Final boys wrestling pound-for-pound rankings: Kamehameha takes 3 of top 4 spots

Kamehameha’s Kysen Terukina, top, ends the season for the second year in a row No. 1 in Hawaii Prep World's pound-for-pound rankings after winning his fourth state title. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

The final 2019-2020 Hawaii Prep World pound-for-pound rankings for boys wrestling were released in today’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

You can read the story by clicking here.

Kamehameha senior Kysen Terukina capped off his memorable career with a fourth state title and finishes as the No. 1 pound-for-pound wrestler for the second year in a row. The Warriors own three of the top four spots.


Here are the final rankings.

Kamehameha’s Kysen Terukina celebrated a 3-1 win over Saint Louis’ Elijah Kaawa to win his fourth state title in a fourth different weight class. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

1. Kysen Terukina, Kamehameha senior
Previous rank: 1
2020 state champ (132), 2019 state champion (126), 2018 state champion (120), 2017 state champion (113)
2019 Officials champion (132), 2018 Officials champion (126), 2016 Officials champion (113)
2020 ILH champion (132), 2019 ILH champion (126), 2018 ILH champion (120), 2017 ILH champion (113)
2020 states: Alec Fong (Moanalua) W, 1:47; Iz Gonzalez (Roosevelt) W, 12-5; Dawson Nolasco (Lahainaluna) W, 14-2; Elijah Kaawa (Saint Louis) W, 3-1.
2020 ILH: Micah Tabar (Punahou) W, 16-1; Elijah Kaawa (Saint Louis) W, 5-0.
HOWA: Mason Chung (Mililani), W 0:59; Timothy Nakamoto (Waiakea) W, 1:41; Kade Okura (Kalani) W, 7-3; Elijah Kaawa (Saint Louis) W, 5-3.
2019 states: Andrew Trent (McKinley) W, 1:01; Kahiliwala Joy (Baldwin) W, 5:56; Weiyi Zheng (Aiea) W, 15-2; Elijah Kaawa (Saint Louis) W, 4-1.
2018 states: Malachi Kaapa Iaea (McKinley) W, 1:12; Kahiliwala Joy (Baldwin) W, 5:17; Caleb Shimaoka (Waianae) W, 9-1; Brady Hoshino (Iolani) W, 8-2.
2017 states: Joseph Anzaldua (Leilehua) W, 3:18; Elijah Asuncion (Moanalua) W, 1:55; Elijah Kaawa (Saint Louis) W, 9-1; Landon Obra Nakata (Damien) W, 7-2.

Baldwin’s Coby Ravida celebrated after defeating Moanalua’s Elijah Ascuncion in the boys 120-pound state final. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

2. Coby Ravida, Baldwin senior
Previous rank: 3
2020 state champion (120), 2019 state champion (113), 2018 state champion (106), 2017 state fifth (106)
2020 MIL champ (120), 2019 MIL champ (113), 2018 MIL champ (106), 2017 MIL champ (106)
2020 states: Matthew Cook (Leilehua) W, 2:47; Branson Magsayo (Waianae) W, 14-4; Rylan Smith (Waiakea) W, 3:35; Elijah Asuncion (Moanalua) W, 2-0.
MIL: Braydyn Baldonado (King Kekaulike) W, 2:27; Austin Panlasigui (Lahainaluna) W, 1:00; Alan Sanchez (Lanai) W, 1:39.
MIT: Chaston Mina (Maui) W, 16-0; Cael Yasutake (Lahainaluna) W, 9-1; Kahiliwala Joy (Baldwin) W, 9-5.
Regular season: Race Takahashi (Maui) W, 17-2; Arlee Milliron (King Kekaulike) W, 16-0; Jonah Garaganza (Maui) W, 17-2; Alan Sanchez (Lahainaluna) W, 1:53; Kanoa Lanoza (Lahainaluna) W, 6-5; Christian Clarion (Lahainaluna) W, 12-1; Alan Sanchez (Lanai) W, 10-4.
2019 states: Dylan Cuesta (Mililani) W, 3:53; Scott Fujishima (Mid-Pacific) W, 14-0; Thomas Nitta (Kalaheo) W, 3:56; Sheydon Tomisato (Kamehameha) W, 6-4.
2018 states: Isaiah Siaris (Mililani) W, 0:39; Robert Frias (Iolani) W, 5:34; Joe Kia Fafiu (Leilehua) W, 1:46; Brant Porter (Kamehameha) W, 2:59.
2017 states: Dylan Cuesta (Mililani) W, 5:14; Skyler Suzui (Hawaii Baptist) W, 0:23; Hunter Nagatani (Waipahu) L, 14-5; Alan Sanchez (Lahainaluna) L, 10-4; Triston Baron (Roosevelt) W, 2:56.

