Ready to Rumble: Girls 168

Cendall Manley is going for her fourth state medal.
Cendall Manley is going for her fourth state medal.

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
Medeiros def. Wells, 1:42
Paogofie def. Lindsey, 1:36
Kala def. Maarsingh, 3:22
Fuamatu def. Bailey, 2:36
Ayers def. Kanongataa, 2:32
Morris def. Hernandez, 1:30
Busche def. Ancheta, 0:52
Manley def. Tokotaha, 1:07

QUARTERFINALS
Medeiros def. Paogofie, 1:20
Fuamatu def. Kala, 4:41
Ayers def. Morris
Manley def. Bushe, 7-1

Callan Medeiros, Kamehameha
vs.
Tyzandria Wells, Nanakuli

Lindsey Bernadette, Kapolei
vs.
Nika Paogofie, Kealakehe

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Saydie Kala, Baldwin
vs.
Katelin Maarsingh, Honokaa

Kapoina Bailey, Konawaena
vs.
Jenny Fuamatu, Pearl City

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Ivory Ayers, Keaau
vs.
Luana Kanongataa, Kahuku

Raeann Hernandez, Damien
vs.
Caragh Morris, Campbell

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Chynna Ancheta, Mid-Pacific
vs.
Alyandina Bushe, Kapolei

Koloisa Tokotaha, Waipahu
vs.
Cendall Manley , Molokai

Medeiros is the easy top seed here as a defending state champ, she finished second to Kala at Officials but turned it on after that, winning Paani and Nanakuli before picking up her third ILH crown, but she draws Wells in the first round, and Wells placed last year after being the only girl to drop a top seed in the first round last year. That match should tell a lot. Kala is in the middle of the next quad with Fuamatu, the two-time MIL champ swept MIT and Officials but fell short against Manley last week. Fuamatu has never placed, but she did finish second to Kala at MIT and had another second at Paani before winning at Nanakuli. That sets up for another great second round matchup in a bracket full of them. Manley is the second seed, she is going for her fourth state placing without ever finishing higher than fifth. That is pretty rare, but she is a different wrestler now. She took third at Officials behind Kala and Medeiros but wowed people at Paani to pick up that tournament’s most outstanding wrestler award. Her quarter of the bracket looks manageable, but the one above it will be another to watch. The semifinals are set up as Ayers vs. Morris. Ayers was fourth at state last year and Morris is a fan favorite who has reached the state final in each of the last two years but fell short both times. She has struggled a bit this year, taking fourth at Officials and second at Nanakuli.

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