Wrestling rankings: Girls MW (130-140)

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.

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.

Kamehameha's Teshya Alo might be the best female wrestler in Hawaii, and she is only a sophomore. Honolulu Star-Advertiser photo by Cindy Ellen Russell

Kamehameha’s Teshya Alo might be the best female wrestler in Hawaii, and she is only a sophomore. Honolulu Star-Advertiser photo by Cindy Ellen Russell

FEBRUARY 23 UPDATE

Girls 130
1. Teshya Alo, Kamehameha
2. Lhyca Joy Butac, Leilehua
3. Shayna Botelho, Baldwin
4. Ashlee Lopez, Keaau
5. Asia Igafo, Castle
6. Carissa Lee, Punahou
7. Jacqueline Fuamatu, Pearl City
8. Haylee Jimeno, Waipahu
9. Alexandre Aquino, Lahainaluna
10. Ripzah Torres Umi, Molokai

Girls 135
1. Breanna Dudoit Vasquez, Lahainaluna
2. Angela Peralta, Campbell
3. Cheynelle Kawaihae, Kailua
4. Tate Williams, Kamehameha
5. Netanya Kang, Pearl City
6. Taysia Kano, Kapolei
7. Loke Ching, Hawaii Prep
8. Diana Marquez, Aiea
9. Dani Santiago, La Pietra
10. Saydee Makaiwi, Molokai

Girls 140
1. Carly Jaramillo, Lahainaluna
2. Zoe Hernandez, Punahou
3. Kari Okubo, Aiea
4. Kayla Araki, KS-Hawaii
5. Lokelani Kam, Campbell
6. Asialyn Fernandes, Pearl City
7. Cendall Manley, Molokai
8. Breanna Dudoit Vasquez
9. Aria Ronquillo, Leilehua
10. Nina Gilb, Waianae

FEBRUARY 18 UPDATE

Girls 130
1. Teshya Alo, Kamehameha
2. Lhyca Joy Butac, Leilehua
3. Anela Wasson, Kahuku
4. Kori Lynn Kunioka, Punahou
5. Tate Williams, Kamehameha
6. Ripzah Torres Umi, Molokai
7. Ashlee Lopez, Keaau
8. Asia Igafo, Castle
9. Shayna Botelho, Baldwin
10. Marsha Goriainov, Mililani

Butac is a strong No. 2 after winning the West, Wasson will stick at 3 for another week. Torres Umi jumps in at No. 6 for winning on Maui and Lopez slots in behind her as the BIIF champ. Igafo won the East and Botelho and Goriainov drop to the bottom to make room for them.

Girls 135
1. Shannon Paaaina, Pac-Five
2. Breanna Dudoit Vasquez, Lahainaluna
3. Pomaikai Yamaguchi, Kamehameha
4. Rizpah Torres Umi, Molokai
5. Netanya Kang, Pearl City
6. Asia Igafo, Castle
7. Diana Marquez, Aiea
8. Ciena Alagao, Kapolei
9. Angela Peralta, Campbell
10. Taylor Higa, Pac-Five

Torres Umi drops out, she hasn’t been here since MIT. Peralt moves up to No. 4 after winning the West with the girls she beat falling in behind her. Ching jumps in at No. 8 as the Big Island champ and Kawaihae behind her as the queen of the East.

Girls 140
1. Carly Jaramillo, Lahainaluna
2. Zoe Hernandez, Punahou
3. Kari Okubo, Aiea
4. Cheynelle Kawaihae, Kailua
5. Dani Santiago, Pac-Five
6. Breanna Dudoit Vasquez, Lahainaluna
7. Kayla Araki, Kamehameha-Hawaii
8. Natanya Kang, Pearl City
9. Jacqueline Fuamatu, Pearl City
10. Kayla Gaspar-Takahashi, Kamehameha

Dudoit-Vasquez jumps in at No. 6 after winning this week on Maui, and Araki gets No. 7 for winning the BIIF. The rest just move down.

