Ready to Rumble: Girls 155

Kamehameha's Taj Vierra wrestled Punahou's Zoe Hernandez at 140 pounds in the finals of the 2014 ILH Championships. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Kamehameha’s Taj Vierra wrestled Punahou’s Zoe Hernandez at 140 pounds in the finals of the 2014 ILH Championships. Photo by 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
Vierra advances with a bye, she was switched to the top seed
Corbett def. Seoane, 3:40
Yago advances with a bye
Larson advances with a bye
Arroyo Haro advances with a bye
Basa def. Cardosa, 0:44
Derego def. Charles by default
Wright advances with a bye

QUARTERFINALS
Corbett def. Vierra, 7-1
Larson def. Yago, 1:22
Arroyo Haro def. Basa, 0:28
Wright def. Charles, 4:33

Aaliyah Wright, Campbell
BYE

Taylor Chan, Keaau
vs.
Tatiana DeRego, Hilo

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Kimberly Yago, Kauai
vs.
Rae Cardosa, Hawaii Prep

Angel Basa, Mililani
vs.
Jaeden Guerrero, Damien

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Erika Larson, Keaau
BYE

Nina Seoane, Pearl City
vs.
Taj Vierra, Kamehameha

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Kelani Corbett, Leilehua
vs.
Shea Charles, Roosevelt

Karina Arroyo Haro, Lahainaluna
BYE

Looks like the brackets were corrected, putting wright in the second spot and Vierra on top.

With so many girls dropping down to 145, Wright is the best this bracket has to offer. The OIA champion has been solid this year, taking third at Officials behind two Kamehameha girls but only Vierra remains in this class. That leaves Wright as the only placer from last year where she took third. Vierra placed sixth in state in 2014 and is in a nice spot in the bracket despite falling short last week. Haro will get a bye in the first round as the MIL champ, she took MIT against a less than stellar field but dropped to fourth at Officials behind Wright and finished third at Paani behind Araki and the always dangerous Corbett, who would meet her in the second round if she can get past Charles as expected.

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