association Wrestling Championships each year. The Cougars recorded…

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Cougars take down the competition

CLACKAMAS REMAINS UNDEFEATED AS SEASON WINDS DOWN By Jared Preble The Clackamas Print It’s been a long wrestling season for the Cougars. With over half the season already wrapped up, they head into the final three meets of the season. Their hard work and sportsmanship has not gone unrewarded, as Clackamas Community College wrestling currently…

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Grappling with athlete housing

Story by Doug Fry Sports Editor The Clackamas Community College wrestling team helps us step into the shoes of a student-athlete in a small way by showing a glimpse into their experience living with other athletes. For many students, a home is not a worry when they look forward to going to college, but athletes…

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