Wrestling rankings: Boys flyweights (under 126)

by Jerry Campany on January 2, 2014

Welcome to Hawaiiprepworld.com’s attempt at wrestling rankings. I can only rank based on results that I know, so please either email me directly at sapreps808@gmail.com or place your reports in the comments below. If I get one or two people saying that they saw a result, I will try my best to confirm it. If I get three, I will consider it fact. I have the Garner Ivey, Officials, Campbell and Kamehameha. I try to take head-to-head into account first, but if a wrestler wears the label ‘state placer,’ he will always get a bump from me. You will see some wrestlers ranked in more than one weight class. As long as they have competed in that weight class in the past month, they will be ranked there. They will drop out immediately if a month lapses.

Thank you in advance for your results, together we can make this work. I intend on updating these every Sunday night at the least, but may pop in with updates as I get them. On Saturday I am leaning toward going to the ILH, and have Pearl City results covered. All I really need from the other sites is someone with a keen eye to give me results any time anyone in a top 10 is in action, and the result of those matches.

Alex Ursua, left, won a state championship last year for Pac-Five and hopes to do the same this year for Pearl City. Photo by Jamm Aquino.

Alex Ursua, left, won a state championship last year for Pac-Five and hopes to do the same this year for Pearl City. Photo by Jamm Aquino.

**************************February 23 update******************************************************************

106
1. Jayson Pagurayan, Kapolei
2. Cameron Kato, Punahou
3. Cody Cabanban, Saint Louis
4. Izaak Panlasigui Domingo, Lahainaluna
5. Shazer Valeriano, Campbell
6. Colby Watase, Iolani
7. Ellison Galanto, Kealakehe
8. Ronson Farin Yadao, Leilehua
9. Allen Lin, McKInley
10. Kanoa Lanias, Mililani

113
1. Blaysen Terukina, Kamehameha
2. Shandon Ilabon Totten, Kapolei
3. Jordan Ng, Iolani
4. Cayde Tagami, Roosevelt
5. Zach Wigzell, Lahainaluna
6. Shaeden Quevedo, Hilo
7. Chance Ikei, Kaiser
8. Joshua Gallarde, Campbell
9. Caelab Reyes, Moanalua
10. Chaden Morisato, Kalani

120
1. Christian Balagso, Lahainaluna
2. Josten Sairbay, King Kekaulike
3. Christian Natividad, Campbell
4. Will Spain, Waiakea
5. Alika Agustin, Waianae
6. Jake Nakasone, Iolani
7. Sean Urabe, Punahou
8. Draten Morisato, Kalani
9. Antionio Ruiz, Moanalua
10. Kawailani Somera Rickard, Leilehua

126
1. Alex Ursua, Pearl City
2. Joshua Rosen, Punahou
3. Isaac Diamond, Mililani
4. Chevy Tabiolo Felicilda, Moanalua
5. Jahfrey Akina, Baldwin
6. Cole Chandler, Mid-Pacific
7. Xylon Takata, Waiakea
8. Jansen Panlaigui Domingo, Lahainaluna
9. Ian Murakami, Pac-Five
10. Aaron Nakama, Kapolei

**************************February 20 update******************************************************************

106
1. Cameron Kato, Punahou
2. Jayson Pagurayan, Kapolei
3. Cody Cabanban, Saint Louis
4. Izaak Panlasigui Domingo, Lahainaluna
5. Connor Lee, Punahou
6. Shazer Valeriano, Campbell
7. Colby Watase, ‘Iolani
8. Ellison Galanto, Kealakehe
9. Allen Lin, McKinley
10. Ronson Farin Yadao, Leilehua

Valeriano probably should have moved up after winning the West, but I can’t do it because I am not sure what Lee has been up to. Galanto jumps in at No. 8 after winning the BIIF and Lin jumps in as the King of the East. Farin Yadao takes Lanias’ spot for taking second in the West.

