OIA East and West championships will be held tomorrow, and judging by the brackets the boys races are already decided.
Kalani leads the East with five top seeds including every weight class above 198 pounds, where Kailero Okura resides. Other top seeds for the Falcons are David Higashi, James Lawhn, Jarek Kaneko and Micah Tateyama. Moanalua is next with two top seeds.
Kapolei rules the West, matching Kalani with five top seeds. Andre and Jayson Pagurayan lead the way for the Hurricanes and are joined by Anthony Brett, Rodman Salagdron and Kaulana Narciso. All except Narciso have won OIA titles before, the overall championship will be next week. Pearl City is expected to give Kapolei the biggest rub, with three top seeds.
Roosevelt is the class of the East girls, with five top seeds fresh off last week’s OIA team title. The Rough Riders are led by reigning OIA champions Menjam Tamang and Macy Higa with Haylee Fujioka, Megan Mena and Kayla Samia also earning top seeds. Samia is already bracketed into the final at 220 pounds. Moanalua has three top seeds and a spot already in the 220 final.
Pearl City is the team to beat in the West, led by Netanya Kang, who is joined by Jackie Fuamatu, Sarah Kaaiakamanu and Mikayla Abe as top seeds. Mililani and Aiea each have two top seeds.
The East tournaments will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at McKinley with the West schools gathering at the same time in Pearl City.