Ten girls wrestlers finish in top 15 in country

Kaiser's Tiare Ikei, who won a gold medal in Austria last weekend, is pictured after winning at the Pan-American Championships in Guatemala City in May 2018. She recently jumped from being ranked No. 4 in the nation at 106 pounds to No. 1 at 112. Courtesy photo by Chad Shilson.

Ten girls wrestlers from Hawaii high schools finished the season ranked in the top 15 in the nation in their respective weight classes.

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame released its final rankings for the year last week. Hawaii was represented in seven different divisions with three different wrestlers making the list at 100 pounds.

Kahuku’s Teniya Alo was the highest finisher, moving up one spot to No. 2 in the final rankings at 138 pounds.

Kaiser’s Tiare Ikei finished No. 3 at 106 pounds in her sophomore season and Leilehua junior Kelani Corbett finished fourth at 152 pounds.

Corbett will attempt to win her fourth state title as a senior next year.

Here’s the list of all Hawaii wrestlers ranked. Only Corral failed to win a state title this year.

100 pounds
7. Alejandra Corral, Sophomore, Aiea
13. Ira Navarro, Senior, Lahainaluna
15. Xiaolin Mai, Senior, Roosevelt

106 pounds
3. Tiare-Lynn Ikei, Sophomore, Kaiser

122 pounds
7. Macy Higa, Senior, Roosevelt

132 pounds
10. Paige Respicio, Sophomore, Kamehameha

138 pounds
2. Teniya Alo, Senior, Kahuku

152 pounds
4. Kelani Corbett, Junior, Leilehua

180 pounds
11. Roxie Umu, Junior, Kealakehe

225 pounds
10. Tangiteina Niutupuivaha, Sophomore, Kahuku


  1. FMemea July 8, 2018 3:32 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS to all of these female athletes! A great job in representing yourself, family, schools, community, and friends.

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