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The Regionals
Feb. 12, 2017


Report from Head Coach Scott Norton

This weekend we traveled to Coos Bay, Oregon for the national qualifier.  Highline was led by heavyweight Miguel Morales who knocked off the #1 seeded wrestler in the semi-finals, and then secured his first Region Championship with a win over Timothy Smith of Southwestern Oregon in the finals. 

 Jessie Torres, 125, also made the finals by knocking off the #6 ranked wrestler in the country Garrett White, in the semis.  He then lost to the #2 ranked wrestler in the country in the finals from Clackamas.  Jessie had a good tournament.

 Andrew Ramirez at 141, beat Martin Mitchell for the eighth time to move to the finals.  Unfortunately, he was not able to solve the puzzle of #1 ranked Kurt Mode in the finals.  Andrew needs to be first and get on the attack from the get go.  He is doing way too much standing around and waiting to see what Mode is doing.  Hopefully, he can make the correct adjustments before nationals. 

We had our fourth qualifier in Mario Luevano 184.  Mario lost a tight match to Hazel-west of Clackamas in the semis 8 to 5.  But then turned around and knocked off the #8 ranked wrestler who he lost to 2 times in Tyler Webley. 

Our last qualifier was Josh Wessels at 197.  He lost in the semis, but upset #6 Nick Maximov of Clackamas in overtime to finish 3rd.  Josh lost to him twice previously. 

We had a 6th wrestler who should be going in Tino Nieves.  I feel bad for Tino Nieves 149, who finished 3rd.  He should be going to the national tournament but it comes down to a coaches vote.  Unfortunately, he has only wrestled a couple of times.  So he didn't get the nod.  He is an alternate though, if any of the wrestlers in his weight get injured he will go. 

I felt our guys wrestled real well this weekend. Each national qualifier seemed to knock off at least one ranked wrestler. Our guys are getting close to peaking and are moving in the right direction.  We will start to prepare for the nationals in Council Bluffs, Iowa in two weeks.

Miguel Montero (left) on his way to winning the heavyweight level at the 2017 West Regional Championships

Jesse Torres Andrew Ramirez Tino Nieves Mario Luevano Josh Wessels Miguel Morales

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 9AM

Thurs. Oct. 27 Intrasquad Meet Highline 7PM

Thurs. Nov. 3


Highline 7 PM

Sun. Nov. 6

Mike Clock Open

Forest Grove, OR
 9 AM

Sat. Nov. 12

California Duals

Redding, CA 10AM

Thurs. Nov. 17

Grays Harbor Dual

Highline 7PM

Sun. Nov. 20

Spokane Open

Spokane, WA
9:30 AM

Fri. Dec. 2


Clackamas, OR

Sat. Dec. 10


Clackamas, OR. 12PM

Thurs. Dec. 15
Pacific University Highline 7:00 PM

Sat. Jan. 7


Coos Bay, OR 7PM

Sat. Jan. 14

Boxer Open

Forest Grove, OR. 9AM

Sun. Jan. 22

Clackamas Open

Oregon City, OR
9 AM

Sun Feb. 12


 Coos Bay, OR  10 PM

Fri. Feb. 24

NJCAA Wrestling Championships

Council Bluffs, Iowa 

Sat. Feb. 25

NJCAA Wrestling Championships

Council Bluffs, Iowa 




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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