Former Bay wrestling coach to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Bob Lynn, who coached wrestling at Hudson’s Bay High School for 28 years, will be part of the 2011 class of inductees into the Washington State Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Lynn won more than 200 matches in his career at Bay that spanned from 1968 to 1996. The Eagles placed second in state in 1990 and third in 1991.

Lynn coached 39 state place winners, including four state champions. Lynn helped jump-start wrestling in Clark County and helped develop George Spear of Macloughlin Middle School and Bob Glafka at Fort Vancouver High School into successful wrestling coaches.

Lynn took a cultural exchange team to Japan in 1979. Even in retirement, Lynn assisted with middle school wrestling programs in the area, and he is a board member of the Evergreen Wrestling Officials Association. Lynn has officiated at the Mat Classic, the high school state tournament in Tacoma, 11 times.

As a wrestler, Lynn competed for Kelso High School and Central Washington University, where he earned a trip to the national tournament. Lynn also placed third in the U.S. Olympic Trials in 1968.

Lynn will be inducted into the WSWCA Hall of Fame, along with Ed Brunz of Burlington-Edison, Vard Jenks of Connell, Mark Kondo of Othello and John Kullberg of Central Kitsap, on Nov. 5 at the Coast Wenatchee Hotel in Wenatchee as part of the WSWCA coaches clinic.

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