Girls P4P: Kahuku’s Alo back in form

Kahuku's Teniya Alo pinned Waianae's Anuhea Hamilton in one minute during the girls 127 lb division match at the Hawaii Wrestling Officials Association Championships held at Leilehua High School on Saturday. Cindy Ellen Russell / Star-Advertiser
Kahuku’s Teniya Alo pinned Waianae’s Anuhea Hamilton in one minute during the girls 127 lb division match at the Hawaii Wrestling Officials Association Championships held at Leilehua High School on Saturday. Cindy Ellen Russell / Star-Advertiser

All appears to be right with Teniya Alo.

The last time we saw the phenom she was fighting through obvious pain to turn Leilehua’s Kayla Lono for third place at the state tournament after a shocking loss to Netanya Kang of Pearl City.

She missed the entire regular season with an injury that reappeared at states. She offered no excuses after the loss that prevented her from becoming the first girl to take four wrestling and judo golds, but it was obvious to anyone matside that something wasn’t right.

Judging by her perfomance at the Officials tournament for Kahuku, everything is right now.

Alo pinned each of her opponents last week, only allowing Lana Perez of Moanalua out of the first period. It brought her her second Officials title and jumped her over inactive two-time state champ Donavyn Futa of Kamehameha on Hawaii Prep World’s pound-for-pound rankings.

Alexis Encinas of Lahainaluna and Pearl City’s Mikayla Abe made the biggest jumps in the rankings thanks to dominating performances at Leilehua.

Girls
1. Angela Peralta, Radford
2016 state champ (145), 2015 state second (145), 2014 state third (135)
2016 OIA champ (145), 2015 OIA champ (145), 2014 OIA Champ (135)
2016 Officials champ (145), 2015 Officials champ (145), 2014 Officials champ (145),
2016 Officials results:Pinned Salamasina Sotoa (Kamehameha), 0:18; Pinned Sarah Brinkac (Burnaby Central), 1:42; Pinned Kasiane Kawai-Jose (Kapolei), 0:32

2. Iverly Navarro, Lahainaluna
2016 state champ (107), 2015 state third (102), 2014 state third (97)
2016 MIL champ (107), 2015 MIl champ (102),
2016 Officials champ (107), 2015 Officials champ (107),
2016 Officials results: Pinned Rita Morales (Waianae), 0:42; Pinned Brianna Leong (Leilehua), 1:06; Pinned Haylee Fujioka (Roosevelt), 0:45

3. Teniya Alo, Kahuku
2016 state third (122), 2015 state champ (122),
2016 ILH champ (122), 2015 ILH champ (124),
2016 Officials champ (127), 2014 Officials champ (127),
2016 Officials results: Pinned Lana Perez (Moanalua), 3:13; Pinned Jahnesia Edwards (Kapolei), 0:38; Pinned Jahnea Miguel (Baldwin), 0:43; Pinned Anuhea Hamilton (Waianae), 1:00.

4. Donavyn Futa, Kamehameha
2016 state champ (117), 2014 state champ (113)
2016 ILH champ (117), 2014 ILH champ (113)

5. Alexis Encinas, Lahainaluna
2016 state second (112), 2015 state champ (107), 2014 state fifth (101)
2016 MIL champ (112), 2015 MIL champ (107), 2014 MIL champ (101)
2016 Officials champ (112), 2015 Officials champ (112), 2014 Officials champ (107),
2016 Officials results: Beat Charity Curran (Campbell) 6-1; Pinned Leialoha Kaili (Baldwin) 0:39; Pinned Khaitlin Bernaldez (Moanalua) 0:47; beat No. 5 Ashley Gooman (Kamehameha) 7-0.

6. Mikayla Abe, Pearl City
2016 state second (107), 2015 state second (107)
2016 OIA champ (107), 2015 OIA champ (107)
2016 Officials champ (122)
Results: Pinned Shavelle Williams-Espindola (Campbell) 0:57; Beat Jaelynn Miner (Nanakuli) 7-3; Beat Hanna Kannys (Kaiser) 4-3; Beat Czarina Pineda-Abaya (Kalani) 3-2.

7. Macy Higa, Roosevelt
2016 State champ (112), 2015 state sixth (112),
2016 OIA champ (112)
2016 Officials champ (117)
2016 Officials results: Pinned Nanea Estrella (Lahainaluna) 3:20; Pinned Kirida Kosaka (Waianae) 2:39; Beat Taryn Ichimura (Punahou) 16-5; Pinned Jessica Sawai (Punahou), 1:38.

8. Tehani Carlson, Waianae
2016 state champ (122)
2016 OIA champ (122),
2015 Officials champ (122)

9. Kelani Corbett, Leilehua
2016 state champ (155)
2016 Officials champ (155)
2016 Officials results: Pinned Venalysha Palenapa (Nanakuli), 3:00; Pinned Jaydin Hue Sing-Ammasi (Baldwin), 2:34; Pinned Tara Kaili-Labanon (Damien), 5:19.