Kamehameha’s Kanai Tapia moved past Kapolei’s Branden Pagurayan in the pound-for-pound rankings after beating him for a second time this season. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

3. Kanai Tapia, Kamehameha junior
Previous rank: 4
2020 state champion (152), 2019 state third (138)
2020 ILH champion (152), 2019 ILH champion (138)
2019 Officials champion (152)
2020 states: Mieszko Stachowski (Mililani) W, 3:21; Boltyn Taam (Moanalua) W, 6-4; Malcolm Bell (Campbell) W, 3:39; Branden Pagurayan (Kapolei) W, 3-2.
ILH: Maverick Tongg (Saint Louis) W, pin; Isaac Peterson (Damien) W, pin; Stone Franczyk (Hanalani) W, FFT.
HOWA: Malu Keo (Kahuku) W, 16-0; Brock Gooman (Campbell) W, 12-1; Stone Franczyk (Pac-Five) W, 11-4; Branden Pagurayan (Kapolei) W, 6-4 OT.
2019 states: Max Higa (Roosevelt) W, 1:54; Kekoa Catiel (Lanai) W, 10-0; Kaena DeSantos (Leilehua) L, 5-3; Elijah Apao (Hilo) W, 3:25; Elijah Diamond (Mililani) W, 13-2.
2018 states: Christian Tavares (Radford) L, 11-5; Isaiah Perez (Kailua) W, 5-0; Billy Treu (Baldwin) W, 12-3; Koali Nishigaya (Saint Louis) L, 4-2.

Kamehameha’s Brant Porter, top, worked for position against Lahainaluna’s Kanoa Lanoza on his way to winning the 126-pound state title. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

4. Brant Porter, Kamehameha senior
Previous rank: 5
2020 state champion (126), 2019 state champion (120), 2018 state second (106), 2017 state third (106)
2020 ILH champ (126), 2019 ILH champ (120), 2018 ILH champ (106)
2019 Officials champ (126), 2018 Officials champ (120), 2017 Officials champ (106)
2020 states: Coby Bowman (KS-Hawaii) W, 2:58; Kahilihiwa Joy (Baldwin) W, 10-2; Triston Baron (Roosevelt) W, 2:22; Kanoa Lanoza (Lahainaluna) W, 12-0.
ILH: Micah Shibuya (Hawaii Baptist) W, pin; Ammen Tawfik (Mid-Pacific) W, pin; Dreddin Villalpando (Saint Louis) W, 3-1.
HOWA: Jace Kim-Cadig (Pearl City) W, 0:35; Elijah Robello (Leilehua) W, 1:00; Prestiege Kahookele-Himai (Nanakuli) W, 16-0; Dreddin Villalpando (Saint Louis) W, 13-2.
2019 states: Carlos Masuko (KS-Hawaii) W, 1:45; Koby Chun (Kaiser) W, 12-6; Kobby Faedonea (Keaau) W, 8-2; Branson Magsayo (Saint Louis) W, 5:16.
2018 states: Brock Yashiro (Damien) W, 1:07; Cael Yasutake (Lahainaluna) W, 16-1; Nicholas Cordeiro (Waianae) W, 0:49; Coby Ravida (Baldwin) L, 2:59.
2017 states: Kamaehu Akina (KS-Hawaii) W, 0:26; Hunter Nagatani (Waipahu) L, 7-0; Makana Young (Saint Louis) W, 4:13; Skyler Suzui (Hawaii Baptist) W, 9-1; Triston Baron (Roosevelt) W, 0:52; Alan Sanchez (Lahainaluna) W, 9-1.


