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3rd Annual Auburn Invitational Wrestling Tournament
December 29, 1961 @ Auburn Community College (Auburn, New York)
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Wrestling Champs in Auburn HS Tourney
The 12 champions in the third annual Auburn High Invitational Wrestling Tournament pose for the photographer after last night's final matches at Auburn Community College gymnasium. SOURCE: Auburn The Citizen-Advertiser, December 30, 1961. Click for larger image.





Varsity

Team Final

East Rochester 88, Rome 77, West Genesee 57, Baldwinsville 56, Auburn 40, Waterloo 31, Geneva 20, Oneida 0

Fastest Pin Award - Billy Cole (WG)
Outstanding Wrestler Award - Bill Bower (WG)

Championship Final (1st)

 95  Don Plunkett (Rome) > Tony DiBerardinas (ER) decision 9-2
103  Joe Capone (Waterloo) > Dave Sirianno (ER) decision 5-0
112  Terry Litterbrant (Baldwinsville) > Tom Durkin (Waterloo) decision 4-3
120  Frank Megale (ER) > Paul Rose (Baldwinsville) decision 9-3
127  John Bower (WG) > Jim Consaul (ER) decision 5-0
133  Bill Bower (WG) > Steve Sawyer (Auburn) major decision 8-0
138  Fred Wampler (Rome) > Billy Cole (WG) fall 5:47
145  Kurt Kuppinger (Auburn) > Jim Ransco (ER) decision 6-0
154  Frank Perano (Rome) > John Ventura (ER) decision 7-0
165  Al Pratt (Rome) > Dennis Gurecki (ER) fall 4:32
180  Dick Post (Geneva) > Jim Simile (Rome) fall 5:37
UNL  Tom Vergo (ER) > Bob Carris (Auburn) fall 5:14

Consolation Final (3rd)

103  John Borne (WG) > Don Ross (Auburn)
120  Pete Corso (WG) > Randy Randall (Auburn)
154  Mike Messere (WG) > Dave Higgins (Auburn) fall 3:34


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