LIVE BLOG: 28 state champions decided in finals of Texaco/HHSAA State Wrestling Championships

Kamehameha's Kysen Terukina celebrated a 3-1 win over Saint Louis' Elijah Kaawa to win his fourth state title in a fourth different weight class. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

We have made it to the finals of the Texaco/HHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Blaisdell Arena, which will start at 3:30 p.m.

Kamehameha sweeps the boys and girls team titles for the second year in a row. Narahara’s victory clinched the win for the girls.

BOYS TEAM SCORES: 1. Kamehameha, 207.5; 2. Punahou, 165; 3. Saint Louis, 136.5; 4. Moanalua, 109; 5. Baldwin, 106.5; 6. Lahainaluna, 88.5; 7. Waianae, 81.5; 8. Kapolei, 80.5; 9. Waiakea, 66; 10. Kalani, 57; 11. ‘Iolani, 56.5; 12. Campbell, 46; 13. KS-Hawaii, 43.5; 14. KS-Maui, 34.5; 15. Kahuku, 28; 16. Leilehua, Kailua, 27; 18. Hilo, 25; 19. Kaimuki, 24.5; 20. Radford 24.
GIRLS TEAM SCORES: 1. Kamehameha, 169; 2. Lahainaluna, 161.5; 3. Moanalua, 144.5; 4. Campbell, 140.5; 5. Baldwin, 133; 6. Mililani, 119; 7. Hilo, 98.5; 8. Aiea, 95.5; 9. Waianae, 77.5; 10. Leilehua, 69; 11. Pearl City, 57; 12. Keaau, 46; 13. Kahuku, 42; 14. Castle, Punahou, 38; 16. Nanakuli, 36; 17. KS-Hawaii, 34; 18. ‘Iolani, Kalani, Maryknoll, 29.


Complete results of first-, third- and fifth-place matches will follow below.

>> Lahainaluna’s Alicia Frank overcomes adversity to reach 117-pound final
>> Three-sport star Legend Matautia trying to finish wrestling career on top
>> Punahou’s Vincent Terrell escapes twice to head to the 145-pound final
>> Kamehameha’s Krystal Puahala upsets 2-time state champ Jahnea Miguel of Baldwin

The finals will start with Girls 122 and Boys 285.

Girls 122

FIRST PLACE


(1) Makana Cooper, Pearl City vs. Emily Paulino, Kalani
— Paulino, Dec 3-2

Notes: This is a rematch of the OIA final won by Cooper 2-0 … Cooper gets the takedown midway through the first period and lead 2-0 after one … nothing going in round 2 … Paulino escapes and gets a point with 1:27 to go … Paulino with the takedown and control to go up 3-2 with 47 seconds to go … Can she ride it out? Cooper gets up but is shoved out of bounds … 22 seconds to go … Cooper needs an escape … Paulino holds her down and she does it. State title for Emily Paulino., her first ever.

THIRD PLACE


(2) Ashlee Palimoo, KS-Maui vs. Lydia Dudoit, Lahainaluna
— Palimoo, Dec 6-3

FIFTH PLACE


Alana Morris, Molokai vs. Laamea Harbottle, Kamehameha
— Harbottle, fall 1:56

Boys 285

FIRST PLACE


(1) Legend Matautia, Punahou vs. (2) Rafael Leapaga, Kapolei
— Matautia, Dec 3-2

Notes: Matautia won 5-4 at Officials …. Nothing in the first period … Matautia manages a late escape in the second round and leads 2-0 … Leapaga explodes out of the gate in the third round with two points to tie it … Matautia escapes with 53 seconds to go to go up 3-2 … Leapaga tries to shoot but Matautia stuffs it. He holds on to win 3-2 and earn his second state title after winning at 220 last year.