Kapolei’s Branden Pagurayan fell one win shy of winning a third state title and keeping his hopes alive for winning a state slam. Photo by Cindy Ellen Russell/Star-Advertiser.

5. Branden Pagurayan, Kapolei junior
Previous rank: 2
2020 state second (152), 2019 state champion (152), 2018 state champion (152)
2020 OIA champion (152), 2019 OIA champion (152), 2018 OIA champion (152)
2018 Officials champion (152)
2020 OIA West champion (152), 2019 OIA West champion (152), 2018 OIA West champ (152)
2020 states: Ezekiel Lee (Pearl City) W, :40; Noah Takeyama (Punahou) W, 20-5; Stone Franczyk (Hanalani) W, 1:31; Kanai Tapia (Kamehameha) L, 3-2.
2020 OIA: Ezekiel Lee (Pearl City) W, 2:27; Malcolm Bell (Campbell) W, 20-5; Boltyn Taam (Moanalua) W, 5-3.
2020 OIA West: Elijah Pinales (Leilehua) W, 18-3; Kekoa Archuleta (Aiea) W, 2:38; Malcolm Bell (Campbell) W, 19-5.
HOWA: Ryno Kahalewai (Nanakuli) W, 1:38; Darren Cabagbag-Silva (Mililani) W, 25-10; Vincent Terrell (Punahou) W, 12-6; Kanai Tapia (Kamehameha) L, 6-4 OT.
Season: Yootthana Chanphut (Kaimuki) W, 2:41; Thomas MeCreadie (Kaiser) W, 26-11; Martin Trueblood (Aiea) W, 3:37; Jay Auvaa (Aiea) W, 25-8; Brock Gooman (Campbell) W, 18-2; Bryan Castro-Nunez (Radford) W, 24-8.
2019 states: Duncan Castro (Keaau) W, 0:23; Derek Perez (Lahainaluna) W, 22-7; Kanoa Aruda-Starwood (KS-Maui) W, 20-5; Pookela De Santos (Leilehua) W, 0:51.
2018 states: Taylor Daack (Radford) W, 16-7; Jake Angelo (Iolani) W, 8-4; Caele Manley (Molokai) W, 4-3; Makana Tapia (Kamehameha) W, 5-4.

Punahou’s Legend Matautia needed just seven seconds to pin Waianae’s Jace Filipo Rodrigues in the state semifinals. Photo by Cindy Ellen Russell/Star-Advertiser.

6. Legend Matautia, Punahou senior
Previous rank: 7
2020 state champion (285), 2019 state champion (220), 2018 state third (220)
2020 ILH champ (285), 2019 ILH champ (220), 2018 ILH champ (220)
2019 Officials champ (285), 2017 Officials champ (220)
2020 states: Kyle Evens (Pahoa) W, :27; Jeremiah Gabrillo (Radford) W, 1:30; Jace Filipo Rodrigues (Waianae) W, :07; Rafael Leapaga (Kapolei) W, 3-2.
ILH: Jonah Kahuli-Apo (Kamehameha) W, pin.
HOWA: Viali Afoa (Leilehua) W, 1:54; Lopaka Feesago (Pearl City) W, 0:32; Rafael Leapaga (Kapolei) W, 5-4; Marcus Lombard (Kahuku) W, 4-3.
2019 states: Harry Lloyd (Kaimuki) W, 1:43; Pontus Thiravong (Radford) W, 4-3; Austin Morris (Campbell) W, 9-0; Brock Ai (Kamehameha) W, 5-0.
2018 states: Elijah James Ramos (Farrington) W, 1:58; Laulii Iosefa (McKinley) L, 4-2; Nicklaus Kakazu (Roosevelt) W, 2:02; Austin Morris (Campbell) W, 2:31; Dominic Tominiko (Saint Louis) W, 5-2; Benjamin Tokanang (Baldwin) W, 11-1.
2017 states: Ethan Ramos (KS-Hawaii) W, 10-5; Jayden Ferreira (Baldwin) L, 9-3; Jonathan Aunese (Maui) W, 11-1; Fagatoa Sotoa (Kapolei) L, 13-9.

