Led by captains Jake Nakasone and James Mizota, the Iolani boys wrestling team beat Hillcrest of California to win the Moanalua Duals on Tuesday night.
Fellow captain Brian Pascua was not needed, winning his finals match by forfeit in the 42-27 win.
Iolani, which won the Officials tournament, is 2-0 in the ILH dual meet season with wins over Punahou and Pac-Five so far and impressed Hillside coach Ernie Ledesma with their effort on Tuesday.
“Really good team, technical, smart out there,” said Ledesma, who brought about half of his team to Hawaii for the tournament.
“The style out here is a little bit different, a lot faster pace than in California. Coming out here our boys had to speed it up. Once we got adjusted to it we had to press the action instead of sitting back.”
The Raiders beat ILH rival Pac-Five 38-29 in the semifinals while Hillcrest topped Kapolei 31-29. Pac-Five beat Kapolei 39-33 for third place.
Kamehameha won the Silver bracket with a 37-36 win over Punahou.
Kamehameha won the girls title with a 43-36 win over Lahainaluna with most of the Warriors moving up a weight class. Teshya Alo had three wins in the tournament including a pin in 37 seconds in the final.
The Warriors beat Roosevelt 31-24 in the semifinals and the defending state champion Lunas beat Pearl City 57-21. The Chargers beat the Rough Riders 42-33 for third place.
For the Hawaii teams, the Moanalua duals represented a signficant step toward the state championships in February.
“Moanalua duals is just an awesome setting,” said Lahainalua coach Todd Hayase, who helped lead the Lunas to their first title last season. “Probably the most important thing we gained is how the kids bond.
“We wrestled four tournaments in the last two weeks so this kind of culminates our preseason and we can go back and just work on the details and be ready for states in February.”