Ready to Rumble: Girls 122

Iolani's Teniya Alo has been injured for much of the season, but still plans on winning a state title. Jamm Aquino/ Star-Advertiser
Iolani’s Teniya Alo has been injured for much of the season, but still plans on winning a state title. Jamm Aquino/ 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
Alo def. Ader, 1:45
Ikei def. Rivera, 2:32
Kang def. Tapucol, 1:37
Lagmay def. Borengasser, 1:40
Lono def. Taguiam, 11-5
Chow def. Winters, 1:28
Sato def. Chan, 1:05
Carlson def. Miner, 1:53

QUARTERFINALS
Alo def. Ikei, 8-2
Kang def. Lagmay, 1:21
Lono def. Chow, 4:27
Carlson def. Sato, 0:43

Teniya, Alo, ‘Iolani
vs.
Destinee Ader, Farrington

Rosalani Ikei, Kaiser
vs.
Jaden Rivera, King Kekaulike

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Netanya Kang, Pearl City
vs.
Nika Tapucol, Kauai

Kira Borengasser, Moanalua
vs.
Berri Lagmay, Kealakehe

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Ashley Taguiam, Lahainaluna
vs.
Kayla Lono, Leilehua

Lappi Winters, Keaau
vs.
Anela Chow, Kamehameha

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Kanani Chan, KS-Hawaii
vs.
Tamara Sato, Punahou

Annalyn Miner, Nanakuli
vs.
Tehani Carlson, Waianae

Make no mistake, Carlson has dominated this weight class while Alo recovered from an injury, sweeping all four preseason tournaments and capping it off with an OIA championship.

All that bought her was the second seed, though, because Alo is the defending champion on her way to four state titles and Carlson has yet to place in the big event.

The seeding is a moot point, though, because if Alo had wrestled it is not a stretch to say the national champ would have won all four. Now that she is back, this is Alo’s world.

Carlson might have rather met Alo earlier than the final, but both girls just tackle what is in front of them.

For as good as Alo was last year and Carlson has been this year, there are still land mines in this bracket. Kang is the only two time state placer in the bunch and wrestled in the final last year but stumbled greatly last week with a sixth place at the OIA championships. Lono also placed last year, coming in fifth, but was shut out of the preseason tournaments.

If she is on her game, it is a trap for the unfortunate girls in her quarter of the bracket.

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