Kamehameha’s Kysen Terukina enters Top 10 in the nation

Kamehameha's Kysen Terukina is the No. 1-ranked pound-for-pound boys wrestler in the state this year. Cindy Ellen Russell / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Kamehameha junior Kysen Terukina, the No. 1-ranked boys pound-for-pound wrestler in Hawaii Prep World’s rankings, has jumped into the top 10 in the nation at 120 pounds.

In the latest FloWrestling rankings released on Christmas Day, Terukina jumped from No. 12 to No. 9 in the country.

There are three seniors, three juniors and two freshmen ranked ahead of him.

Terukina added a second Officials crown to his resume last weekend, winning at 126 pounds with a victory over ‘Iolani’s Brady Hoshino in the final in a rematch of the 2018 state final at 120 pounds. Terukina won the decision 10-2, making up for his loss at Officials as a sophomore.

“I just always had that memory of me getting pinned (at last year’s Officials),” Terukina told Hawaii Prep World after the match. “It always helps me remind myself to stay in good position, never take anybody lightly and just go in and give my best effort.”

Terukina is the only boys wrestler from Hawaii listed in the FloWrestling rankings.


  1. Mary Ann December 28, 2018 8:07 am

    mau ho’ohiwahiwa maika’i ‘oihana makou ha’aheo o oe noho ikaika a me ka ha’aha’a

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