HHSAA Wrestling: Finals Update

Aiea's Samantha Higa was all over Kristy Rabino of Kahuku. Photo by Jamm Aquino.


Finals to begin at 4 p.m. Introduction of wrestlers in the first-, third- and fifth-place matches took up the past hour.


• 98

No. 1 Allene Somera (Kailua). Fourth place HHSAA in 2010.

No. 3 Mikayla Pico (Molokai). Sixth place HHSAA in 2010.

Result: Somera 11-9. Pico led 8-4, then got caught on the ground for most of the second period as Somera nearly pinned. Somera led 11-9 midway through the third period, but Pico did not challenge, unaware that she had lost the lead. Pico was visibly upset after the match about her error.

• 103

No. 1 Chloe Nagasawa (Pacific Buddhist). First at HWOA.

No. 2 Nikki Davis (Kamehameha-Maui)

Result: Davis 7-0. Davis in control from start to finish.

• 108

No. 1 Nicole Taniguchi (Punahou). First at Paani. First at HWOA. Second at state, 2010.

Unseeded Quinn Nagatani (Pacific Buddhist). First at MIT. Second at HHSAA, 2010, 103-weight class.

Result: Nagatani 6-3. It is the first state wrestling championship for a wrestler from Pacific Buddhist. Injury timeout after the first period. Trainers examined Taniguchi. Nagatani was physically dominant at times until midway through the second period, protecting a 4-2 lead. Trailing 5-3, Taniguchi had Nagatani wrapped up in the final minute, but didn’t score, and Nagatani escaped with 15 seconds remaining for the final point.

• 114

No. 2 Kristy Rabaino (Kahuku). First at MIT. Fourth HHSAA 2010.

No. 4 Samantha Higa (Aiea). Fifth HHSAA 2010.

Result: Higa 4-0. Higa broke a scoreless battle with three points to end the second period after threatening to pin Rabaino.

• 120

No. 1 Marisa Fukunaga (Roosevelt). 1st HWOA. FIrst (125) MIT. Second HHSAA 2010, 114 weight class.

No. 2 Kaela Shiigi (‘Iolani). First MIT.

Result: Fukunaga 6-4.

• 125

No. 1 Chrissy Chow. Defending HHSAA champ. Two-time state champion.

No. 3 Tanalei Louis (Konawaena). Third HHSAA 2010.

Result: Chow 8-3, OT. Louis led 4-2 midway through the second period.

• 130

No. 1 Mindy Chow (Punahou). Defending state champ.

No. 3 Rustee Johansen (KS-Hawaii).

Result: Chow 15-0 (technical fall). Chow led 9-0 after one period, 15-0 after two.

• 140

No. 2 Charmagne Monis (Pearl City)

Unseeded Rachel-Jean Factora (Campbell)

Result: Factora, fall. Factora was dominant, on the verge of pinning Monis throughout the match before finally getting the count in the third period.

• 155

No. 1 Anela Santiago (Kahuku). First MIT, Defendng state champ.

No. 2 Tiara Kaye (Punahou). Third HHSAA 2010 at 140.

Result: Santiago, fall. Santiago came close to a pin at the end of the first period. Injury timeout followed (Kaye). She pinned in the second period.

• 175

No. 3 Darcie Manning-O’Brien (Aiea). Fifth HHSAA 2010.

Unseeded Janelle Fuamatu (Pearl City).

Result: Manning-O’Brien, fall, 2:12.

• 220

No. 1 Gina Bella Mataafa (Lahainaluna). First Paani. First MIT. Third HHSAA 2010.

Unseeded Brayanne Moe (Radford)

Result: Moe 4-1.


• 108:

No. 1 Josh Terao (Mid-Pacific). First at MIT.

No. 2 Cristian Carbajal (Lahainaluna).

Result: Terao 13-6. Terao led all the way.

• 114

No. 1 Cassidy Oshiro (MS). Defending champ HHSAA at 108. First at 114 HWOA, MIT.

No. 2 Jonathan Kamaka III (PC).

Result: Oshiro 8-4. Oshiro’s lateral quickness was a big factor. Between Oshiro’s leg shots and non-stop activity, the taller Kamaka hardly got a clean shot.

• 120:

No. 1 Ryan Nakagawa (KAIS). First at MIT. Second HHSAA 2010 at 114.

No. 2 Nalu Souza (KSH).

Result: Nakagawa 5-2.

• 125

No. 1 David Terao (MPI). First at MIT. State champ HHSAA at 120 in 2010

Unseeded Bryant Fukushima (Punahou). First at HWOA. Second HHSAA at 120, 2010.

Result: Terao 15-3.

• 130

No. 1 Todd Murakawa (PUN). First HWOA. State champ, 125, in 2010.

Unseeded Holden Takahashi (IOL). First at MIT.

Result: Murakawa 13-4. Match halted 8 seconds in for equipment fix (Murakawa). Injury timeout between first and second periods (Takahashi). Murakawa led 9-1 after one period and used a half to nearly pin Takahashi twice in the second.

• 135

No. 1 Shayden Terukina (KS). First HWOA. Two-time state champion. Last year first at 130 HHSAA.

Unseeded Brett Will (PUN).

Result: Terukina, fall :1:59.

• 140

No. 1 Jacob Luning-Hoshino (KS). First HWOA. First HHSAA 2010 at 135. Two-time state champ.

No. 2 Sean Hew-Len (Castle). Fifth HHSAA 2010 at 135.

Result: Luning-Hoshino 10-0.

• 145

No. 1 Ian Akamine (‘Iolani). First HWOA. First MIT. Two-time state champ, defending at 145.

No. 2 Chanse Uyeda (Lahainaluna). First MIT. Fourth HHSAA at 140 in 2010.

Result: Uyeda 9-4. Akamine, with a heavily-wrapped right knee, could do little, though he was on top of Uyeda in the final two minutes. Uyeda escaped and was not threatened in the final 30 seconds.

• 152

No. 1 Bryan Peralta (Punahou). First HWOA. Third HHSAA in 2010.

No. 2 Chaeden Grace-Reyes (Farrington)

Result: Peralta 10-6.

• 160

No. 1 Laurent Remillard (PUN). First HWOA. Sixth HHSAA 2010.

No. 2 Jonathan Pico (KK). First MIT.

Result: Pico 13-11, OT. Pico nearly pinned Remillard twice in the first two minutes. Remillard rallied in the third period to forced the extra period.

• 171

No. 1 Patrick Sheehan (Punahou). First HWOA. Second HHSAA 2010. Lifetime vs. Cooper: 2-1.

No. 2 Raynald Cooper III (Pearl City). First HHSAA 2010 at 160. Two-time champion.

Result: Cooper 3-1. Sheehan scarcely had an opportunity to score with Cooper riding his back for most of the first two periods.

• 189

No. 2 James Heron (Lahainaluna). First MIT.

Unseeded Zachary Hernandez (Punahou). First HWOA. Second HHSAA at 152, 2010.

Result: Hernandez, fall 1:52.

• 215

No. 1 Jheryl Makaiau (Kahuku). First MIT. Defending state champ.

No. 2 Dane Pestano (Kamehameha). Second at 215 HHSAA 2010.

Result: Makaiau 7-3.

• 285

No. 3 Devin Ching (PC). First HWOA. Sixth HHSAA 2010.

No. 4 Akoakoa Paleka-Kennedy (KSH).

Result: Paleka-Kennedy, fall.

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