Baldwin has won the girls title and host Leilehua has won the boys title at the Officials tournament that ended tonight.
Here was our live blog of the finals from the event:
The boys finals of the Officials tournament at Leilehua will be starting with the 106-pound match and go directly to 138 and on up through the weight classes before finishing at 132.
The girls will start at 184 pounds up through heavyweight, back down to 97 and finish at 168 with Pearl City’s Jennie Fuamatu and Leilehua’s Kelani Corbett in the feature attraction. Corbett is No. 2 pound-for-pound and Fuamatu is No. 6.
Brent Porter (Kamehameha) vs. Colby Ravida (Baldwin)
Porter wins 6-2 in a rematch of last year’s third-place state match.
Christian Tavares (Radford) vs. Jacob Yamaguchi (Kapolei)
Tavares is in the lead 7-2 in the third period.
Tavares winds up winning 9-2.
Zayren Terukina (Campbell) vs. Jose Jhael Jr. (Leilebua)
Terukina is up 2-0 with a takedown.
He just went up 3-0 with an escape.
The match got close with Terukina leading 5-3, but he pulled away for a 7-3 victory.
Kason Nitahara (Kamehehameha) vs. Caele Manley (Molokai)
Manley holds on for a 4-1 victory.
Makoa Cooper (Pearl City vs. Mason Canonico (Punahou)
Cooper wins easily 12-2.
Sitaleki Tongi (Kahuku) vs. Keanu Punley (Leilehua)
After neither wrestlers scored for most of the first period, Punley scored with a takedown for a 2-0 lead.
Punley increases his lead to three points, 4-1, with a takedown.
Punley is ahead 5-2 with 10 seconds to go.
And that’s how it ends, Punley wins 5-2.
Kachi Respicio (Campbell) vs. Atui Valu (Waianae)
Respicio leads 6-3 after one period. The leads builds to 9-4
In the final tally, Respicio wins 14-6.
He almost had a pin.
“It’s pretty tough putting those big boys down, especially if they’re really, really strong, so with only 30 seconds left on the clock so I figured I’m up by points so maybe let him up and give him one (point).
Alize Wright (Campbell) vs. Tao Tuulima (Kapolei)
Wright has a big 10-1 lead with 20 seconds left in the second period.
Wright finishes it up with a 17-2 victory.
Legend Matautia (Punahou) vs. Dominic Tominiko (Saint Louis)
Matautia has a 2-0 lead going into the third period.
With only 45 seconds to go in the match, Matautia leads 4-0.
Matautia wins 4-1.
Harry Lloyd (Damien) vs. Kayson Kekahuna (Saint Louis)
Kekahuna wins by default when Lloyd defaults during the match with an injury.
Hunter Nagatani (Leilehua) vs. kua Tihada (Lahainaluna)
Kahilihiwa Joy (Baldwin) vs. Jude Michael Talana (Maui)
Joy scored the pin in 35 seconds earlier in the afternoon before leaving early to catch a flight home.
Corey Cabanban (Saint Louis) vs. Casen Watanabe (Punahou)
Watanabe strikes first for a 2-0 lead, but Cabanban quickly ties it up 2-2.
Cabanban is in command, 7-3.
With 40 seconds to go in the second period, Cabanban is up 12-4.
Watanabe is back in it at 13-7.
Cabanban wins 15-7.
Not a bad performance by Watanabe, considering that Cabanban is a three-time state champion.
“He’s by far one of the best wrestlers in the state,” he said. “I gave it my all.”
There was one quick move by Cabanban that caught Watanabe by surprise, sort of a twisting under the arms 360 to get into position for an eventual takedown.
Asked if he knew what was up with that, Watanabe said, “He’s from the Ewa club so it’s probably like the Ewa special or something,” he said. “That’s what they do.”
Kainalu Estrella (Lahainaluna) vs. Ansen Ursua (Saint Louis)
This match is scoreless after one period.
Etrella holds a 3-0 lead after getting a takedown with 20 seconds left in the second period.
Estrella ends up winning 7-2.
Michelle Tanuvasa (Pearl CIty) vs. Siera Vida (Baldwin)
Vida wins by pin.