JANUARY 28 UPDATE

Girls 130
1. Teshya Alo, Kamehameha
2. Lhyca Joy Butac, Leilehua
3. Anela Wasson, Kahuku
4. Kori Lynn Kunioka, Punahou
5. Tate Williams, Kamehameha
6. Shayna Bothelho, Baldwin
7. Marsha Gorianov, Mililani
8. Carissa Lee, Punahou
9. Esther Torres Umi, Molokai
10. Kaile Kron, Lahainaluna

Girls 135
1. Shannon Paaaina, Pac-Five
2. Breanna Dudoit Vasquez, Lahainaluna
3. Pomaikai Yamaguchi, Kamehameha
4. Rizpah Torres Umi, Molokai
5. Netanya Kang, Pearl City
6. Asia Igafo, Castle
7. Diana Marquez, Aiea
8. Ciena Alagao, Kapolei
9. Angela Peralta, Campbell
10. Taylor Higa, Pac-Five

Girls 140
1. Carly Jaramillo, Lahainaluna
2. Zoe Hernandez, Punahou
3. Kari Okubo, Aiea
4. Cheynelle Kawaihae, Kailua
5. Dani Santiago, Pac-Five
6. Natanya Kang, Pearl City
7. Jacqueline Fuamatu, Pearl City
8. Kayla Gaspar-Takahashi, Kamehameha
9. Saydee Makaiwi, Molokai
10. Alexandra Aquino, Lahainaluna

JANUARY 17 UPDATE

Girls 130
1. Teshya Alo, Kamehameha
2. Lhyca Joy Butac, Leilehua
3. Anela Wasson, Kahuku
4. Kori Lynn Kunioka, Punahou
5. Tate Williams, Kamehameha
6. Shayna Bothelho, Baldwin
7. Marsha Gorianov, Mililani
8. Carissa Lee, Punahou
9. Esther Torres Umi, Molokai
10. Kaile Kron, Lahainaluna

Girls 135
1. Shannon Paaaina, Pac-Five
2. Pomaikai Yamaguchi, Kamehameha
3. Breanna Dudoit Vasquez, Lahainaluna
4. Rizpah Torres Umi, Molokai
5. Netanya Kang, Pearl City
6. Asia Igafo, Castle
7. Diana Marquez, Aiea
8. Ciena Alagao, Kapolei
9. Angela Peralta, Campbell
10. Taylor Higa, Pac-Five

Girls 140
1. Carly Jaramillo, Lahainaluna
2. Zoe Hernandez, Punahou
3. Kari Okubo, Aiea
4. Cheynelle Kawaihae, Kailua
5. Dani Santiago, Pac-Five
6. Natanya Kang, Pearl City
7. Jacqueline Fuamatu, Pearl City
8. Kayla Gaspar-Takahashi, Kamehameha
9. Saydee Makaiwi, Molokai
10. Alexandra Aquino, Lahainaluna

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JANUARY 8 UPDATE

Girls 130
1. Teshya Alo, Kamehameha
2. Lhyca Joy Butac, Leilehua
3. Anela Wasson, Kahuku
4. Kori Lynn Kunioka, Punahou
5. Tate Williams, Kamehameha
6. Shayna Bothelho, Baldwin
7. Marsha Gorianov, Mililani
8. Carissa Lee, Punahou
9. Esther Torres Umi, Molokai
10. Kaile Kron, Lahainaluna

Girls 135
1. Shannon Paaaina, Pac-Five
2. Breanna Dudoit Vasquez, Lahainaluna
3. Pomaikai Yamaguchi, Kamehameha
4. Rizpah Torres Umi, Molokai
5. Netanya Kang, Pearl City
6. Asia Igafo, Castle
7. Diana Marquez, Aiea
8. Ciena Alagao, Kapolei
9. Angela Peralta, Campbell
10. Taylor Higa, Pac-Five

Girls 140
1. Carly Jaramillo, Lahainaluna
2. Zoe Hernandez, Punahou
3. Kari Okubo, Aiea
4. Cheynelle Kawaihae, Kailua
5. Dani Santiago, Pac-Five
6. Natanya Kang, Pearl City
7. Jacqueline Fuamatu, Pearl City
8. Kayla Gaspar-Takahashi, Kamehameha
9. Saydee Makaiwi, Molokai
10. Alexandra Aquino, Lahainaluna

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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.

