Day 1 of the Officials Tournament is done at Leilehua with an action-packed Saturday set to begin at 9 a.m.
Roosevelt has the early lead on the girls side over Kamehameha. The Warriors are tied with Waianae for the lead on the boys side with ‘Iolani right behind.
Three of the five girls who wrestled Friday who are in the first Hawaii Prep World girls wrestling pound-for-pound rankings won by pinfall. Kamehameha’s Ashley Gooman (No. 5) won via fall in 1:55 and Roosevelt’s Macy Higa (No. 8) won in 3:20. Kahuku’s Teniya Alo (No. 4) dispatched her only opponent in 3:13.
In action Saturday are No. 1 Angela Peralta (Radford), No. 2 Iverly Navarro (Lahainaluna), Alo, Gooman, No. 7 Kelani Corbett (Leilehua), Higa, No. 9 Alexis Encinas (Lahainaluna) and No. 10 Bailey Hoshino (Punahou).
Encinas is the No. 2 seed and Gooman is the No. 1 seed at 112 pounds.
On the boys side, No. 2 pound-for-pound Corey Cabanban of Saint Louis is on track to wrestle No. 5 Logan Garcia of Moanalua in the 120-pound final. Cabanban is the defending 113-pound state champion while Garcia won the state title at 106 pounds.
Kapolei’s Jayson Pagurayan could play spoiler to Garcia in the semifinals. Pagurayan, the No. 7-ranked pound-for-pound wrestler, defeated No. 6 P4P Tristan Santos of Campbell by a 7-3 decision to reach the 120-pound semifinals. Pagurayan was seeded sixth and Santos third in the loaded 120-pound bracket.