Noah Wusstig aims for fourth OIA East title

Moanalua's Noah Wusstig, top, won Officials in December and is now attempting to win a fourth consecutive OIA East Division title. Photo by Kat Wade/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

The Moanalua boys wrestling program is certainly not made up of step-skippers.

Na Menehune seem to send an army to every tournament and will be at another when the OIA East championships begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Farrington. The tournament is just the first indication that the season has turned serious, with states just 19 days away. It’s early, but Moanalua has something to fight for.

Senior state champion Noah Wusstig has an opportunity to win his fourth OIA East championship, an achievement as rare as any other but not as rare as it used to be. The last time a boy has achieved it was last year when Logan Garcia of Moanalua turned the trick at 126 pounds after starting his career as an 108-pound freshman.


Na Menehune junior Elijah Asuncion will be going for his third East crown on Saturday and represents a sea change from the way things have been for the past 25 years. Before Garcia won the East last year, no boy had finished the slam since Kahuku’s Richard Torres way back in 2007 and he was the only one to do it since the 1990s.

All-time greats like Chaeden Grace-Reyes and Rene Suehiro never swept divisions. What changed? One difference may be coaches being more willing to throw freshmen into the fire than they used to and fewer are taking the week off to rest their weary bones for the upcoming OIA championships.

Three boys have won four OIA West titles in the last 20 years, with Liam Corbett completing it at Leilehua in 2016 after beginning his career at Radford. The other two were Pearl City’s Blake Cooper in 2014 and William Smithe of Mililani in 2006.


The OIA West championships will be held Saturday at Pearl City at 10 a.m. Branden Pagurayan of Kapolei and Leilehua’s Kaena DeSantos are in line for repeats.

Five of the top seven and six of the top nine ranked pound-for-pound wrestlers compete in the OIA with Kalaheo’s Rysan Leong (No. 2), Wusstig (No. 4) and Moanalua’s Boltyn Taam (No. 5) and Asuncion (No. 7) in the East and Pagurayan (No. 3) and DeSantos (No. 9) in the West.

Boys Varsity East 2019 BRACKETS- Seeding mtg


Boys Varsity West 2019

Here is a list of past winners:

