Unlike the alphabet soup that makes up boxing, there can only be one champion in each weight class in OIA judo.
The league will determine its title holders this weekend, with Kahuku’s LeRod Tongi earning the top seed in the East at 220 pounds. He has reigning OIA champion Matt Miner of Aiea on his side of the bracket in the No. 4 spot and Kalani’s James Lawhn, who took the title in 2014, sitting in the third spot. Kapolei’s Johnny Morrison is the top seed in the West.
There are 14 judoka in the bracket and everyone has a bye into the second round. Tongi and Lawhn get a bye into the quarterfinals.
Jayson Pagurayan is going for his third OIA title.
Here are the complete brackets: