Wrestling rankings: Girls flyweights (under 109)

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 am still missing McKinley, but I have the Garner Ivey, Officials and Paani. I try to take head-to-head into account first, but if a wrestler wears the label ‘state placer,’ she 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.

This lagged a lot with an ability to get results during regular duals, but I have updated it with OIA divisionals.

Pearl City's Breanne Takaesu rules her weight class, but there are a lot of capable wrestlers under her. Honolulu Star-Advertiser Photo by Krystle Marcellus

Pearl City’s Breanne Takaesu rules her weight class, but there are a lot of capable wrestlers under her. Honolulu Star-Advertiser Photo by Krystle Marcellus

FEB. 23 UPDATE

97
1. Maia Phanthadara, Roosevelt
2. Chieko Sarah Imai, Punahou
3. Chelsey Chaves, Maui
4. Iverly Navarro, Lahainaluna
5. Brandi Yoshida, Campbell
6. Alexis Nelson, Waianae
7. Shaylyn Arakaki, Hilo
8. Marie Danielle Del Rosario, Kealakehe
9. Brooke Kawamura, Kamehameha
10. Misty Tran, McKinley

101
1, Malie Gonsalves, Waianae
2. Kalissa Pundyke, Campbell
3. Aaliyah Ching, Konawaena
4. Alexis Encinas, Lahainaluna
5. Samantha Wong, Iolani
6. Kimberly Mesick, Punahou
7. Kyla Aruda, King Kekaulike
8. Nina Bean, Radford
9. Stacia Mahoe, Kapolei
10. Skye Sakashita, Punahou

105
1. Angela Enos, Moanalua
2. Breanne Takaesu, Pearl City
3. Ilysia Sharai Sana, Waianae
4. Jade Cadaoas, Kealakehe
5. Karley Kaulili, Molokai
6. Taylor Miyao, St. Andrews
7. Alana Alviar, Campbell
8. Anika Pascual, Lahianaluna
9. Hiilani Meyer, Kamehameha
10. Riana Traxler, Radford

109
1. Diamond Freitas, Lahainaluna
2.Nakia James, Leilehua
3. Aarica Barcina, Kahuku
4.Tammy Le, McKinley
5. Angessa Newman, Waianae
6. Charlotte Taylor, Honokaa
7. Shelby Say, Pac-Five
8. Sarah Patanpaiboon, Campbell
9. Katja Berthold, Punahou
10. Mikayla Abe, Pearl City

FEB. 17 UPDATE

97
1. Maia Phanthadara, Roosevelt
2. Malie Gonsalves, Waianae
3. Chieko Sarah Imai, Punahou
4. Iverly Navarro, Lahainaluna
5. Brandi Yoshida, Campbell
6. Alexis Nelson, Waianae
7. Shaylyn Arakaki, Hilo
8. Marie Danielle Del Rosario, Kealakehe
9. Joy Pajardo, Damien
10. Elena Domingo, Kapolei

Yoshida won the West over Nelson while Phanthadara took the East. Domingo stays at No. 10 after taking third in the West, but Arakaki had to jump in after winning the BIIF. Gonsalves should probably drop out, but I am not dropping wrestlers if I don’t know where they have been competing for the last month.

101
1, Malie Gonsalves, Waianae
2. Kalissa Pundyke, Campbell
3. Kimberly Mesick, Punahou
5. Brooke Kawamura, Kamehameha
5. Jade Nakashima, Pac-Five
6. Joy Pajardo, Damien
7. Aaliyah Ching, Konawaena
8. Nina Bean, Radford
9. Kaisa Ishikawa, Kauai
10. Stacia Mahoe, Kapolei

Gonsalves pinned Pundyke in under a minute, she strengthens her shaky hold on the top spot. Puts Kaimuki’s Nina Bean in at No. 9 for winning the East and Aaliyah Ching of Kona at No. 7 as the BIIF champion. I have no idea what Chaves did to be ranked, I can’t find her at this weight anywhere on my spreadsheet.

105
1. Breanne Takaesu, Pearl City
2. Angela Enos, Moanalua
3. Kyla Aruda, King Kekaulike
4. Samantha Wong, Iolani
5. Alana Alviar, Campbell
6. Kelly Rivera, Mililani
7. Ilysia Sharai Sana, Waianae
8. Alexis Encinas, Lahainaluna
9. Jade Cadaoas, Kealakehe
10. Kacie Nishimura, Pac-Five

Takaesu and Enos both won their divisions, but tough decisions after that. Alviar beat Rivera at divisions to switch spots there. Cruz drops out in favor of West No. 2 Ilysia Sharai Sana of Waianae. Cadaoas jumps in for winning BIIF.

