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Rob Hesia, Keith Laeha named wrestling coaches of the year

By Jerry Campany on March 20, 2019

Kamehameha wrestling coach Rob Hesia has been named the coach of the year by the Hawaii Wrestling Coaches Association at the national body’s meeting in Pittsburgh. Hesia is the first Kamehameha coach so honored since Chris West in 2012-13. Hesia led the Warriors to state team titles for both the boys and the girls, the first sweep since Lahainaluna in 2015. Hesia helped Brant Porter and Kysen Terukina close the season with individual state crowns on the boys side and […]

Five additions give Hawaii 17 nationally ranked girls wrestlers

By Billy Hull on March 14, 2019

The fourth set of national rankings in girls wrestling by USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum for the 2018-19 season were published on Thursday with five new wrestlers from Hawaii listed. A total of 17 overall made the rankings of top 20 girls high school wrestlers in each individual weight class. Campbell’s Jazmyn Enriques, who won her first state title at 97 pounds last month, entered the rankings at No. 19 at 100 pounds. […]

Leilehua’s Kelani Corbett tops final P4P rankings

By Jerry Campany on February 27, 2019

Kelani Corbett joined an elite club. The Leilehua senior wrestler did it with four years of toil, and for her efforts, she received a smattering of boos amid the loud cheers at Blaisdell Arena. Those boo birds — fans of Corbett’s opponent Kapoina Bailey of Konawaena who appeared to have a problem with the officiating of their 168-pound final at the Texaco/HHSAA Wrestling State Championships — are now in the past, as are all of the wrestlers who unsuccessfully took […]

Kamehameha’s Kysen Terukina ends year No. 1 P4P

By Jerry Campany on February 26, 2019

Kamehameha’s Kysen Terukina kept his celebration short after winning his third state title at the Texaco/HHSAA Wrestling State Championships last week. He knows he’s got one more to go to become the sixth boys wrestler in state history to win the slam. Terukina ends the year No. 1 in the Hawaii Prep World pound-for-pound rankings released today. A full-page feature ran in today’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser. You can read the online story here. Below is the final pound-for-pound rankings for 2018-19. […]

VIDEO: Boys Wrestling State Championships

By Paul Honda on February 22, 2019

The boys championship matches, all 14 including a special highlight package, at the Texaco/HHSAA Wrestling State Championships, Blaisdell Arena, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2019.

VIDEO: Girls Wrestling State Championships

By Paul Honda on February 22, 2019

Video footage of the finals, all 14 girls divisions, beginning with a highlight video, at the Texaco/HHSAA Girls Wrestling State Championships, Blaisdell Arena, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2019.

LIVE BLOG: 2019 State Wrestling Championships Day 2

By Billy Hull on February 21, 2019

Day 2 of the Texaco/HHSAA State Wrestling Championships begins at 10 a.m. at the Blaisdell Arena. We will once again provide live coverage throughout the day that will end with finals beginning at 3:30 p.m. There will be more updates of individual matches in the blog below the results. ———- FINAL BOYS STANDINGS: 1. Kamehameha, 228.5; 2. Punahou, 154.5; 3. Lahainaluna, 132; 4. Baldwin, 125; 5. Moanalua, 110.5; 6. Leilehua, 90.5; 7. Saint Louis, 77.5; 8. Kalaheo, 71; 9. Kapolei, […]

Three-time champ Tatsuhiko Hikiji passes skills on to daughter

By Nick Abramo on February 21, 2019

The way back machine takes us to 1968, 1969 and 1970, when Tatsuhiko Hikiji won state wrestling championships while competing for Kaimuki. He was the first boy to do it three times in Hawaii, and now his daughter, Erin Hikiji, is a freshman wrestling for Mililani. She is going for third place at 97 pounds Thursday afternoon at the Texaco/HHSAA State Wrestling Championships. “I think she’s actually a good wrestler, yeah,” Tatsuhiko Hikiji said. “She’s learned a lot by watching […]