113
1. Blaysen Terukina, Kamehameha
2. Jordan Ng, ‘Iolani
3. Cayde Tagami, Roosevelt
4. Shandon Ilabon Totten, Kapolei
5. Shonn Aragon, Moanalua
6. Micah Platt, Campbell
7. Shaeden Quevedo, Hilo
8. Caelab Reyes, Moanalua
9. Zach Wigzell, Lahainaluna
10. Joshua Gallarde, Campbell

Tagami strengthened his hold on No. 3 with a win in the East, Ilabon rises to No. 4 with a win over the West but that might be a little generous. I don’t mind moving Aragon and Platt down, they haven’t been here since Officials as far as I can tell. Quevedo jumps in at No. 7 with a BIIF championship. Reyes and Wigzell jump in with the former’s second in the East and the latter’s win on Maui. Gallarde clinging to the last spot with a second in the West.

120
1. Christian Balagso, Lahainaluna
2. Josten Sairbay, King Kekaulike
3. Jake Nakasone, ‘Iolani
4. Christian Natividad, Campbell
5. Shandon Ilabon Totten, Kapolei
6. Chance Ikei, Kaiser
7. Jayden Gallarde, Campbell
8. Will Spain, Waiakea
9. Antonio Ruiz, Moanalua
10. Alika Agustin, Waianae

Keeping Balagso and Sairbay 1 and 2, the same as Officials. Natividad jumps over Ikei and Ilabon after winning the West. Spain comes in eighth as the BIIF champ and Ruiz comes in ninth after winning the East. Still not completely comfortable with Nakasone over Ilabon, this class is interesting.

126
1. Alex Ursua, Pearl City
2. Isaac Diamond, Mililani
3. Dillon Quitagua, Campbell
4. Joshua Rosen, Punahou
5. Chevy Tabiolo Felicilda, Moanalua
6. Nainoa Steward, Lahainaluna
7. Xylon Takata, Waiakea
8. Gino Velarde, Campbell
9. Jansen Panlaigui Domingo, Lahainaluna
10. Ian Murakami, Pac-Five

Steward drops, he hasn’t been here since MIT as far as I can tell. Takata enters at No. 7 as BIIF champ.

**************************January 28 update******************************************************************

106
1. Cameron Kato, Punahou
2. Jayson Pagurayan, Kapolei
3. Cody Cabanban, Saint Louis
4. Izaak Panlasigui Domingo, Lahainaluna
5. Connor Lee, Punahou
6. Shazer Valeriano, Campbell
7. Colby Watase, ‘Iolani
8. Kanoa Lanias, Mililani
9. Dallas Frederick, Waianae
10. Jon Paul Zane, Maui

113
1. Blaysen Terukina, Kamehameha
2. Jordan Ng, ‘Iolani
3. Cayde Tagami, Roosevelt
4. Shonn Aragon, Moanalua
5. Micah Platt, Campbell
6. Souta Nardi, Lahainaluna
7. Aric Tanaka, Mililani
8. Charles Freitas, Waianae
9. Josh Gallarde, Campbell
10. Chaden Morisato, Kalani

120
1. Christian Balagso, Lahainaluna
2. Josten Sairbay, King Kekaulike
3. Shandon Ilaban-Totten, Kapolei
4. Jake Nakasone, ‘Iolani
5. Chance Ikei, Kaiser
6. Christian Natividad, Campbell
7. Jayden Gallarde, Campbell
8. Alika Agustin, Waianae
9. Jahfrey Akina, Baldwin
10. Michael Corpuz, Molokai NEW

126
1. Alex Ursua, Pearl City
2. Isaac Diamond, Mililani
3. Dillon Quitagua, Campbell
4. Nainoa Steward, Lahainaluna
5. Chevy Tabiolo Felicilda, Moanalua
6. Joshua Rosen, Punahou
7. Gino Velarde, Campbell
8. Ian Murakami, Pac-Five
9. Shandon Ilabon Totten, Kapolei
10. Kealohi Graycochea, Kahuku

