Ready to Rumble: Girls 145

Radford's Angela Peralta, shown in a match earlier this season, won the 147-pound division at the Oahu Interscholastic Association wrestling championships Saturday. Jamm Aquino / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Radford’s Angela Peralta, shown in a match earlier this season, won the 147-pound division at the Oahu Interscholastic Association wrestling championships Saturday. Jamm Aquino / Honolulu 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
Peralta def. Popejoy Kanamu, 1:44
Labanon def. Medeiros, 0:37
Ching def. Sanborn, 16-6
Torres Umi def. Dinlocker-Santiago, 7-1
Araki def. Sardinha, 5:20
Fuamatu def. Matsunaga, 1:14
Ammasi def. Tongi, 13-7
Fontanilla def. Kealanahele, 0:42

QUARTERFINALS
Peralta def. Labanon, 3:39
Torres Umi def. Ching, 4-3
Araki def. Fuamatu, 9-7
Fontanilla def. Ammasi, 2:54

Angela Peralta, Radford
vs.
Keeana Popejoy-Kanamu, King Kekaulike

Wailana Medeiros, Konawaena
vs.
Tara Labanon, Damien

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Lokelani Ching, Hawaii Prep
vs.
Laiey Sanborn, Sacred Hearts

Dani Dinlocker-Santiago, Mililani
vs.
Esther Torres Umi, Molokai

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Kayla Araki, KS-Hawaii
vs.
Heavenli Sardinha, Campbell

Sarah Matsunaga, Kauai
vs.
Jaqueline Fuamatu, Pearl City

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Jaydin Huesing Ammasi, Baldwin
vs.
Cassandra Tongi, Kahuku

Brandi Kealanahele, Farrington
vs.
Jaclyn Fontanilla, Kamehameha

Peralta is the third jewel in coach Charles Ariola’s Olympic training machine with the Alos and she has been hanging with them all year. Unlike those two, she will be going for her first state crown after placing twice including a spot in last year’s final. She has been a scourge in this weight class all year, taking Officials, Paani and Nanakuli before picking up her third OAI title to earn the top seed. Fontanilla is the second seed after taking third last year. She was pretty quiet this year before taking her second straight ILH title last week. MIL champ Torres Umi dropped down to this weight class and won her second league crown and is probably the favorite in her quad. The quartet opposite Fontanilla’s side will be very competitive, with BIIF champ Kayla Araki dropping down from 155 to try to improve on her third place finish last year. Fuamatu is in her way on the road to the semis, though. She is another state placer, taking fifth last year, and ran a decided No. 2 to Peralta this season all the way to last week’s OIA championships where she reached the final but got stuck by the Ram.

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