Eight Hawaii girls wrestlers ranked in top 15 nationally

Leilehua's Kelani Corbett is gunning for her third consecutive state championship. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.

Hawaii Prep World will release its next set of pound-for-pound rankings prior to the start of the three league championships and the ILH duals coming up in the next couple of days.

Meanwhile, USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum have teamed up to create national rankings for high school girls wrestlers.

Their second batch of rankings were released on Wednesday with the schedule for the rest of the release dates: Feb. 21, Mar. 14, Apr. 11, May 23, and July 11.


Hawaii Prep World will release its pound-for-pound rankings again after the ILH championships next week and run the final rankings on Feb. 19 after the state tournament.

In the latest national rankings, eight from Hawaii were listed, led by Leilehua’s Kelani Corbett.

Corbett, ranked No. 2 in the state by Hawaii Prep World, is the No. 2-ranked wrestler in the nation at 152 pounds.

Kahuku’s Teniya Alo, rated the top pound-for-pound wrestler in the islands, is No. 3 nationally at 132 pounds.


Farrington junior Lavenia Fotu, a defending state champion, is ranked No. 2 at 225 pounds despite getting pinned in the finals at the OIA East Division championships last weekend by Kahuku’s Tangiteina Niutupuivaha.

Lahainaluna sophomore Nanea Estrella, the defending state champion at 117 pounds, is the only other top-10 ranked wrestler, checking in at No. 9 at 122 pounds after not being ranked in the first set of national rankings.

Hawaii has two wrestlers ranked at 112 pounds. Kaiser’s Tiare-Lynn Ikei is No. 13 and Roosevelt’s Macy Higa is No. 15. Higa beat Ikei 4-3 in a classic at the OIA East Division championships last weekend.

Kamehameha junior Ashley Gooman is No. 12 at 106 pounds and Warriors senior Zion Grace Vierra is No. 15 at 152 pounds in the same bracket as Corbett.


Vierra will attempt to become the fifth Kamehameha wrestler to win four ILH titles next week but has yet to cash in on a state title.

Here is the complete list of national rankings in each division.

COMMENTS

  1. Dj February 1, 2018 6:40 pm

    I was wondering if any is going to post seeding for OIA Tournament tommorrow.


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