Girls 130
1. Teshya Alo, Kamehameha
2. Lhyca Joy Butac, Leilehua
3. Anela Wasson, Kahuku
4. Kori Lynn Kunioka, Punahou
5. Tate Williams, Kamehameha

Alo is simply unbeatable, taking the mat at Officials and Paani and never letting an opponent see the second period. She won states last year and it would be a shock if the sophomore didn’t repeat. She is not budging from this weight class, so any wrestlers she encounters should get a medal for courage because they know what they are getting themselves into. That leaves this division really thin, but Butac, a state placer, is the best of the rest. The Mule won a mini-tournament at Aiea and finished second to Alo at Officials. It will be interesting to see how she looks later in the season, because the OIA still holds some drama. Wasson, another state placer, was second at Paani and third at Officials. Kunioka, who took fourth at states last year, was third at the Paani and would probably have better luck in the ILH at 125. Tate Williams of Kamehameha was fourth at both Officials and Paani, but there is no room at 130 on the Warriors.

Pac-Five's Shannon Paaaina will be going for an elusive state title at 135 pounds this year. Honolulu Star-Advertiser photo by Cindy Ellen Russell

Pac-Five’s Shannon Paaaina will be going for an elusive state title at 135 pounds this year. Honolulu Star-Advertiser photo by Cindy Ellen Russell

Girls 135
1. Shannon Paaaina, Pac-Five
2. Pomaikai Yamaguchi, Kamehameha
3. Netanya Kang, Pearl City
4. Asia Igafo, Castle
5. Diana Marquez, Aiea

The championship contenders are starting to get slotted out pretty well after the Pacheco/Lee logjam, Paaaina is an obvious choice here. She was a state runner up last year and the only state placer to compete at this weight this year, winning Officials and Paani. Yamaguchi didn’t have much of a chance against Paaaina at Officials, and struggled to a fourth-pace finish at Paani. Lahainaluna’s Breanna Duidoit Vasquez is probably better than her and the second-best wrestler at this weight. Kang is a wild card, she took third on Maui and moved up to 140 at the Paani. Agafo is solid, and there seems to be a big difference between her and Marquez but Na Alii have a way of rising up and being solid at the end of the season when it counts.

Punahou's Zoe Hernandez is off to a slow start in defense of her state title. Honolulu Star-Advertiser photo by Cindy Ellen Russell

Punahou’s Zoe Hernandez is off to a slow start in defense of her state title. Honolulu Star-Advertiser photo by Cindy Ellen Russell

Girls 140
1. Zoe Hernandez, Punahou
2. Kari Okubo, Aiea
3. Cheynelle Kawaihae, Kailua
4. Dani Santiago, Pac-Five
5. Natanya Kang, Pearl City

Hernandez is a reigning state champ and expected to repeat but she is slow to work into form after suffering from an ankle injury in the preseason. She didn’t make her season debut until the Paani, where she lost a 3-0 decision to Lahainaluna’s Carly Jaramillo and finished second. That’s OK, though, Jaramillo is probably her only real competition at this weight and she won’t see her again until states. Okubo stepped up in Hernandez’s absence, winning Officials with a dominating performance over Kawaihae. Santiago was second on Maui and third at Officials and if anything should happen to Hernandez she would be a worthy ILH champion. Kang was third at this weight at Paani, being pinned in the first period by both Jaramillo and Hernandez. That should keep her at 135, she has a better chance against Paaaina than those two.

{ 42 comments… read them below or add one }

Wrestling Fan January 2, 2014 at 5:36 pm

Why didn’t you list Carly Jaramillo?

Jerry Campany January 2, 2014 at 6:10 pm

I intend on adding neighbor island girls next week, but I wanted to get this out to prepare for tonight’s basketball game. Jaramillo would be a close second behind Hernandez. I just hope I get enough help from neighbor island coaches to keep this up.

Maui Info January 3, 2014 at 10:27 pm

I hope you get some help too, cause Jaramillo isn’t in your top 5 because neighbor island coaches don’t contact you enough. All these matches were on Oahu though.

Native Soul January 4, 2014 at 4:53 pm

I believe that Carly Jaramillo is a force to be recconed with. Defeating the reigning State Champion Shannon Paaina as a Sophmore. Dominating all opponents here in the Maui County. She is a total beast on the mat!!! Her dedication and love of the sport is untouchable. Not to mention her older brother Harry ” BUBBA ” Jaramillo is a straight animal! These children are real competitors and should be avoided on the Wrestling Mat. I believe Harry has a great shot at 152 but can steal away the 145 seat. As for Carly she can dominate at any weight class.