***********************January 17 update****************************************

106
1. Cameron Kato, Punahou
2. Jayson Pagurayan, Kapolei
3. Cody Cabanban, Saint Louis
4. Izaak Panlasigui Domingo, Lahainaluna
5. Colby Watase, ‘Iolani
6. Connor Lee, Punahou
7. Shazer Valeriano, Campbell
8. Kanoa Lanias, Mililani
9. Dallas Frederick, Waianae
10. Jon Paul Zane, Maui

113
1. Blaysen Terukina, Kamehameha
2. Jordan Ng, ‘Iolani
3. Cayde Tagami, Roosevelt
4. Shonn Aragon, Moanalua
5. Micah Platt, Campbell
6. Souta Nardi, Lahainaluna
7. Aric Tanaka, Mililani
8. Charles Freitas, Waianae
9. Josh Gallarde, Campbell
10. Chaden Morisato, Kalani

120
Natividad jumps in at No. 6 after beating Ilabon. I’d like to put him ahead of the Hurricane but that can wait, Ilabon was third at Officials.
1. Christian Balagso, Lahainaluna
2. Josten Sairbay, King Kekaulike
3. Jake Nakasone, ‘Iolani
4. Chance Ikei, Kaiser
5. Shandon Ilaban-Totten, Kapolei
6. Christian Natividad, Campbell NEW
7. Jayden Gallarde, Campbell
8. Alika Agustin, Waianae
9. Jahfrey Akina, Baldwin
10. Kawailani Somera Rickard, Leilehua

126
1. Alex Ursua, Pearl City
2. Isaac Diamond, Mililani
3. Dillon Quitagua, Campbell
4. Nainoa Steward, Lahainaluna
5. Joshua Rosen, Punahou
6. Chevy Tabiolo Felicilda, Moanalua
7. Gino Velarde, Campbell
8. Ian Murakami, Pac-Five
9. Shandon Ilabon Totten, Kapolei
10. Kealohi Graycochea, Kahuku

***********************January 9 update****************************************

106
1. Cameron Kato, Punahou
2. Jayson Pagurayan, Kapolei
3. Cody Cabanban, Saint Louis
4. Izaak Panlasigui Domingo, Lahainaluna
5. Colby Watase, ‘Iolani
6. Connor Lee, Punahou
7. Shazer Valeriano, Campbell
8. Kanoa Lanias, Mililani
9. Dallas Frederick, Waianae
10. Jon Paul Zane, Maui

113
1. Blaysen Terukina, Kamehameha (States: 3rd, won Officials and
2. Jordan Ng, ‘Iolani
3. Cayde Tagami, Roosevelt
4. Shonn Aragon, Moanalua
5. Micah Platt, Campbell
6. Souta Nardi, Lahainaluna
7. Aric Tanaka, Mililani
8. Charles Freitas, Waianae
9. Josh Gallarde, Campbell
10. Chaden Morisato, Kalani

Terukina solidified his spot at the top this week with a win at Kamehameha, enough so that it would probably take a really, really bad loss for Ng to jump over him. The top five remains unchanged. Don’t take any rankings from 6-10 too literally, but Jasper Catorna of Pearl City might be on the rise after taking second at Kamehameha. CAMPBELL UPDATE: Josh Gallarde of Campbell moves up to No. 9 with an appearance in the finals at Campbell, losing to Ng 6-2. Chaden Morisato of Kalani holds on despite a disappointing effort at Campbell, but it looks like he might have got hurt.

120
1. Christian Balagso, Lahainaluna
2. Josten Sairbay, King Kekaulike
3. Jake Nakasone, ‘Iolani
4. Chance Ikei, Kaiser
5. Shandon Ilaban-Totten, Kapolei
6. Jayden Gallarde, Campbell
7. Alika Agustin, Waianae
8. Jahfrey Akina, Baldwin
9. Kawailani Somera Rickard, Leilehua
10. Micah Platt, Campbell

Ikei moved a little closer to Nakasone with his win at Kamehameha, but being pinned by the Raider in under a minute on Maui means the gap is still pretty large. UPDATE: Nakasone won at Campbell, pinning the Sabers’ Micah Platt, who jumps into the top 10 at the expense of Dayton Higa of Pearl City.

