Live Blog: State wrestling seeding meeting

by Jerry Campany on February 23, 2014

Mid-Pacific's Joshua Terao, left, wrestled Punahou's Joshua Crimmins in the boys 132-pound championship bout of the 2014 ILH wrestling championships on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at 'Iolani School. (Jamm Aquino / Star-Advertiser)

Mid-Pacific’s Joshua Terao, left, wrestled Punahou’s Joshua Crimmins in the boys 132-pound championship bout of the 2014 ILH wrestling championships on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at ‘Iolani School. (Jamm Aquino / Star-Advertiser)

Brackets:

State Wrestling (Boys) 2014

State Wrestling (Girls) 2014

The girls bracket will be published again since it has some kinks in it, but all of the information is there.

Coaches are filing into the Sullivan Center at Iolani, they get down to business at 1 p.m. I am not going to quote coaches as they fight for their wrestlers, but I will be updating seeds as they are determined and pointing out when spots are contested.

Not quite what sure to expect, but if Joshua Terao, above, draws any discussion it will most certainly be raves and nothing but. That is one freaky pin he put on Crimmins yesterday.

Four champs go first, followed by runner up and third place and so on. In the event of a tie in votes, cards will be drawn.

This goes kind of fast when it is clear-cut, I am going to try to get top 10 in here at least. Obviously, these are not official until the HHSAA released them. I will definitely get the top four.

Boys 106
Cameron Kato is the first name mentioned. Kapolei contests it, Pagurayan is 1-1 against Kato. It goes to a vote. ILH wins the vote 3-1, Kato is the top seed.

1. Cameron Kato, Punahou
2. Jayson Pagurayan, Kapolei
3. Izaak Panlasigui Domingo, Lahainaluna
4. Elison Galanto, Kealakehe
5. Jayden Key Bird, Kamehameha
6. Cody Cabanban, Saint Louis
7. Raulin Santiago, Pahoa
8. Kanoa Lanias, Mililani
9. Brandon Aceret, Waialua
10. Colby Watase, Iolani

Boys 113
1. Blaysen Terukina, Kamehameha
2. Shandon Ilabon Totten, Kapolei
3. Zach Wigzell, Lahainaluna
4. Shaeden Quevedo, Hilo
5. Kristopher Alcos

Kapolei contested, but he didn’t have much of a chance against Terukina. No vote needed. With no Kauai rep, they indicate via email that they will take the fifth spot.

Boys 120
1. Christian Balagso, Lahainaluna
2. Christian Natividad, Campbell
3. Sean Urabe, Punahou
4. William Spain, Waiakea
5. Jake Nakasone, Iolani
6. Josten Sairbat, King Kekaulike
7. Trey Galigo, Kamehameha-Maui
8. Joseph Fong, University
9. Alika Agustin, Waianae
10. Kawailani Somera Rickard, Leilehua

OIA vs. ILH again this time for the top seed, but MIL wants it as well. Ilabon comes up as a common opponent, they both beat him. vote: OIA 1, Maui 3. Brad Transfiguration of the Big Island gets in as an alternate but avoids the top three seeds. He will face NO. 4 Spain in the first round. Coaches don’t like the OIA’s fifth having a tougher road, theoretically, than the OIA six.

Boys 126
1. Alex Ursua, Pearl City
2. Jahfrey Akina, Baldwin
3. Joshua Rosen, Punahou
4. Xylon Takata, Waiakea
5. Jamin Lopez, Kapaa
6. Chevy Tabiolo Felicilda, Moanalua
7. Julian Tongpalan, Hilo
8. Jesse Sairbay, Waipahu
9. Cole Chandler, Mid-Pacific
10. Aaron Nakama, Kapolei

OIA vs. ILH for the top spot is contested lightly, until the OIA points out that they have a state champ. That’ll do it. Poor Rosen goes from arguing for the top seed to being slotted third. ILH wants to go back and revist their second place vs. Maui’s.second place. OIA says he has no problem with rethinking it, it went pretty fast. ILH closes it after it is pointed out there kid has not been at states.

Boys 132
1. Josh Terao, Pac-Five
2. Zackary Diamond, Mililani
3. Justin Inovejas, Lahainaluna
4. Austin Kuahuai, Waiakea
5. Bryson Yoro,
6. Joshua Crimmins, Punahou
7. Shon Inouye, Konawaena
8. Slayden Lloyd, Baldwin
9. Alika Durham, Kaiser
10. Cullen Slavens, Kamehameha

No discussion among the top four seeds, of course. This one went pretty fast, the only discussion is whether an alternate would attend for financial reasons for neighbor island kids.