THIRD PLACE


Marcus Lombard, Kahuku vs. Gregory Rucilez, Kalani
— Lombard, fall 2:14

FIFTH PLACE


Jace Filipo Rodrigues, Waianae vs. Jonah Kahuli-Apo, Kamehameha
— Rodrigues, 2 OT, 2-1

Girls 127

FIRST PLACE


(1) Lana Perez, Moanalua vs. (3) Krystal Puahala, Kamehameha
— Perez, Dec 6-2

Notes: Perez, a two-time OIA champ, looking for her first title as is Puahala, a three-time ILH champ … Perez beat Puahala 17-5 at Officials … Perez with a commanding 4-1 lead after one period … After a minute, Puahala gets the escape off the restart to make it 4-2 … We go to the final period … Perez gains control from the bottom for two points and gets the 6-2 win. First state crown for the Moanalua senior.

THIRD PLACE


(2) Jahnea Miguel, Baldwin vs. (4) Lainey Eckart, KS-Hawaii
— Miguel, fall 2:59

FIFTH PLACE


Kelly Ibarra, Kapolei vs. Kristine Ono, Pearl City
— Ibarra, fall 4:57

Boys 106

FIRST PLACE


(1) Nicholas Cordeiro, Waianae vs. (3) Hale Robinson, Punahou
— Cordeiro, Dec 2-1

Notes: Two-time OIA champion Cordeiro gunning for his first state crown … Robinson went 1-2 at states last year … Cordeiro with the two points early and an escape by Robinson makes it 2-1 at the end of the first period … Nothing in the second period … Robinson on bottom to start the third period and that’s where Cordeiro keeps him to win 2-1.

Waianae’s Nicholas Cordeiro celebrated his first state championship. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

THIRD PLACE


Cyrus Bucsit, Saint Louis vs. Dayne Takai, Moanalua
— Bucsit, FFT

FIFTH PLACE


Brayden Kamimura, Kalani vs. Skyler Suzui, Hawaii Baptist
— Kamimura, Dec 5-3

Girls 132

FIRST PLACE


(1) Nanea Estrella, Lahainaluna vs. (2) Skye Realin, Kamehameha
— Estrella, fall 1:39

Notes: Estrella going for the slam … Estrella beat Realin 5-1 at states last year … Even for the first minute and then Estrella out of nowhere gets the pin at 1:39. The slam is hers.

THIRD PLACE


(3) Rachel Oshita, Moanalua vs. Zysha Pavao, Keaau
— Oshita, Maj 11-1

FIFTH PLACE


(4) Tehya Tanigawa, KS-Hawaii vs. Tianna Chargualaf, Campbell
— Chargualaf, Inj

Boys 113

FIRST PLACE


(1) Tobey Ravida, Baldwin vs. Cael Yasutake, Lahainaluna
— Ravida, Dec 6-0

Notes: Two-time MIL champion Ravida looking for his first state win after placing second last year … Ravida beat Yasutake 7-1 to win the MIL … Ravida builds a 4-0 lead after two periods … Ravida gets the win 6-0.

THIRD PLACE


(2) Kaistin Vasquez, Punahou vs. (4) Aiden Shikuma, Waiakea
— Vasquez, Maj 16-4

FIFTH PLACE


Jayce Kamimura, Kalani vs. Raizen Aina, KS-Hawaii
— Kamimura, Dec 7-2

Girls 138

FIRST PLACE


(1) Paige Respicio, Kamehameha vs. (2) Waipuilani Estrella-Beauchamp, Baldwin
— Respicio, Dec 4-2

Notes: State champ vs. state champ. Both comes out strong and Estrella-Beauchamp gets her nose bloodied in the first 15 seconds … scoreless first period and they slap hands at the end of it as if to acknowledge each other … It has definitely got a little tense in the arena for this one … Estrella-Beauchamp starts down in the second period and nearly gets out a minute in but Respicio twists her back down to the mat … Respicio rides out the round and it’s still scoreless … Respicio is being looked at before the third period starts … Respicio on bottom now … Sweet move as she spins around Estrella-Beauchamp and gets two points … Now Estrella-Beauchamp has to do something from the bottom … She escapes for one point with 45 seconds to go … She tries to make something happen but looks like she slips and Respicio with the two-point control … that should do it. Respicio wins 4-2. She gives Estrella-Beauchamp a hug … three-time state champ.

