Shorewood Wrestlers Place Fourth at John Birbeck Classic in Lacey

Mathew Floresca and Braden Kalloway win tournament titles

The Shorewood Thunderbirds began their season Saturday with a solid showing at the John Birbeck Classic held at Timberline High School in Lacey, Washington. 

The T-Birds were finished in fourth place, missing out on the trophies by a mere 3.5 team points. 

Leading the young team was junior captain Mathew Floresca who took first place at 132 lbs.  Floresca improved his career record to 61-6.  Sophomore Braden Kalloway also captured a first place title, at 152 lbs, his first tournament championship. 

Other Thunderbirds placing were Erik Harris-Uldall at 145 lbs, Sam Jang at 182 lbs, and Erca Erdenbayer at heavyweight, all taking 3rd place. 

Shorewood wrestles next in a double dual against Shorecrest and Lynnwood on Tuesday night.

John Birbeck Classic at Timberline Team Scores

1..DECATUR 177 2..PRAIRIE 120 3..TIMBERLINE 113 4..SHOREWOOD 109.5 5..WF WEST CHEHALIS 98 6..CENTRAL KITSAP 92.5 7..SHELTON 81.5 8..OLYMPIA 80.5 9..RIVERIDGE 79.5 10..SKYVIEW 77.5 11..NORTH THURSTON 53.5 12..GIG HARBOR 52 13..BREMERTON 37.5 14..BELLEVUE 36 15..SEQUIM 11 16..CAPITAL 3

Source: Clark Norton.


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