Shorewood wrestlers optimistic about successful season despite close loss to Meadowdale

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Shorewood wrestling team is optimistic about a successful season despite a close loss to Meadowdale Monday. Going into the loss at Meadowdale, WashingtonWrestlingReport.com had the Thunderbirds ranked 14th among State 3A teams based on some outstanding individual performances in tournaments

Leading the team are five senior wrestlers, Daniel Yun, Brandon Leach, Kyle Floresca, Joel Smith, and Taylor Winsor.

Kyle Floresca improved his season record to 24-4 when he won against Meadowdale with his 18th pin of the season.

Leach, who improved his season record to 23-1 against Meadowdale, is ranked No. 2 in the State at 119 pounds among 3A wrestlers. His victory by technical fall Monday added to 20 wins by pin.

Joel Smith has his first 20-win season, with No. 20 coming at Meadowdale.
Freshmen Matthew Floresca and Rikio Campbell have added impressive seasons. Campbell has 16 victories.

Floresca has 21 wins and 2 losses after a victory Monday. He had earlier won the 119-pound title at the Monroe Invite and the 112-pound title at the Foss Invite.

The Thunderbirds take a 3-3 Wesco 3A record (6-6 overall) into a Thursday match at Glacier Peak (4-2 Wesco 3A, 4-5 overall). The varsity match starts at 7 p.m., preceded by the junior varsity competition at 5:45. Glacier Peak holds third place in the Wesco dual-meet standings, just ahead of the T-birds, who dropped into a tie for fourth with Meadowdale after the Monday loss.

Vicki Gorman from Shorewood says that the Thunderbirds are working to place multiple wrestlers and secure a top-10 finish at the State Mat Classic.

Monday, Jan. 24 at Meadowdale

Meadowdale 39, Shorewood 37

103 — Alex Lee, SW, pinned Kim, M, 0:53.
112 — Daniel Yun, SW, won by forfeit.
119 — Mathew Floresa, SW, won by forfeit.
125 — Brandon Leach, SW, tech. fall Park, 15-0.
130 — Diemond, M, pinned Rico Campbell, SW.  3:37.
135 — Smith, M, pinned Ian Ducey, SW,  3:53.
140 — Kyle Floresa, SW, pinned, Peralas, M, 3:44.
145 — David Ball, SW, dec. Tibbot, M,  8-0.
152 — Taz Frazier, SW, pinned Shippen, M, 4:32.
160 — Middleton, M, dec. Konnor Carpenter, SW, 11-5.
171 — Kim, M, pinned Isaac Brenglemann, SW. 1:35.
189 — Joel Smith, SW, dec. Ball, M, 8-0.
215 — West, M, pinned Chris Lee, SW. 0:50.
285 — Colgrove, M, pinned Taylor Winser, SW, 1:15.

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