126
1. Alex Ursua, Pearl City
2. Isaac Diamond, Mililani
3. Dillon Quitagua, Campbell
4. Nainoa Steward, Lahainaluna
5. Joshua Rosen, Punahou
6. Chevy Tabiolo Felicilda, Moanalua
7. Gino Velarde, Campbell
8. Ian Murakami, Pac-Five
9. Shandon Ilabon Totten, Kapolei
10. Kealohi Graycochea, Kahuku

Ursua still rules, winning at Kamehameha at expected. The interesting decisions are in the new 6-10s, after Graycochea took second at Kamehameha but didn’t place at officials after a 4-2 loss to Murakami there. Felicilda is an easy No. 6 despite finishing a place behind Graycochea this week, he shook off a loss to Quitagua there to beat Velarde before losing to Diamond. UPDATE: Murakami drops a spot after losing 15-6 to unranked Aaron Nakama of Kapolei 15-6 and Keoni Hall of Pac-Five 21-4. Shandon Ilabon Totten of Kapolei jumps in at No. 8 after dominating Hall 19-1 and Punahou’s Nathan Lee 10-3 before losing to Diamond in a close one, 8-7. Graycochea is shaky in the 10th spot but finished second at Kamehameha. Velarde moved over Murakami despite being inactive in the weight class this week.

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I intend to update rankings for each weight class as the year goes by, here are the lightest four boys weight classes. December results and state pedigree are the only factors weight in. Results from neighbor islands are very hard to come by, I will take any results you have at jcampany@staradvertiser.com. This list is completely subjective and will be so throughout the season, feel free to correct me and corrections will be taken into account next week.

106
1. Jayson Pagurayan, Kapolei
2. Cameron Kato, Punahou
3. Izaak Panlasigui Domingo, Lahainaluna
4. Cody Cabanban, Saint Louis
5. Colby Watase, ‘Iolani

This class is wide open, without a single state placer from last year. Pagurayan gets the top spot after beating Kato 8-7 at Officials on an escape with 15 seconds left. Kato gets the second spot for helping Punahou into the finals at the Moanalua Duals (beating Campbell’s Tristan Soares 11-2 in the final) along with his strong performance at Leilehua. Domingo is third for winning a weak field at the Garner Ivey. Cabanban looked tough in taking third at officials. Watase gets the fifth spot because he has been the busiest, taking second on Maui but a disappointing sixth at Leilehua. Kanoa Lanias of Mililani, Connor Lee of Punahou and Shazer Valeriano of Campbell are also contenders. Between Lee and Kato, the Buffanblu are tough in the lower weight classes.

113
1. Blaysen Terukina, Kamehameha
2. Jordan Ng, ‘Iolani
3. Cayde Tagami, Roosevelt
4. Shonn Aragon, Moanalua
5. Micah Platt, Campbell

This class is almost certain to come down to Terukina and Ng, who avoided each other at states last year but finally hooked up at Officials after Ng won the Garner Ivey championship with a pin of Ethan Wendell of Libery. Their showdown in the final at Officials promises a good show in the ILH, as Terukina led throughout and won 6-4 in a match that seemed like they both had more to give. Terukina took Ng’s ILH championship last year. Tagami beat Aragon for third place at Officials, and Platt finished fifth but bounced back to earn important points with a 4-3 win over Connor Lee of Punahou in the championship of the Moanalua duals. Watch out for Souta Nardi of Lahainaluna, who finished third on Maui.