Boys 138
1. Braydon Akeo, Mililani
2. Thomas Stevenson, Baldwin
3. Brian Pascua, Iolani
4. Uriel Santiago, Pahoa
5. Madison Leanio,
6. Jacob Naosusuga, Waianae
7. Brandon Corpuz, Keaau
8. Micah Mitsunaga, Mid-Pacific
9. Joshua Leonard, Kapolei
10. Caleb Sardinha, Campbell

Pretty straight forward

Boys 145
1. Bubba Jaramillo, Lahainaluna
2. Liam Corbett, Radford
3. Connor Barfield, Punahou
4. Reed Hayashikawa, Pahoa
5. Nick Carriffe, Waimea
6. Keian Inouye, Baldwin
7. Thomas Kahooilihala, Hilo
8. Josh Gima, Aiea
9. Tyler Yoshikawa, MId-Pacific
10. Timothy Riveiera, Pearl City

Boys 152
1. Jacob Solomon, Kalaheo
2. William Valdez, Punahou
3. Robert Campos, Lahainaluna
4. Alan Ikehara, Waiakea
5. Nicholas Gabriel, Waimea
6. Tristen Kamaka, Leilehua
7. Austin Sprague, Honokaa
8. Kalei Cabinting, King Kekaulike
9. Connor Villarmia, Damien
10. Michael Graziano, Waianae

Boys 160
1. Blake Cooper, Pearl City
2. Thomas Rosen St. John, Lahainaluna
3. Christian Agmata, Punahou
4. Hoku Kahookaulana, Pahoa
5. Andrew Evans, Waimea
6. Francis Taua, Campbell
7. Chastin Kekahuna, Kamehameha-Hawaii
8. Steven Chan, Damien
9. Matthew Aguigui, Radford
10. Lopaka Lono, Leilehua

A lot of discussion for the ninth spot, Chan gets it after a vote.

Boys 171
1. Spencer Kiehm, Iolani
2. Rodney Williams, Castle
3. Tavian Del Rosario, Lanai
4. Kaleo Holt, Konawaena
5. Kala Dusenberry Lee, Waimea
6. Jonah Hoshino, Kamehameha
7. Justus Mikkelson, Waiakea
8. Noah Murayama, King Kekaulike

ILH vs. OIA for top seed, Kiehm gets it.

Boys 182
1. Kayed Rodriguez, Waiakea
2. Moses Wiseman, Kapolei
3. Connor Rosen St. John, Lahainaluna
4. Joseph Hoshino, Kamehameha
5. Javen Torres, Waimea
6. Kiamana Young, Saint LOuis
7. Kaulu Obrey, Kea
8. Kauhi Kanakaole, Hana
9. James Sullivan, Campbell
10. Taaga Tuulima, Iolani

Boys 195
1. Haaheo Chan, Keaau
2. Boman Tokioka, Kamehameha
3. Mahvan Tau, Waianae
4. Wayne Albin, Lahainaluna
5. Charlie Kahepuu, Waimea
6. Russell Laros, HPA
7. Kaumana Garcia, Baldwin
8. Thor Kapisi Brady, Campbell
9. Jacob Sparks, Punahou
10. Kenze Aaron Atellano, KEA

I see the comments, I don’t have time to respond right now. If the school is wrong, it is probably a Kauai wrestler. I am not as familiar with them.

Boys 220
1. Dayton Furuta, Mililani
2. Robert Worrell, Mid-Pacific
3. Iokepa Alnbino, Molokai
4. Kinkaid Kawananakoa, Hawaii Prep
5. Ian Garcia, Waimea
6. Tristan Ludiazo, Campbell
7. Kamalani Crum, KS-Hawaii
8. Cory Williams, St. A
9. Dane Yamashiro, Iolani
10. DJ Chatman, Radford

Boys 285
1. Zephaniah Pavao, Keeau
2. Connor Mowat, Lahainaluna
3. Jordan Fuamatu, Pearl City
4. Rusty Nakayama, Kamehameha
5. Kohana Rapozo, Waimea
6. JO Oishi, Radford
7. Kullen Davis, Kamehameha-Hawaii
8. Kuikamoku Han, Molokai
9. Maake Muti, Leilehua
10. Kelemente Lam Sam, Damien
11. Keenan Greenbaum, HPA
12. Toese Tia, Campbell
13. Isaiah Alapai, Kapolei
14. Keenan Eldredge, Punahou
15. Samuel Shimabukuro, Waianae
16. Charldon Leleo, Saint Louis