Punahou’s Zander Manuel celebrated winning his second state title. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

7. Zander Manuel, Punahou junior
Previous rank: 9
2020 state champion (195), 2019 state champion (182)
2020 ILH champion (195)
2019 Officials champion (195)
2020 states: Ronson Jhun (Moanalua) W, :23; Pontus Thiravong (Radford) W, 6-3; Kaimiloa Padrones (Kauai) W, 15-7; Viliami Tongotea (Saint Louis) W, 6-1.
ILH: Keola Teves (Pacific Buddhist) W, pin; Viliami Tongotea (Saint Louis) W, 6-1.
HOWA: Wayne Kamakele (Waianae) W, 5:57; Keola Teves (Pac-Five) W, 2:36; Andrew Canonico (Punahou) W, 11-8; Pontus Thiravong (Radford) W, 12-5.
2019 states: Theo Watkins (Honokaa) W, 9-3; Ty Bates (Lahainaluna) W, 5-3; Vance Keliihoomalu (Kapolei) W, DQ; Kainalu Huddy (Kamehameha) W, 3-2.
2017 states: Tyler Boromeo (Pahoa) L, 1:31; Keanu Punley (Leilehua) L, 6-4.

Waianae’s Nicholas Cordeiro held off Punahou’s Hale Robinson to end his career as a state champion. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

8. Nicholas Cordeiro, Waianae senior
Previous rank: 10
2020 state champion (106), 2019 state third (106), 2018 state sixth (106)
2020 OIA champion (106), 2019 OIA champion (106)
2020 OIA West champion (106)
2020 states: Nicholas Williams (Aiea) W, 15-0; Chaz Kuikahi-Molina (Kamehameha) W, 8-1; Cyrus Bucsit (Saint Louis) W, 4-2; Hale Robinson (Punahou) W, 2-1.
OIA champs: Keane Foster (Farrington) W, 2:47; Zairyn Ramos (Campbell) W, 3;16; Brayden Kamimura (Kalani) W, 10-2.
2020 OIA West: Nicholas Williams (Aiea) W, 17-1; Isaiah Siaris (Mililani) W, 1:18.
HOWA: Jayse Koyama (Lahainaluna) W, 1:17; Brendan Sekulich (Punahou) W, 7-2; Skyler Suzui (Pac-Five) W, 9-0; Brayden Spain (Waiakea) W, 9-1.
MIT: Jeice Paranda (Baldwin) W, 1:39; Jayse Koyama (Lahanaluna) W, 1:22; Marcus Marinas (Baldwin) W, 1:13.
Season: Earl Ramos (McKinley) W, 2:25; Brayden Kamimura (Kalani) W, 8-3.
2019 states: Cyrus Bucsit (Saint Louis) W, 1:14; Raizen Aina (KS-Hawaii) W, 16-0; Mason Stefanelli (Punahou) L, 17-2; Khansith Chanthabouasith (Leilehua) W, 2:46; Robert Frias (Iolani) W, 3-0.
2018 states: Colby Bowman-Kamehameha (KS-Hawaii) W, 14-3; Kai Yoshimoto (Campbell) W, 10-0; Brant Porter (Kamehameha) L, 0:49; Triston Baron (Roosevelt) L, 6-2; Cael Yasutake (Lahainaluna) L, fft.

