Edmonds-Woodway wins wrestling season opener

At 145 lbs., E-W's Hiram Martin vs. Shorewood's Erik Harris-Uldall.

At 145 lbs., E-W’s Hiram Martin vs. Shorewood’s Erik Harris-Uldall. (Photos by Karl Swenson)

In the season-opening dual for both Edmonds-Woodway and Shorewood high school’s wrestling teams, the Warriors came from behind to defeat Shorewood 45-33. The Warrior Pit was packed with fans who witnessed a see-saw battle, with the lead changing hands four times.

Shorewood jumped out to an early 12-0 lead with falls from Esteban Zenteno at 220 lbs. and Erca Erdenbayer at 285. The Warriors came roaring back with Ebrima Fatty winning by forfeit at 106, followed by falls from Sadit Kanyi (113), Gabe Baltazar (120), and Jackson Fair (126). Shorewood won the next four matches, taking a 33-24 lead into the 160 lb. match between Warrior Nathan Vulliet and Shorewood’s Art Anderson. Vulliet, a state placer last year, pinned Anderson in the first round, closing the gap to 33-30.

Jonah Cortezzo v Matthew Floresca

At 170 lbs, E-W’s Jonah Cortezzo vs. Matthew Floresca

At 170 lbs., Jonah Perez won by a decision to knot the team score at 33-33. Edmonds-Woodway took the lead for good when Spencer Schultz won by forfeit at 182. Jason Turnquist finished out the night by earning a fall for the Warriors at 195 lbs.

Friday night was Wrestling Rhino Night in the Warrior Pit. The fans were treated to an exhibition by young beginning wrestlers from the “Wrestling Rhinos,” the oldest continuously operating amateur wrestling club in the state. The Rhinos were founded in 1973 by Hall of Fame coaches Mike Hess from Edmonds, Bryce Cook from Woodway and Bruce Cook from Meadowdale.

EW 45, SW 33
Edmonds-Woodway High School

106—Ebrima Fatty EW- Forfeit
113— Sidat Kanyi EW – Fall – vs Tae Thongdee SW 1:11
120—Gabe Baltazar EW – Fall – vs Abiel Tesfamarian SW 0:44
126—Jackson Fair EW – Fall – vs Alex Holguin SW 5:28
132—Edom Tesfaye SW 16 – Major vs Nathan Nash EW 5
138—Matthew Floresca SW 18 – Tech vs Jonah Cortezzo EW 3 4:00
145—Erik Harris-Uldall SW – Fall vs Hiram Martin EW 2:52
152—Branden Kalloway SW – Fall vs Trevor Henricks EW 0:55
160—Nathan Vulliet EW – Fall vs Art Anderson SW 1:26
170—Jonah Perez EW 9 – Decision – vs Nathan Lee SW 3
182—Spencer Schultz EW – Forfeit
195—Jason Turnquist EW – Fall – vs Sam Dedinski SW 3:02
220— Esteban Zenteno SW- Fall vs Sebastian Bell EW 0:34
285— Erca Erdenbayer SW- Fall vs Thomas Sams EW 0:56

– By Mike Cooper

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