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Monday, April 04, 2011

Very proud of our nephew, Michael!!!

From the SLO paper...

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Published: Sunday, Apr. 03, 2011

Clemmensen moves on to finals at wrestling nationals

By Tribune staff report
Atascadero High senior Michael Clemmensen won two wrestling matches on Saturday and advanced to the 103-pound final of the Senior Nationals at Virginia Beach, Va.
In the quarterfinals, Clemmensen defeated Andrew Chase, a state champion from Connecticut, 10-0. He then got a third-period fall to defeat three-time state champ Justin Riggs of West Virginia.
Clemmensen faces Josh Smith of North Carolina in today’s final. By reaching the top eight, Clemmensen is Atascadero’s first All-American since Nate Willard in 2006, and the first Greyhounds wrestler to reach the finals at this event, Atascadero coach Jeff Spiller said.
Greyhounds senior Elijah Jackson lost to four-time state champion Jeremy Davenport of Oklahoma 6-4 in his quarterfinal bout at 152 pounds. He then lost to Illinois state champion Oshea Traylor 4-3 in the wrestlebacks.
To qualify for the national event, wrestlers have to be a senior, a California state placewinner or, for other states, a state champion or runner-up finisher in their weight class.

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