Took down at the take down

By Jared Preble / October 31, 2018

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

By Jacob Thompson / October 16, 2018

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

By Doug Fry / February 27, 2018

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

By Clackamas Print / January 30, 2018

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

By Doug Fry / November 15, 2017

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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Matmen chase perfection in duals

By Clackamas Print / November 8, 2017

By Jared Preble The Clackamas Print All eyes are on Clackamas Community College as the wrestling team heads into the five-month long grind that comes with the season. Following a 17-0 season and having won four straight national dual meet championships and four straight conference titles there’s a lot riding on the shoulders of head…

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Overcoming the impossible

By Doug Fry / May 23, 2017

By Doug Fry Richard Jensen may not be a name that you will remember, but once you know his story you will remember it forever. Jensen grew up in a home with a good family, values and morals. At a young age, he began wrestling and from there it would stick with him for life.…

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Wrestling falls 3.5 points short

By Travis Whittaker / February 28, 2017

  By Travis David V Whittaker With a season that was as historical as it can get, the Clackamas Community College wrestling team had their hearts ripped out of their chests by Iowa Central’s heavyweight Thomas Petersen after he was declared the winner in his 285-pound finals match. Going into the NJCAA national finals round,…

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Wrestling wins West Region Championships

By Travis Whittaker / February 13, 2017

By Travis David V Whittaker After a supreme regular season, the Clackamas Community College wrestling team got its first leg of the post-season off to a tremendous start at Southwestern Oregon Community College on Feb. 12. The No. 2 ranked team in the country obtained its fourth straight Western Regional Championship after steamrolling its way…

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Wrestler acclimates to Northwest

By Tom Boggess / January 24, 2017

By Tom Boggess When Ralph Tovar’s wrestling team was jerked out from under him, he decided to take a break from his goals and he eventually left Grand Canyon University. Tovar had two buddies that started at Clackamas right out of high school. Tovar decided to relocate to this area. He was staying with his…

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