The Lions crown champions Cael Brunson, Taran Floyd, Sean Harman and Brett Bell

SUBMITTED PHOTO - The West Linn wrestling team surrounds head coach Doug Samarron as he holds the first-place trophy from last week's Pacific Coast Championships at Mountain View High School in Vancouver, Washington.The West Linn wrestling team stepped up.


The Lions came through to win the 2017 Pacific Coast Championships on Friday and Saturday at Mountain View High School in Vancouver, Washington, beating 35 other teams along the way to their victory with 250.5 points.

The rest of the tournament's top five included: South Kitsap 223; Bethel 189.5; Westview 175; and Camas 144.5.

"What a team effort. Everyone contributed," said West Linn coach Doug Samarron. "That's how it's done. Everyone has a role and is responsible for fulfilling that role."

The rest of the team scores were: Graham-Kapowsin 138.5, Union 125.0, Blaine 112.0, Wilsonville 102.0, Burlington-Edison 101.0, Olympic 97.0, Peninsula 91.0, WF West 88.5, Glacier Peak 84.0, Mountain View 82.5, Prosser 76.0, Gig Harbor 74.5, Ridgefield 70.0, Snohomish 64.0, Arlington 63.0, Olympia 61.5, North Salem 59.0, Tumwater 56.0, Evergreen 53.5, Clackamas 51.0, Skyview 50.0, Woodinville 50.0, Prairie 48.0, Central Kitsap 45.0, Hockinson 45.0, Woodland 42.5, Heritage 41.5, King`s Way Christian 30.0, Toledo/Winlock 9.0, Seton Catholic 5.0, Roosevelt 0.0.

Highlights for the Lions in the PCC were:

• Cael Brunson finished first at 138 pounds, winning four of his five matches by fall, including a first-round pin of Camas' Rylan Thompson in the championship.

• Taran Floyd finished first at 160, winning his first three matches by fall, his semifinal by major decision, then beating Davon Keyes of South Kitsap 5-1 in the championship.

• Sean Harman finished first at 170, winning his first two matches by fall, his quarterfinal by technical fall, his semi by major decision and the championship in a 12-9 decision over Mason Eaglin of South Kitsap.

• Brett Bell finished first at 182, winning his first three matches by fall, his semifinal by decision and the championship in a 3-1 decision over teammate Steven Shelofsky.

• Steven Shelofsky finished second at 182, winning his opener by fall, taking major decisions in the next two rounds, his semifinal by decision, then losing the championship in a 3-1 decision to teammate Brett Bell.

• Adrian Sandoval finished third at 285, losing his first-round match, taking a bye, then winning six straight matches by fall, including a first-round pin of Josiah Palmaffy of Glacier Peak in the third-place match.

• Tyler Good finished fourth at 195, opening with a bye, losing by fall in round two, then winning with a pin, a major decision, an ultimate tiebreaker, a major decision and a forfeit before dropping a 3-2 decision to Mike Garrison of King's Way Christian in the third-place match.

• Kaden Goff finished fifth at 113, winning three straight times by fall, dropping two straight after that, then winning by medical forfeit over Denis Yanis of North Salem in the fifth-place match.

n Ricky Bell finished seventh at 106, winning four of his six matches in the tournament, including a third-round pin of Heritage's Sanry Nguyen in the seventh-place match.

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