STATES: Stalcup gives No. 1 Cabanban a challenge

Saint Louis' Corey Cabanban edged Leilehua's Isaac Stalcup 3-1 in the 126-pound quarterfinals of the state wrestling championships Wednesday at Blaisdell Arena. Photo by Dennis Oda / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Saint Louis’ Corey Cabanban is halfway to his fourth state title at the Texaco/HHSAA Wrestling State Championships.

On Wednesday in the 126-pound division, Cabanban edged Leilehua’s Isaac Stalcup 3-1 to advance to Thursday’s semifinals against MIL champion Zeff Dudoit of Lahainaluna.

Cabanban, the No. 1-ranked boys wrestler in Hawaii Prep World’s pound-for-pound rankings, is going for a fourth state title in a fourth different weight class to go along with his four ILH titles.

Stalcup made it tougher than expected.

“He’s a really tough opponent. His technique and his strength is all there and he has the speed,” Stalcup said. “I tried my hardest, but I came up short. He’s a super tough guy.

Logan (Garcia, of Moanalua) or Casen (Watanabe, of Punahou) might have a shot at him.”

Garcia and Watanabe will meet in the other semifinal on Thursday.



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