The Auburn wrestling squad grappled its way to a second-place finish at this past Saturday’s Auburn Invitational, posting 185 points and placing first in four weight classes.
The Trojans got first-place finishes from: Sjon Snitily, who beat Tahoma’s Tristan Wilmus 17-1 in the 145-pound title match; and Cole Washburn, who beat Sean Hanson from Tahoma 7-5 at 160 pounds.
Senior Sam Lindsey also finished first, pinning teammate Kyle Guthrie at the 3-minute, 21-second mark in the 195-pound title bout.
Auburn got a one-two finish in the 285-pound heavyweight class with Jacob Apodaca knocking off Mario Levano 4-2.
Second-place finishes went to Drew Aplin at 120 pounds and Alex Murry at 182.
Earning top-four finishes were: Balteer Rana, fourth at 126 pounds; Bailey Minnar, third at 182; and Luke Walker, third at 220 pounds.
Auburn Riverside finished eighth in the team standings with 32 points, with A.I. Shackleford snagging fourth at 113; Jose Juarez finishing fourth at 160; Scott Esparsa grabbing fourth at 220 and John Coon taking home fourth in the 285-pound division.
Tahoma – which was fifth at last year’s state 4A championships – finished first at the 10-team invite with 214.5 points.
After Auburn’s second-place team finish were – in descending order: Kelso, 98.5; South Kitsap, 87; Vashon, 85.5; Todd Beamer, 83; Kentridge, 74; Auburn Riverside, 32; Cascade Christian, 11; and Kentlake 0.