THIRD PLACE


(3) Kianna Chargualaf, Campbell vs. Jacey Chung, Pearl City
— Chargualaf, fall 2:47

FIFTH PLACE


Jamie Grilho, Aiea vs. Jazaria Hall, Radford
— Hall, Dec 11-4

Boys 120

FIRST PLACE


(1) Coby Ravida, Baldwin vs. (2) Elijah Asuncion, Moanalua
— Ravida, Dec 2-0

Notes: Ravida (106) and Asuncion (113) both won state titles two years ago … Ravida won a second at 113 last year … they wrestle to a stalemate after two periods … Ravida with the escape in the third as Asuncion looks like he let him up … Ravida up 1-0 … Ravida is given a point with 49 seconds to go, missed what it was for … Asuncion has 19 seconds to take him down and can’t do it. Third state title for Ravida, 2-0. Asuncion almost had him.

THIRD PLACE


(4) Rylan Smith, Waiakea vs. Branson Magsayo, Waianae
— Magsayo, fall 2:31

FIFTH PLACE


(3) Josaiah Hokoana, Kamehameha vs. Alan Sanchez Jr., Lanai
— Sanchez Jr., Dec 5-2

Girls 145

FIRST PLACE


Tiare Carlson, Waianae vs. (2) Anissa Wright, Campbell
— Carlson, Dec 5-0

Notes: Carlson pinned Wright at Paani … One of these two will win their first state title … Carlson up 3-0 after an early takedown .. Carlson adds another takedown in the third to make it 5-0 … It’s over.

THIRD PLACE


(1) Tyeisha Takamori, Baldwin vs. (3) CJ Pascual-Tabuyo, Mid-Pacific
— Pascual-Tabuyo, Dec 7-3

FIFTH PLACE


Amber Leota, Kahuku vs. Chaenel Deluna, Molokai
— Leota, Dec 5-1

Boys 126

FIRST PLACE


(1) Brant Porter, Kamehameha vs. (2) Kanoa Lanoza, Lahainaluna
— Porter, Maj 12-0

Notes: Porter, a three-time ILH champ, going for his second state crown … Porter quickly up 4-0 after one and adds a fifth point on an escape to start the second period … Porter rolls to a 10-0 lead after two periods … Dominant win for Porter.

THIRD PLACE


(3) Weiyi Zheng, Aiea vs. Dreddin Villalpando, Saint Louis
— Villalpando, Dec 4-3

FIFTH PLACE


Triston Baron, Roosevelt vs. Kahilihiwa Joy, Baldwin
— Joy, Dec 7-4

Girls 155

FIRST PLACE


(1) Sadie Antoque, Castle vs. Kaceylee Pua, Baldwin
— Antoque, fall 3:59

Notes: Antoque up to 155 after winning the state title at 145 last year … scoreless after the first period … Pua will start on bottom in the second … scoreless late in the second and Antoque pulls off the pin with one second left.

THIRD PLACE


(4) Fayannie Rosario, Lahainaluna vs. Kira Jhun, Moanalua
— Jhun, Dec 9-7

FIFTH PLACE


(3) Kitana Lowery, Hilo vs. Alana Takata, Kauai
— Takata, OT 6-4

Boys 132

FIRST PLACE


(1) Kysen Terukina, Kamehameha vs. Elijah Kaawa, Saint Louis
— Terukina, Dec 3-1

Notes: Terukina, No. 1 pound-for-pound, looks to go out with a fourth state title. He has beaten Kaawa 5-0 and 5-3 this year. Two opponents very familiar with each other … Terukina sneaks in a takedown just before the end of the first period to go up 2-0. Lightning fast … Kaawa is hurt on the move that ended the round and is being tended to by trainers. Kaawa will continue … Kaawa with the escape at 50 seconds of the second period to make it 2-1 … To the third we go … Quick escape by Terukina makes it 3-1 … Terukina keeps it that way to complete the slam. Four state titles in four different weight classes.

