VIDEO AND QUOTES: All 28 finals matches at the HHSAA Wrestling State Championships

Waianae's Nicholas Cordeiro celebrated his first state championship. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

Full match footage from all 28 girls and boys championship finals below, Texaco/HHSAA Wrestling State Championships, Blaisdell Area, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020.

It case you missed it, here was our Day 1 and Day 2 coverage.

UPDATE: Video for Girls 155 final and Boys 126 final has been posted.


Girls 97
No. 1 seed Erin Hikiji of Mililani (No. 10 pound-for-pound) def. MIL champion Liana Ferreira of Baldwin, 8-2
“I came in and just kept telling myself to keep wrestling and it is good to know that everything I have been doing this season has paid off. I’ve always dreamt of winning but never expected this.” – Hikiji

Girls 102
No. 1 seed Brianna Funakoshi of Aiea holds off No. 2 seed Madison Kogachi of Punahou, 4-1
“It’s like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Not pressure, I have high expectations for myself so it feels good. It’s easy when you have good people on your side and I have the best coaches.” – Funakoshi

Girls 107
Aiea’s Alejandra Corral pulls off the upset beating No. 1 seed Alizeih Villalpando of Campbell (No. 7 pound-for-pound), 2-1
“It’s a pretty good feeling winning, but its an even better feeling to know that I wrestled my hardest and left it all on the mat. This is not the end, this is only state championships. I’m trying to be a national champ.” – Corral

Girls 112
No. 1 seed Haley Nakahara of Kamehameha earned an 18-3 technical fall over No. 2 seed Ino Terukina of Campbell
“It was rough. I saw her earlier and she looked like she knew what she was doing so I had doubt in my head so I needed to tell myself not to poison myself. I don’t know what to think. It feels like it’s not real.” – Nakahara

Girls 117
No. 1 seed Victoria Lee of Mililani battled back from an early 4-0 deficit to pin No. 2 seed Alicia Frank of Lahainaluna in 1:13
“”It feels great, I have been working for this the whole season and I am so happy my training has paid off. In the beginning of the match I wanted to get ahead on the points but I wasn’t able to do that.” – Lee

Girls 122
Kalani’s Emily Paulino def. No. 1 seed Makana Cooper of Pearl City, 3-2
“Unreal, man, I knew it was going to be hard and it was and I just want to thank my parents and my coaches and teammates for putting their time into me and helping me work out the kinks.” – Paulino

Girls 127
No. 1 seed Lana Perez of Moanalua (No. 5 pound-for-pound) won 6-2 over No. 3 seed Krystal Puahala of Kamehameha
“This is the one that matters because it might sound crazy because it’s Hawaii but the level of wrestling and competitiveness here I feel like it is a lot harder than nationals. The girls here are all great.” – Perez
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Part 2

Girls 132
No. 1 seed and No. 1 pound-for-pound Nanea Estrella of Lahainaluna won her fourth state title pinning No. 2 seed Skye Realin of Kamehameha in 1:39
“I just did it. I’m so happy. There’s so much that I put in for all four years and so much that I went through and so much sleep deprivation and emotion, and for all of this to just happen, it’s overwhelming.” – Estrella

Girls 138
No. 1 seed Paige Respicio of Kamehameha (No. 3 pound-for-pound) beat No. 2 seed Waipuilani Estrella-Beauchamp of Baldwin (No. 2 pound-for-pound) 4-2 in a match of the night candidate
“I feel like that was the smartest match I’ve done, technically. I know she is heavy handed, good up top, so I had to technically work her and I thought that was my best match. A great way to end off. I’m just relieved.” – Respicio

Girls 145
Waianae’s Tiare Carlson won her first state title with a 5-0 shutout of No. 2 seed Anissa Wright of Campbell
“Amazing, this is what I worked for, put in all of the hard work. My loss gave me the motivation to work even harder. When it happened it was like fire to my fuel and I was like ‘I want this, I am going to get it.” – Carlson

Girls 155
No. 1 seed Sadie Antoque of Castle (No. 6 pound-for-pound) pins Baldwin’s Kaceylee Pua with one second left in the second period
“It feels a little bit better this year, less stress in the spotlight. The first one was good too, because I came back from a loss and got to the top again. I just told myself I had to come back and work harder.” – Antoque

Girls 168
No. 1 seed Shayna Kamaka of Baldwin (No. 8 pound-for-pound) pinned No. 3 seed Shannlynne Mahoe of Nanakuli in 30 seconds
“It felt amazing. This season seemed like a roller coaster ride in wrestling, coming into this state tournament and I was injured I thought that it would bring me down but it only motivated me.” – Kamaka

Girls 184
No. 1 seed Shannon Jaramillo of Lahainaluna pins No. 2 seed Dylan Huddy of Maryknoll in 28 seconds
“There is really nothing to it, banging out with all of these girls, it is just a priviledge to wrestle girls as good as they are. When i won states last year I didn’t know what I was capable of but this year I believed.” – Jaramillo

Girls 225
No. 2 seed Leona Toledo of Hilo pulls off an upset, 7-2, over two-time defending champion Tangiteina Niutupuivaha of Kahuku (No. 4 pound-for-pound)
“I did it for my team, I did it for my coaches and I did it for my family and if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t be here. But first and formost, my Lord and Savior, without Him I wouldn’t be capable. I’m speachless.” – Toledo


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Boys 106
No. 1 seed Nicholas Cordeiro of Waianae (No. 10 pound-for-pound) squeaks out a 2-1 win over No. 3 seed Hale Robinson of Punahou
“I could hear the crowd, Waianae everywhere. It feels good, I tried my hardest since seventh grade and this was one of my big goals and I finally knocked it out. He is very tough.” – Cordeiro

