The ILH wrestling championships begin in a matter of hours at Kamehameha with a bit of history waiting to be made.
In addition to trying for its first repeat as a team since 2003-04, Iolani is looking to crown one of its greatest wrestlers ever.
KJ Pascua is registered in the 170-pound bracket and going for his fourth straight ILH title. He would become the first Raider to sweep the league since the immortal Patrick Higa from 1983-86.
With Blaysen Terukina of Kamehameha completing the cycle last year, this will be the first time wrestlers have done it in successive years since Gerald Welch did it in 2000 and was followed by Saint Louis teammate Travis Lee in 2001.
Corey Cabanban of Saint Louis is going for his third ILH title and has a bye all the way into the finals.
On the girls side, Zion-Grace Vierra is also going for unprecedented gold for Kamehameha.
She is going for her third individual title and trying to add her fourth team title.
That’s an entire career of being on the winning team. None of the greats of the sport, Teshya Alo or the Chow sisters, can make such a claim.
Vierra will have to do it without Donavyn Futa, who is not in the bracket, but Ashley Gooman will be going for her second ILH title.
Punahou’s Bailey Hoshino is going for her third.