Saturday, February 16, 2013
Matthew Floresca of Shorewood reached the Saturday semifinals of the 126-pound weight class of the State 3A wrestling tournament at the Mat Classic at the Tacoma Dome by pinning his quarterfinal opponent from Mercer Island Friday. Floresca had defeated an opponent from Lincoln of Tacoma in his first match Friday.
Floresca will join wrestlers from Bonney Lake, Glacier Peak and Kelso in the Class 3A 126-pound semifinals. Floresca wrestles an opponent from Bonney Lake Saturday morning.
Going into the Saturday semifinals, Shorewood stood in a three-way tie for 23rd place out of 51 teams in the tournament.
At 285 pounds, Erica Erdenebeyer of Shorewood will compete in the consolaation round Saturday after losing his first-round match and winning two other matches. He was scheduled to meet a wrestler from Foss of Tacoma Saturday morning with the winneer of that match having to win a second Saturday match to reach a match for third place.
STATE CLASS 3A WRESTLING, Friday, Feb. 15:
Tracey, Bonney Lake, dec. Vester, Oak Harbor, 7-2
Matthew Floresca, Shorewood, pinned Prunchno, Mercer Island. 1:20;
Kim, Glacier Peak, dec. Hansen, Mountain View, 5-2;
Newberg Kelso, dec. Reid, Enumclaw, 2-0.