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Tahoe native named All-American

Special to the Tribune

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Clayton Jack earned his first All-American honors and finished fourth in the country during the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships to end his collegiate wrestling career with Oregon State last week.

The 285-pound heavyweight and Tahoe native, who is the son of former Cal Poly and South Tahoe High standout wrestler David Jack, won his first match 4-1 over Ben Apland of the University of Michigan on Thursday. He followed that up with a 17-2 technical fall over Kevin Innes of Boston University to close out day-one competition.

In the quarter finals on Friday, he defeated fifth seed Cameron Wade of Penn State 7-0 to move into the semi-finals. There, he dropped a close nail-biter match 4-3 to eventual 285-pound champion Anthony Nelson of Minnesota, who was one of the few wrestlers to best Jack this season.

On Saturday morning, he defeated Bobby Telford of University of Iowa, 2-0 to move into the consultation finals against Mike McMullen of Northwestern University where he lost by decision. The fourth-place finish helped Oregon State to its first top-10 team finish since 1998. Jack finished this season with a 39-3 record and tallied 121 career wins for the Beavers, placing him ninth on the all-time win list. His 42 career pins, placed him eighth on the all-time list.

Penn State was the overall champion team, winning its second consecutive national championship under the coaching of former Olympic champion Cael Sanders.


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