It’s strange to say that the storied Campbell girls wrestling program has turned things around, but their performance at Saturday’s OIA Western Division championships can’t be described as anything else.
The Sabers were shut out of champions last year for the first time since 2011. They had an unprecedented five yesterday to match the Kailin Curran-led 2009 squad.
And Campbell’s best wrestlers were not even really threatened.
Jazmyn Enriquez (97 pounds), Alizeih Villalpando (112) and Heavenli Sardinha (138) all won their championship bouts by pinfall with April Kekuewa (127) winning her match 18-4 and Majesty Terukina (102) earning a 6-1 decision.
Kianna Chargualaf (132) and Anissa Wright (145) joined their fellow Sabers in championship matches but both got pinned.
Campbell won the team title with 206.5 points.
Leilehua proved it was more than just Kelani Corbett, finishing second with 182.5 points with Officials contender Waianae scoring 157.
Corbett had her usual brilliant performances in winning at 168 pounds despite being at matside for each of her teammates’ matches, but was the only Mule to go all the way.
Waianae stepped back from its incredible five champions last year with three this year including repeats from Sadie Reyes (117) and Kaleinani Makuaole (155) and a break through from Tiare Carlson (145).
Pearl City doubled up with a repeat from Makana Cooper at 122 and Chanel Hunter pinning Chargualaf at 132. Shannlynn Mahoe (225) gave Nanakuli its first-ever heavyweight champion and Jacinta Fonoti (184) gave Mililani a champion for the third straight year.
Kapolei’s Allicia Mahoe took the title in the toughest bracket, moving up to 107 to knock off Leilehua’s Shantelle Mangrobang.