THIRD PLACE


(2) Caleb Shimaoka, Waiakea vs. (3) Kade Okura, Kalani
— Okura, 2 OT, 2-1

FIFTH PLACE


(4) Dawson Nolasco, Lahainaluna vs. Iz Gonzalez, Roosevelt
— Nolasco, Dec 5-1

Girls 168

FIRST PLACE


(1) Shayna Kamaka, Baldwin vs. (3) Shannlynne Mahoe, Nanakuli
— Kamaka, fall :30

Notes: Kamaka is a three-time MIL champ who won states at 155 last year … Kamaka with the pin in 30 seconds.

THIRD PLACE


Kayla Antolin, Moanalua vs. Kehani Siuta, Aiea
— Antolin, Dec 7-2

FIFTH PLACE


(2) Amy Sotoa, Kamehameha vs. (4) Jolette Miner-Ho, Kapaa
— Miner-Ho, Dec 3-2

Boys 138

FIRST PLACE


(1) Brady Hoshino, ‘Iolani vs. Ansen Ursua, Saint Louis
— Hoshino, Dec 1-0

Notes: Hoshino beat Ursua 6-3 to win the ILH crown and 7-3 at Officials … Hoshino wins 1-0


THIRD PLACE


Michael Stovall, McKinley vs. Jonah Chew, Kamehameha
— Chew, fall 2:40

FIFTH PLACE


Joe-Xiah Rapoza, Pearl City vs. Daniel Branigan, Waianae
— Branigan, fall 4:42

Girls 184

FIRST PLACE


(1) Shannon Jaramillo, Lahainaluna vs. (2) Dylan Huddy, Maryknoll
— Jaramillo, fall :28

Notes: Jaramillo with the pin in 28 seconds to repeat as state champ at 184.

THIRD PLACE


(4) Jacinta Fonoti, Mililani vs. Lilliane Toledo, Hilo
— Fonoti, Dec 15-9

FIFTH PLACE


(3) Kaleinani Makuaole, Keaau vs. Chloe Yuen, Moanalua
— Yuen, FFT

Boys 145

FIRST PLACE


(2) Vincent Terrell, Punahou vs. (4) Blaze Sumiye, Moanalua
— Sumiye, 2 OT, 3-2

Notes: Terrell is a three-time ILH champ who hasn’t placed better than sixth at states … Sumiye catches a poke to the eye and he is being looked at with 38 seconds left in the first round … They trade escapes and it’s 1-1 in the third with more than a minute to go … Overtime we go … Sumiye gets the escape in his 30-second period starting on bottom, now can he hold Terrell down? Nope. It’s 2-2. Sumiye gets the sudden victory escape to win 3-2. Sumiye wins the state title a year after being DQ’d.

THIRD PLACE


(1) Jesse Dudoit, Lahainaluna vs. Pookela De Santos, Leilehua
— De Santos, Dec 6-4

FIFTH PLACE


Brycen Pagurayan, Kapolei vs. Kaimalu Kahalioumi Vinluan, Kamehameha
— Pagurayan, Inj.

Girls 225

FIRST PLACE


(1) Tangiteina Niutupuivaha, Kahuku vs. (2) Leona Toledo, Hilo
— Toledo, Dec 7-2

Notes: Toledo knocks off two-time reigning state champion Niutupuivaha in an upset.

THIRD PLACE


(3) Princess Leota, Moanalua vs. Savannah Pilialoha, Waipahu
— Leota, Dec 5-3

FIFTH PLACE


Atinaeleila Fonoti, Mililani vs. Zyann Pavo, Keaau
— Fonoti, fall 1:44

Boys 152

FIRST PLACE


(1) Kanai Tapia, Kamehameha vs. (2) Branden Pagurayan, Kapolei
— Tapia, Dec 3-2

Notes: Pagurayan is No. 2 pound-for-pound while Tapia is No. 4. … Scoreless after one. Pagurayan gets the escape in the second. 1-0. Could he possibly keep Tapia down for two minutes? Nope. He made it 55 seconds. 1-1 with a minute to go. Tapia shoots in for a double leg and puts Pagurayan down hard. Thunderous takedown to take the lead. Pagurayan flips out for an escape and the whistle sounds with one seconds left. It’s over. Tapia wins 3-2.