Girls 97
1. Maia Phanthadara, Roosevelt
2. Chieko Sarah Imai, Punahou
3. Chelsey Chaves, Maui
4. Shaylyn Arakaki, Hilo
5. Kaisa Ishikawa
6. Brandi Yoshida, Campbell
7. Marie Danielle Del Rosario, Kealakehe
8. Brooke Kawamura, Kamehameha
9. Misty Tran, McKinley
10. Alexis Nelson, Waianae

Girls 101
1. Malie Gonsalves, Waianae
2. Samantha Wong, Iolani
3. Aaliyah Ching, Konawaena
4. Alexis Encinas, Lahainaluna
5. Kyla Aruda, King Kekaulike
6. Kalissa Pundyke, Campbell
7. Khaitlin Bernaldez, Moanalua
8. Kimberly Mesick, Punahou
9. Cheyenne Cantorna, Pearl City
10. Nina Bean, KIM

Girls 105
1. Angela Enos, Moanalua
2. Karley Kaulili, Molokai
3. Taylor Miyao, St. Andrews
4. Jade Cadaoas, Kealakehe
5. Anika Pascual, Lahianaluna
6. Breanne Takaesu, Pearl City
7. Kelly Rivera, Mililani
8. Hiilani Meyer, Kamehameha
9. Alana Alviar, Campbell
10. Ilysia Sharai Sana, Waianae

Girls 109
1. Diamond Freitas, Lahainaluna
2. Tammy Le, McKinley
3. Shelby Say, Pac-Five
4. Charlotte Taylor, Honokaa
5. Courtney Brock, Kai
6. Angessa Newman, Waianae
7. Sarah Patanpaiboon, Campbell
8. Katja Berthold, Punahou
9. Aarica Barcina, Kahuku
10. Mikayla Abe, Pearl City

Maui wins top seed over OIA with a 3-1 vote.

Girls 113
1. Jenna Mauliloa, King Kekaulike
2. Kristen Kojima, Roosevelt
3. Donavyn Futa, Kamehameha
4. Crystal Baysa, KS-Hawaii
5. Alexis Ford, Pearl City
6. Katie Funai, Hilo
7. Jade Rickard, Lahainaluna
8. Megan Lam, Punahou
9. Alsie Bahilot, Castle
10. Jadelynn Mariano, KEA

Girls 117
1. Shana Dilliner, Kamehameha
2. Norlyn Cabonce, Lanai
3. Alicia Liemsithisak, Campbell
4. Maria Hernandez, Hilo
5. Nika Tapucol, Kauai
6. Taryn Ichimura, Punahou
7. Tracy Galanto, kealakehe
8. Desiree Corpuz, Molokai
9. Jojo Lau, McKinley
10. Sydnee Ramirez, Mid-Pac

ILH got the top seed over MIL with a 2-1 vote.

Girls 121
1. Harmony Pacheco, Kamehameha
2. Angela Lee, Mililani
3. Esther Torres Umi, Molokai
4. Destiny Masters, kealakehe
5. Sanoe Kalama, Kauai
6. Baelle Gay, Sacred hearts
7. Brandy Ilac-Wong, Honokaa
8. Persuasion Kawailima, King Kekaulike
9. Rebekah Johnson, Castle
10. Erika Takase, Punahou

Pacheco got the top seed here with a card draw after a 1-1 vote. two state champs, no head-to-head

Girls 125
1. Shannon Paaaina, Mid-Pacific
2. Ripzah Torres Umi, Molokai
3. Maria Garcia, Roosevelt
4. Kaiya Casuga, Hawaii Prep
5. Nina Brown, Radford
6. Marsha Goriainov, Mililani
7. Anais Huet, kealakehe
8. Ashley Mercado, Leilehua
9. Kaile Kron, Lahainaluna
10. Kori Kunioka, pun

Girls 130
1. Teshya Alo, Kamehameha
2. Lhyca Joy Butac, Leilehua
3. Shayna Boteilho, Baldwin
4. Ashlee Lopez, Keaau
5. Asia Igafo, Castle
6. Carissa Lee, Punahou
7. Paulaine Gampon, Kealakehe
8. Alexandre Aquino, Lahainaluna
9. Jacqueline Fuamatu, Pearl City
10. Jordyn Watanabe, Mililani

Girls 135
1. Breanna Dudoit Vasquez, Lahainaluna
2. Loke Ching, Hawaii Prep
3. Tate Williams, Kamehameha
4. Angela Peralta, Campbell
5. Dani Santiago, La Pietra
6. Saydee Makaiwi, Molokai
7. Taysia Kano, Kapolei
8. Skye Matsuura, Waiakea
9. Raeann Hernandez, Damien
10. Lilian Kaka, Kahuku

Girls 140
1. Carly Jaramillo, Lahainaluna
2. Zoe Hernandez, Punahou
3. Kari Okubo, Aiea
4. Kayla Araki, KS-Hawaii
5. Lokelani Kam, Campbell
6. Cendall Manley, Molokai
7. Savannah DePonte, Pahoa
8. Taj Vierra, Kamehameha

Jaramillo gets it for a head-to-head win over Hernandez. Right now all four seeds get a bye in the first round, but rules say they can’t. Each quarter will have a bye. Coaches question it, but it’s the rules. The reasoning is that a team with a great wrestler should not be robbed of a chance to get team points for a pin. So the byes have to be random throughout via a card draw.They are going to have to redo the whole bracket after they draw the byes.