109
1. Nakia James, Leilehua
2. Aarica Barcina, Kahuku
3. Diamond Freitas, Lahainaluna
4. Angessa Newman, Waianae
5. Miranda Oda, Punahou
6. Ilysia Sharai Sana, Waianae
7. Alana Alviar, Campbell
8. Alexis Encinas, Lahainaluna
9. Kristin Kojima, Roosevelt
10. Charlotte Taylor, Honokaa
Newman dropped down here and beat James to win the West, while Barcina took the East. I am slotting Newman at No. 4 until we see what she does at OIAs. I usually am not that reactionary, but she beat No. 1 and is highly ranked at the weight class above. I don’t want to punish ILH wrestlers because I can’t get results, but this is justified. Taylor jumps in at No. 10 as the BIIF champ. Big Island athletes are probably all ranked too low in these rankings, I have seen so few of them. I am keeping James ahead of Barcina despite Barcina’s win in the East this week. We’ll see what happens this weekend.

JANUARY 30 UPDATE

97
1. Maia Phanthadara, Roosevelt
2. Malie Gonsalves, Waianae
3. Chieko Sarah Imai, Punahou
4. Iverly Navarro, Lahainaluna
5. Brandi Yoshida, Campbell
6. Alexis Nelson, Waianae
7. Marie Danielle Del Rosario, Kealakehe
8. Joy Pajardo, Damien
9. Kristin Roche, Pearl City
10. Elena Domingo, Kapolei

101
1, Malie Gonsalves, Waianae
2. Kalissa Pundyke, Campbell
3. Kimberly Mesick, Punahou
5. Brooke Kawamura, Kamehameha
5. Jade Nakashima, Pac-Five
6. Joy Pajardo, Damien
7. Chelsey Chaves, Maui
8. Kristen Roche, Pearl City
9. Kaisa Ishikawa, Kauai
10. Stacia Mahoe, Kapolei

105
1. Breanne Takaesu, Pearl City
2. Angela Enos, Moanalua
3. Kyla Aruda, King Kekaulike
4. Samantha Wong, Iolani
5. Kelly Rivera, Mililani
6. Alana Alviar, Campbell
7. Alexis Encinas, Lahainaluna
8. Kacie Nishimura, Pac-Five
9. Chelsey Chaves, Maui
10. Kelsey Cruz, Kapolei

109
1. Nakia James, Leilehua
2. Aarica Barcina, Kahuku
3. Diamond Freitas, Lahainaluna
4. Miranda Oda, Punahou
5. Ilysia Sharai Sana, Waianae
6. Alana Alviar, Campbell
7. Alexis Encinas, Lahainaluna
8. Kristin Kojima, Roosevelt
9. Shelby Say, Pac-Five
10.Sarah Pantapaiboon, Campbell

JANUARY 17 UPDATE
Not many changes, the few there are are in ALL CAPS

97
1. Maia Phanthadara, Roosevelt
2. Malie Gonsalves, Waianae
3. Chieko Sarah Imai, Punahou
4. Iverly Navarro, Lahainaluna
5. Brandi Yoshida, Campbell
6. Alexis Nelson, Waianae
7. Marie Danielle Del Rosario, Kealakehe
8. Joy Pajardo, Damien
9. Kristin Roche, Pearl City
10. Elena Domingo, Kapolei

101
1. Kalissa Pundyke, Campbell
2. Malie Gonsalves, Waianae
3. Kimberly Mesick, Punahou
4. Kristen Roche, Pearl City
5. Brooke Kawamura, Kamehameha
6. Jade Nakashima, Pac-Five
7. Joy Pajardo, Damien
8. Kaisa Ishikawa, Kauai
9. Brandi Yoshida, Campbell
10. Kaisa Ishikawa, Kauai

105
1. Breanne Takaesu, Pearl City
2. Angela Enos, Moanalua
3. Kyla Aruda, King Kekaulike
4. Samantha Wong, Iolani
5. Kelly Rivera, Mililani
6. Alana Alviar, Campbell
7. Alexis Encinas, Lahainaluna
8. Kacie Nishimura, Pac-Five
9. Chelsey Chaves, Maui
10. Kelsey Cruz, Kapolei