Kamehameha’s Kanai Tapia had to earn a 3-2 win over Branden Pagurayan of Kapolei to win the 152-pound state title. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

THIRD PLACE


Malcolm Bell, Campbell vs. Stone Franczyk, Hanalani
— Franczyk, Dec 7-1

FIFTH PLACE


(4) Nainoa Flores, Baldwin vs. Noah Takeyama, Punahou
— Takeyama, Maj 16-7

Girls 97

FIRST PLACE


(1) Erin Hikiji vs. (3) Liana Ferreira, Baldwin
— Hikiji, Dec 8-2

Notes: Hikiji beat Ferreira 10-1 at Officials after they split two matches against each other in states last year … Hikiji builds a comfortable 4-0 lead and adds a point with an escape in the third period … Hikiji, who hadn’t placed higher than fourth at states, makes it an Officials, Paani, OIA West, OIA and state sweep this season.

THIRD PLACE


(2) Zoe Omura, ‘Iolani vs. Naiomi Kulukulualani-Sales, Lahainaluna
— Omura, fall 3:20

FIFTH PLACE


Giana Ragudos, Aiea vs. Madison Kalamau, Waianae
— Ragudos, Dec 3-1

Boys 160

FIRST PLACE


(2) Kamalu Anahu, KS-Hawaii vs. Hana Kahao’o Kaulana, Hilo
— Anahu, Dec 6-1

Notes: An All-BIIF final goes to the league champion.

THIRD PLACE


(1) Kanoa Aruda-Starwood, KS-Maui vs. (4) Kahekili Pahio, Kamehameha
— Pahio, Dec 12-9

FIFTH PLACE


Brock Gooman, Campbell vs. Hudson Pak, Punahou
— Gooman, FFT

Girls 102

FIRST PLACE


(1) Brianna Funakoshi, Aiea vs. (2) Madison Kogachi, Punahou
— Funakoshi, Dec 4-1

Notes: First state tile for Funakoshi.

THIRD PLACE


(3) Lilliana Campbell, Hilo vs. Isabelle Asuncion, Moanalua
— Asuncion, Dec 10-4

FIFTH PLACE


Kennedy Javier, Mililani vs. Jaunisty Malaia-Naehu, Waianae
— Malaia-Naehu, FFT

Boys 170

FIRST PLACE


(1) Manaia Wolfgramm, Kamehameha vs. Boston Opetia, Saint Louis
— Wolfgramm, fall 5:30

Notes: Rematch of the ILH title match won by Wolfgramm 8-0. More of the same in this one. Wolfgramm, who finished fourth at 145 last year, moves up 25 pounds and collects his first state title with a late pin.

THIRD PLACE


(2) Karter Nitahara, Moanalua vs. Khali Vilavong, Campbell
— Nitahara, Dec 6-1

FIFTH PLACE


(3) Thomas Momoa, Hanalani vs. (4) Dshane Bannister, Keaau
— Momoa, fall 3:29

Girls 107

FIRST PLACE


(1) Alizeih Villalpando, Campbell vs. Alejandra Corral, Aiea
— Corral, Dec 2-1

Notes: Villalpando beat Corral 11-1 at OIA … Corral is down 1-0 in the third but gets a reversal for two points. Corral holds her down and does it, pulling off the 2-1 upset.