 bWtEast boysWest boys
2018106Triston Baron, RooseveltJoe Kila Faafiu, Leilehua
2018113Elijah Asuncion, MoanaluaTroy Weilbacher, Waianae
2018120Koby Chun, KaiserKeola Bright, Nanakuli
2018126Logan Garcia, MoanaluaBrock Gooman, Campbell
2018132Blake Tadaki, CastleKaena DeSantos, Leilehua
2018138Noah Wusstig, MoanaluaJacob Yamaguchi, Kapolei
2018145Chase Wusstig, MoanaluaZayren Terukina, Campbell
2018152Andrew Adiniwin, MoanaluaBranden Pagurayan, Kapolei
2018160Rysen Leong, KalaheoMason Andrews, Radford
2018170Sitaleki Tongi, KahukuKasey Kikuyama, Pearl City
2018182Marvin Weilbacher, McKinleyBrett Barefoot, Leilehua
2018195Abraham Mamizuka, KaiserAlize Wright, Campbell
2018220Lauili Iosefa, McKinleyJohah Caminos Freitas, Leilehua
2018285Marcus Lombard, KahukuGerri Co Jenks, Waianae
2017108Triston Baron, RooseveltHunter Nagatani, Waipahu
2017115Elijah Asuncion, MoanaluaAndre Pagurayan, Kapolei
2017120Logan Garcia, MoanaluaJayson Pagurayan, Kapolei
2017126Kahlil Portugal, KalaniTriston Santos, Campbell
2017132Keonekeaaloha Fatiaki, FarringtonZayren Terukina, Campbell
2017138Noah Wusstig, MoanaluaKeale Keliinoi, Waianae
2017145Chase Wusstig, MoanaluaKaimiaina Tampos, Waipahu
2017152Nicholas Mair, KaiserMakoa Cooper, Pearl City
2017160Kawena Esperas, CastleBrandon Burgos, Aiea
2017170Daniel Ochoa, McKinleyNoah Respicio, Campbell
2017182Gabriel Lelesch, KailuaBrett Barefoot, Leilehua
2017195Damien Agao Casabar, MoanaluaFagatogo Sotoa, Kapolei
2017220Isley Busch-Matuu, CastleMicah Tynanes-Perez, Campbell
2017285Ezekiel Samuelu, McKinleyIsaac Alapai, Kapolei
2016108Logan Garcia, MoanaluaIsaac Stalcup, Leilehua
2016115Chaden Morisato, KalaniTriston Santos, Campbell
2016122Tyler Jordan Lacar, MoanaluaChristian Tavares, Radford
2016128Noah Wusstig, MoanaluaZayren Terukina, Campbell
2016134Christian Miyagawa-Briones, KalaniDonovan Morante, Leilehua
2016140Nicholas Mair, KaiserBaylen Cooper, Pearl City
2016147Jaron Pagaduan, CastleZackary Diamond, Mililani
2016154Kawena Esperas, CastleLiam Corbett, Leilehua
2016162Gabriel Lelesch, KailuaRodman Salangdron, Kapolei
2016172Paris Gandee, MoanaluaJacob Naosusuga, Waianae
2016184Micah Arakawa, KaiserCaleb Cardus, Waianae
2016197Jess Kanongataa, KahukuChristian Aricayos, Aiea
2016222Lerod Tongi, KahukuJames Sullivan, Campbell
2016287Lennex Alo, KahukuNetane Muti, Leilehua
2015109Logan Garcia, MoanaluaJayson Pagurayan, Kapolei
2015116Chaden Morisato, KalaniTriston Santos, Campbell
2015123Cayde Tagami, RooseveltKaele Keliinoi, Waianae
2015129Antonio Ruiz, MoanaluaChavison Kalamau, Waianae
2015135Jaron Pagaduan, CastleJoshua Roy Gallarde, Campbell
2015141Adonis Basto, MoanaluaZachary Diamond, Mililani
2015148Swayne Lunasco, CastleRoger Graziano, Waianae
2015155Canaan Kawaihae Rabaino, KailuaLiam Corbett, Leilehua
2015163Zorich Palimoo, MoanaluaChristian Lee, Mililani
2015173Micah Arakawa, KaiserLopaka Lono, Leilehua
2015185Dathan Lloyd, KaimukiMicah Tynanes-Perez, Campbell
2015198Jess Kanongataa, KahukuJaylen Gonzales, Waianae
2015223Clayton Smith, MoanaluaJackson Fuamatu, Pearl City
2015288Spencer Pahulu, KahukuTristan Ludiazo, Campbell
2014106Allen Lin, McKinleyShazer Valeriano, Campbell
2014113Cayde Tagami, RooseveltShandon Ilabon Totten, Kapolei