“She’s really strong,” Vida said. “I just kept hitting my rolls. She was trying to tilt me. I got out. I had control of her hand and I bulldozed her.”
Tangiteina Niutupuivaha (Kahuku) vs. Richann Benedito (Moanalua)
Niutupuivaha wins by pin.
Allicia Mahoe (Kapolei) vs. Savannah Ramos (Leilehua)
Mahoe has a huge 9-0 lead over Ramos.
Mahoe wins 9-1.
Ira Navarro (Lahainaluna) vs. Xiaolin Mai (Roosevelt)
The match is tied 1-1.
Navarro almost got the pin, and was awarded three back points at the end for a 4-1 victory.
“At first I didn’t feel so confident, but my family helped me boost confidence in myself and also my teammate. That’s what helped me win that match.”
Tianna Fernandez (Baldwin) vs. Haylee Fujioka (Roosevelt)
Tihada wins 9-5.
Back and forth. Back and forth. All the way until 9-8 with Fujioka ahead.
And then, Fernandez finished it off with a pin.
“I did what my dad taught me,” said Fernandez who won the Garner Ivey tournament on Maui recently. “When they’re pushing the other way, I push the opposite way.”
Tiare Ikei (Kaiser) vs. Shantelle Mangrobang (Leilehua)
Ikei had a big lead and came with a pin.
“It’s not a a stop for me yet,” Ikei said. “I want to wrestle against the top wrestlers. I wrestled her last year and she is strong. Makes me realize how much more I’ve got to work on my conditioning.”
Macy Higa (Roosevelt) vs. Kira Borengaser (Moanalua)
Higa has a commanding 13-4 lead.
Higa wins 16-4.
Nanea Estrella (Lahainaluna) vs. Makana Cooper (Pearl City)
Cooper finds herself in a 0-0 tie against the 117-pound state champ with 13 seconds to go in the first period.
First period ends in a scoreless tie.
Estrella pins Cooper with 1:11 to go in the second period.
Waipuilani Estrella Beauchamp (Lahainaluna) vs. Mariah Spix (Leilehua)
Estrella Beauchamp has a commanding 7-0 lead in the second period and she finishes if off with a pin with 11 seconds to go in that period.
Roselani Ikei (Kaiser) vs. Viviana Barcina (Kahuku)
Barcina takes a 2-0 lead, but Ikei comes back for a 4-2 lead late in the first period.
Ikei now has a commanding 7-2 lead.
Ikei gets the pin with 35 seconds left in the match.
Jahnea Miguel (Baldwin) vs. Paige Respicio (Kamehameha)
Respicio leads 2-0 early in the second period against last year’s 127-pound state champ.
Respicio pulls off the big upset with three back points in the final seconds for the 5-0 final tally.
“It felt good,” Respecio said. “I lost to her last year in the state semifinals. I worked on my cardio, running and worked hard to get here.
Kaleinani Makuaole (Waianae) vs. Taylor Pelegrino Hayase (Lahainaluna)
Pelegrino Hayase wins 2-0. During the early part of the match,Makuaole is disqualified due to unsportsmanlike behavior. According to tournament officials, she hit Pelegrino Hayase.
Zion Grace Vierra (Kamehameha) vs. Nina Seone (Pearl City)
This is an intense match, tied 0-0 in the second period.
With 58 seconds to go, Seone is victorious with a pin.
Kelani Corbett (Leilehua) vs. Jennie Fuamatu (Pearl City)
What a match. Brutal. Several big throws by each girl.
Corbett, however, pulls away for an 11-3 victory.
“I knew how her sister (Jackie) wrestled and we knew that she was coming out physical,” Corbett said. “A lot of people don’t know, the first time I wrestled her sister (Jackie), she swung at my face. We know she was going to be just aggressive. I wrestle like my brother (former state champion Liam). It runs in the family. That’s how their taught. I watched her matches a lot and she gassed out after the first period. Knew she was going to be tired beause of the weight cut is brutal that she did (down from 184 to meet Corbett at 168), It would be brutal for anyone. I want to give her props. She came down to challenge me and she put up a good fight.”