Paani Challenge wrestling results

Roosevelt's Manjam Tamang, bottom, turned the tables on state champion Bailey Hoshino of Punahou at the Paani Challenge. Dennis Oda / Star-Advertiser
Roosevelt’s Manjam Tamang, bottom, turned the tables on state champion Bailey Hoshino of Punahou at the Paani Challenge. Dennis Oda / Star-Advertiser

The two-day Paani Challenge, recognized as the only all-girls wrestling tournament in the nation, wrapped up Tuesday at Punahou school.

Fifty schools and 119 participants competed with Waianae, Roosevelt and Lahainaluna leading the way with three individual champions each in the open division.

Division winners are:
97 pounds—Manjam Tamang, Roosevelt
102—Xiaolin Mai, Roosevelt
107—Iverly Navarro, Lahainaluna
112—Macy Higa, Roosevelt
117—Kaile Kron, Lahainaluna
122—Tehani Carlson, Waianae
127—Anuhea Hamilton, Waianae
132—Daisha Kahoalii-Kalilikane, Lahainaluna
138—Asialyn Fernandes, Pearl City
145—Angela Peralta, Radford
155—Kayla Araki, Kamehameha-Hawaii
168—Candell Manley, Molokai
184—Callan Medeiros, Kamehameha
225—Mildred Keopuhiwa, Waianae


Carlson, Hamilton, Fernandes, Araki, Medeiros and Keopuhiwa all pinned their opponent in the final with Medeiros winning in 22 seconds and Fernandes needing only 56 seconds.

Top 6 results from each division can be found HERE.
Brackets can be found HERE.

COMMENTS

  1. Bryan W. December 23, 2015 9:12 am

    The amount of contestants were wrong. The novice division wrestlers were not included.


  2. Mark January 6, 2016 3:45 pm

    According to Pa’ani Challenge Directors:
    247 wrestlers competed
    438 matches
    an average of 3.5 matches per wrestler (five mats)
    50 schools participated(just in the Open Division, there was a Novice Division as well)
    All Islands were represented-Oahu, Maui, Moloka’i, Lana’i, Big Island, Kauai


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