Wrestling rankings: Boys heavyweights (195+)

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 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.

Mililani's Dayton Furuta has a tenuous hold on the top spot at 220. Honolulu Star-Advertiser Photo by Krystle Marcellus

Mililani’s Dayton Furuta has a tenuous hold on the top spot at 220. Honolulu Star-Advertiser Photo by Krystle Marcellus

February 23 update

195
1. Russell Laros, HPA
2. Haaheo Chan, Keaau
3. Mahvan Tau, Waianae
4. Paul Joe, Pearl City
5. Boman Tokioka, Kamehameha
6. Thor Kapisi Brady, Campbell
7. Wayne Albin, Lahainaluna
8. Logan Sanborn, Saint Louis
9. Jacob Sparks, Punahou
10. Justin Burson, Kaimuki

220
1. Dayton Furuta, Mililani
2. Tristan Ludiazo, Campbell
3. Kinkaid Kawananakoa, Hawaii Prep
4. Iokepa Alnbino, Molokai
5. Robert Worrell, Mid-Pacific
6. DJ Chatman, Radford
7. Makoa Gaughen Haili, Kamehameha
8. Cory Williams, St. Anthony
9. Conrad Bolor, Lahainaluna
10. Kana Jennings, Aiea

285
1. Connor Mowat, Lahainaluna
2. Keenan Greenbaum, HPA
3. Jordan Fuamatu, Pearl City
4. Zephaniah Pavao, Keeau
5. Toese Tia, Campbell
6. Rusty Nakayama, Kamehameha
7. Maake Muti, Leilehua
8. Kuikamoku Han, Molokai
9. JP Oishi, Radford
10. Kelemente Lam Sam, Damien

February 20 update

195
1. Russell Laros, Hawaii Prep
2. Paul Joe, Pearl City
3. Moses Wiseman, Kapolei
4. Haaheo Chan, Keaau
5. Rex Hazuka, King Kekaulike
6. Boman Tokioka, Kamehameha
7. Jacob Sparks, Punahou
8. Justin Burson, Kaimuki
9. Thor Kapisi Brady, Campbell
10. Charlie Kahepuu, Waimea

And another No. 1 falls, but it is not enough to take him out of the top spot. Chan beat Laros for the BIIF championship and rises to No. 4 behind the top three wrestlers at Officials. With Wiseman’s success at another weight I could see Chan rising as high as No. 2. Burson joins in with a win at OIA East and Brady is in with a second place finish out West.

220
1. Johnny Morrison, Campbell
2. Dayton Furuta, Mililani
3. Tristan Ludiazo, Campbell
4. Conrad Bolor, Lahainaluna
5. Kana Jennings, Aiea
6. Kinkaid Kawananakoa, Hawaii Prep
7. Iokepa Alnbino, Molokai
8. Spencer Yashiki, Moanalua
9. Russell Laros, Hawaii Prep
10. Nayton Kuresa, Waianae

Now what? Furuta lost in the West to Ludiazo while Bolor was second on Maui to Albino. Furuta, who was set back by a broken foot he played the state football championship on, is still looking for his first big win and can’t be No. 1. That leaves Morrison, who won Officials but I haven’t seen him here since. Does anyone know if he got hurt or something? Ludiazo vaults up to No. 3 with his win over Furuta while Bolor drops a spot to 4 and the guy who beat him jumps in at No. 7. Other new guys to these rankings are BIIF champ Kawananakoa and OIA East champ Yashiki.

285
1. Connor Mowat, Lahainaluna
2. Keenan Greenbaum, Hawaii Prep
3. Toese Tia, Campbell
4. Jordan Fuamatu, Pearl City
5. Zephaniah Pavao, Keaau
6. Kaniala Muller, Kahuku
7. Kuikamoku Han, Molokai
8. Maake Muti, Leilehua
9. Samuel Shimabukuro, Waianae
10. Everson Olap, Kaiser

Mowat is safe in the top spot after winning on Maui but Greenbaum might want to look over his shoulder at Tia after losing the BIIF championship to Pavao, who enters at No. 5. Tia won the West and Fuamatu took second. Muller jumps in at 6 for winning the East, but that might be a little high. Muti moves up from 10 to 8 with a third-place out West, jumping over Shimabukuro. Olap takes the last spot with a win in the OIA East.

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January 17 update

195
1. Russell Laros, Hawaii Prep
2. Paul Joe, Pearl City
3. Moses Wiseman, Kapolei
4. Rex Hazuka, King Kekaulike
5. Jacob Sparks, Punahou
6. Boman Tokioka, Kamehameha
7. Kauhi Kanakaole, Hana
8. Chris Passi, Waianae
9. Charie Kahepuu, Waimea
10. Kealii Lopes, Kalani

220
1. Dayton Furuta, Mililani
2. Johnny Morrison, Campbell
3. Conrad Bolor, Lahainaluna
4. Kana Jennings, Aiea
5. Jackson Fuamatu, Pearl City
6. Mahvan Tau, Waianae
7. Tristen Ludiazo, Campbell
8. Boman Tokioka, Kamehameha
9. Russell Laros, Hawaii Prep
10. Nayton Kuresa, Waianae

285
1. Connor Mowat, Lahainaluna
2. Keenan Greenbaum, Hawaii Prep
3. Toese Tia, Campbell
4. Jordan Fuamatu, Pearl City
5. Kuikamoku Han, Molokai
6. Samuel Shimabukuro, Waianae
7. Isiah Alapai, Kapolei
8. Soakimi Hufanga, Leilehua
9. Michael Kahakane, Baldwin
10. Maake Muti, Leilehua

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January 5 update

195
1. Paul Joe, Pearl City
2. Russell Laros, Hawaii Prep
3. Rex Hazuka, King Kekaulike
4. Moses Wiseman, Kapolei
5. Jacob Sparks, Punahou
6. Kauhi Kanakaole, Hana
7. Chris Passi, Waianae
8. Charie Kahepuu, Waimea
9. Kealii Lopes, Kalani
10. Boman Tokioka, Kamehameha

No changes here, Tokioka won at Kamehameha so he jumps in at No. 10. There was no bracket at this weight in the West.