10. Ashley Gooman, Kamehameha
2016 state champ (102)
2016 ILH champ (102),
2015 Officials champ (102)
2016 Officials results: Pinned Nicole Shimizu (Moanalua), 1:55; Beat Shantelle Mangrobang (Leilehua), 8-1; Beat Tiare Ikei (Kaiser), 6-2; Lost to Alexis Encinas (Lahainaluna) 7-0

Saydie Kala, Baldwin
2016 state third (168), 2015 state fourth (155)
2015 MIL champ (155), 2014 MIL champ (155)
2016 Officials champ (168), 2015 Officials champ (168)
Results: Pinned Alexis Tupuola (Moanalua) 1:45; Pinned Kyara Velez (Leilehua) 3:58; Beat Kahula Coleman (Roosevelt) 5-2

Zion-Grace Vierra, Kamehameha
2016 state fifth (127), 2015 state third (127)
2016 ILH champ (127), 2015 ILH champ (119),
2016 Officials champ (138), 2015 Officials champ (127), 2014 Officials champ (122)
Results: Beat Lainey Sanborn (Pac-Five) 14-3; Beat Cassandra Tongi (Kahuku) 7-5.

Bailey Hoshino, Punahou
2016 state fourth (97), 2015 state champ (97)
2016 ILH champ, 2015 ILH champ
2014 Officials champ
2016 Officials results: Beat Jenna Justo (Moanalua) 7-0; Beat Dania Furuya (Pac-Five) 8-2; Lost to Haylee Fujioka (Roosevelt) 6-1; Beat Brooke Kawamura (Kamehameha) 2-1; Lost to Brianna Leong (Leilehua) 6-0.

Jennie Fuamatu, Pearl City
2016 state second (168),
2016 OIA champ (168)
2016 Officials champ
Results: Pinned Lily Carrero (Waianae) 0:29; Pinned Siera Vida (Baldwin) 1:22; Pinned Alyandina Bushe (Kapolei) 2:40

Ira Navarro, Lahainaluna
2016 state third (102),
2016 Officials champ (97)
2016 Officials results: Pinned Shaina Miyasato-Kawaguchi (Leilehua) 1:40; Beat Anjelynn Baron (Roosevelt) 8-1; Pinned Tianna Fernandez (Baldwin) 0:15.

Taryn Ichimura, Punahou
2016 state third (112), 2015 state second (112),
2016 ILH champ (112), 2015 ILH champ (114),
Results: Pinned Kayla Odo (Pearl City) 1:11; Pinned Rizza Islao (Leilehua) 0:31; Lost to Macy Higa (Roosevelt) 16-5; Beat Nanea Estrella (Lahainaluna) 11-6; Pinned Kalissa Pundyke (Campbell) 3:24.

Tiare-Lynn Ikei, Kaiser
2016 state second (102),
2016 OIA champ (102),
Results: Pinned Tehya Almeida (Kailua) 1:36; Pinned Keely Oyadomari (Kapolei) 1:45; Lost to Ashley Gooman (Kamehameha) 6-2; Beat Makana Cooper (Pearl City) 5-2; Pinned Khaitlin Bernaldez (Moanalua) 1:15

Xiaolin Mai, Roosevelt
2016 state third (102),
2016 Officials champ (102)
2016 Officials results: Beat Sami Saribay (Lahainaluna) 6-2; Pinned Rosalyn Kagimoto (Kalani), 1:23; Pinned Madison Vierra (Baldwin) 2:06

Anuhea Hamilton
, Waianae
2016 state second (127), 2015 state fifth (127)
2015 Paani champ
Results: Pinned Emma Debrom (Lanai) 0:43; Pinned Bryndall Mcaluney (Pac-Five) 1:24; Lost to Teniya Alo (Kahuku) 1:00

Faith-Joy Okubo
, Moanalua
2016 state fourth (127)
2016 Officials champ (132)
Results: Pinned Sadie Antoque (Castle), 1:33; Beat Taylor Pelegrino-Hayase (Lahainaluna) 8-2; Beat Jenna Awana (Waianae) 11-3.

COMMENTS

  1. Gail S December 25, 2016 8:50 am

    How does a wrestler who has lost to two different opponents, who are not even mentioned in the P4P, have her name listed? Most of the wrestlers you list haven’t lost a match, while those that do have a loss, its to a wrestler ranked higher than them, which ok, that I can understand.


  2. Kama December 25, 2016 1:00 pm

    Hi Gail,

    Which wrestler are you thinking about?


  3. Gail S December 25, 2016 4:59 pm

    Kama….I don’t want to identify the wrestler only because I’m not trying to take anything away from her, my question really is a general one to the author about what other criteria is being used? The data is provided in this years Officials Tournament results. I don’t know anymore than what has been provided in this article, I just found it surprising.


  4. Jerry Campany December 25, 2016 5:11 pm

    Hey Gail, everything in the p4p is completely subjective fodder and we all would have different lists. There is a math element that I use as a base, though, and that girl’s previous state championship and two ILH titles keep her on the second tier.

    It might not keep her there for long, as more results come in, but for now I am confident with her listed where she is.


  5. Gail S December 25, 2016 10:30 pm

    Jerry….thanks for the reply, the added info is exactly what I was asking for. The time & effort you put in to create a list like this is much appreciated.


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