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Region 18 Championships (Feb. 13, 2015)
(Report by Wrestlingn Head Coach Scott Norton)

This weekend we had the national qualifier in Idaho.  I don't think our team was as prepared as they could have been.  Most of our wrestlers were only on the mat 4 to 5 days over the last two weeks due to the flu, and some just missed practice and it reflected heavily in their performance. 

Highline had the #1 ranked heavyweight in the nation in Highline superstar Ben Tynan.  Ben had a tough road to the finals as he beat John Morin for the 6th time from Clackamas in the quarters.  He then beat Hatch from Swooc, but was upset by his nemesis in #2 ranked Taylor Kornoley of NIC.

Connor Rosane also qualified for the National tournament by finishing 3rd at 184 lbs.  Connor is a tournament wrestler and seems to be getting healthier by the week.  He has the potential to be an All-American.

Highline had a third qualifier as Justin Weiding surprised everyone to finish 4th at 157 pounds.  Justin has struggled a bit during the season, but he had a good tournament at the right time.  He seized the moment.

We had 5 other wrestlers who should have qualified but came up short.  A big one was Erick Garcia at 141 pounds.  He has been tough all year.  Erick needed to win his last match to qualify, and he was out in front of it 5 -1, but was unable to hold off the wrestler from Western Wyoming.

Tyler Noon at 165 was injured going into the tournament.  In his opening match, his knee was badly  tweaked.  We almost pulled him from the tournament, but he wanted to continue.  Noon has a lot of heart and is a competitor.  I think with a healthy knee he would have made it for sure.

Antonio Melendez at 174, really came on this tournament.  He beat a really tough kid who dropped to 174 from 184.  Antonio narrowly missed qualifying for nationals.  He will be a good one in the future.

Josh Wessels also was close at 197.  However, the 4th place guy had beaten Josh so he was not given an opportunity to wrestle for a true 4th.

Brad Reddaway also finished 5th at 133.  We had a lot of kids just come up short.  I know it’s disappointing to them, so I don’t need to say much.  I’m disappointed because they wrestled well, and worked hard this season but just came up short.  It was tough to watch.  The last meet of the year is the national tournament which will begin two weeks from now in Des Moines, Iowa.  Hopefully, our qualifiers will go deep into the tournament.

 



On the Prowl
 
Erick Garcia (right) faces Walker Damewood  of Southwestern Oregon on Dec. 14, 2014. 
Garcia would go on to defeat Damewood 13-4 in a major decision.








Bevel: Excelling in the Classroom
The Highline College Wrestlers continue to be true “Student-Athletes”

Named as 2013/14 Academic All-Americans:
Michael henry  /  Edwin Torres  /  Tyler Cormier  /  John Hedge  /
Junior Benitez  /  Alex Herrera  /  Andrez Teresa  /  Kendall Moman  /
Erick Garcia  /  Zack Bickford  /  Beau Gore






 





2014/15 Schedule  
(home matches in bold)
(for time and results)

Date

Event

Oct. 30 Intersquad Meet

Nov. 9

Mike Clock Open

Nov. 15   

Clackamas Dual  (cancelled)

Nov. 22

North Idaho Duals

Nov. 23

Spokane Open

Dec. 4

South Puget Sound Dual

Dec. 5 Clackamas Dual

Dec. 14

SWOCC DUAL

Dec. 21

Reno Tournament of Champs

Jan. 9   am
            pm

South Puget Sound Dual  (morning)
New Mexico Highlands (Olympia)

Jan. 10

South Puget Sound Dual

Jan. 16

Pacific Warner Dual

 Jan. 18

Boxer Open

Jan. 22

NIC Dual

Jan. 25

Clackamas Open

Jan. 31 SWOCC Dual

Feb. 13

Region 18 Championships

Feb. 27

NJCAA National Championships

Feb. 28

NJCAA National Championships

April 11

Wrestling Banquet

 

Top Highline Wrestling Boosters

*Wooding Family –
   One of Highline's most prominent past coaches
*Ottiw Family –
   Prominent Washington Wrestling Family
*John Clemens – Former Highline Coach
*Cory Sonnen – Owner of Tri-Pak/Pac-10   
  Champion/Teamate of Coach Norton
*Scott Norton – Head Coach of Highline;
   Former Univ. of Oregon wrestler
*Morin Family – Began a Junior College Scholarship
  for Highline
*Schutte Family (Othello)– Best Friend of Head
  Coach Scott Norton
*Brad Luvaas – Asst. Wrestling Coach at Highline
*Joy Coleman – Head Coach at Orting High
* 
Andy Olson – Former Highline All-American
*Chad Omanaka – Former student of  Coach Norton
*Inglemoor Wrestling
*Dave Gilbertson – Runs Washington Wrestling
  Report/Orca Duals
*Craig Hansen–East Valley Wrestling Club (Spokane)*Derek Norton
*Drew Miller
*Steve Hadsel – Former Highline C.C. Asst. Coach
*Tim McCann – Former Highline Wrestler
*Stan Kawamoto – Former Washington Wrestling
  Referee
*Bill Small
*Phil Pine – Head Coach South Sound C.C./
  Washington Wrestling Fundraiser
*Randy Beddow
*Alex Phillips
*Dale Harada – Former Highline Wrestling Trainer
*Highland Wrestling
*James Barr-Finch – Former Highline Wrestler
*Chuck Harrison
*Jon Muri – Former Highline Wrestler
*Tahoma Wrestling Club
*Serge Litvenenko – former student of Coach Norton
*Nick Holobon – former student of Coach Norton
*Richard Rockwell – Former Yakima Valley Wrestler
*Andrew Ashworth
*Brandon Forster
*Brian and Heather Meyer
*Nina Snowden
*Jason Nixon
*Matt Rapelje
*Lori Hollaway – Former teaching colleague
  of Coach Norton
*Dave Jedlicka – Prominent Washington
  Wrestling Photographer
*Jonee Dubos
*AJ Ranjiban – Friend of Coach Norton
*Leilani Tynan – Sister of Hwt. standout Ben Tynan
*Eric Givens

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Updated on August 23, 2013

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