Both Jesse Camacho and Marco Retano picked up tournament titles for the Eastern Oregon University men’s wrestling team during the Clackamas Open Saturday in Clackamas.

Camacho went 4-0 at 157 pounds. He won two one-point decisions in the semifinal and final match, including edging Highline Community College’s John Sowers in the finals by a 10-9 decision. 

Retano won five matches at 184 pounds, and didn’t have as many close bouts on his way to the championship, finishing off Highline’s Hayden Henry by fall in just 1:49 in the title bout.

Keegan Mulhill also reached the finals of the tournament at 174 pounds, where he dropped an 8-2 decision to Corban’s Levi Perry to finish 3-1 on the day.

Three Mountaineers took fourth. Blake McNall went 5-1 to finish fourth at 141 pounds, Jared Brant finished with a 3-2 record at 149, and Josh Pine went 5-1 at 165. 

Eastern is back on the mat Sunday at the men’s Mike Clock Open in Forest Grove.

Higa’s title leads EOU women at Mike Clock Open

Macy Higa took first place to lead the Eastern Oregon University women’s wrestling team at the women’s Mike Clock Open Sunday in Forest Grove.

Higa won all four of her contested matches at 123 pounds for the title, including defeating Simon Fraser’s Victoria Seal by an 11-6 decision in the championship match. 

Jessica DeHart took second at 116 pounds, posting a 3-1 record, but dropping the final bout to Simon Fraser’s Jocyln Bhatha by forfeit.

Cassidy O’Hara rebounded from an early loss to take third at 130, winning her final three matches, including a 10-0 technical fall over Big Bend Community College’s Mireya Sanchez in the third-place match.

Morgan Shines (136), Dempsi Talkington (155) and Alexis Tupuola (191) each took fourth place. Shines and Talkington each finished with 2-2 records on the day, while Tupuola was 1-3.

EOU returns to action Sunday at the Missouri Valley Open.

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