Boys 113
Baldwin sophomore Tobey Ravida, the No. 1 seed, earns a 6-0 win over Lahainaluna’s Cael Yasutake in an All-MIL final
“It feels good to be on the wall with my brother as a state champ. I feel better this year, trying to live positive and behave like a champion not only on the mat but off the mat as well.” – Ravida

Boys 120
No. 1 seed Coby Ravida of Baldwin (No. 3 pound-for-pound) earns a hard-fought 2-0 win over No. 2 seed Elijah Asuncion of Moanalua (No. 8 pound-for-pound)
“He’s an overall good wrestler. It’s (third state title) is really big. I’m so proud of myself and how hard I worked and how thankful I am to my teammates, coaches, family and friends.” – Ravida

Boys 126
No. 1 seed Brant Porter of Kamehameha (No. 5 pound-for-pound) with the 12-0 major decision over No. 2 seed Kanoa Lanoza of Lahainaluna
“It was just another tournament, except that it was my last one as a senior so I had to go all out. They (state championships) were just the same, I had to work just as hard for both.” – Porter

Boys 132
No. 1 seed and No. 1 pound-for-pound Kysen Terukina of Kamehameha wins his fourth state title in fourth different weight class with a 3-1 win over ILH rival Elijah Kaawa of Saint Louis
“I’m just so relieved it (fourth title) is over. It’s been on my mind for a while. Now it’s in the past and I just feel so happy. It’s literally the moment I’ve been waiting for since my freshman year.” – Terukina

Boys 138
No. 1 seed Brady Hoshino of ‘Iolani with the 1-0 victory over Saint Louis’ Ansen Ursua in an All-ILH final
“It’s crazy right now because I have been dreaming of this for so long, to finally come out on top is awesome. I am just so grateful to my coaches, friends and family, and God. Just super grateful.” – Hoshino

Boys 145
No. 4 seed Blayze Sumiye of Moanalua scores in the second overtime to beat No. 2 seed Vincent Terrell of Punahou, 3-2, in one of the most exciting matches of the night
“just talk about all of the moments that led up to that match and everything before that. All these months I have (had) the best training I can get and working with the best people.” – Sumiye

Boys 152
No. 1 seed Kanai Tapia of Kamehameha (No. 4 pound-for-pound) with the late takedown to beat No. 2 seed Branden Pagurayan of Kapolei (No. 4 pound-for-pound) 3-2
“I saw his arms both coming up and saw he was tired and I thought his reaction time would be slower. I popped him up and I blast doubled and kept on driving him until he went down (to go up 3-1).” – Tapia

Boys 160
No. 2 seed Kamalu Anahu of Kamehameha-Hawaii earned a 6-1 win over Hilo’s Hana Kahao’o Kaulana in an All-BIIF final
“Honestly it wasn’t me, it was God. I just believed that God would bring something good and He came through and my prayers were answered. Hard work came with it, but it was God.” – Anahu

Boys 170
No. 1 seed Manaia Wolfgramm of Kamehameha pinned Saint Louis’ Boston Opetia in 5:30
“It feels amazing because I worked my butt off since seventh grade, all of the hard work and 6 a.m. practices paid off. I’d like to thank all of my coaches and family for pushing me to get here.” – Wolfgramm

Boys 182
No. 1 seed Blaze Pascua of ‘Iolani def. No. 3 seed Andrew Adiniwin of Moanalua 5-2
“It feels great because coming up short last year, to come back and win it this year I was thinking in my mind that nothing is going to stop me. Everyone like my dad and stuff kept pumping me up.” – Pascua

Boys 195
No. 1 seed Zander Manuel of Punahou (No. 9 pound-for-pound) won 6-1 over Saint Louis freshman Viliamu Tongotea
“I visualized this second championship since I won the first one last year. I am really happy but I’m not surprised because I put in the work. I lost to him before and it really motivated me.” – Manuel


Boys 220
No. 1 seed Harry Lloyd of Kaimuki becomes the first state champion for the Bulldogs in 25 years with a 10-6 win over No. 2 seed John Egami of Punahou
“Just knowing I am the first state champion for over probably a decade for my small school and first state placer since my brother in 2015, it means a lot to me to represent my small school.” – Lloyd
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Part 2

Boys 285
No. 1 seed Legend Matautia of Punahou (No. 7 pound-for-pound) defeated No. 2 seed Rafael Leapaga of Kapolei 3-2
“(It was) not how i wanted, but it is what it is. I came into the match expecting a more dominant victory but a victory is a victory at states. That was an amazing feeling for my last match.” – Matautia

COMMENTS

  1. Couch Potato February 24, 2020 7:57 pm

    Outstanding student-athletes competing for a State Championship at various weight divisions for both Boys and Girls titles. Wrestling is one of the most grueling disciplines that test skill, strength and endurance. Great job wrestlers and coaches and volunteers.


  2. ILoveHawaii February 25, 2020 1:40 pm

    Is that kid, that caused all that drama on the opening day, the same one that would get stupid penalties in football??

    Its quite comical to read all the comments on social media. The fam was busy responding to every comment and was getting roasted.

    The thing that got me. According to a witness, after the match was done, they went outside to get “back up” and then went back in to cause all that ruckus. Such poor sportsmanship and poor role modeling. And no, I dont need to know the whole story to know that you and everyone of you that participated in that show of “no class” were in the wrong.

    Bunch of cavemen, oh sorry, cave people, stuck in my might is right and the more outrage I show, the more justified I am. Please stop the vicious cycle and show your children there are better ways.


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