Girls wrestling: Pound for pound rankings

Kamehameha's Teshya Alo is an easy favorite to win her third striaght state championship as a junior. Krystle Marcellus / Star-Advertiser
Kamehameha’s Teshya Alo is an easy favorite to win her third straight state championship as a junior. Krystle Marcellus / Star-Advertiser

LLook out for Lahainaluna.

The Lunas feature three of the top four wrestlers in the preseason pound-for-pound list including three returning state champions. Lelelei Mataafa and Carly Jaramillo will be going for their third state crown this year with Breanna Dudoit-Vasquez looking to repeat.

They are all looking up at Kamehameha’s Teshya Alo, though, who sits in the No. 1 spot after two years of being undefeated and carrying a world championship around with her. Alo has one other thing the Lunas do not: A state team title.


The Warriors are the defending team champs while Lahainaluna has never got it done despite top-four finishes in each of the last four state tournaments, including two silvers.

Alo’s younger sister, Taniya Alo, starts her career with a little bit of pressure. The Raider enters the rankings at No. 9 despite not competing in varsity, but her abilities are well known. She figures to wrestle either at 121 or 125 pounds, which could spell trouble for two-time state placer Asia Evans of Pearl City.

Here is the pound-for-pound, last year’s varsity weight classes in parentheses with league and state championships to follow:

1. Teshya Alo, Kamehameha (130)
State champ x2, ILH champ x2

2. Lalelei Mataafa, Lahainaluna (220)
State champ x2, MIL champ x2

3. Carly Jaramillo, Lahainaluna (140)
State champ x2, state third 2012, MIL champ x3

4. Breanna Dudoit-Vasquez, Lahainaluna (135)
State champ 2014, third at state 2013, MIL champ x3


5. Asia Evans, Pearl City (121)
Third at state 2014, second state 2013

6. Kalissa Pundyke, Campbell (101)
State champ

7. Donavyn Futa, Kamehameha (113)
State champ, ILH champ

8. Angela Peralta, Campbell (135)
Third at state, OIA champ

9. Taniya Alo, ‘Iolani (NA)
Freshman brings pedigree and national success


10. Jocelyn Alo, Kahuku (175)
Third at state, OIA champ

Honorable mention: Angessa Newman, Waianae (109); Taysia Kano, Kapolei (135); Chieko Imai, Punahou (97); Nalani Stanley, Kamehameha (220); Pomaikai Yamaguchi, Kamehameha (125).

COMMENTS

  1. Fanatic December 11, 2014 8:47 am

    Where’s Kojima from Roosevelt and Morris from Campbell?


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