Brandon Leach of Shorewood finishes fifth in 119-pound division at Mat Classic

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Brandon Leach of Shorewood reached the semifinals in his weight class at the State High School wrestling Mat Classic in Tacoma Friday and Saturday, Feb. 18-19.

Leach went on to place fifth in the 119-pound division in the Class 3A tournament.

After winning his first two matches in the 119-pound division Friday, Leach lost a decision in the semifinals to eventual champion Riley Miller of Kelso.

Thunderbird senior Leach advanced to the semis after he pinned Foss' Sandy Dittell in 23 seconds in the first round and pinned Kamiakin's Harley Kolp in 47 seconds in the quarterfinals.

Matthew Floresca of Shorewood placed seventh after reaching the quarterfinals at 112 pounds as did Drew Arbanasin of Shorecrest at 152 pounds.

At the Tacoma Dome

Saturday Finals

119 — Miller, Kelso, dec. Matlock, University, 7-2.

Saturday Semifinals

119 — Matlock, University, pinned Krysa, Decatur, 1:14; Miller, Kelso, dec. Brandon Leach, Shorewood, 12-6.

Friday Quarterfinals

112 — Reid, Enumclaw, dec. Matthew Floresca, Shorewood, 5-1; Clark, University, dec. Wicken, Kelso, 5-1; Cunningham, Bonney Lake, pinned Guerrero, Sunnyside, 3:43; McKinney, Shadle Park, pinned Cornelio, Foss, 2:52.

119 — Matlock, University, maj. dec. Lopez, Everett, 11-0; Krysa, Decatur, dec. Beam, Timberline, 2-1; Brandon Leach, Shorewood, pinned Kolp, Kamiakin, 0:47; Miller, Kelso, dec. Gonzalez, 9-7.

152 — Pea, Mount Spokane, pinned Drew Arbanasin, Shorecrest, 6-4; Noel, Liberty (Issaquah), pinned Alfred, Yelm, 2:40; Nuehs, Shadle Park, dec. Rivas, Mount Vernon, 4-3; Musick, Enumclaw, pinned Roy, Eastside Catholic, 1:20.


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