Baldwin’s Tobey Ravida won his first state title as a sophomore. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

9. Tobey Ravida, Baldwin sophomore
Previous rank: N/R
2020 state champion (113), 2019 state second (106)
2020 MIL champion (113), 2019 MIL champion (106)
2019 Officials champion (113)
2020 states: Aiden Martinez (Kahuku) W, 1:08; Robert Frias (‘Iolani) W, 11-5; Aiden Shikuma (Waiakea) W, 15-3; Cael Yasutake (Lahainaluna) W, 6-0.
MIL: Cael Yasutake (Lahainaluna) W, 7-1.
HOWA: Bronson Maele (Campbell) W, 3:15; Kaistin Vasquez (Punahou) W, 3:14; Bronson Morioka (Iolani) W, 1:03; Scott Fujishima (Pac-Five) W, 11-8
MIT: Hakuilua Paaluhi (Waianae) W, 15-0; Jaeden Dumlao-Ranis (Lanai) W, 1:21; Lorenzo Gunn (Benicia) W, 6-4 OT.
Season: Ezekiel Matutuino (KS-Maui) W, 3:37; Austin Panlasiui (Lahainaluna) W, 1:47; Cael Yasutake (Lahainaluna) W, inj, 4:00; Ezekiel Matutino (KS-Maui) W, 2:50; Bradyn Baldonado (King Kekaulike) W, 3:59.
2019 states: Jarren Seson (Hawaii Baptist) W, 0:53; Khansith Chanthabouasith (Leilehua) W, 8-6; Robert Frias (Iolani) W, 8-4; Mason Stefanelli (Punahou) L, 13-0.


‘Iolani’s Blaze Pascua, left, beat Moanalua’s Andrew Adiniwin to win the 182-pound state title and break into the Top 10 of the pound-for-pound rankings. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

10. Blaze Pascua, ‘Iolani junior
Previous rank: N/R
2020 state champion (182), 2019 state second (170), 2018 state third (160).
2020 ILH champion (182), 2019 ILH champion (170)
2019 Officials champion (182)
2020 states: Keanu Mareko (Kealakehe) W, 2:31; Kayzehn Aiwohi-Frisby (Waianae) W, 16-5; Richard Tafuna (Kahuku) W, 1:39; Andrew Adiniwin (Moanalua) W, 5-2.
ILH: Dustin Dano (Kamehameha) W, pin; Andrew Canancio (Punahou) W, 5-1.
HOWA: Hoala Meyer (Saint Louis) W, 3:03; Keawe Kane-Keahi (Lahainaluna) W, 1:41; Alejandro Blanco (Waiakea) W, 1:32; Zachary Genobia (KS-Maui) W, 3:40.
2019 states: Hans Limstrom (Hawaii Prep) W, 4:35; Andrew Adiniwin (Moanalua) W, 5-3; Zachary Genobia (KS-Maui) W, 5:20; Rysan Leong (Kalaheo) L, 7-1.
2018 states: Elijah Oliveira-Kalalau (Lahainaluna) L, 9-8; Pukana Hai (Kahuku) W, 2:40; Haili Kapele (Konawaena) W, 14-6; Diego Deponte (Molokai) W, 10-5; Kason Milarie (Hilo) W, 12-7; Mason Canonico (Punahou) W, 4-2.

Next 10 (alphabetical order)
Kamalu Anahu, Elijah Asuncion, Brady Hoshino, Harry Lloyd, Blaze Sumiye, Boltyn Taam, Vincent Terrell, Ansen Ursua, Manaia Wolfgramm.

COMMENTS

  1. Yallarebrazy February 25, 2020 5:19 pm

    You know all this p4p ranking stuff. Does absolutely not matter, this is for the fans and for the hype. In my eyes the hype doesn’t exist.


  2. Pohakuloa50 February 26, 2020 11:26 am

    1 Terukina 2 Ravida 3 Tapia
    4 Matautia 5 Pascua 6 Wolfgram
    7 Cordeiro 8 Hoshino 9 Porter
    10 Paguryan


  3. Nick Abramo February 26, 2020 2:34 pm

    Yallarebrazy … I agree with you that it doesn’t mean a real lot to be voted best p4p … but it does serve as a vehicle to give recognition to wrestling. It’s the Maserati of vehicles for getting some of the the top athletes recognition.

    Aloha and thanks for reading,
    NIck Abramo,
    Hawaii Prep World and Honolulu Star-Advertiser wrestling writer


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