109
1. Aarica Barcina, Kahuku
2. Nakia James, Leilehua
3. Diamond Freitas, Lahainaluna
4. Miranda Oda, Punahou
5. Ilysia Sharai Sana, Waianae
6. Alana Alviar, Campbell
7. Alexis Encinas, Lahainaluna
8. Kristin Kojima, Roosevelt
9. Shelby Say, Pac-Five UP 1 SPOT
10.Sarah Pantapaiboon, Campbell DOWN 1 SPOT

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JANUARY 8 UPDATE

97
1. Maia Phanthadara, Roosevelt
2. Malie Gonsalves, Waianae
3. Chieko Sarah Imai, Punahou
4. Iverly Navarro, Lahainaluna
5. Brandi Yoshida, Campbell
6. Alexis Nelson, Waianae
7. Marie Danielle Del Rosario, Kealakehe
8. Joy Pajardo, Damien
9. Kristin Roche, Pearl City
10. Elena Domingo, Kapolei

Phanthadara beat Gonsalves handily at McKinley, confirmed, so she takes the No. 1 spot. Navarro, who won on Maui and took third at Paani and fourth at Officials, jumps in as the top neighbor-island wrestler.

101
1. Kalissa Pundyke, Campbell
2. Malie Gonsalves, Waianae
3. Kimberly Mesick, Punahou
4. Kristen Roche, Pearl City
5. Brooke Kawamura, Kamehameha
6. Jade Nakashima, Pac-Five
7. Joy Pajardo, Damien
8. Kaisa Ishikawa, Kauai
9. Brandi Yoshida, Campbell
10. Kaisa Ishikawa, Kauai

105
1. Breanne Takaesu, Pearl City
2. Angela Enos, Moanalua
3. Kyla Aruda, King Kekaulike
4. Samantha Wong, Iolani
5. Kelly Rivera, Mililani
6. Alana Alviar, Campbell
7. Alexis Encinas, Lahainaluna
8. Kacie Nishimura, Pac-Five
9. Chelsey Chaves, Maui
10. Kelsey Cruz, Kapolei

109
1. Aarica Barcina, Kahuku
2. Nakia James, Leilehua
3. Diamond Freitas, Lahainaluna
4. Miranda Oda, Punahou
5. Ilysia Sharai Sana, Waianae
6. Alana Alviar, Campbell
7. Alexis Encinas, Lahainaluna
8. Kristin Kojima, Roosevelt
9. Sarah Pantapaiboon, Campbell
10. Shelby Say, Pac-Five

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I intend to update rankings for each weight class as the year goes by, here are the girls under 109 pounds. 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.

97
1. Malie Gonsalves, Waianae
2. Maia Phanthadara, Roosevelt
3. Chieko Sarah Imai, Punahou
4. Brandi Yoshida, Campbell
5. Alexis Nelson, Waianae

Waianae's Malie Gonsalves can take her pick of two weight classes to win this year. Honolulu Star-Advertiser photo by Cindy Ellen Russell

Waianae’s Malie Gonsalves can take her pick of two weight classes to win this year. Honolulu Star-Advertiser photo by Cindy Ellen Russell

Gonsalves finished second in states at this weight last year, losing to Thai Ha Sloan of Punahou. But Gonsalves dedicated herself to getting stronger in the summer and will have to decide whether the new muscle will force her to move up to 101. She wrestled at 101 through most of December but dropped down to 97 in the Paani Challenge and dominated. Maia Phanthadara of Roosevelt skipped the Paani, so that might be a showdown in the making. The Rough Rider won Officials, and the only thing that keeps Gonsalves ahead of her is finishing one spot in front of her at state last year. Imai was third at officials and second at the Paani and has a solid shot of working herself into the state final whether Gonsalves drops down or not. Nelson has been the busiest wrestler in ths weight class, competing in all three of the big ones, taking second at Maui behind Iverly Navarro of Lahainaluna. This ranking is Oahu-only, but Navarro would be somewhere in the top four. Yoshida was second at Officials but got injured in the Paani, putting her behind the presumptive ILH champion.