120
1. Christian Balagso, Lahainaluna
2. Josten Sairbay, King Kekaulike
3. Jake Nakasone, ‘Iolani
4. Chance Ikei, Kaiser
5. Shandon Ilaban-Totten, Kapolei

Christian Balagso of Lahainaluna is a returning state champ. Jamm Aquino/The Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Christian Balagso of Lahainaluna is a returning state champ. Jamm Aquino/The Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

The neighbor islands rule this weight class, with Balagso beating Sairbay in the finals on Maui and again at Leilehua. Balagso lost a tight match 8-6 to Brandon Perez of Campbell in the 106-pound championship last year at states, beating Terukina in the process. There are four state placers who have competed at 120 so far this year, but Sairbay has made the biggest jump, reaching the finals at Maui and Officials after taking fifth in states last year. Ilaban took third at Leilehua but starts out behind Ikei because of pedigree (Ikei is a state placer). Campbell’s Josh Gallarde might have something to say here after pinning Punahou’s Andrew Kuenwright at Moanalua.

126
1. Alex Ursua, Pearl City
2. Isaac Diamond, Mililani
3. Dillon Quitagua, Campbell
4. Nainoa Steward, Lahainaluna
5. Joshua Rosen, Punahou

Urusa, a reigning state champion and the only returning state placer at this weight so far, is the undisputed champion here. Ursua swept the Maui and Leilehua tournaments and looked unbeatable doing so even tough Diamond was with him until the very end.
Diamond and Quitagua are fighting for second, and oh what a battle it is going to be if they stay here. Putting Diamond over Quitagua is iffy, but the Trojan earns the nod for giving Urusa a tougher time at Officials. The Saber destroyed Justin Fukuhara of Punahou 10-1 at 132 pounds in the Moanalua final. There is nothing there after the top three, but Steward was a solid third on Maui and Chevy Tabiolo Felicilda of Moanalua looked good at Leilehua. The OIA is so much better than the ILH at this weight.

{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

Wrestling Fan January 2, 2014 at 3:27 pm

re: 106, Kato beat Pagurayan 14-5 at Moanalua.

Jerry Campany January 2, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Thanks, fan, but I am sure you can appreciate the difficult nature of this, especially trying to keep track of all of the matches at Moanalua without brackets. Pagurayan keeps the top spot for winning officials, but I will watch them if they hook up at Kamehameha on Saturday.

Wrestling Fan January 2, 2014 at 3:57 pm

Wouldn’t be suprised to see wrestlers ranked at 120 go to 113, and wrestlers ranked at 126 to 120. This is pre-season. Almost everyone is wrestling up. Many final weight drops won’t take place until a week before league championships.

Spladler January 2, 2014 at 11:42 pm

Diamond beat Quitagua at the Aiea preseason tournament in his first match back after a year off with injury so the #2 ranking is deserved for now.

Jerry Campany January 3, 2014 at 12:48 am

Yea, fan, but that kind of defeats the purpose of this. It is worth a try, and we will see if anyone is reading.

Jerry Campany January 3, 2014 at 12:56 am

Yea, spadler, Aiea sent me the results but Kalaheo did not so I didn’t take those into account after the chaos at Moanalua. It was impossible for me to keep track of short of the final.

Sat yikes January 3, 2014 at 8:14 pm

Isaac diamond will beat Alex he’s done it before and will do it again he’s been out for year do the hip injury he sustained. By OIA’S Isaac will be back in top teir and will give the diamond family their first state title

palea24 January 6, 2014 at 12:02 am

Watase beat Domingo at officials in quarters and should be ahead of him.

btw January 6, 2014 at 10:18 am

@113 Aragon inj defaulted at officials during 3rd place
@120 Urabe (6th state) inj defaulted at officials

Talloola25 January 6, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Ilaban beat Nakasone 8-1 in the Officials 3rd place match and only lost to Balagso by a score. He should be top 3 at 120. He also lost to Diamond this past weekend by a penalty point.

Mika Dog January 7, 2014 at 11:53 am

Ilaban beat Nakasone twice so far at Officals and at Moanalua @ 120 and should be ranked above Nakasone.

Valeriano beat twice Watase at Officials and at Campbell @ 106 and should be a head of Watase.

Lee (Pun) is under ranked and beat Cabanban on front side but lost on the backside for 3rd in overtime at Officials they are about even. Lee placed higher than Valeriano and Watase at Officials and should be ranked above them.