220
1. Dayton Furuta, Mililani
2. Johnny Morrison, Campbell
3. Conrad Bolor, Lahainaluna
4. Russell Laros, Hawaii Prep
5. Nayton Kuresa, Waianae
6. Kana Jennings, Aiea
7. Jackson Fuamatu, Pearl City
8. Mahvan Tau, Waianae
9. Boman Tokioka, Kamehameha
10. Paulo Ngalu, Kamehameha-Maui

Jennings and Fuamatu won their respective tournaments but each of the top five were idle. No changes.

285
1. Connor Mowat, Lahainaluna
2. Keenan Greenbaum, Hawaii Prep
3. Toese Tia, Campbell
4. Jordan Fuamatu, Pearl City
5. Kuikamoku Han, Molokai
6. Samuel Shimabukuro, Waianae
7. Isiah Alapai, Kapolei
8. Soakimi Hufanga, Leilehua
9. Michael Kahakane, Baldwin
10. Maake Muti, Leilehua

Greenbaum won on the Big Island, Fuamatu and Tia took the crossovers but they were light brackets. No changes.

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I intend to update rankings for each weight class as the year goes by, here are the big boys from 195 to 285. December results and state pedigree are the only factors weighed 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.

195
1. Paul Joe, Pearl City
2. Russell Laros, Hawaii Prep
3. Rex Hazuka, King Kekaulike
4. Moses Wiseman, Kapolei
5. Jacob Sparks, Punahou

This weight class is wide open, Joe gets the top spot for being the only state placer from last year, coming in fifth at 189. Laros beat Joe 3-2 in the championship at Officials, but it looked like the Charger just ran out of time. These guys are a good matchup, Hazuka is the wild card after winning on Maui over Kauhi Kanakaole of Hana. Wiseman edges Sparks for the fourth spot, but that is as tight as the top two spots. Chris Passi of Waianae could emerge.

220
1. Dayton Furuta, Mililani
2. Johnny Morrison, Campbell
3. Conrad Bolor, Lahainaluna
4. Russell Laros, Hawaii Prep
5. Nayton Kuresu, Waianae

This was the toughest class to rank, Furuta is the only returning state placer after taking fifth at 215 last year, and his struggles continued in preseason after an extended run through the state tournament in football. The Trojan probably doesn’t deserve the top spot yet, but watching him fearlessly tangle with Pestano last year really showed what he is capable of. Furuta finished third at both Maui and Leilehua, and if he can’t rise up to the title match in OIA or States it would be a sad tale. Morrison won Officials in overtime over Bolor and stuck Samoan freestyle wrestler Ueseli Mamea at Moanalua and looks every bit a state champion. These two will be worth watching in the OIA, but Kuresu could easily spoil things for them. Bolor gets the third spot over Laros for his performance against Morrison, if Furuta doesn’t figure things out any of the top four could contend for the state title. Laros would have a lot better shot at 195.

HPA's Keenan Greenbaum and Campbell's Toese Tia can expect to tangle when states comes around in two months. Honolulu Star-Advertiser Photo by Krystle Marcellus

HPA’s Keenan Greenbaum and Campbell’s Toese Tia can expect to tangle when states comes around in two months. Honolulu Star-Advertiser Photo by Krystle Marcellus

285
1. Connor Mowat, Lahainaluna
2. Keenan Greenbaum, Hawaii Prep
3. Toese Tia, Campbell
4. Jordan Fuamatu, Pearl City
5. Kuikamoku Han, Molokai

Tia might be the strongest No. 3 at any weight class as a state runner-up, but Mowat gets the top spot for winning on Maui and taking second behind Greenbaum at Officials. Greenbaum gets slotted second for winning Officials after taking Maui off because he looked impressive against Mowat in the final at Leilehua, winning 6-4. But Mowat’s state pedigree (fifth at states) and Officials title makes the difference. Tia bounced back from a disappointing fourth place at Officials with a very impressive pin of Punahou’s Keenan Eldredge at Moanalua. Fuamatu took third at Officials ahead of Tia, but he has to do it again to rise. Han is shaky in the fifth spot after taking fourth at the Garner Ivey behind two mainland wrestlers, Isaiah Alapai of Kapolei, Samuel Shimabukuro of Waianae and Soakimi Hufanga of Leilehua are right behind him. With these guys, anyone can beat anyone. It just depends on which wrestler gets put on his back first, and the top three have the best chance of putting guys on their back consistently.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Maui Info January 3, 2014 at 10:53 pm

Great job with all the boys rankings. Should be a fun year for debate. Would be great if there was a state dual championship late in the season. As it is we just have to wait and see who shows up March 1st.

Chris January 16, 2014 at 12:13 am

Hey Jerry,

Great job! Very appreciative of the time you are giving to wrestling! Mahalo big time!

Jerry Campany January 17, 2014 at 10:37 am

Wow, the comments under heavyweights are civil!

Thanks Chris. Just doing what I do, regular season stories in the newspaper is huge and I am pretty proud of it. But the main reason for doing this is so that I can actually know a little bit when I walk into the arena at states.

Talloola25 January 30, 2014 at 2:58 pm

Updates?

Talloola February 23, 2014 at 8:05 am

I believe Laros as DQ’d from his tournament after the title match and will not be attending states.

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