Clackamas Defeats #5 North Idaho & Yakima
December 14, 2006
According to rule 4 section 12 of the NCAA rules, when two teams finish in a tie the winner of the match shall be determined by criterion. In this situation criterion A states that the team with the most victories, wins the dual meet. “The guys wanted the win bad,” said Head Coach Josh Rhoden. “We have been working very hard and we wanted the victory,” he added.
The Cougars, who gave up two forfeits in the match, wrestled their way back into contention with some very impressive victories. “John Bates really got things going with a big win over over current NJCAA 5th-ranked Robbie Shaw at 285 lbs. From there on we didn’t lose a match excluding the forfeit at 141 lbs," stated Rhoden. At 149 lbs, Sam Schmitz found himself up against returning All-American and current NJCAA 4th-ranked Coby Jones. In what was a very exciting match Sam won a hard fought victory. “The win was a great one for Sam and the team, it really pumped up our guys," exclaimed Rhoden.
"We are looking forward to wrestling them again in Oregon City next month.” The next meeting between the two squads is January 12 at Clackamas Community College.
Clackamas C.C. 22 vs. North Idaho College 21 (Criterion A)
Yakima, Wa. - The Cougar Wrestling team, high on a victory in Idaho, traveled straight to Yakima, Washington for an evening meeting with the Yaks of Yakima Valley. The Cougar Wrestling Team won the match going away. “From the first whistle to the last we came to wrestle and it really showed," said Coach Rhoden. The dual started at 125 lbs with Brian Jacob picking up the 11-4 victory and it was really all Cougars after that. “I was glad to see that the guys weren’t effected by the long drive over. They stepped out and really got after it.” The Cougars will face Yakima at home and will see their next action after the New Year on January the 6th in the CCC Duals.
Clackamas C.C. 32 vs. Yakima Valley C.C. 12
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