Wrestling

Wrestlers reflect on Rhoden, time on the mat

By Kortney Parr / May 18, 2022

Victor Jacinto said he came to Clackamas Community College to get out of his home town. Steele Starren didn’t even want to wrestle in college. Both wrestlers competed in the national championship in March, where Clackamas won its fourth consecutive title. The two freshmen sat down to talk about their experiences wrestling during Covid and…

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Wrestling coach takes job at Oregon State

By Laura Canida / April 25, 2022

Famed wrestling coach Josh Rhoden has taken a job with Oregon State University. Rhoden has been the head coach at Clackamas Community College since 2006. His teams have won the NJCAA National Championship five times, including the past four years. Rhoden has also been named the National Coach of the Year four times, earning that…

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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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Two employees and three students tested positive within a week

By Laura Canida / November 26, 2020

Story by Laura Canida A Clackamas Community College employee tested positive for COVID-19, the college announced on Nov. 22. This is the ninth confirmed case on a CCC campus. The latest employee who tested positive works in Barlow Hall and was last on campus Nov. 10. The employee reports no close contact with others and…

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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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Winter 2020 wrap up

By Clackamas Print / March 11, 2020
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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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