Ready to Rumble: Girls 107

Lahainaluna's Iverly Navarro beat Punahou's Jessica Sawai at the Pa'ani Challenge. Photo by Dennis Oda/Star-Advertiser.
Lahainaluna’s Iverly Navarro beat Punahou’s Jessica Sawai at the Pa’ani Challenge. Photo by Dennis Oda/Star-Advertiser.

The 2016 Chevron Hawaii/HHSAA State Wrestling Championships begin Friday. To get you ready, we will preview the matchups in each weight class for both boys and girls.

FIRST ROUND
Navarro def. Chun, 4:49
Cachola def. Furuya, 20-5
Leong def. Timbres-Richardson, 10-2
Ilac-Wong def. Caraveo, 5:02
Meyer def. Fujioka, 5-4
Oyadomori def. Reilly-Gober, 9-0
Spano Calderon def. Kepano-Ferreira, 2:48
Abe def. Whiting, 3:37

QUARTERFINALS
Navarro def. Cachola, 8-2
Ilac-Wong def. Leong, 11-7
Meyer def. Oyadomari, 6-3
Abe def. Spano Calderon, 1:14

Iverly Navarro, Lahainaluna
vs.
Sophia Chun, KS-Hawaii

Jaryn Cachola, Farrington
vs.
Jessica Sawai, Punahou

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Brianna Leong, Leilehua
vs.
Dania Furuya, University

Keely Oyadomari, Kapolei
vs.
Brandy Ilac-Wong, Honokaa

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Hilianai Meyer, Kamehameha
vs.
Haylee Fujioka, Roosevelt

Jordyn Kahananui, Kauai
vs.
Dana Kai Reilly-Gober, Kealakehe

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Hailey Spano Calderon, Lanai
vs.
Ilima Kepano-Ferreira, Keaau

Jacqueline Caraveo, Moanalua
vs.
Mikayla Abe, Pearl City

Navarro is going for her third state placing but what she really wants is a shot at the final after finishing third in each of the last two years. She hasn’t had to worry about getting tripped up early this year, taking first at MIT, Officials and Paani before grabbing her first MIL title and the top seed that came with it.

To be the top seed in this group is something, there are FIVE state placers here so there are few easy matches for anyone, even Navarro could possibly face Cachola, who was fourth in state last year, in the second round.

Leong, who finished fifth last year, and Meyer (sixth) seem to have their brackets locked down but this bracket could turn crazy quickly.

Abe is the only girl here with experience in a state final, but she didn’t take the step people expected this year. Still, she is a two-time OIA champion and could cruise all the way to the semis if Meyer advances and to the finals if she doesn’t.

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