2014120Antonio Ruiz, MoanaluaChristian Natividad, Campbell
2014126Chevy Tabiolo Felicilda, MoanaluaAlex Ursua, Pearl City
2014132Bishop Moore, RooseveltZachary Diamond, Mililani
2014138Eugene Chung, MoanaluaBraydon Akeo, Mililani
2014145Cannen Kawaihae, KailuaLiam Corbett, Radford
2014152Jacob Solomon, KalaheoTristen Kamaka, Leilehua
2014160Troy Williams, CastleBlake Cooper, Pearl City
2014170Rodney Williams, CastleKristian Vaana Kikuyama, Pearl City
2014182Jess Kanongataa, KahukuMoses Wiseman, Kapolei
2014195Justin Bursin, KaimukiPaul Joe, Pearl City
2014220Spencer Yashiki, MoanaluaTristan Ludiazo, Campbell
2014285Kaniala Muller Kupahu, KailuaToese Tia, Campbell
2013108Cayde Tagami, RooseveltBrandon Perez, Campbell
2013114Eric Hironaka, KaiserTreylan Kobayashi, Waialua
2013120William Bernaldez, McKinleyChristian Natividad, Campbell
2013125Reinton Kawamae, RooseveltBrayden Akeo, Mililani
2013130Alika Durham, KaiserChauncey Kano, Kapolei
2013135Canaan Kawaihae, KailuaTristin Kamaka, Leilehua
2013140Nakoa Chun, MoanaluaLiam Corbett, Radford
2013145Zackery Kijek, KaiserRobert Kim, Mililani
2013152Sang Yook Kim, MoanaluaBlake Cooper, Pearl City
2013160Derek Lee Loy, MoanaluaKristian Vaana Kikuyama, Pearl City
2013171Chaeden Grace Reyes, MoanaluaDonovan Nelson, Waianae
2013189Troy Souza, MoanaluaCornelius Putnam, Campbell
2013215Simeon Vierra, KahukuDayton Furuta, Mililani
2013285Robert Latuselu, KahukuToese Tia, Campbell
2012108Kelsen Onigama, MoanaluaBraydon Akeo, Mililani
2012114Cole Chandler, KaiserIsaac Diamond, Mililani
2012120Keanu Rosales, FarringtonChauncey Kano, Kapolei
2012125James Hashimoto, FarringtonZachary Kido, Campbell
2012130Jacob Palimoo, MoanaluaGabriel Iereneo-Baring, Pearl City
2012135Jacob Solomon, KalaheoChase Tantog, Mililani
2012140Alex Luu, KaimukiKeanu Richardson, Campbell
2012145Joshue Rivera, FarringtonBlake Cooper, Pearl City
2012152Justin Fujiwara, MoanaluaJonathan Watkins, Leilehua
2012160Rodney Williams, CastleNathaniel Penalver, Campbell
2012171Chaeden Grace Reyes, FarringtonJeffery Sanchez, Mililani
2012189Matthew Lee, MoanaluaDayton Furuta, Mililani
2012215Simeon Vierra, KahukuBenjamin Bourque, Pearl City
2012285Robert Latuselu, KahukuKapone Carter, Kapolei
2011108Jose Israel, KaimukiTreylan Kobayashi, Waialua
2011114Dennis Taira, KaimukiDonavan Nakama, Kapolei
2011120Ryan Nakagawa, KaiserGabriel Iereneo, Pearl City
2011125Rodel Buhain, FarringtonCody Uyejo, Mililani
2011130Derek Lee Loy, MoanaluaRobert Kim, Mililani
2011135Scott Santiago, KahukuChase Tantog, Mililani
2011140John Hommel, MoanaluaBlake Cooper, Pearl City
2011145Joshue Rivera, FarringtonDustin Donovan Bataya, Pearl City
2011152Chaeden Grace Reyes, FarringtonStalin Myers, Aiea
2011160Randy Ishitani, RooseveltMichael Lankford, Campbell
2011171Jesse Carney, KalaheoRaynald Cooper, Pearl City
2011189Eric Ferreira, FarringtonDominic Munoz, Radford
2011215Jheryl Makaiau, KahukuEvan Greenleaf, Pearl City
2011285Kuukamalaniokealoha Aalona, KahukuDevin Chang, Pearl City
2010108Dennis Taira, KaimukiJasyn Inciong, Mililani
2010114Ryan Nakagawa, KaiserCody Uyejo, Mililani
2010120Logan Bucsit, FarringtonNainoa Tompkins, Mililani
2010125Brady Lafortune, MoanaluaChase Tantog, Mililani
