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Lions crown Ricky Bell, Cael Brunson and Destiny Rodriguez; Justin Rademacher second

PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn junior Cael Brunson raises his hands in triumph — his second straight Class 6A championship — after posting a 3-2 victory at 152 pounds on Saturday, Feb. 29, at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.The West Linn wrestling team saved some of its best moments for last.

The Lions, competing in the Class 6A state wrestling tournament — held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 28-29, at Veterans Memorial Coliseum — sent four wrestlers into Saturday's championship matches and crowned three as state champions.

Newly crowned champs for West Linn included junior Cael Brunson at 152 pounds (he won his second straight 6A title), junior Ricky Bell at 113 (he won his first championship after placing second a year ago), and in the girls tournament, freshman Destiny Rodriguez at 145.

Another West Linn freshman, Justin Rademacher, made his first state tournament a keeper, too, placing second at 160.

Together, Brunson, Bell and Rademacher helped the Lions finish fifth for a second straight season.

The complete team scoring is below. Check back later for more photos and a complete story.

Class 6A: 1. Newberg 310.5; 2. Roseburg 262.5; 3. Mountain View 209.5; 4. Sprague 176.5; 5. West Linn 161.0; 6. Sherwood 95.0; 7. Century 91.5; 8. Westview 89.0; 9. Grants Pass 85.0; 10. Oregon City 83.0; 11. Aloha 66.5; 12. Centennial 65.0; 13. Tigard 57.0; 14. McMinnville 54.0; 15. Cleveland 53.5; 16. Mountainside 52.5; 17. Clackamas 49.0; 18. David Douglas 47.0; 19. North Medford 46.5; 20. Reynolds 41.0; 21. Canby 37.0; 21. Jefferson 37.0; 21. Tualatin 37.0; 24. Sandy 34.0; 25. Bend 30.0; 26. Forest Grove 28.0; 27. West Salem 27.0; 28. South Salem 20.0; 28. Sunset 20.0; 30. Gresham 18.0; 30. McKay 18.0; 32. Barlow 16.0; 33. Glencoe 14.5; 34. Lakeridge 14.0; 34. Liberty 14.0; 36. Grant 11.0; 37. South Eugene 10.0; 37. South Medford 10.0; 37. Wilson 10.0; 40. McNary 9.0; 40. Sheldon 9.0; 42. Southridge 8.0; 43. Beaverton 5.0; 43. Summit 5.0; 45. Roosevelt 1.0.


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