Ready to Rumble: Girls 138

Kapolei's Taysia Kano wrestled Kahuku's Lilia Kaka at 140 pounds at the OIA Championships. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.
Kapolei’s Taysia Kano wrestled Kahuku’s Lilia Kaka at 140 pounds at the OIA Championships. 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
Kano def. Manuel, 1:10
Juliano def. Worthington, 3:27
Keahi def. Losadio-Watson, 1:08
Spencer def. Dias, 1:28
Yamaguchi def. Fernandez, 18-3
Kaka def. Kekahuna, 1:57
Strong def. Roth, 1:01
Simon def. Garcia, 1:38

QUARTERFINALS
Kano def. Juliano, 1:49
Keahi def. Spencer, 1:27
Yamaguchi def. Kaka, 4-0
Simon def. Strong, 2:31

Taysia Kano, Kapolei
vs.
Malialani Manuel, Kalaheo

Sheena Juliano, Kauai
vs.
Iwa Worthington, Assets

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Kauanoe Keahi, Lahainaluna
vs.
Jorjah Losadio-Watson, Konawaena

Kayla Spencer, Castle
vs.
Jaynah Dias, KS-Hawaii

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Pomaikai Yamaguchi, Kamehameha
vs.
Asialyn Fernandez, Pearl City

Cianni Kekahuna, Honokaa
vs.
Lilia Kaka, Kahuku

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Anne Roth, Waiakea
vs.
Amber Strong, Campbell

Rebekah Garcia, Moanalua
vs.
Alexandria Simon, Molokai

Kano is the top seed after sweeping MIT and Officials and following it up with her second OIA title. Teshya Alo competing in the weight class below doesn’t hurt. She will be looking for an Officials rematch with Simon, who made it to the final against Alo last year and took second. Yamaguchi is another state placer, taking third two years ago and certainly as good as anyone else in this bracket. Unfortunately for her, she probably has the toughest draw in the first round in Fernandes, who ruled a weak Paani field but dropped to fifth in the OIA championships.

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