Teniya Alo is wrestling for Kahuku

Teniya Alo, top, is no longer with ‘Iolani. She is now wrestling for Kahuku. Bruce Asato / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Teniya Alo, top, is no longer with ‘Iolani. She is now wrestling for Kahuku. Bruce Asato / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Teniya Alo is wrestling for Kahuku this season, according to Red Raiders head coach Moke Galletes.

Alo, a junior, wrestled for ‘Iolani the past two seasons and won a state title two years ago. She is the sister of Teshya Alo, who won four state wrestling titles for Kamehameha and lost in the semifinals of the Olympic Trials in April.

Teniya Alo can become the third girl to win state titles for different schools, joining Shani Alvarado (2000 Mililani and 2002 Moanalua) and Quinn Nagatani (2011 Pacific Buddhist and 2012 Mililani).

According to Galletes, Teniya Alo won two matches on Saturday at a season-opening mini tournament at Kaiser.

Galletes found out in October that Alo would be wrestling for the Red Raiders.

“We’re definitely excited to have her on our team,” Galletes said Saturday. “To have a girl of her caliber in our wrestling room makes everyone in the room better.”

According to Galletes, Teniya Alo lives in the Hauula district and is a student at a charter school (partially online) called Hawaii Technology Academy. He also said that Alo has cleared all the paperwork necessary to wrestle for the Red Raiders.


  1. Big Red! November 26, 2016 9:30 pm

    She’s returning to her roots! Go Big Red !

  2. red x November 27, 2016 12:24 pm

    finally WE recruit someone for a change! RR4L!

  3. OGRRFL November 27, 2016 5:44 pm

    @red x it wasn’t any recruiting, the family just moved back to Hauula ! We don’t need to recruit, they simply return to their roots! RRFL!

  4. Tedium November 28, 2016 9:15 am

    She’s not attending school at Kahuku therefore I hardly see that as “returning to her roots” regarding school. Nonetheless, does anybody know if she is nationally as good as her sister? We heard about Teshya from a very young age doing great things on the national stage…just wondering if younger sis is as good nationally. She will dominate local wrestling just like her sister.

  5. Mark B. November 28, 2016 11:35 pm

    How she skirted the transfer rule is still a mystery. The new transfer rule does not allow you to compete in a sport that you were previously doing at the former school for a period of 1 year. This sounds like BS and I’ll give the OIA a call to better understand what took place here.

    As fas as her skill level, she’s won many national tournaments with the latest being the 2015 Fargo Junior national championships. She took 2nd in cadets at the same tournament. It should have been 1st place but the refs really ripped her off.

    Her loss to Pearl City at states last year was due to a lack of confidence in her shoulder surgery.

  6. Paul Honda November 29, 2016 3:53 pm

    I believe the transfer rule applies only to Public School-to-Public School movement. Any student-athlete who leaves a private school can compete immediately for a public school.

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