Of the few wrestlers who were granted three matches at the OIA/ILH Round Robin at Moanalua on Saturday, three OIA boys came through with big performances.
Waianae’s Ke’ale Keliinoi shook off a loss to Pac-Five’s Joseph Fong at Officials to register three pins in three matches in the latest tournament, sticking Micah Desmot of Damien, Trysten Williams of Kapolei and Punahou’s Noa Takeyama in succession at 138 pounds.
The only other boy to earn three pins was McKinley’s Daniel Ochoa, who finished Hanale Kamakawiwaole of Kalani, Waianae’s Christian Carrero and Jeron Justo of Moanalua at 170 pounds. Ochoa did not compete at Officials. McKinley has not had an OIA champion since 2010 when Bradley Suda won at 108 pounds and haven’t had a state medalist since Jackson Hollinsworth took sixth in 2012.
Officials champion Brandon Burgos of Aiea looks like he might be the class of 160 pounds, beating Punahou’s Mason Caronico 10-4, Zachary Sadie of Moanalua 16-0 and pinning Damien’s Dominic Boland.
Aiea has not had a state champion since Frank Pascua in 1990 and its last male OIA champion was Jon-Ross Okuda in 2010.
The ILH had its share of winners, with Iolani getting big performances from Kayson Takanaka at 160 pounds, Jake Angelo at 152 and Saiaga Fautanu pinning Ben Likio of Roosevelt in his return to the mat at 220 pounds.
Here are the results: