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February 19, 2014

Clawson High wrestling falls in regional semifinal after another district title

By Christian Davis
C & G Sports Writer

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Clawson High wrestling falls in regional semifinal after another district title
Clawson High wrestling lost in a Division 3 regional semifinal Feb. 12 against Capac High, but not before winning the program’s fourth straight district title.

CLAWSON — Even hearing the word “satisfied” makes Clawson High wrestling coach Keil Jorgensen cringe a little bit.

The Trojans just ended a campaign that included the program’s fourth straight district championship and a record that rivals the best in the area.

“I always look for better,” Jorgensen said during practice Feb. 13, days prior to the Division 3 individual regional. “Being satisfied, I kind of look at it as a loose term for being complacent this time of year. I’m happy with what we did this year, but I always want to do better, a little more and get further.

“For that to not go the way that we all wanted, it leaves a little sour tastes in our mouths, but (wrestling) is a tough sport. If it was easy, everyone would do it.”

Clawson’s team portion of the season came to a close Feb. 12 at Richmond High in a Division 3 regional semifinal. The Trojans fell to Capac High 52-21. Capac then took on the host in the final and lost 71-6.

“We just didn’t perform as well. Capac wrestled well, tough, and they pinned,” Jorgensen said. “We came up short. Sooner or later, it’s going to happen.”

Clawson finishes 26-5 overall and 5-2 in the Macomb Area Conference Gold Division, putting the Trojans in third place. In the conference tournament, Clawson placed second.

“We lost to quality teams, and we beat some quality teams. That’s something we can hang our hats on,” Jorgensen said.

The Trojans can also hang their hats on consistency. In the last three years combined, Clawson is 86-22 overall.

Jorgensen credited his seniors for continuing that winning trend.

“They meant a lot,” the coach said. “To our program, it meant a lot to bring another winning season, another district title. … Those things feel good.”

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