Kysen Terukina starts wrestling season No. 12 in the nation

Kamehameha's Kysen Terukina will be going for a state slam in 2020. Photo by Jay Metzger/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

Hawaii’s top male wrestler will start the season just outside a national top 10.

Kamehameha’s Kysen Terukina is currently No. 12 in the nation at 126 pounds by flowrestling.com.

Terukina, who will be going for the rare career slam in Hawaii this winter, was ranked as high as No. 8 at 120 pounds by the web site in February and finished the season No. 11 at 126 behind seven graduating seniors.


He was ranked No. 1 in Hawaii Prep World’s pound-for-pound rankings all of last season, taking over for Saint Louis’ Corey Cabanban, who graduated a year earlier.

Terukina is the first Hawaii athlete to place at the Walsh Ironman and won Reno Worlds as an eighth grader. He didn’t wrestle at the USMC Cadet and Junior National Championships in Fargo, N.D., over the summer, but Hawaii was still well represented.

Hawaii was held without an All-American, but Baldwin state champion Coby Ravida came closest, winning four matches and losing two. Here is a rundown of Hawaii athletes in the tournament:


Boys Freestyle Juniors
106: Brayden Spain, Waiakea (0-2)
113: Coby Ravida, Baldwin (4-2)
120: Elijah Asuncion, Moanalua (1-2)
120: Brant Porter, Kamehameha (2-2)
120: Branson Magsayo, Saint Louis (2-2)
126: Makoa Goeas, Kamehameha (0-2)
126: Matt Sugiki, Punahou (0-2)
132: Caleb Shimaoka, Waiakea (0-3)
132: Ansen Ursua, Saint Louis (2-2)
152: Andrew Jung (0-2)
195: Darius Mynar, Kamehameha-Maui (0-2)
220: Pontus Thiravong, Radford (0-2)

Boys Greco-Roman Juniors
106: Brayden Spain, Waiakea (0-2)
113: Coby Ravida, Baldwin (3-2)
120: Branson Magsayo, Saint Louis (2-2)
120: Brant Porter, Kamehameha (5-2)
120: Elijah Asuncion, Moanalua (0-2)
126: Matt Sugiki, Punahou (0-2)
132: Ansen Ursua, Saint Louis (3-2)
132: Caleb Shimaoka, Waiakea (0-2)
195: Pontus Thiravong, Radord (1-2)


Cadet Boys Freestyle
106: Mason Stefanelli, Punahou (0-1)
126: Kahilihiwa Joy, Baldwin (0-2)
126: Makoa Goeas, Kamehameha (1-2)

Cadet Boys Greco-Roman
106: Mason Stefanelli, Punahou (2-2)
126: Kahilihiwa Joy, Baldwin (2-2)
126: Makoa Goeas, Kamehameha (0-2)

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