NJCAA

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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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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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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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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National runner-up

By Clackamas Print / March 3, 2015

The Cougars wrestling team took 2nd place at the NJCAA Nationals in Des Moines, Iowa. Despite falling short of the ultimate goal, the team still had a school record eight All-Americans and all 10 wrestlers at the event scored points for the team. Head coach Josh Rhoden also was honored as the 2015 NJCAA Man…

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