THIRD PLACE


(2) Nohea Moniz, Kamehameha vs. Victoriana Kim, Mililani
— Moniz, fall 1:32

FIFTH PLACE


Jazlynn Richards, Leilehua vs. Devina Ayala-Billings, Waianae
— Richards, fall 1:35

Boys 182

FIRST PLACE


(1) Blaze Pascua, ‘Iolani vs. (3) Andrew Adiniwin, Moanalua
— Pascua, Dec 5-2

Notes: Pascua finished third two years ago and second last year and finally gets it done.

THIRD PLACE


(4) Alejandro Blanco, Waiakea vs. Andrew Cananico, Punahou
— Cananico, Dec 7-1

FIFTH PLACE


(2) Zachary Genobia, KS-Maui vs. Richard Tafuna, Kahuku
— Genobia, fall 1:26

Girls 112

FIRST PLACE


(1) Haley Narahara, Kamehameha vs. (2) Ino Terukina, Campbell
— Narahara, TF 18-3

Notes: Narahara, a two-time ILH champion, placed third last year but had no trouble rolling through Terukina.

THIRD PLACE


Michaelah Vasquez, King Kekaulike vs. Shantelle Mangrobang, Leilehua
— Mangrobang, fall 1:01

FIFTH PLACE


(3) Kivah Caballero, Lahainaluna vs. (4) Ashley Lavarius, Hilo
— Caballero, fall 2:47

Boys 195

FIRST PLACE


(1) Zander Manuel, Punahou vs. Viliamu Tongotea, Saint Louis
— Manuel, Dec 6-1

Notes: Tongotea is a freshman who lost to Manuel 6-1 in the ILH final. Tongotea keeps it close for two periods but a takedown early in the third puts Manuel ahead 4-0. Tongotea has a very bright future but Manuel is your two-time state champ with the win.

THIRD PLACE


(2) Lahaina Kane, Kailua vs. (3) Matai Mataafa, Lahainaluna
— Kane, Dec 6-3

FIFTH PLACE


Kaimiloa Padrones, Kauai vs. Pontus Thiravong, Radford
— Thiravong, fall 4:06

Girls 117

FIRST PLACE


(1) Victoria Lee, Mililani vs. (2) Alicia Frank, Lahainaluna
— Lee, fall 1:13

Notes: Lee gets taken down early and Frank scores four quick points but then here comes the pin out of nowhere. Lee wins her first state title.

THIRD PLACE


(3) Aliya Takano, Kamehameha vs. Kili Terukina, Campbell
— Terukina, Dec 7-1

FIFTH PLACE


(4) Pualani Louis, King Kekaulike vs. Kelsie Caminos Freitas, Leilehua
— Freitas, FFT

Boys 220

FIRST PLACE


(1) Harry Lloyd, Kaimuki vs. (2) John Egami, Punahou
— Lloyd, Dec 10-6

Notes: Fun way to end the night as Egami pulls to 8-6 but Lloyd gets the takedown at the end to win his first state title. Lloyd is the first state champion from Kaimuki since Brendon Takara at 126 pounds in 1995.


THIRD PLACE


(3) Maake Panuve, Baldwin vs. (4) Chandon Pacheco, Honokaa
— Pacheco, Dec 2-1

FIFTH PLACE


Jeremy Pangelinan, Saint Louis vs. Scotty Dikilato, Kamehameha
— Dikilato, Dec 6-2

COMMENTS

  1. MyFINALtake February 23, 2020 4:47 pm

    Terukina
    Ravida
    Tapia
    Wolfgram
    Matautia


  2. OIA Fan February 23, 2020 9:04 pm

    1. Terukina
    2. Porter
    3. Wolfgramm
    4-10. Ravidas, Lloyd, Manuel, Hoshino, Matautia, Cordeiro.
    I believe my top 10 were undefeated this season and won states.


  3. LUNAtic February 24, 2020 1:40 pm

    Terukina
    Ravida
    Hoshino
    Tapia
    Wolfgram
    6-10-
    Matautia Pascua Cordeiro


  4. The real final take February 25, 2020 6:48 am

    MyFINALtake. You should take your head out of your ass as a final take. P4P should b decided on how they did in officials, League championships and state tournament.


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