The Kapolei boys wrestling team went through the OIA West unbeaten through the regular season, now it has to step it up from the best of the East.
The Hurricanes face Kahuku in the first round of the dual meet championships on Saturday at Campbell while Moanalua takes on host Campbell. The winners of each dual face off in the championship.
Action begins at 10 a.m.
The Hurricanes are led by junior Shandon Ilaban Totten, who cruised through the regular season 10-0 at 126 pounds as well as Jayson and Andre Pagurayan as the undefeateds.
But the Hurricanes can expect things won’t be easy. Looking ahead to a possible battle of the unbeatens in Kapolei and Moanalua has a number of big battles lined up. They both would have to win in the semis, though, of course.
Kapolei v. Moanalua:
113: Aragon v. Pagurayan
120: Reyes v. Caniete
126: Ruiz v. Ilabon
132: Tabisola v. Nakama
152: Salera v. Bautista
182: Smith v. Ingalls
After the dual meet championships, the divisions split for one more week for individual titles before the OIA championship.
On the girls side, Pearl City takes on Roosevelt and Kahuku meets host Campbell with the winners wrestling each other to follow.
Here are the regular season standings: