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A New Season About to Start

The Highline Wrestling team prepares for the upcoming season with an intrasquad meet on Oct. 27 at 7pm.  This is the final tune-up before starting the season hosting North Idaho College on Nov. 3  This is one of two home meets Highline has scheduled, with the other being against Grays Harbor on Nov. 17.

At the Nationals
(Feb. 2016)

 Highline in the 2016 NCJAA Wrestling National Championships

Report by Head Coach Scott Norton

We took 7 wrestlers to Council Bluffs, Iowa.  The team did an incredible job by placing 11th in the nation with 4 All-Americans. 

Leading the way was Elias Mason at 197.  Mason won his first match, then upset the #2 wrestler in the nation from North Eastern Oklahoma putting him into Saturday mornings semifinals.  Mason wasn't really himself in the semis and got away from the style of wrestling he normally uses which involves pressure and undercooks.  Elias lost by a few points, but rebounded strongly to finish 4th.  Mason has been a huge part of our program over the last few years and has developed into a very well rounded wrestler.  I'm hoping he continues to wrestle at the NCAA Division 2 level.  I think he could do very well there. 

Our next All-American was Andres Tereza.  T-bird as I call him, won his opening two matches by technical fall pushing himself into the evening quarter-finals.  He then became an All-American by holding on to a 6-5 decision putting himself into the morning semi-finals.  Unfortunately, Tereza was out in front of the #1 ranked kid 4-3, when he was caught in a scramble on his back and lost by fall.  Andres ended up finishing 6th.  What is amazing is Andres was diagnosed with a fracture in his elbow in late January.  So he sat out as long as he could until 3 days before the Regional tournament.  He had 2 days of practice before the Regionals but somehow squeaked by to qualify for nationals, but now he accomplished his goal of becoming an All-American and I couldn't be happier for him.  He showed more heart and determination than any wrestler I have coached. 

Our third All-American was Tyler Noon at 174.  Tyler won his first match, but lost to get into the quarterfinals.  He then reeled off a series of victories in the consolation round to finish 7th, and avenged his loss to get into the quarterfinals. 

Our last All-American was freshman Andrew Ramirez at 133.  Ramirez was beaten in double overtime by a kid he beat two weeks earlier.  However, they should have never been in overtime.  His opponent stalled out the entire 7 minutes.  I almost fell asleep in the corner because the other kid wouldn't wrestle Andrew and the referee forgot that wrestling involves action from both wrestlers, not one.  Andrew took the hard route to earn All-American status as him mom assured me he would.  Andrew will lead our team next year and will challenge for a national championship.  He is a good one!! 


Taylor Johnson did a good job for us as well as eh was two matches away from being an All-American at 184.  Josh Smith had a strong opening match at 157, but lost his next one and was eliminated.  Teban Mansaray (Hwt.) did a really good job in just qualifying for Nationals.  He hasn't wrestled for very long and just making it was a huge acccomplishment in itself.  Teban did losw his first two matches but will be back next year.

What can I say, it's been a fun easy year.  Thanks to these guys and the rest of our wrestlers at home.  We had a great year on the mat, but the character of these guys is the best in the nation.  This particular group has motivated me to continue to coach for a few more years.  I will miss our Sophomore leadership and I will do my best to help them get to a 4-year school. 

We have produced a fair amount of All-Americans in the last 11 years and everyone was local talent from the State of Washington, with the exception of Tyler Noon, California.  If your reading this you most likely had a hand in our success by building a strong high school back ground, or you may have referred me to an athlete, or perhaps wrestled for me.  So thank you for your contribution as well and please continue to support our program, and the WORLD’S GREATEST Sport

From Assistant Coach Brad Luvaas

Highline finished 11th of 54 teams, the third best finish in the history of Highline College Wrestling, despite finishing 3rd in our region.  We had themost All-Americans of any school in our region.

Also, on the academic side, we did not win the Academic National Championship for the 3rd year in a row.  Instead, we came in second with a grade point average of 3.212, just .007 of a ponit behind Pratt Community College at 3.219.


Highline All-Americans 2015/2016

Andres Tereza

Andrew Ramirez

Tyler Noon

Elias Mason


Region 18 Action (2016)

 Highline Assistant Coach  Pacifico Garcia (left) and Head Coach Scott Norton look on as Tyler Noon takes on an opponent. 
Noon would finish second in the 174 lb. class

Andres Tereza (left) finished fourth despite wrestling with an injury. It was a performance that Head Coach Scott Norton said
 " took incredible guts and courage."

 Highline heavyweight Teban Mansaray after a victory.  Coach Norton said of Mansaray that he "really come on towards the
end of the year and figured out how to compete in the heavyweight division.
. .  He has come a long way."

The Academic National Championship
Congratulations to the Men's Wrestling Team for receiving the Academic National Championship
or 2014/15 for the second consecutive year and the fourth time in team history. This is the first time a team has won the award in back-to-back years and Highline is the only team to have won the award more than once. 
(see the Highline College press release)     (see the story from the NWAC)


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2016/17 Schedule  

Sat. Oct. 15

Thunderdome Throwdown

Highline 9:00 AM

Thurs. Oct. 27 Intrasquad Meet Highline 7:00pm

Thurs. Nov. 3


Highline 7:00 PM

Sun. Nov. 6

Mike Clock Open

Forest Grove, Or. 9:00 AM

Sat. Nov. 12

California Duals

Redding, CA 10:00 AM

Thurs. Nov. 17

Grays Harbor Dual

Highline 7:00 PM

Sun. Nov. 20

Spokane Open

Spokane, Wa. 9:30 AM

Fri. Dec. 2


Clackamas, Or. 7:00 PM

Sat. Dec. 10


Clackamas, Or. 12:00 PM

Fri. Jan. 6

Gut Check Duals

Aberdeen, WA 9:00 AM

Sat. Jan. 7


Coos Bay, Or. 7:00 PM

Sat. Jan. 14

Boxer Open

Forest Grove, Or. 9:00 AM Guessing

Sun. Jan. 22

Clackamas Open

Clack, Or. 9:00 AM

Sat. Feb. 11



Fri. Feb. 24

Nationals Day 1

Coos Bay, Or.  10:00 PM

Sat. Feb. 25

National Championship Match

Iowa 7:00 PM




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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