Kaipo January 6, 2014 at 8:25 pm

“Jaramillo should be avoided on the wrestling mat”. I’ll remember that when she loses. By the way, why is “Bubba” being talked about in the girls forum?

wrestling808 January 8, 2014 at 11:18 am

““Jaramillo should be avoided on the wrestling mat”. I’ll remember that when she loses. By the way, why is “Bubba” being talked about in the girls forum?”

I believe Native Soul was getting too excited about the Lunas when it began adding “BUBBA” in the girls section. I hope Native Soul leaves “CARLY” out of the boys section.

palea24 January 9, 2014 at 6:33 pm

Didnt vasquez beat yamaguchi at paini

Jerry Campany January 9, 2014 at 6:49 pm

Yes, Vasquez pinned Yamaguchi in 2:41 at Paani, I think I put her third because of Yamaguchi’s second at Officials to BDV’s third and I put Officials over Paani. I don’t remember if they wrestled each other at Officials, but if they didn’t BDV should be second. Does anyone remember?

Jerry Campany January 9, 2014 at 6:50 pm

I made the switch. Thanks, Palea!

anonymous January 9, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Yamaguchi beat Vasquez at Officials

Jerry Campany January 10, 2014 at 8:06 am

Thanks, anon, that helps. Do you remember a score?

anonymous January 10, 2014 at 12:56 pm

The score was like 10-4 or something like that

Pete January 19, 2014 at 10:06 pm

Hey Jerry, just to enlighten you, it doesn’t matter what Yamaguchi did at officials or Paaani or in the parking lot. A loss is a loss. If Vasquez beat her she should be ranked accordingly. BTW, Peralta skunked Yamaguchi 10-0 how can she be ranked 9th?

anonymous January 21, 2014 at 9:35 am

In that case, it shouldn’t matter what Vasquez or Peralta did at officials or Paani either, right? And Yamaguchi pinned Peralta. In all cases, Yamaguchi won one and lost one to both Peralta and Vasquez, therefore, how do you rank that accordingly?

Pete January 21, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Actually, Peralta had a injury forfeit at officials. No pin from Yamaguchi.

Pete January 21, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Sorry, forgot to answer your question. You say screw the ratings and destroy everyone in front of you at states.

wrestling808 January 25, 2014 at 8:54 pm

After watching Yamaguchi today I see no improvement. She’s competing for 3rd and 4th or 5th and 6th.

Hernandez didn’t look like she took this season seriously. I don’t understand how she didn’t see Jaramillo coming. At least she won 1 last season. Jaramillo wins in finals.

Luna4life January 26, 2014 at 7:39 pm

My prediction for states: 130, Alo over whoever. 135, Peralta over Paaaina. 140, Jaramillo over Hernandez by fall.

anonymous January 29, 2014 at 4:48 pm

130 Alo vs. Anyone = Win Alo

135 Paaaina vs Vasquez = Win Paaaina

140 Hernandez vs Jaramillo = Win Jaramillo

Note: Peralta has lost to everyone at 135. Should not be ranked. Will choke at states just like her brother.

Pete February 1, 2014 at 8:26 am

“Note: Peralta has lost to everyone at 135. Should not be ranked. Will choke at states just like her brother.”

Cheap shot across the mat. Get a life.

808Wrestlers February 2, 2014 at 11:35 am

I hear that Paaaina is dropping to 125 and Jaramillo to 135 but can’t confirm if this is true or not

Wrestling808 February 4, 2014 at 2:00 am

It would more likely Jaramillo would move to 135. With that being said Vasquez would need to vacate 135 and go to 140 or wrestle Alo. And we all know how that turned out last year. Doesn’t seem to make sense strategically, especially since Jaramillo has already proven to be the best at 140 beating Hernandez at Paani.

For Paaina to move to 125 would require her to begin her weight decent now. A wrestler is only allowed to descend 1.5% of their weight per week. Or in her case about 2.25 pounds per week.
Although there is a 2 pound growth allowance, she would still need to make scratch weight of 125 first. and need to do it in time for the ILH championships. Of course one mistake and she gets to enjoy wrestling with Alo.

