The 2019 Texaco/HHSAA State Wrestling Championships take place Feb. 20 and 21 on another Wednesday/Thursday combination.
Hawaii Prep World will provide up-to-the-minute coverage throughout the entire two days beginning with the first qualifying matches on Wednesday that start at 10 a.m.
Our main state tournament wrestling page can be found here.
BOYS TEAM STANDINGS AFTER DAY 1: 1. Kamehameha, 105; 2. Punahou, 75; t3. Baldwin, Lahainaluna, 70; 5. Moanalua, 60.5; 6. Kapolei, 50.5; 7. Leilehua, 39.5; 8. Saint Louis, 38.5; t9. Kalaheo, Kealakehe, 38; 11. ‘Iolani, 37.5; 12. KS-Maui, 35; 13. Waiakea, 28; 14. Campbell, 24; 15. Waianae, 20.5; t16. Mililani, Radford, 16; 18. McKinley, 15; 19. Mid-Pacific, 14.5; 20. Lanai, 14.
GIRLS TEAM STANDINGS AFTER DAY 1: 1. Kamehameha, 103; 2. Moanalua, 84; 3. Baldwin, 70.5; 4. Campbell, 64.5; 5. Lahainaluna, 62; 6. Waianae, 58; 7. Leilehua, 49; 8. Mililani, 44. 9; Hilo, 40; 10. Kahuku, 39; 11. KS-Hawaii, 38; 12. Kealakehe, 36; 13. Molokai, 34; 14. Aiea, 30; 15. Pearl City, 25; 16. Kalani, 24; t17. Castle, Punahou, 22; 19. Kapaa, 21; 20. Kapolei, 20.
Results in each weight class can be found below.
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9:30 p.m. Day 1 is complete.
7:30 p.m. The quarterfinals have wrapped up and the second consolation round has begun.
6:00 p.m.: Punahou’s Mason Stefanelli — who beat state No. 1 seed Tobey Ravida of Baldwin, a freshman, at the Officials tournament — was asked if he was bothered by not getting that top spot in states.
“Not really,” he said. “The No. 1 seed should be able to beat everyone in the bracket, so we’ll see. Hopefully I can meet him in the finals. I’m excited. I think it would be fun.”
It’s unusual that a freshman gets the No. 1 seed, and Punahou coach Yoshi Honda thinks that the seeding committee may have confused Tobey with his brother Coby, the 106-pound champion a year ago.
“Mason’s a wonderful kid, a hard worker, a true wrestler with great technique. He’s strong, mentally, one of the stronger kids his age I’ve see in ages,” Honda said. “He deserved to be the No. 1 seed. He’s undefeated. It would have been nice to be the No. 1 seed, but you still have to beat all of the top wrestlers.”
Stefanelli is warming up for that potential match against Ravida and whoever he gets next in the semifinals.
“I did not feel super good about my first-round match,” Stefanelli said. “I allowed the guy to take me out of my game. I wasn’t doing what I wanted to do and didn’t feel like I was wrestling a clean match.”
Stefanelli placed seventh at the Fargo, N.D., tournament a year ago to become a high school All-American.
4:40 p.m.: The first No. 1 seed goes down as Castle’s Sadie Antoque, who made the 145-pound state final a year ago, upsets No. 1 seed Tayler Peligrino-Hayase of Lahainaluna at 145 pounds.
“I kept thinking to myself, ‘I gotta do it. I can do it. I have to believe in myself,’ ” Antoque said. “So (for tomorrow) I’m just gonna do my best, keep telling myself I can do it. Just gotta keep going.”
3:30 p.m.: The girls quarterfinals have begun.
2:40 p.m. In the 138-pound boys weight class, Punahou’s Zachary Urabe was hurt during his first-round match against Moanalua’s Blaze Sumiye.
According to coaches on the scene, Urabe hurt his head or neck and was taken off on a stretcher and taken to a hospital.
One coach called it an “illegal move” by Sumiye. The other called it “unnecessary roughness.”
Sumiye was disqualified.
1:50 p.m. >> Kaiser’s Koby Chun grinded away for a 9-0 first-round victory over Baldwin’s Gabriel Valdez in the 120-pound class at the Texaco/HHSAA Wrestling State Championships on Friday.
It sets up a big one for Chun. In the second-round he’ll face Kamehameha’s Brant Porter, who is No. 10 in the Hawaii Prep World pound-for-pound rankings. Porter is a two-time state placer.
“Just gotta stay in the zone,” Chun said about the challenge ahead. “I cannot let my practice go to waste, gotta keep focused.”
Against Valdez, Chun nearly pulled out the pin at the very end.
“It’s OK, a win’s a win,” he said. “Will still stay strong, gotta keep pressure and remember what my dad (Henry Chun) taught me. I’m doing it all for him.”
1:05 p.m.: Scary moment in a girls 184-pound preliminary match. Multiple trainers have rushed onto one of the center mats to help Moanalua’s Alana Dela Pena, the reigning OIA champion. As soon as she went down, a couple of trainers rushed onto the mat and then called for help. She was wrestling against Aiea’s Jalyssa Ingram. She has been stretched off with a right ankle injury.
Wrestlers going for multiple state championships:
(4): Kelani Corbett, Leilehua
(3): Kysen Terukina, Kamehameha; Ashley Gooman, Kamehameha; Nanea Estrella, Lahainaluna; Jahnea Miguel, Baldwin
(2): Paige Respicio, Kamehameha; Sami Saribay, Lahainluna; Waipuilani Estrella Beauchamp, Baldwin; Kapoina Bailey, Konawaena; Roxie Umu, Kealakehe; Sila Fotu, Farrington; Tangiteina Niutupuivaha, Kahuku; Colby Ravida, Baldwin; Elijah Asuncion, Moanalua; Noah Wusstig, Moanalua; Branden Pagurayan, Kapolei; Rysan Leong, Kalaheo;