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Clackamas Edges NIC For Wrestling Title

Clackamas Community College won the team title with 109 points at the 2011 National Junior College Athletic Association national wrestling tournament in Spokane. Clackamas held the top spot since early in the competition Friday, Feb. 25. There was only a one-point spread between Clackamas and second-place North Idaho College at the end of the championship semi finals Saturday, Feb. 26. The lead expanded to a 13.5-point difference after the consolation semi finals. Clackamas clinched the tournament team title with 10.5 points over second-place North Idaho College. The tight team race ended with Rend Lake College in third place with 94 points and Iowa Central Community College in fourth place with 93 points/Stacy Hudson, NIC Press Room. More here. (NIC photo: NIC's Jamelle Jones pinned Walker Clarke of Labette Community College to win the national competition at 197 pounds and later be named the "Wrestler of the Year.")

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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