So my take on Jaramillo and Paaaina changing weight classes seems like a long shot at best. I heard this rumor after Paani but didn’t think much of it. Perhaps these girls are talking amongst each other planning some sort of conspiratorial plan. Do aliens exist and was 911 an inside job? You be the judge!!

Pete February 4, 2014 at 2:57 pm

Pac 5 has a history of screwing up weight decent plans. It happened with Josh Terao at states in 2012. Terao ended up with Fukushima at 125 instead of Konawaenas Aoki at 120.

Anonymous February 4, 2014 at 7:51 pm

Paaaina weighed in this weekend at 124.4 certifying at that 125. Now she is able to use the 2lb allowance.

lowkey February 4, 2014 at 11:13 pm

After the Matsumoto verdict I’m very uncomfortable with Alo’s talking Alo. Sadly, I dont believe it’s safe to be around her.

anonymous February 5, 2014 at 8:09 am

Paaina confirmed at 125

Kaipo February 5, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Wow! I wish my wife could lose weight so easily.

Frances February 5, 2014 at 3:17 pm

My wife has the technique of bulking up wired. She can’t even see her toes.

808Wrestlers February 5, 2014 at 9:08 pm

The only logical reason I can see for Paaaina dropping to 125 is to avoid Jaramillo or Hernandez if one of them dropped to 135. She would have easily won at 135

Pete February 5, 2014 at 11:59 pm

Paaaina would not have easily won 135. She’s improving her cardio and running away.

Maui Info February 6, 2014 at 11:14 pm

“Run Shannon Run” The Jama gonna get you! “Run Shannon Run” The Jama gonna get you!

OIA4Life February 9, 2014 at 2:25 am

Paaaaina was too Phat to make weight on Friday. Lost to Alo in 45 seconds.

Maui Info February 11, 2014 at 12:19 pm

I would agree that Paaaaina is a bit on the HEFTY side.

Pete February 11, 2014 at 3:49 pm

If Jaramillo did the drop to 135 instead of facing Hernandez I would call that a real cowardly move. As always, Punahou owns the Lunas.

Ikaika February 11, 2014 at 8:50 pm

Pete: just keep in mind when commitig, that your writing about someone’s daughter. How would you feel if this was one of your family members. These girls dedicate their leisure time to train and compete in this demanding sport. You must have been or are one of those student that didn’t have half the ability and talk shit behind people’s back. I bet you Paaaina & Jaramillo could craddle you in a second.

anonymous February 12, 2014 at 12:18 pm

For everyone who keeps talking down on Shannon, let’s not forget the dedication and hard work it takes to make the weight drop in the first place. It’s not cowardly, it’s smart. She’s ensuring her second state title to finish her senior year strong. Jaramillo would not avoid Hernandez, she’d beat her. If she moved down, it’s because she were to believe that she’s stronger at that weight anyway. You all need to stop complaining about what weight class these girls go down to and just let them wrestle. It doesn’t make them cowardly, it makes them smart. They’re moving to a weight class where they have a higher percentage of winning. By the way, Paaina went into second period with Teshya. Get your facts straight. She’s the only girl I’ve seen actually put up a fight against teshya. Stop hating on the wrestlers, that’s childish and just plain stupid to be talking down on high schoolers.

annonymous February 18, 2014 at 3:29 pm

Paaaina and Yamaguchi are both at 125 not 135. Question: If Jaramillo is at 140 why is Vasquez competing at 140 and not 135?

Talloola February 18, 2014 at 11:20 pm

Going into this weekend, you should probably make the following notes:
130: Wasson, Goriainov are both at 125
135: Paaina is at 125, Alagao is at 130
140: Kawaihae and Kang are at 135, Fuamatu is at 130

Mauiwrestling February 19, 2014 at 9:40 am

Santiago is 135

Ilh wrestling February 19, 2014 at 9:42 am

Ilh champ predictions
130: alo
135: Santiago
140 hernandez

anonymous February 19, 2014 at 8:53 pm

Vasquez is moving to 140 to face Hernandez. Jaramillo is moving to 135 to win her 2nd title. Paaaina was told of this so she dropped to 125.

anonymous February 27, 2014 at 6:28 am

Vasquez wrestled horribly at the Garner Ivey and Paani. How did she ever get 1st seed?

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