2010130Bradley Viloria, FarringtonJon-Ross Okuda, Aiea
2010135John Hommel, MoanaluaShayden Apostadiro, Aiea
2010140Jesse Kauhola, KaiserRodney Howard, Radford
2010145Daeson Guillermo, CastleDonnie King, Kapolei
2010152Robert Ostovich, MoanaluaJonatan Dinong, Waianae
2010160Jesse Carney, KalaheoRaynald Cooper, Pearl City
2010171Punahele Soriano, KahukuDominic Munoz, Leilehua
2010189Tyler Hayashi, RooseveltDustin Ching, Pearl City
2010215Asten Koki, RooseveltDiego Myers, Campbell
2010285Jheryl Makaio, KahukuDhavin Spencer-Basa, Campbell
2009108Jason Spiker, KaiserNainoa Tompkins, Mililani
2009114Logan Bucsit, FarringtonThomas Perez, Radford
2009120Michael Nakagawa, KaiserDallas Collier, Aiea
2009125Brycen Kometani, MoanaluaBill Takeuchi, Pearl City
2009130Blake Ling, KaiserHailey Barnes, Kapolei
2009135Byron Apo, KaiserChad Diamond, Mililani
2009140Branen Yamamoto, MoanaluaMichael Kakazu, Pearl City
2009145Jesse Kauhola, KaiserLindsey Ornellas, Pearl City
2009152Robert Ostovich, MoanaluaRaynald Cooper, Pearl City
2009160Jonah Estrella, CastleMark Hogan, Aiea
2009171Punahele Soriano, KahukuKanoa Matutino, Waianae
2009189Kekoa Kim, KaiserTyson Tynanes-Perez, Campbell
2009215Douglas Paahao, KaiserClifton Namoc, Campbell
2009285Keith Chargualaf, FarringtonScott Suapaia, Aiea
2008103Logan Bucsit, FarringtonShane Pantastico-Vanaay, Campbell
2008112Michael Nakagawa, KaiserThomas Perez, Radford
2008119Jordan Dekoch, KaimukiBill Takeuchi, Pearl City
2008125Tyler King, KaiserJack Oliveros, Aiea
2008130Byron Apo, KaiserLance Villatora, Leilehua
2008135Blake Ling, KaiserChad Diamond, Mililani
2008140Kainoa Terukina, MoanaluaRay Mathewson, Waianae
2008145Branen Yamamoto, MoanaluaAnthony Rivera, Leilehua
2008152Brian Freeman, KaiserMicah Cruz, Leilehua
2008160Tyson Good, KaiserChristian Pavo, Pearl City
2008171Lowen Tynanes, KailuaKalai Parish, Kapolei
2008189Kekoa Kim, KaiserAlan Berown, Radford
2008215Douglas Paahao, KaiserPatrick Trani, Kapolei
2008285Tuapasi Toetuu, KaiserTyler Laufil, Pearl City
2007103Michael Nakagawa, Kalani
2007112Daniel Aki, RooseveltBill Takeuchi, Pearl City
2007119Ryan Keremlus, FarringtonBranden Mina, Waipahu
2007125Byron Apo, KaiserChad Diamond, Mililani
2007130Blake Ling, KaiserJansen Balera, Kapolei
2007135Kevin Tomita, KaiserTyler Diamond, Mililani
2007140Shane Yakabe, KaiserBrock Bal, Aiea
2007145Richard Torres, KahukuBen Blake, Radford
2007152Garrett Cockett, MoanaluaNicholas Chambers, Aiea
2007160Brian Solusod, KalaniNicholas Pait, Pearl City
2007171Clinton Criado, KaiserChristian Pavo, Pearl City
2007189Daymon Carr, KahukuHarrison Flores, Aiea
2007215Roman Pearl, KahukuAaron Paahana, Waipahu
2007285Tonu Tuimaleailifano, FarringtonMiles Tynanes-Perez, Campbell
2006103Roger Ramones, KahukuKirk Shirakai, Mililani
2006112Dylan Klink, KahukuBranden Mina, Waipahu
2006119Richard Torres, KahukuRoyce Madarang, Waipahu
2006125Bricen Yakabe, KaiserAlex Shin, Kapolei
2006130Michael Fujiuchi, McKinleyMatthew Higa, Aiea
2006135Daniel Morita, KahukuCory Pruitt, Radford
2006140Chris Bravo, KalaheoJoshua Obena, Pearl City
2006145Daymon Carr, KahukuNicholas Pait, Pearl City
2006152Simon Ioane, FarringtonWilliam Smithe, Mililani
2006160Alex Crowell, RooseveltChristian Pavo, Pearl City