101
1. Kalissa Pundyke, Campbell
2. Malie Gonsalves, Waianae
3. Kimberly Mesick, Punahou
4. Kristen Roche, Pearl City
5. Brooke Kawamura, Kamehameha

This weight class looks a lot stiffer than 97, whether Gonsalves sticks here or not. Pundyke’s only loss in the preseason came to Gonsalves at Officials, when the Searider pinned her in 4:41. Pundyke bounced back from that, though, winnning the Paani over Mesick. She also won a mini-tournament at Aiea, making her No. 1 going into the regular season. Mesick is solid as a state runner-up and looks to be improved after taking second at Paani. Roche is fourth after finishing second on Maui, Kawamura was a tough choice for the last spot over Jade Nakashima of Pac-Five. Nakashima finished fourth in both of her tournaments while Kawamura slipped to fifth at Officials but placed at Paani. That win over Nakashima at Paani makes the difference.

105
1. Breanne Takaesu, Pearl City
2. Angela Enos, Moanalua
3. Samantha Wong, Iolani
4. Kelly Rivera, Mililani
5. Alana Alviar, Campbell

Takaesu, a returning state champion, owns this division yet again and might have been the most impressive wrestler in a single weight class in December. She slipped to second in a mini-tournament at Aiea to begin her defense, but bounced back to take first at Maui, Leilehua and Punahou, beating a different girl in the final each time. Then she jetted over to Moanalua and helped the Chargers win the Moanalua Duals the next day. Everyone else is wrestling for second, Takaesu is not going anywhere. That is saying a lot, because there are three other state placers from last year at this weight. Enos gets the second spot because she reached the final at Officials and lost by a single point to Takaesu. Plus, she took third at state last year, the same as Rivera. Rivera is behind Wong, though, because Wong took second on Maui and finished fifth at state last year. It will be very interesting to see what kind of seed she gets if she goes on to win the ILH, any of the OIA girls on this list can beat her. Alviar takes the last spot for finishing fourth in a stacked bracket at Officials.

Kahuku's Aarica Barcina is going for a repeat of her state championship this year. Honolulu Star-Advertiser Photo by Krystle Marcellus

Kahuku’s Aarica Barcina is going for a repeat of her state championship this year. Honolulu Star-Advertiser Photo by Krystle Marcellus

109
1. Aarica Barcina, Kahuku
2. Nakia James, Leilehua
3. Ilysia Sharai Sana, Waianae
4. Alana Alviar, Campbell
5. Miranda Oda, Punahou

Barcina, the belle of last year’s ball, keeps the top spot despite losing to James in the final at Officials because a win over her in the state championship carries more weight. The Red Raider surprised everyone with her title last year but carries herself like a champion now and it wouldn’t surprise anyone if she repeated. James is really close, she showed a lot more hunger when they met at Officials, nearly pinning her at the end of the second period before winning 4-1. Barcina followed that up with another silver medal, this time at Paani where she lost 2-0 to Lahainaluna’s Diamond Freitas. I am not ranking neighbor-island girls until I get more results, but Freitas would come in No. 3 for going 4-0 at Paani with two pins. Sana won at Aiea and finished fourth on Maui but the distance between her and the top two (and Freitas) seems huge. Alviar was second at Aiea and fifth at Paani, and Oda gets the fifth spot for taking third at Paani and fifth at states last year. Being a state placer probably means more than it should to me, she might not be as good as unranked Hiilani Meyer of Kamehameha, but Oda pinned her at Paani. Those two will make the ILH very interesting.

{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

Maui Info January 3, 2014 at 10:12 pm

So all the pre season tournaments are over. Maui traveled to Oahu, wrestled and results are in. But your not going to rank any outer island wrestlers until you find out how they do on Maui wrestling in the MIL regular season??? Is this a Hawaii Prep ranking or not?

Jerry Campany January 4, 2014 at 9:11 am

Neighbor island girls will be in there next week.

Ankle Pick January 6, 2014 at 9:00 am

Phanthadara should be #1 at 97 lbs. Maia dominated Gonsalves this past weekend at McKinley. Final score was 13-3 I believe. Though I agree with Takaesu getting #1 I don’t think she will walk through the finals. Her defensive style might be her down fall.

Jerry Campany January 6, 2014 at 9:23 am

Thanks, Ankle Pick, I have to hunt down results from McKinley and add neighbor-island girls and hope to do that today. Maia beating her so badly doesn’t surprise me, though.

Another wrestler January 6, 2014 at 8:19 pm

Actually Maia dominated the match 13-1* not 13-3.

