Clackamas repeats as NJCAA national champion

Clackamas repeated as NJCAA national champion (Photo/Clackamas Community College)

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- Led by individual champion Josh Shaner (133), two runners-up and seven All-Americans, Clackamas repeated as the NJCAA Nationals champion on Saturday night.

Shaner defeated Ladamien Sturdivant of Iowa Western, 5-3 in the finals, giving coach Josh Rhoden his only individual champion of the night. Cougars Martin Margolis III (149) and Joel Romero (157) placed second. It was the second straight year that Romero was NJCAA runner-up.

Rhoden was named Coach of the Year for scholarship programs.

Clackamas scored 133.5 points, ahead of second place Northeast Oklahoma with 108.5 points and a third-place tie with Iowa Western and Rochester at 104 points.

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