2006171Jeff Haught, KaiserSeth Ohia, Aiea
2006189Jonathan Duquette, RooseveltDustin Averett, Radford
2006215Clellan Aalona, KahukuAaron Paahana, Waipahu
2006275Max Fairclough, KahukuShannon Saili, Waipahu
2005103Larsen Shane, KahukuBranden Mina, Waipahu
2005112Richard Torres, KahukuJosh Weldon, Radford
2005119Ling Blaine, KaiserBen Higa, Pearl City
2005125Daniel Morita, KahukuJared Kawamata, Mililani
2005130Curran Wong, KaiserTorey Seminara, Pearl City
2005135Koolau Winward, KaiserCraig Kikuchi, Pearl City
2005140Clinton Criado, KaiserSeth Ching, Pearl City
2005145Matt Carneau, KahukuWilliam Smithe, Mililani
2005152Ira Casey, KahukuBryson Pascua, Pearl Ciity
2005160Adam Ah Sue, KahukuTommy Iiuma, Pearl City
2005171Bill Fuller, KalaniIkoa Rosa Paris, Leilehua
2005189Mikio Nagasako, MoanaluaYancy Medeiros, Waianae
2005215Max Fairclough, KahukuJoshua Gisa, Nanakukli
2005275Josh Smith, KahukuShannon Saili, Waipahu
2004103Larsen Shane, KaiserSteven Fernandez, Campbell
2004112Richard Torres, KahukuWeslen Kobayashi, Waialua
2004119Ling Blaine, KaiserJared Kawamata, Mililani
2004125Daniel Morita, KahukuKyle Ohtani, Mililani
2004130Curran Wong, KaiserRussell Doane, Waipahu
2004135Koolau Winward, KaiserWilliam Smithe, Mililani
2004140Clinton Criado, KaiserSeth Ching, Pearl City
2004145Matt Cameau, KahukuBryson Pascua, Pearl City
2004152Brenton Awa, KahukuDannon Sunga, Mililani
2004160Adam Ah Sue, KahukuEverett Pavo, Pearl City
2004171Bill Fuller, KalaniAaron Juhl, Campbell
2004189Mikio Nagasako, MoanaluaJeff Antolin, Waipahu
2004215Max Fairclough, KahukuIsaiah Kalahiki, Kapolei
2004275Josh Smith, KahukuJustin Perreira, Pearl City
2003103Bricen Yakabe, KaiserNicholas Reyno, Waipahu
2003112Scott Sasaki, RooseveltJared Kawamata, Mililani
2003119Bryson Vivas, KahukuFrancisco Villalpando, Leilehua
2003125Shawn Tsutsumi, CastleKyle Ohtani, Mililani
2003130Elmar Acorda, KahukuLes Kikuchi, Waipahu
2003135Brock Bohlen, MoanaluaWilliam Smithe, MIlilani
2003140Cory Makino, KaiserBrian Denny, Pearl City
2003145Waylen Mata-Eseri, FarringtonReggie Vidad, Waialua
2003152Matt Comeau, KahukuJoshua Bumanglag, Waipahu
2003160Collin Mansanas, CastleMaka Tanele, Waianae
2003171Scott Shinsato, CastleJeff Antolin, Waipahu
2003189Michael Rabaino, KahukuSam Gorman, Pearl City
2003215Noah Palmerton, MoanaluaIsaiah Kalahiki, Kapolei
2003275Smith Lafaele, FarringtonRory Jones, Leilehua
2002103Allan Fermin, McKinleyJordan Salvador, Pearl City
2002112Ted Kaneda, RooseveltLandon Tomita, Aiea
2002119Eliot Okuhara, KaiserNoel Dela Cruz, Aiea
2002125Emile Suehiro, McKinleyWill Villareal, Mililani
2002130Barry Asberry, KahukuJustin Kawamata, Mililani
2002135Rene Suehiro, McKinleyKai Richard, Leilehua
2002140Jon Cruz, KaiserJamie Keehu, Mililani
2002145Joel Bareng, MoanaluaJoel Akimoto, Pearl City
2002152Sebastian Feary, MoanaluaBlaine Morton, Aiea
2002160Paul Laga, FarringtonDeacon Bumalag, Waipahu
2002171Collin Mansanas, CastleKevin Kiyuna, Aiea
2002189Obet Bation, FarringtonRusty Lawson, Nanakukli
2002215Soloni Taumalolo, KaimukiRory Jones, Leilehua
2002275Curran Pahia, MoanaluaWilliam Vaana, Pearl City
2001103Blaine Ling, Kaiser
2001112Barry Asberry, KahukuAndrew Delos Reyes, Waipahu
