Skye Realin wins gold; Tiare Ikei takes silver for Team USA

Skye Realin, left, won gold last week while Tiare Ikei, right, won a silver medal last month representing Team USA in different wrestling competitions. Photo courtesy Chad Ikei.

Kamehameha junior Skye Realin won gold in her first international wrestling competition representing Team USA when she won in the 14-16 age group in the 2019 Cadet Pan American Championships on Saturday in Morelia, Mexico.

Realin, competing at 57 kilograms, overcame a 6-5 decision loss in her opener with four straight victories, avenging the loss to Chile’s Antonia Valdez Arriagada with a 4-3 decision in the final.

The state runner-up at 127 pounds last season as a sophomore, Realin earned her spot on the U.S. Cadet Women’s National Team after a runner-up finish at the UWW Nationals Cadet World Team Trials in Irving, Texas, in May.


Tiare Ikei, who won a state championship in 2018 wrestling for Kaiser, competed at 53 kilograms at the Junior Pan American Championships in Guatemala City in June and earned a silver medal.

Ikei, who earlier this year won the U.S. Senior Women Open Championships in Las Vega, lost to a wrestler from Cuba in the final.

Realin is scheduled to attend the U.S. Cadet National Team Training Camp later this month at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., while Ikei is preparing for the U.S. Marine Corps/USAW Junior National Championships in Fargo, N.D., on July 16-17.


In the final National Girls High School rankings for the 2018-19 season presented by USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Ikei is ranked No. 1 in the country at 112 pounds. Realin jumped into the rankings at 127 pounds at No. 7.

Other girls wrestlers from Hawaii listed:


Tiana Fernandez, Baldwin, No. 19 at 100 pounds
Alejandra Corral, Aiea, No. 20 at 106 pounds
Alana Vivas, Kamehameha, No. 9 at 117 pounds
Ashley Gooman, Kamehameha, No. 11 at 122 pounds
Nanea Estrella, Lahainaluna, No. 5 at 127 pounds
Waipuilani Estrella Beauchamp, Baldwin, No. 20 at 132 pounds
Paige Respicio, Kamehameha, No. 16 at 138 pounds
Jahnea Miguel, Baldwin, No. 18 at 138 pounds
Sadie Antoque, Castle, No. 19 at 144 pounds
Kelani Corbett, Leilehua, No. 3 at 164 pounds
Kapoina Bailey, Konawaena, No. 19 at 164 pounds
Shannon Jaramillo, Lahainaluna, No. 15 at 180 pounds
Tangiteina Niutupuivaha, Kahuku, No. 16 at 225 pounds

For the full rankings, click here.

COMMENTS

  1. HiWrestler July 24, 2019 10:26 pm

    Girls wrestling is the sport to achieve all-American status because it’s still so new & it really hasn’t grown much since it has started. Less than 50% of the states has girls wrestling making competition very weak.


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