LIVE BLOG: Day 1 of the 2020 Texaco/HHSAA Wrestling State Championships

The two-day 2020 Texaco/HHSAA Wrestling State Championships begins today at Blaisdell Arena as we get back to the traditional Friday-Saturday format.

Hawaii Prep World will provide up-to-the-minute coverage throughout the entire two days beginning with the first preliminary matches that start at 10 a.m.

Each weight class will have its own page where you can follow along with all of the results as they happen.



Team scores and consolation results will be updated tonight.

>> Kamehameha’s Kanai Tapia makes semis with OT win over Moanalua’s Boltyn Taam in the feature bout of Day 1
>> Baldwin’s Coby Ravida avoids upset in quarterfinals, on track for state title No. 3

Here are your semifinal matchups for Saturday morning

Girls 97
(1) Erin Hikiji, Mililani vs. Naiomi Kulukulualani-Sales, Lahainaluna
(2) Zoe Omura, ‘Iolani vs. (3) Liana Ferreira, Baldwin

Girls 102
(1) Brianna Funakoshi, Aiea vs. Kennedy Javier, Mililani
(2) Madison Kogachi, Punahou vs. Isabelle Asuncion, Moanalua

Girls 107
(1) Alizeih Villalpando, Campbell vs. Jazlynn Richards, Leilehua
Victoriana Kim, Mililani vs. Alejandra Corral, Aiea

Girls 112
(1) Haley Narahara, Kamehameha vs. (4) Ashley Lavarius, Hilo
(2) Ino Terukina, Campbell vs. (3) Kivah Caballero, Lahainaluna

Girls 117
(1) Victoria Lee, Mililani vs. (4) Pualani Louis, Keaau
(2) Alicia Frank, Lahainaluna vs. Kili Terukina, Campbell

Girls 122
(1) Makana Cooper, Pearl City vs. Alana Morris, Molokai
(2) Ashlee Palimoo, KS-Maui vs. Emily Paulino, Kalani

Girls 127
(1) Lana Perez, Moanalua vs. (4) Lainey Eckart, KS-Hawaii
(2) Jahnea Miguel, Baldwin vs. (3) Krystal Puahala, Kamehameha

Girls 132
(1) Nanea Estrella, Lahainaluna vs. (4) Tehya Tanigawa, KS-Hawaii
(2) Skye Realin, Kamehameha vs. (3) Rachel Oshita, Moanalua

Girls 138
(1) Paige Respicio, Kamehameha vs. Jacey Chung, Pearl City
(2) Waipuilani Estrella-Beauchamp, Baldwin vs. (3) Kianna Chargualaf, Campbell

Girls 145
(1) Tyeisha Takamori, Baldwin vs. Tiare Carlson, Waianae
(2) Anissa Wright, Campbell vs. Chaenel Deluna, Molokai

Girls 155
(1) Sadie Antoque, Castle vs. (4) Fayannie Rosario, Lahainaluna
Kaceylee Pua, Baldwin vs. Kira Jhun, Moanalua

Girls 168
(1) Shayna Kamaka, Baldwin vs. Kayla Antolin, Moanalua
(2) Amy Sotoa, Kamehameha vs. (3) Shannlynne Mahoe, Nanakuli

Girls 184
(1) Shannon Jaramillo, Lahainaluna vs. (4) Jacinta Fonoti, Mililani
(2) Dylan Huddy, Maryknoll vs. (3) Kaleinani Makuaole, Keaau

Girls 225
(1) Tangiteina Niutupuivaha, Kahuku vs. Atinaeleila Fonoti, Mililani
(2) Leona Toledo, Hilo vs. (3) Princess Leota, Moanalua

Boys 106
(1) Nicholas Cordeiro, Waianae vs. Cyrus Bucsit, Saint Louis
(3) Hale Robinson, Punahou vs. Dayne Takai, Moanalua

Boys 113
(1) Tobey Ravida, Baldwin vs. (4) Aiden Shikuma, Waiakea
Cael Yasutake, Lahainaluna vs. Raizen Aina, KS-Hawaii

Boys 120
(1) Coby Ravida, Baldwin vs. (4) Rylan Smith, Waiakea
(2) Elijah Asuncion, Moanalua vs. Alan Sanchez Jr., Lanai

Boys 126
(1) Brant Porter, Kamehameha vs. Triston Baron, Roosevelt
(2) Kanoa Lanoza, Lahainaluna vs. Dreddin Villalpando, Saint Louis

Boys 132
(1) Kysen Terukina, Kamehameha vs. (4) Dawson Nolasco, Lahainaluna
(2) Caleb Shimaoka, Waiakea vs. Elijah Kaawa, Saint Louis

Boys 138
(1) Brady Hoshino, ‘Iolani vs. Joe-Xiah Rapoza, Pearl City
Ansen Ursua, Saint Louis vs. Jonah Chew, Kamehameha

Boys 145
(1) Jesse Dudoit, Lahainaluna vs. (4) Blaze Sumiye, Moanalua
(2) Vincent Terrell, Punahou vs. Pookela De Santos, Leilehua