2001119Emile Suehiro, McKinleyJustin Lawamata, Mililani
2001125Armend Aquino, KahukuMathew Imakyure, Aiea
2001130Brian Tsutsumi, CastleLucas Simplician, Waianae
2001135Jake Kamakaala, KahukuMcKenzie Hanson, Leilehua
2001140Trevor Tamashiro, RooseveltJoshua Bumanglang, Waipahu
2001145Andrew Ching, KahukuJacob Yuilin, Waianae
2001152Paul Laga, FarringtonTakashi Young, Pearl City
2001160Kevin Kiyuna, Aiea
2001171Marlon Tejada, McKinleyKyle Kikuchi, Pearl City
2001189Lowen Rudolfo, MoanaluaJoshua Jackson, Mililani
2001215Douglas Hiu, KahukuThomas Poti, Radford
2001275Anthony Smith, KahukuEric Meurer, Leilehua
2000103Barry Asberry, KahukuAndrew Delos Reyes, Mililani
2000112Richard Fujiyama, McKinleyJon Bareng, Moanalua
2000119Quy Gu, McKinleyJoey Bareng, Moanalua
2000125James Vincent, KalaheoA Marki, Moanalua
2000130Ben Sandobal, KalaheoNicky Rapoza, Mililani
2000135Dan Somabatphibane, McKinleyD Douglass, Campbell
2000140Jose Rayco, McKinleyRyan Inouye, Mililani
2000145Mark Grammer, CastleRichard Gandeza, Waipahu
2000152Noa Walker, KahukuJ Tiffany, Nanakuli
2000160Jacob Haught, KaiserN Delmundo, Waipahu
2000171Michael Chang, CastleS Ferriman, Leilehua
2000189Kala Latuselu, KahukuSam Tuikolongahau, Waipahu
2000215Douglas Hiu, KahukuJ Ulukita, Waipahu
2000275Thomas Lundsford, CastleEric Meurer, Leilehua
1999103Richard Fujiyama, McKinleyJon Bareng, Moanalua
1999112James Vincent, KalaheoJoey Bareng, Moanalua
1999119Marcel Suehiro, McKinleyWilliam Hagerty, Aiea
1999125Cedric Helliangao, FarringtonNicky Rapoza, Mililani
1999130Robert Delumeau, KalaheoJason Loughlin, Mililani
1999135Dan Sombatphibane, McKinleySean Collins, Radford
1999140Mark Grammer, CastleChris Wong, Waialua
1999145Levi Archuleta, KahukuMike Leon-Guerrero, Aiea
1999152Lucas Cadina, KahukuDavid Fujikawa, Moanalua
1999160Isaako Aimaasu, McKinleyJerry Zamarippa, Moanalua
1999171Stacy Balbirona, KaimukiRylan Lizares, Aiea
1999189Kala Latuselu, KahukuJason Meurer, Leilehua
1999215Ammon Tong, KaiserChris Napoleon, Waipahu
1999275Dominique Pullins, McKinleyEric Meurer, Leilehua
1998103Richard Fujiyama, McKinleyWilliam Hagerty, Aiea
1998112Marcel Suehiro, McKinleyJoey Bareng, Moanalua
1998119Brandon Uyeda, RooseveltDelfin Rufo, Moanalua
1998125Cedric Hellingao, FarringtonSean Collins, Radford
1998130Don Kurusu, KaiserMatt Flanagan, Nanakuli
1998135Edwin Acopan, McKinleyJoseph Leon-Guerrero, Aiea
1998140Justin Marasco, KahukuRichard Kamakahi, Leilehua
1998145Robert Hesia, KahukuKeola Pruett, Moanalua
1998152Lucas Cadina, KahukuRylan Lizares, Aiea
1998160Alvin Law, KahukuJerry Zamarippa, Moanalua
1998171Imi Rochardson, McKinleyMartenus Mabry, Radford
1998189Vea Tupou, KahukuSean Vallesteros, Mililani
1998215Ammon Tong, KaiserMatt Burkett-Erice, Aiea
1998275Chris Vincent, CastleSilau Tavale, Radford

COMMENTS

  1. Eastsider February 1, 2019 9:19 pm

    Moanalua is doing a good job. Some studs on that team! Garcia was worth the price of admission! Loved watching that kid. Men of Kapalama looks very tough also the girls side is straight scary. My alumni rough riders needs a lot of pieces.


  2. JohnnyKai February 1, 2019 9:27 pm

    What has happened to my Kaiser cougars?


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