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Auburn hosts All South Puget Sound League Championship wrestling tourney

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Auburn's Tyson Gaillac squares off against Tahoma's Cruz Velasquez during the 132-pound title match at the SPSL Championship tourney.
— image credit: Rachel Ciampi/Auburn Reporter

Auburn wrestlers posted an eighth-place finish at the All South Puget Sound League Championships Dec. 28-29 at Auburn High School.

The Trojans tallied 121 points behind 132-pound junior Tyson Gaillac’s second-place finish in his weight class. Gaillac went 3-1 in the tournament, his only loss – a 5-3 decision – coming against Tahoma’s Cruz Velasquez in the title match.

Gaillac is a returning 4A state qualifier.

Auburn’s Drew Aplin finished third in the 106-pound division, winning his final match, 4-2 over Enumclaw’s Levi Norton.

Also earning placings for the Trojans were returning state qualifier and senior James West, who took fifth in 195. Mario Luevano finished sixth at 220 and Sam Lindsay finished seventh at 182.

The tournament – featuring 28 teams from the SPSL 4A, 3A and 2A divisions – Tahoma won the tournament – with 251.5 team points. Enumclaw was second with 200 points and Decatur third with 176.5.

Auburn resumes its SPSL North 4A dual schedule at Jefferson at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

ALSO: Auburn Riverside junior Larkin Williams finished fourth at 285 pounds after losing in the final in a 4-0 decision to Decatur’s Kyle Gleed. The Ravens’ Keaton Dalfrey snagged an eighth-place finish at 145. The Ravens were 21st in the team competition with 56 points. Auburn Riverside resumes its league dual schedule Friday at Kentlake. … Auburn Mountainview’s Dylan Foley finished sixth at 113 pounds, helping the Lions to a 58-point, 19th-place finish at the tourney.

 

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