Wrestling Fan January 9, 2014 at 9:29 pm

Kelly Rivera should be #1 or #2 at 109. Colleges are looking at her closely. All she has to do is overcome her coaching.

VincentVanBro January 10, 2014 at 9:20 am

“Wrestling Fan” are u referring to the same coaches who coach Akeo, The Diamonds, and Angela Lee?

MatWizard January 10, 2014 at 7:17 pm

If I’m not mistaken Mililani has had at least 8 kids make it to the state finals the past 2 years. I think the coaches are doing just fine. And for what it’s worth, Rivera was at 105 not 109.

Jerry Campany January 10, 2014 at 8:20 pm

Dang, Matwizard, this wrestling is taking over. I actually dropped everything to make sure I didn’t have Rivera in the wrong weight class.

Famous January 10, 2014 at 11:51 pm

Rivera should not be forced to go to 105 with Takaesu, Wong and Enos. I don’t know what her coaches r thinking either. She could get a ride as a state champ at 109. Akeo gets coached by evrybody that’s why he good. The Diamonds get coached by the brother. Lee gets coached by the Dad. Rivera maybe could take Takaesu by the end of the season if she stayed with the ku lokahi team. She should transfer back.

Spladler January 11, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Why are people wasting time talking about somebody who hasnt won a tournament or beat anybody noteworthy this year. Must be a parent

VincentVanBro January 11, 2014 at 7:16 pm

I was hoping to see Rivera take on Takaesu today at the duals. Riveras been mia since taking 6th at officials. If anything she is ranked too high.

wrestler January 26, 2014 at 6:56 pm

Wow! Phanthadara 97 def Enos 105 handedly in an exhibition match @ Moanalua 16-6 .

Spectator January 28, 2014 at 9:37 am

Actually 18-6, Thought is was very risky and dangerous for Phanthadara to skip two weight class for an exhibition match.

anon February 18, 2014 at 8:28 pm

Explanation behind the 2-4 places for 97? Punahou and Lahainas rankings in MIT/ILH tournaments perhaps. Also Gonzalves hasn’t wrestled at 97 since McKinley and isn’t planning on it.

Talloola February 18, 2014 at 11:37 pm

Weight Change Notes:
97: No Roche(PC), Gonsalves(WAN)
101: No Damien at 97
105: No Alviar(CAM) at 105
109: No Kojima(Roos) went to 113

Jerry Campany February 20, 2014 at 2:39 pm

Looking at what I’ve got for 97, it seems to be heavy on Paani results, where GOnsalves was first over Imai with Navarro third.

Here is 2-4:

2. Gonsalves: second at states last year, won Paani
3. Imai: Third at Officials, second at Paani
4. Navarro: won MIT, fourth at Officials and second at Paani.

That makes sense to me. This is the first run and I have made some mistakes, but am having fun doing them. January was way more of a challenge than I thought, but I figure I will have that fixed for next year somehow.

I don’t like that I know and you know that girls like Gonsalves are not here any more, but I am pretty firm on not taking people out unless I am absolutely sure. And that would take either me seeing it with my own eyes (not likely given my inactivity) or two people telling me so. It’s kind of a newspaper guy thing.

hawaii_wrestlers February 20, 2014 at 9:24 pm

You write about how Sana bumped Cruz out in 105, but then again she’s not ranked?

Jerry Campany February 21, 2014 at 8:08 am

Ah, that’s an easy explanation, Hawaii_wrestlers. I am a moron and didn’t retype the rankings from my spreadsheet onto this page, only the comments. I put Sana in at No. 7, I am not ready to put her over Alviar and Rivera yet even though she finished higher than them in the West. Gonna be a battle here this weekend at Leilehua, that’s for sure.

Drew abe February 22, 2014 at 9:10 am

After this weekend we will know definitely where the players have moved in regards to weight division then you can make your final rankings.

Jerry Campany February 23, 2014 at 12:05 am

Yea, imkanaka, I can finally make drops. If I can get MIL before the seeding meeting, I would like to do it before. But I will do it after if I have to. After a quick look, not watching the ILH for the last month hurt me. We’re learning.

Jerry Campany February 23, 2014 at 12:17 am

gottem, updating now. Let the finger-pointing begin!

Talloola February 23, 2014 at 8:06 am

Nina Bean is still from Kaimuki.

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