Cougar print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1976-1977, February 03, 1977, Page 8, Image 8

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    Fencing: quick decisions, reflex«
By Brad Boyer
Staff Writer
A few students at Clackamas Community
College are taking advantage of skills they
acquired in their physical education class.
Richard Ramsby leads a list of four students
that have taken a fencing class at Clackamas
and are now competing in tournaments
around the area.
George Henderson, Maureen
Kearney and Donna Owens all competed in
a tournament Saturday, Jan. 22, at West­
side School in Hood River. Ramsby and
Owens both captured first place and Hen­
derson and Kearney placed fourth and fifth
The Clackamas competitors started the
sport this year, as they became interested
in fencing because of the class offered
through the physical education department.
Ramsby is the only Clackamas student who
has competed for over three months. This
places him in the intermediate level.
"Fencing is a great deal more compli­
cated than it appears," Ramsby said. "There
are at least ten different defensive moves."
The Clackamas students have picked up
the sport quickly. Ramsby commented that
fencing takes quick reflexes and quick de­
cisions and all three of the other fencers
have done extremely well.
Scoring is done either electronically or
manually and the only scoring area of the
body is the torso. Ramsby's competition
was scored electronically
while Owens,
Kearney and Henderson were scored manu­
"It is extremely difficult to score manu­
ally because it takes at least three people,"
Ramsby said. "There has to be a judge in
back of each competitor and one on the
the side."
Fencing is an intricate sport and also an
extremely courteous sport. Ramsby said that
the goal of each competitor is to always be
a gentleman during the five-minute matches.
"A person is not to say anything during
a match and it goes to such extremes that
if something is wrong with equipment or
whatever, two taps of the foot tells the
judge to stop the match," Ramsby said,
Fencing has picked up in interest in the
wake of the movies, "The Three and Four
Musketeers." Ramsby said the movies are
great fun to watch and create excitement for
the sport.
Ramsby is looking into the possibilities
of forming a fencing club. This would gen­
erate a little bit of money to inable interes­
ted participants to compete. If anyone is
interested in fencing, they should contact
Gladys Michael in the athletic department.
Richard Ramsby
.. .touche'
Wrestlers remain undefeated
By Randy Frank
Staff Writer
The nationally fourteenth-ranked Clack­
amas wrestlers kept their undefeated (9-0)
dual meet record intact over the weekend as
they downed Southwestern Oregon Com­
munity College and Umpqua Community
Against SWOCC on Friday night, the
Cougars earned three superior decisions
while losing only one match in routing the
southern Oregon school, 39-3.
The following evening the situation was
virtually the same as the Cougars won
every match beating Umpqua, 40-0.
The meets were highlighted by individual
efforts from Ton Ziegle, Phil Zerzan, Don
Zellner, Paul Schwehn, Ken Lumsden, Steve
Morris and Wayne Snoderly.
Ziegle, the Cougars' leading winner (23-3)
set the tune for the rout of SWOCC when
he beat Ken Enoch, a former state cham­
pion out of Crater High School, 15-0.
Ziegle also pinned Scott Hogg, Umpqua.
Zerzan, out most of the year with a knee
injury, surprised everybody when he de­
feated SWOCC's Dave Woods, 23-3. Zerzan
had been serving as the team's manager.
Zellner, missing from action for two
weeks, showed that he hasn't lost his state
championship form when he won a superior
decision over Terry Russell, SWOCC, 21-3.
He also decisioned previously unbeaten Ed
Eddings, Umpqua, 5-2.
Schwehn helped set the pace in the Ump­
qua win when he decisioned Bill Anderson
for the third time this season, 18-10.
Lumsden helped to preserve the shutout
when he decisioned Steve Fosback in a close
match, 22-21.
Steve Morris kept his perfect record in­
tact (15-0) when he decisioned Dave Bar-
tosz, a second-place finisher in the Clack-
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amas Invitational, 12-8, and Kirk White­
hurst, 8-0.
Snoderly won the best match of the
two meets when he dominated Ken Par­
sons for a 7-4 decision. Parsons was a former
state champion and a runner-up in the junior
college regional competition last season.
In other action, a second group of Cougar
matmen traveled to the annual Bend tourna­
ment and came away with 14 wins out of
24 matches. Joe Davis (3-0 and 10-0 on the
season). Rich Holliman (3-1), and Dan
Woods (3-1), put in fine individual efforts.
As the Cougars enter the home stretch
of the season, the biggest problem they face
is probably not the other team, but the
Cougars themselves.
Injuries to possible state champions Mike
Brewton, (lost for the remainder of the
season following knee surgery for rheuma­
toid arthritis) and Jeff Harmon (a sophomore
who represented Clackamas in the national
tournament and who will be lost for at
least three weeks with a broken bone in his
left hand) could hurt the team's chances
when it goes to the regionals.
"Any more injuries such as the one to
Kim Roehl (pulled hamstring which will
put him out until the second week in Feb­
ruary), who leads the team in pins, could
really be critical," said Coach Norm Berney.
"Injuries could very well determine the
success or failure of our season becaus
going to have to be as near tofullsi
in order to do well in post-season|
said Berney.
The final stretch to regionals begin
day night as the Cougars take on Mil
a team that the Cougars have already!
in dual competition, 26-13.
Following the Mt. Hood meet,th
gars take on the University of Oregon
and Lane CC on Friday, Feb. 4,0
Oregon CC on Saturday, Feb. 5, La«
on Tuesday, Feb. 8, Willamette onfi
Feb. 11, and North Idaho on Feb,
The winners in last week's Clad
Invitational for Clackamas were:
134 - Tom Ziegle, Clackamas decs
Larry Marshall, U of O J.V.'s, 6-2.
150 - Steve Morris, Clackamas, ded
ed Jerry Wollen, Grays Harbor, 9-3.
190 - Joe Davis, Clackamas was it
the referee's decision over George Ht
Grays Harbor, after the two wrestled
1-1 draw after three rounds.
P.O. BOX 292.
"Sponsor of the Week"
CCC Wrestling Program
By appointment:
Pam O'Leary
Cheri Hickman
16705 SE McLoughlin
O wner M anager
Thursday, February3,