After four straight card draws, the top seeds get the bye all four times.

Girls 155
1. Jocelyn Tabion, Kapolei
2. Lahi Kanakanui, Hilo
3. Saydie Kala, Baldwin
4. Callon Medeiros, Kamehameha
5. Shiori Leger, Kapaa
6. Caragh Morris, Campbell
7. Amanda Stark, Iolani
8. Carliegh Vallente, Honokaa
9. Stephanie Times, Aiea
10. Kanoe Nakoa, Kaiser

Girls 175
1. Alex Fautanu, Iolani
2. Jocelyn Alo, Kahuku
3. Courtnie Taua, Baldwin
4. Kawena Ruamoo-Mendiola, Waiakea
5. Kaleilei Rogers, Kai
6. Erin Scheidt, Kamehameha
7. Leah Mello Waiwaiole, Kauai
8. Jasmyn Davis, Molokai
9. Kay Tehotu, McKinley
10. Aulii Young, St. Francis

Fautanu got the top seed after a card draw. Taua got the third seed after a card draw. Both votes were 1-1 with league who don’t have a dog in the hunt abstaining.

Girls 220
1. Lalelei Mataafa, Lahainaluna
2. Kaydie Tehotu, McKinley
3. Nalani Stanley, Kamehameha
4. Tia Kalalau, KS-Hawaii
5. Sabrina Alo, Kahuku
6. Tristen Borden, Baldwin
7. Billie Ann Bruce, Pahoa
8. Katherine Hann, Keu
9. Avei Lualemaga, Aiea
10. Taylor Allen, Campbell

{ 58 comments… read them below or add one }

ILH fan February 25, 2014 at 8:59 am

Jerry – Thanks for the look into process. Next year, if you need someone to carry your notepad for you to the meeting let me know.

1) was the league reps the same for both boys & girls? league rep determined by boys title?
1) how long was the whole process?

Jerry Campany February 25, 2014 at 9:45 am

Thanks, ILH, I am already thinking of next year. Maybe take a picture of the brackets as they do them (if I can still get in) and maybe have a coach (or someone who knows wrestling) with me to provide thoughts. That, and learning to type faster, of course.

Campbell and Punahou had separate voting representative for the boys and the girls. The whole process took about four hours, with the only break lasting about five minutes. They stayed on task throughout, I can’t imagine it being any shorter.

The wrestling community should be quite proud. Our web geniuses report that within the 12 hours that I did it, it had outperformed anything we have done on this site except the state football championship game between Mililani and Punahou. They mentioned that if you look at just numbers and not the reasons why (doing something nobody else is doing and doing it for the first time), you would have to conclude that the sport draws more interest than anything other than football.

I had an idea it would be popular, but I had no idea how popular. Now I guess I have to beg my way into seeding meetings for all the sports, if I can.

Lucas February 25, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Jerry! Next year, I would like to help you with your coverage. What you are doing for this sport is outstanding. These kids put their whole life on hold just for a chance at a state title. Thank you for recognizing them. I think I know most of the girls and boys wrestlers, and how the process works. lmk.

Jerry Campany February 26, 2014 at 9:16 am

I’m with ya, Lucas, but next year is a long way away.

I’m thinking next year instead of rankings we can do a proper poll if enough people return and are willing to do the work required to vote every week.

TJ February 26, 2014 at 9:30 am

Great work Jerry!!!! Wow. Didn’t realize that wrestling would have the second biggest draw in the state after football. I’ve always thought it was baseball here in the islands. Makes me wonder now how many peeps came on this blog for the seeding now/what kind of crowd and how early you would need to get to the Blaisdell for good seats on Saturday.

Talloola25 February 26, 2014 at 12:11 pm

Polls would be great. Also finding a way to rank the teams as well would be nice in order to support the team aspect better.

anonymous February 27, 2014 at 6:18 am

Team aspect? No such thing.

wrestling fan February 27, 2014 at 11:10 am

There is both Team and Individual ranking. Please respond positively and not be negative when all are trying to build more interest in a great sport. Keep the sport strong and stop looking for negatives.

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