Leilehua’s Liam Corbett and Chance Ikei of Kaiser carried Team Hawaii at this week’s national wrestling championships in Fargo, N.D.
Corbett pinned the first opponent put against him in the freestyle competition but fell in the second round before winning another match in the consolation bracket.
Ikei competed in Greco Roman and won his first match 16-12 but lost his second 14-6. He blitzed his opponent 11-0 in the first match of the consolation bracket before losing 10-0.
Other Hawaii wrestlers to win in the first round were Cameron Kato (Punahou), with a 10-0 technical fall, Joshua Gallarde (Campbell) and Zachary Diamond (Mililani). They all lost their next two matches.
Kato did earn All-American status in the Greco-Roman tournament, taking sixth place after winning his first three matches in the championship bracket and fighting back from there.
Jordan Baker, Joseph Fong (University) and Jaron Pagaduan (Castle) won their first matches in the consolation bracket after falling in the first round but were stopped after that.
Donovan Morante (Leilehua), Seannacy McNeill (Kealakehe), Dominic Boland (Damien) and James Sullivan (Campbell) all went winless in the toughest tournament for high schoolers in the country.
Bracket can he found at http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Features/2015/July/20/Fargo-Special-Section