State 3A Wrestling

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Matthew Floresca at SW SC match
Photo by Wayne Pridemore
From our news partner, The Seattle Times

Kelso senior Josh Newberg joined the three-time state champions' club with a 3-0 decision in the 126-pound final over Shorewood's Matthew Floresca, who was previously unbeaten at 32-0. 

Newberg finished 40-1 this season and 138-13 for his career.

Floresca, fourth at 120 in 3A in 2012, gutted out a tough 2-1 decision over Bonney Lake's Colton Tracy in the 126 semifinals. Tracy, who was second at 113 in 2012 to Newberg, went on to place third.

Before winning his semifinal match Saturday. Floresca had won two matches Friday. 

At 285 pounds, Erica Erdenbayer of Shorewood split his first four matches before losing the match for seventh place.

In team scoring, Shorewood’s two-man team, tied for 23rd among 59 teams with 27 points. University of the Spokane Valley won with 142.5 points.


126 — Newberg, Kelso, dec. Matthew Floresca, Shorewood, 3-0.


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