Jakedasnake January 9, 2014 at 10:37 am

Daimond sat out last year but was a state finalist the year before and also had a win at aiea over Quitanga so it would not be iffy.

Talloola January 10, 2014 at 1:59 am

126: Muarkami losing 15-6 to Nakama seems pretty significant. Nakama also only lost to Diamond 4-3 as well.

120: Why again is Ilabon behind Nakasone after beating him twice by significant margins?

The Saints January 17, 2014 at 10:26 am

I still think Iolani’s Watase at 106 is ranked too high.

Jerry Campany January 17, 2014 at 10:48 am

I think Watase might be a little high myself, second on Maui seems to drive him over Lee despite Watase’s sixth place at Officials. I will be watching him, we’ll see what happens. The lowest I could have him right now is No. 7, that might be where he belongs.

Sorry for lagging on the comments.

Ilabon went into this week chasing Nakasone simply because of Nakasone’s state pedigree. I could see him as high as three and as low as six.

Nakama is on the verge, and you are right in that Murakami’s spot is shaky. I don’t like to make big moves in these, trying to keep the whole picture into account. I could see Nakama as high as six right now.

Mika Dog January 21, 2014 at 7:45 am

Watase is too high, both 5. Connor Lee, Punahou and 7. Shazer Valeriano, Campbell should be a head of him both placed higher than Watase at Officials. Shazer has beaten him twice. Lee has been wrestling at 113 for the duals and loss to Terakina and Ng. Ilabon also should be ahead of Nakasone because he beat him twice.

wrestling808 January 25, 2014 at 10:30 pm

Agreed on Watase. I would rank him 8th.

Talloola25 January 28, 2014 at 12:55 pm

106 looks good
113 looks good
120: Some thoughts: Balagso clear number 1 right now. #2 either Saribay, Ilabon, or Natividad.
Who has Saribay beaten outside of Nakasone(3-1). Ilabon has 2 wins over him inluding 8-1 at Official’s. Natividad beat Ilabon, but really hasn’t wrestled anything accept that.
1. Balagso 2. Ilabon 3. Natividad 4. Saribay 5. Ikei 6. Nakasone

126: Ursua clear 1(close to 2 and 3 though). Quitagua has steadily improved thoughout and is looking better than ever now. I still have him behind Diamond though. Don’t know much about Steward(3rd at Maui, but who did he lose to/beat?). Chevy is a tough out for anyone(1pt to CAM and 4-1 against Diamond). Not sold on Rosen(should have probably lost to Nakama(Kapolei) at Officials(Nakama mild concussion during match during a scramble). Ilabon will not be wrestling at 126, but Nakama who has close matches against all of the top 3(4-2 against Ursua, 4-3 against Quitagua, 1pt. loss to Diamond) should probably be ranked. Deep weight class.
1. Ursua 2. Diamond 3. Quitagua 4. Felicilda 5. Steward 6. Nakama

Jerry Campany January 28, 2014 at 1:37 pm

Thanks, Talloola, I tend to agree on Ilabon. The thing is I started this with probably too much respect to state placers, kids who can go through that ringer and place get a lot of respect from me, maybe too much. But this is the time of year when that probably matters less and less. But the rankings had to start somewhere.

Talloola25 January 28, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Yup, keep up the good work.

palea24 January 28, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Ikei beat illabon nd nakasone

Talloola January 28, 2014 at 11:07 pm

You’re right, and head to head should be a fairly high reason for ranking.
I just don’t know where to put Saribay and Natividad. Saribay hasn’t really beat anyone and Natividad just hasn’t wrestled very much.

Could be 1. LAH 2. Natividad 3. Ikei 4. Ilabon 5. Saribay

But everyone seems like they are with 2-3 points of each other.

palea24 January 30, 2014 at 11:25 am

Saribay should stay at #2. He’s a returning state place winner and has to runnerup finishes at maui and officials to balagso.

ResultsOriented January 30, 2014 at 3:48 pm

Talloolas,
Regarding 126, Nakama almost winning is still a loss. Not sure if it translates to ranking.

