LIVE UPDATES: ILH championships

Corey Cabanban of Saint Louis is going after his fourth ILH wrestling championship Thursday at Kamehameha. Bruce Asato / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

We’re here at the Kamehameha gym and the ILH championships have been going on since noon.

The semifinals are done and we will be updating you on some of those matches.

We will be giving you a list of finals matches as soon as they are available, and if we can (depending on the gym setup), will give you a live blog of the finals on a separate post.

Updates follow.

>> 2:45: Saint Louis’ Corey Cabanban, a three-time state champion who is going for his fourth ILH title, pinned his semifinal opponent in 42 seconds in the 128-pound class. Cabanban is also the No. 1 wrestler in Hawaii Prep World’s pound-for-pound rankings.

>> 2:47: There appears to be some great competition going on at boys 122. ‘Iolani’s Brady Hoshino just defeated Saint Louis’ Tyler Ibarra 6-3 in the semifinals and will now move on to face Kamehameha’s Kysen Terukina, who is No. 5 p4p and who has one state title under his belt. However, Terukina lost a match at the Officials tournament and, according to coaches, is more determined than ever.

Hoshino and Ibarra have now beaten each other twice each this season.

About facing Terukina next, Hoshino said, “Gotta keep working, keep moving during matches. At the beginning of the season, I lost to him by major decision. Then at Officials in the quarters, I lost 4-1. Then I saw him the next day and lost 6-1. Recently, I lost to him 7-3.”

>> 2:57: The girls semifinals are done. Girls in many weight classes have already been seeded into the finals. There was one big semifinals match, with Punahou’s Punahou’s Sara Obra Nakata, who is going for a repeat title, pinning Kaycie Tanimoto of Pac-Five.

>> 3:16: Two pins in the 222 semifinals brings us to the finals. Top-seeded Legend Matautia of Punahou beat Damien’s Matthew Respall. He will face Saint Louis’ Dominic Tominiko (the 2016 champ in this class), who defeated defending champion Kamehameha’s Brock Ai. Matautia won the Officials tournament, topping Tominiko in the final.

“At Officials, I had to work hard against Dom but still came out on top 4-1,” said Matautia, who is recovering from a back injury. “I’m ready.”

Said Tominiko: “This guy got me at Officials once already, so I just gotta push. It was preseason and he’s been out with a back injury. I’ve been working on my conditioning, so we’ll see.”

>> 3:25: Here is a list of finals matches —

Girls 97
Zoe Omura (‘Iolani) vs. Sarah Obra Nakata (Punahou)

Girls 102
Kaitlin Ito (Pac-Five) vs. Madison-Joy Kogachi (Punahou)

Girls 107
Dania Furuya (Pac-Five) vs. Kalai Tegan (Kamehameha)

Girls 112
No. 3 Ashley Gooman (Kamehameha) vs. Robyn Yim (‘Iolani)

Girls 117
Alana Vivas (Kamehameha) vs. Alexis Gibbs (Damien)

Girls 122
Skye Realin (Kamehameha) vs. Marisa Iha (Punahou)

Girls 127
Alexis Nova Posiulai (Kamehameha) vs. Rebecca Chan (‘Iolani)

Girls 132
No. 9 Paige Respicio (Kamehameha) vs. Isabella Wong (Punahou)

Girls 138
Krystal Puahala (Kamehameha) vs. Precious Brown (Kamehameha)

Girls 145
Zion Grace Vierra (Kamehameha) vs. Jordan Yogi (Kamehameha)

Girls 155
Hiilani Kaaloa (Damien) vs. Amy Sotoa (Kamehameha)

Girls 168
Chynna Ancheta (Pac-Five) is the champion (unopposed)

Girls 184
Valerie Ramos (Damien) vs. Dylan Huddy (Pac-Five)

Girls 225
Tenielle Ellis (Punahou) is the champion (unopposed)

Boys 106
Brant Porter (Kamehameha) vs. Skyler Suzui (Pac-Five)

Boys 113
Elijah Kaawa (Saint Louis) vs. Hunter Fujiwara (‘Iolani)

Boys 120
No. 5 Kysen Terukina (Kamehameha) vs. Brady Hoshino (‘Iolani)

Boys 126
No. 1 Corey Cabanban (Saint Louis) vs. Casen Watanabe (Punahou)

Boys 132
Ansen Ursua (Saint Louis) vs. Kaua Nishigaya (‘Iolani)

Boys 138
Vincent Terrell (Punahou) vs. Kanai Tapia (Kamehameha)

Boys 145
Joshua Matsumoto (Pac-Five) vs. Bolton Taam (Saint Louis)

Boys 152
Makana Tapia (Kamehameha) vs. Jake Angelo (‘Iolani)

Boys 160
Mason Canonico (Punahou) vs. Blaze Pascua (‘Iolani)

Boys 170
Kaysen Takenaka (‘Iolani) vs. Kainalu Huddy (Kamehameha)

Boys 182
Kaimipono Fisher (Kamehameha) vs. Kalea Correa (Saint Louis)

Boys 195
Laakea Ane (Kamehameha) vs. Hunter Guerrero (Saint Louis)

Boys 220
Legend Matautia (Punahou) vs. Dominic Tominiko (Saint Louis)

Boys 285
Cody Bollig (Kamehameha) vs. Harry Lloyd (Damien)


  1. 808Mat February 9, 2018 11:43 am

    Cabanban .1
    Garcia .2
    Z Terukina .3

    Alo .1
    Corbett .2
    Gooman .3

  2. Marching In February 9, 2018 2:58 pm

    Some of the yearly power classes are very soft this year. 120lb and 138lb seem to have a down year.

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