Bears win at OSU Team Camp

The Tahoma Bears traveled to Oregon State University last weekend to compete in the OSU Northwest Duals. Teams from Washington, Oregon and Idaho all competed in multiple duals, as well as a takedown and individual tournament. The Bears won the tournament going 9-1 overall. The Bears walked through defending 3A State Champions, Bonney Lake. The Bears were expecting more of a fight, but our conditioning and technique was too much for the Panthers this time around. Another big win for the Bears was over University of Spokane. Tahoma won every close match with two overtime victories sealing the win for the Bears. Tahoma's only loss of the tournament came from Crook County, Oregon, a very solid well coached team who have won multiple state championships in Oregon. We were able to avenge the loss after moving out of pools into a bracketed team tournament. 

We love what the OSU Team Camp does for our team. It allows our team to work hand-and-hand with Division 1 Athletes and Coaches. Each night, or team holds a "Champions Practice." We hold the practice late into the night and were lucky enough to have multiple members of Oregon State's wrestling team join us for the practice as well as past OSU All-American Michael Mangrum.

The Bears will next compete this coming weekend in Illwaco, Washington. There will be more great teams and opportunity to improve. Our hope is to get our wrestlers upward of 40 matches this month. Thanks to our booster club for their support of these camps and for everything they do for us. #GoBears   

Doug Burnham