Regarding 120, Saribay took 2nd on Maui and 2nd at Officials and is a state placer, not a runner up but s/b #2. Natividad, 3rd at 120 last year states seems to be the wild card here but he appears mia most of the tournaments, grades?, injury?, don’t know. You have to go with head to head wins and placings (priority to this year, then previous). Wrestlers match up differently.

Did Saribay move to 126? He wrestled that weight I believe the last couple of tournaments.

Talloola January 30, 2014 at 10:30 pm

Were they tournaments, or dual meets? Might just be bumping up to help team out.

Mika Dog February 18, 2014 at 8:39 am

Connor Lee is at 113 and should not be at 106 and he is under rated. Chance Ikei and Shandon Ilaban are dropping to 113.

Talloola25 February 18, 2014 at 12:54 pm

I see 113 ranked like this:
1. Terukina(KSK) 2. Ikei(KAS) 3. Ilabon(KPO) 4. Ng(IOL) 5. Lee(PUN)

Jerry Campany February 20, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Thanks, MIka, i expect to make weight class adjustments after this weekend. Lee is still at 106 for these purposes for his fourth at Officials. I really haven’t seen much of any ILH in the last month.

For 113, I felt I couldn’t place Ilabon higher than Tagami because of Tagami’s third here at Officials. Obviously, we will find out this weekend. I am going to try to watch ILH until around 4 p.m. then scoot to OIA for the finals. I might live blog them, but I might not since I have two stories to write on deadline.

One thing I am pretty excited about is that the HHSAA has given me approval to attend the seeding meeting on Sunday. I won’t be able to quote anyone during the proceedings but I do plan on live blogging it, like a huge NCAA basketball selection show. It should be interesting. Spread the word.

Leftfieldcoachlikeu February 23, 2014 at 6:31 am

Kato should definitely be number 1 at 106. He dominated Pagurayan at Moanalua duals.
Ikei should be at least fourth at 113.
Urabe dominates Nakasoneneverytime they wrestle. He should be 4th.

How do we go to the seeding meeting?

Thanks for all the updates Jerry!

Talloola February 23, 2014 at 8:01 am

Couple of things:
Isaac Diamond although ranked, will not participate in States due to injury.
Chance Ikei beat Cayde Tagami at OIA’s so should be ranked higher than him.

wahrubowzu February 23, 2014 at 8:40 am

@leftfieldcoach – re: Kato & Pagurayan, they’re 1-1 head-to-head, right? Seed will probably come down to overall record against similar competition.

Has Urabe beaten anyone besides Nakasone this season? And it looked like Nakasone closed the gap w/ his neutral game w/ that 14-12 score this weekend. That being said, Sean is fantastic on his feet. He’ll definitely place next weekend.

Braddah February 23, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Even though the score was close, urabe dominated the match. Nakasone just caught him on his back for 5 points.

Kanoakl February 23, 2014 at 8:29 pm

I beat Allen Lin from McKinley twice in the Oia’s championships tournament during the quarters and the 5th place match and should be higher then him in the rankings

Jerry Campany February 23, 2014 at 9:12 pm

You have a point there, Kanoa, and I will probably switch it. If it matters, that ranking probably happened because Lin was previously ranked as the No. 3 in the East and you weren’t yet. Good luck at states, Aceret probably has as much of a grumble as you do being unranked despite third in the OIA.

Kanoakl February 23, 2014 at 9:24 pm

Thanks

Pancakes for breakfast February 25, 2014 at 8:03 am

Looks like the 113s are filled with midget beast!! The only thing stoping them is a glue trap. I wonder who else will be wrestling in that weight class that we haven’t seen yet. What about that Kona and Kam Hilo kids what’s their story?

Phillip Pine March 23, 2014 at 6:30 am

I am unable to find information on which grades the HI wrestlers are in. I ‘m trying to figure out who will have the best teams returning for next season. Is there a page that lists this? If not, who do you think has the best shot to win next year’s team title and why?

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