Aposhyan repeats as champion at Lynnwood / Wrestling

South Whidbey’s Drew Aposhyan defended his title at the Lynnwood Classic Wrestling Tournament Saturday, Dec. 21.

The Falcons finished ninth out of 14 teams despite fielding only eight wrestlers.

“Injuries hurt us in the overall team standings,” coach Robbie Bozin said. “Looking forward to getting everyone healthy and ready for the Mount Baker Invitational.”

South Whidbey competes in the Mount Baker tournament at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4.

Aposhyan, a junior, also won his weight class in the Lynnwood tournament last year after taking second as a freshman.

He captured the 132-pound division this year by recording three consecutive falls.

Two other Falcons placed in the tournament.

Magnus Nyberg wrestled up a weight class at 195 pounds and “not only surprised himself but us coaches” by placing third, according to Bozin.

Dayton Birchfield (170 pounds) also finished third.

South Whidbey results at Lynwood

132, Drew Aposhyan (first place): won by fall, 1:13; won by fall, 4:00; won by fall, 3:38.

132, Hugh Foster: lost by fall, 1:24; lost by fall, :19.

138, Sawyer Mauk: lost by fall, 2:16; lost by fall, 2:52.

145, Luke Stadler: lost by default; lost 7-1.

160, Justin Moberly: won by fall, 3:22; lost 7-6; won by injury default; lost by fall, 4:30.

170, Dayton Birchfield: (third): won by fall, 1:18; lost by fall, 1:09; won by fall, 1:38.

182, Aiden Coleman: Bye; lost by fall, 3:13; won by fall, 2:55; won by fall, 4:32; lost 3-2.

195, Magnus Nyberg (third): won by fall, 4:43; lost by fall, 1:10; won by fall, :50.