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The 2015/16 Season
Highline will begin the year ranked #17 nationally.  They are led by 125 pounder Andres Tereza who is ranked #4 nationally, and Elias Mason who is also ranked #4 at 197.  Both are capable of going deep into the national tournament.  I would expect a few more of our wrestlers to climb into the national rankings as well.   (Head Coach Scott Norton)


Nov. 22  Spokane Open  (Report from Head Coach Scott Norton)


Andrew Ramirez was the wrestler of the meet for the Spokane Open.  He had a tough day on Saturday, but then led the entire team on Sunday through a difficult tournament.  Andrew made the finals by stringing a long a series of close matches over some very tough competitors.  Andrew lost by a point to Tyler Wicken of Clackamas in the finals to finish 2nd overall.  I can gaurantee that Andrew will beat him when it counts.

  Andrew has some of the best technique on the team.  If you haven¹t seen him wrestle you should probably make a trip to see a meet.  He is a good one.  We are very proud of the way he competed yesterday.





Nov. 21, 2015 -  Big Win at the North Idaho Duals  

            In the first dual of the day, we had wrestling powerhouse North Idaho.  However, I think it was our day.  We got off to a quick start as Andres Tereza ranked #4 nationally teched 2 x state champ Trey Long at 125.  However, the tables quickly turned as Jay R Small and Andrew Ramirez were pinned at 133 and 141.  That put NIC out in front of the meet 12 – 5.  Freshman Tino Nieves came through with a decision at 149.  Then Josh Smith beat Alex Aguilar at 157 which brought the meet to 11-12 NIC.  They put a little more distance between us when Angel Aguilar was pinned at 165.  The tables turned again as Taylor Johnson came through with a victory at 174, followed by Tyler Noons win at 184.  Then #4 ranked Elias Mason came away with a tech fall at 197.  Lastly, Jacob Apodaca lost at hwt.  It was a great team win.  I was very proud of the way our guys wrestled.  It was also the second time Highline has ever beaten NIC.

125 Andres Tereza#4(H) tech fall. 18-3 5:21 Over Trey Long (N)         H-5       NIC-0

133 Isaac Aguilar(N) fall :51 over Jay R. Small(H)                                     5              6        

141 Deondre Wilson(N) fall 6:24 over Andrew Ramirez(H)                      5            12

149 Tino Nieves(H) d. 12-11  (N)Ryan Middleton                                      8            12                                    

157 Josh Smith(H) d. 6-1 Alex Aguilar(N)                                                  11           12                                   

165 Dajour Reece(N) fall over 3:41 Angel Aguilar(H)                              11           18   

174 Taylor Johnson(H) fall 5:57 (N)Khali Crowl                                        17           18

184 Tyler Noon(H) md. 11-2 (N)Chase Campbell                                    21           18

197 Elias Mason(H)tech.fall 17-1(N)Killian Estes                                    26           18

Hwt. Damian Trujillo(N) d.6-1  Jacob Apodaca(H)                                   26           21



Nov. 11, 2015   California Duals  (Report from Head Coach Scott Norton)

The wrestler of the meet for the California Duals 11.14.15 was 184 pound Tyler Noon. Tyler demonstrated a great example of how to compete against tough teams. Tyler beat all 4 wrestlers he faced by technical fall. Noon is incredibly quick for 184 pounds, and he has tremendous technique. He should do very well at the National Tournament. Congratulations Tyler Noon.

Well we finished up a long day of wrestling. The competition was very good. I would say that Tyler Noon 184, was the top performer posting a perfect 4-0 record. He looked spectacular today. If he wrestles that way at the national tournament he could win it. Tyler is off to a tremendous start.

    Noon also had company as #4 ranked Elias Mason 197, went 4-0 as well. Mason had some close matches but was really in control the whole time. Mason should do some major damage this season.

    Andres Tereza 125, ranked #4, won 3 out of 4 matches. He really did a great job of starting the team off with wins. He will do very well this year.
    We also had a pair of freshman wrestle pretty tough as well. Andrew Ramirez tested the waters at 141. He won his first two matches, and then lost his third match in overtime. Ramirez will be a major factor in our line up during the season.  Volodymyr Kalinin at 165, looked fantastic. He had a tough time making weight, but wrestled incredibly well. Kalinin won 2 matches, and got a poor call to prevent him from winning a third match. I would expect him to All-American as a freshman. He is that good.

    Jacob Apodaca won his first college match at Hwt.

    Overall the team wrestled well for their first meet of the year.  We had two starters out of the lineup.  This hurt us pretty badly in the duals, and it was the difference in three of them.  However, our focus isn’t on dual meets it’s on the national tournament.  We will improve as the season progresses.  You can see individual results on www.trackwrestling.com 

    Highline will be in action next week on Sat. for duals at North Idaho, as well as the Spokane Open on Sunday.  The results are posted quickly on Facebook.  All you need to do is go to Highline Wrestling, and click the like link and you will have quicker access to results.

Andres Tereza
Sophomore /  
Tieton, WA
Ranked #4 in the Nation at 125 lbs


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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2015 South Sound Wrestling Camp
Highline College hosted the 2015 South Sound Wrestling Camp from August 3-7.  Check out the action and a few big names who stopped by to help out  (

2014/15 Schedule  
Sun. Nov. 8 Mike Clock Open Forest Grove, Or 10:00 AM
Sat. Nov. 14 California Duals Redding, CA 10:00 AM
Sat. Nov. 21 NIC Duals NIC , Idaho 12:00 PM
Sun. Nov. 22 Spokane Open Spokane, WA 9:00 AM
Sat. Dec. 5 Clackamas Dual Highline 7:00 PM
Sun. Dec. 13 SWOCC Dual Highline 12:00 PM
Sun. Dec. 20 Reno Tourney of Champs Reno, NV. 9:00AM
Sat. Jan. 9 Pacific Warner Highline 7:00 PM
Sun. Jan. 17 Boxer Open  12:00 PM
Thurs. Jan. 21 NIC Dual Highline 7:00 PM
Sun. Jan. 24 Clackamas Open   Clackamas, OR 9:00 AM
Sat.  Jan. 30  SWOOC Open    Coos Bay, OR  3:00pm
Sat. Feb. 13    Regionals    Highline 10:00 AM
Fri. Feb. 26 9:00 AM  / Sat. Feb. 27 9:00 AM  
National Championships
, Des Moines, IO

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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