Boys 152
(1) Kanai Tapia, Kamehameha vs. Malcolm Bell, Campbell
(2) Branden Pagurayan, Kapolei vs. Stone Franczyk, Hanalani

Boys 160
(4) Kahekili Pahio, Kamehameha vs. Hana Kahao’o Kaulana, Hilo
(2) Kamalu Anahu, KS-Hawaii vs. Hudson Pak, Punahou

Boys 170
(1) Manaia Wolfgramm, Kamehameha vs. Khali Vilavong, Campbell
(2) Karter Nitahara, Moanalua vs. Boston Opetia, Saint Louis

Boys 182
(1) Blaze Pascua, ‘Iolani vs. Richard Tafuna, Kahuku
(2) Zachary Genobia, KS-Maui vs. (3) Andrew Adiniwin, Moanalua

Boys 195
(1) Zander Manuel, Punahou vs. Kaimiloa Padrones, Kauai
(3) Matai Mataafa, Lahainaluna vs. Viliamu Tongotea, Saint Louis

Boys 225
(1) Harry Lloyd, Kaimuki vs. (4) Chandon Pacheco, Honokaa
(2) John Egami, Punahou vs. (3) Maake Panuve, Baldwin

Boys 285
(1) Legend Matautia, Punahou vs. Jace Filipo Rodrigues, Waianae
(2) Rafael Leapaga, Kapolei vs. Jonah Kahuli-Apo, Kamehameha

6 p.m.: Apologies for the delay in live results due to the breaking news. We will now be updating them beginning with Girls 97.


Leilehua wrestler Vitale Afoa was arrested during Friday’s HHSAA state wrestling championships. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

A high school athlete was arrested after allegedly threatening a referee and grabbing his shirt and then pushing down a security guard at the Texaco/HHSAA Wrestling State Championships at Blaisdell Area on Friday.

Here is the complete story from

According to witnesses, a wrestler was upset about losing a match due to penalties assessed by officials, and while other matches were going on, he approached the referee, grabbing his shirt and threatening him. The incident caused a commotion in the arena and temporarily stopped all matches going on the six mats.

A security guard tried to break up the mini mob scene and after a group of his agitated friends and family moved from one mat to another, the security guard was thrown down by the wrestler. He and his friends and family, who were loudly yelling words of support for the wrestler, were escorted out of the arena by HHSAA officials, but that process took about five minutes.

During the disturbance, another man, using a cane, was heard saying, “I’ll put you down with one leg.” It wasn’t clear who he was speaking to.


Wrestling resumes.

We have had to temporarily halt action as an incident broke out on the center mat. Multiple adults came storming in from the crowd and a wrestler came out and shoved an official to the mat. Ugly incident.

The big 3 at 152 pounds advance to the quarterfinals, setting up Boltyn Taam vs. Kanai Tapia on a Friday night

Kamehameha’s Kysen Terukina takes time between matches to talk college possibilities.

OIA champion Max Higa of Roosevelt is knocked off by McKinley’s Michael Stovall in the preliminary round. Higa pinned Stovall in the OIA quarters in 1:28.

>> Here is our story on Stovall.

>> Lahainaluna’s Nanea Estrella gets first task done fast; opines about possible 138-pound blockbuster

We have our first big upset of the day as Moanalua’s Keane Escaba knocks off No. 2 seed Kaistin Vasquez in the preliminary round at 113 pounds. That’s two wins already today for Escaba, who gets KS-Hawaii’s Raizen Aina later on for a shot in the semifinals.

Here is our updated story on Escaba.

>> Nanakuli’s Shannlynne Mahoe makes a big drop down from 225 to 168 and is in the hunt for a state title
>> Mililani senior Kennedy Javier avoids scary injury to pull out win in her opening match

12:35 p.m. Qualifying round has just concluded. Here we go with the preliminaries beginning with the girls.

11 p.m.: And we are underway. One of our five matches to watch is off as Pac-Five’s Scott Fujishima is no longer listed in the boys’ 113 bracket. ‘Iolani’s Robert Frias will face Kalani’s Jayce Kamimura.

10:30 p.m.: Still waiting to begin. There will be some changes in the brackets.


Here are five great first-round matches to watch for.

We also updated our Hawaii Prep World pound-for-pound rankings entering the tournament. The final rankings of the season will be posted in a full-page spread in editions of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Updated Boys Hawaii Prep World Pound-for-Pound rankings
Updated Girls Hawaii Prep World Pound-for-Pound rankings

For a list of every state medalist ever on the boys side, click here.

You can find every state medalist on the girls side by clicking here.

The OIA and ILH have 10 No. 1 seeds while the MIL has eight.

Kamehameha’s Kysen Terukina and Lahainaluna’s Nanea Estrella are looking to add their names to a list of legends by winning a fourth state title.

Blog updates, stories and more will follow below.


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  1. Kehaunani Starwood February 21, 2020 6:29 pm

    Kanoa Aruda -Starwood is from Kamehameha School Maui

  2. Trojan Pride February 22, 2020 12:05 am

    Thank you so much for covering our sports. great articles. we appreciate you guys giving our kids a little bit of spotlight for the hard work that they put in to this sport. Its obvious how much our sport has grown on you over the years as you guys keep coming back better every season. Mahalo

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