Alo beats Peralta at 145 pounds

Teniya Alo is a 2015 state champion and going for her second title this year. George Lee / Star-Advertiser
Teniya Alo is a 2015 state champion and going for her second title this year. George Lee / Star-Advertiser

Kahuku’s Teniya Alo beat Angela Peralta of Radford 5-4 in a battle of state champions and former training partners on Saturday at Mililani.

Alo, who won a state title as a freshman for Iolani before falling in the semifinals last year, beat Peralta 5-4 in the mini tournament. Peralta had the edge in the early going despite two stalling calls but lost it on a late takedown.

The match took place at Peralta’s 145-pound class. Alo wrestled at 127 at Officials a month ago and did not compete at the Pa’ani Challenge. She weighed in at 132.1 pounds for Saturday’s match.

Peralta is No. 1 in Hawaii Prep World’s pound-for-pound rankings while Alo is No. 3 behind Lahainaluna’s Iverly Navarro.

Here is the break down in scoring from someone who was matside:

Peralta: 2 (takedown)
Alo: 2 (reversal)
Peralta: 1 (escape)
Alo: 2 (takedown)

Each girl got a point on penalties.


  1. Broseph January 7, 2017 4:31 pm

    Looks like a new P4P #1

  2. from the stands January 7, 2017 10:06 pm

    No, Ichimura (PUN) and M.Higa (ROS) were in the same weight class, but not the same round-robin bracket today……Ichimura (PUN) pinned Y.He (ROS).

  3. Kama January 8, 2017 2:00 am

    Considering Alo is a Fargo national champ as well as a champion with numerous other national wrestling and judo titles, I’m very surprised Peralta did as well as she did.

  4. CriticalReader January 8, 2017 9:53 am

    Hmmm. Sounds like stalling called on both wrestlers, at least twice. Definitely must’ve been a showcase of refereeing skills, personality and overall charisma. Amazing anone could remember the names of the wrestlers.

  5. Big Red! January 8, 2017 10:45 am

    @Kama, Peralta is no slouch, these girls battled eachother since they first started wrestling ,the surprise is Alo beat her! They both are outstanding wrestlers, good luck girls on the rest of the season. #ALOSTRONG!

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