Ready to Rumble: Girls 132

Kamehameha's Teshya Alo is the No. 1 girls pound-for-pound wrestler in the state. Photo by Cindy Ellen Russell/Star-Advertiser.
Kamehameha’s Teshya Alo is the No. 1 girls pound-for-pound wrestler in the state. Photo by Cindy Ellen Russell/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 advances with a bye
Higa def. Kalama, 5:31
Kauhola def. Bicoy Juario, 7-3
Hamada def. Aniban-Morse, 9-8
Hayase advances with a bye
Akeo def. Riley, 0:37
Awana def. Williams-Espindola, 2:32
Barbican advances with a bye

QUARTERFINALS
Alo def. Higa, 0:40
Kauhola def. Hamada, major decision, 15-3
Hayase def. Akeo, 2:52
Barcina def. Awana, 5-2

Teshya Alo, Kamehameha
BYE

Sierra Kalama, Kauai
vs.
Risa Higa, McKinley

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Kelsey Lee Bicoy Juario, Molokai
vs.
Chaika Kauhola, Aiea

Paige Hamada, Pearl City
vs.
Gionne Aniban-Morse, Kealakehe

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Taylor Pelegrino Hayase, Lahainaluna
vs.
Jenna Awana, Waianae

Karena Akeo, Mililani
vs.
Kayla O’Sullivan, Maryknoll

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Riley Abbey, Hawaii Prep
vs.
Shavelle Williams-Espindola, Campbell

Viviana Barcina, Kahuku
BYE

Alo just can’t seem to find a match. She won the ILH by walkover for the second straight year and has already earned a bye in the first round of the state tournament.

That’s what happens when you are a three time state champ and two months removed from competing in the Olympic trials. With Alo in the bracket, everyone else is wrestling to get on the podium next to her.

Barcina also has a bye because Alo scared everyone away, and the OIA champ is almost assured of improving on her state placing of fifth last year.

If the name Barcina sounds familiar, it should. Kahuku’s Aarica Barcina was possibly the biggest giant killer in the history of the girls tournament after taking down top seed Sarah Grace Alegria in the first round in 2013.

But let’s not get carried away. Alo is here to pick up her fourth title and hope she doesn’t hurt anyone in the process.

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