Ready to Rumble: Girls 112

Lahainaluna's Alexia Encinas pinned Pearl City's Mikayla Abe to win the state title at 107 pounds in 2015. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.
Lahainaluna’s Alexia Encinas pinned Pearl City’s Mikayla Abe to win the state title at 107 pounds in 2015. Photo by Bruce Asato/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
Encinas def. Ramos, :26
Crisostomo def. Posiulai, 4:32
Pundyke def. Ramirez, 2:51
Taylor def. Topanga, 6-0
Higa def. Agapay, 1:25
Acob def. Tehotu, 5:01
Albino-Kaupu def. Funamura-Sasil, :14
Ichimura def. Reyes, 2:47

QUARTERFINALS
Encinas def. Cristostomo, technical fall, 17-1
Taylor def. Pundyke, 4:47
Higa def. Acob, 1:00
Ichimura def. Albino-Kaupu, 2:31

Alexis Encinas, Lahainaluna
vs.
Quinn Catlin, Baldwin

Haahula Crisostomo, Moanalua
vs.
Alexis Posiulai, Kamehameha

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Kalissa Pundyke, Campbell
vs.
Sydnee Ramirez, Mid-Pacific

Kamryn Topasna, Radford
vs.
Charlotte Taylor, Kealakehe

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Macy Higa, Roosevelt
vs.
Rava Tehotu, Kapolei

Mealin Tamashiro, Keaau
vs.
McKenzie Acob, Baldwin

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Kaua Albino-Kaupu, KS-Hawaii
vs.
Justice Funamura-Sasil, Kauai

Katie Reyes, Waianae
vs.
Taryn Ichimura, Punahou

Encinas is the only state champ from last year here, riding the emotion of her team’s placing to the top of the heap, but that doesn’t mean this one will be easy.

Plenty of other girls have been there before, with both Ichimura and Pundyke reaching the final last year but losing and Pundyke getting the gold as a freshman the year before.

Ichimura was in the final of every preseason tournament she entered but lost all of them until taking the ILh for the second time to lock down the second seed.

Pundyke has been a complete enigma this year, falling to fourth at Officials and losing to Higa in the OIA final. Higa went from fifth at Officials to Paani and Nanakuli champion to OIA queen.

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