Wrestling

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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CCC wrestling brings home national championship

By Jacob Thompson / March 5, 2019

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

By Jacob Thompson / February 26, 2019

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

By Jacob Thompson / February 12, 2019

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

By Clackamas Print / February 8, 2019

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

By Clackamas Print / October 31, 2018

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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