Kawehi Gillcoat completes MIL mission, states next

Lahainaluna’s Kawehi Gillcoat earned a couple of big victories in the MIL wrestling championships on Saturday at King Kekaulike.

Gillcoat earned a rare individual achievement with a pin of Lanai’s Kekoa Catiel in 3 minutes, 19 seconds. He joined former teammate Kainalu Estrella, who did it last year, as just the second boy to complete the Maui slam.

His second big victory has been done many times over. The Lunas won the boys championship with 226 points to Baldwin’s 215.5. Lahainaluna has ruled the boys landscape for years.

Lahainaluna’s champions were Kanoa Lanoza at 120 with a 6-1 decision over Baldwin’s Gabriel Valdez, Zeff Dudoit (126) with a 7-5 victory over Baldwin’s Kahiliwala Joy, and Jesse Dudoit (132) with a pin of Jules Marinas of Baldwin in 2:58.

The Lunas took a break from the parade of champions until Keaka Kuanna pinned Austin Murray of Baldwin for the 160-pound title. Elijah Oliveira then beat Zachary Genobia of Kamehameha-Maui for the crown at 170, Ty Bates took his third MIL title with a pin of teammate Enoka Phillips in 4:35 and Kainalu Kaililaau pinned Baldwin’s Nephi Laga in 1:29.

Baldwin’s Tobey and Colby Ravida got the championship round started with league titles at 106 and 113, Tobey pinning teammate Keanu Kamai in 1:52 and Colby sticking Alan Sanchez of Lanai in 1:02.

The Bears’ other champions were Billy Treu with a 21-4 win over Lahainaluna’s Jacob Taguiam at 145 pounds, Tekoa Torres-Umi with a 10-5 win over Derek Perez of Lahainaluna at 152 and Benjamin Tokanang with a repeat title at 285 after pinning Kamehameha-Maui’s Kaeo Pedroza-Kanemitsu in 5:29.

Kamehameha-Maui’s Darius Mynar was the only champion not from the Big Two, stopping Maake Panuve of Baldwin in 1:04 at 195 pounds.


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