Thursday, January 28, 2016
It was Senior Night at the Shorewood gymnasium as the Thunderbird wrestling team hosted the Meadowdale Mavericks Thursday. The match began at 160 pounds with Shorewood's freshman Philip Ball.
Although he lost, Ball set the tone for his team as he never stopped fighting in a close 15-12 decision.
After another tough loss at 170 pounds Shorewood faced an early 7-0 deficit. Junior Troy Beach, dropping down to the 182lb weight class for the first time this season, used four takedowns as he secured the T-Birds first win of the night 14-5.
Meadowdale's Liam Ball, ranked #7 in the state, picked up a pin at 195lbs to give the Mavericks a 13-4 lead. Two matches later Thunderbird Senior captian Japhet Valladares dominated his opponent for a pin in just 1 minute 12 seconds to give Shorewood their first lead of the night at 16-13.
Shorewood would never trail again. At 145 pounds T-Bird sophomore Alex Olivera rallied from a 5-0 deficit to 6-5 lead before pinning his opponent in the first round to complete a 39-9 run by the Thunderbirds. The final score of 43-25 gave Shorewood its third victory in a row over Meadowdale.
Shorewood Record: 3-3 WesCo South, 7-9 Overall
Shorewood wrestles next in the district tournament next Friday and Saturday, February 5th and 6th, at Edmonds-Woodway High School. Wrestling is scheduled to begin at 5pm on Friday and 10am on Saturday.
Shorewood 43 - Meadowdale 25
@ Shorewood High School
160: Henry Nguyen (MD) dec. Philip Ball 15-12
170: Jesus Hernandez (MD) maj. dec. Esdras Valladares 15-5
182: Troy Beach (SW) maj. dec. Benjamin Duong 14-5
195: Liam Ball (MD) pinned Riley Teeters 1:38
220: Brandon Hernandez (SW) pinned Thomas Cheeney 4:22
285: Japhet Valladares (SW) pinned Bryce Chapman106: Nick Lotz (SW) win by forfeit
113: Rhaye Samson (SW) win by forfeit
120: Adrian Guzman (MD) dec. Shinkwang Moon 9-2
126: Beck Millett (MD) pinned Ruslan Bekniyazov 0:45
132: Tae Thongdee (SW) pinned Aria Zarei 3:46
138: Fidel Chishungu (SW) dec. Elias Lynch 4-3
145: Alex Olivera (SW) pinned Eugene Yang 1:52
152: Antonio Samayoa (MD) dec. Shay O'Leary 10-5