Kamehameha’s Alo loses in semifinals

Teshya Alo lost in the semifinals at the U.S. Olympic Trials.Cindy Ellen Russell / Star-Advertiser
Teshya Alo lost in the semifinals at the U.S. Olympic Trials.Cindy Ellen Russell / Star-Advertiser

Kamehameha state wrestling champion Teshya Alo fell in the semifinals of the U.S. Olympic Trials on Saturday.

Alo won her first match by a 12-2 technical fall over Megan Black, she was up 4-0 before the fans settled into their seats and got caught in a awkward situation but overcame it.

Alo won her second match 8-5 over Jenna Burkert, but was pushed. Burkert took and early lead but Alo squared it just before the break. Alo appeared to be hurt badly in an exciting match that went down to the end.

Alo’s Olympic dream was dashed for this year by rival Kelsey Campbell. Alo dominated Campbell at the U.S. Open but Campbell won this time 4-2. Alo was called passive in the first minute but scored on a sweep single-leg when the referee tells her to pick up the pace. Alo would not get another clean shot and Campbell’s wrist control makes all of the difference in the win.

It will be Campbell vs. Alli Ragan in the final, Alo moves into the consolation bracket. She wrestles next on mat two on NBC Sports Extra.

Campbell pulled off the huge upset in the final, beating Ragan 2-1.

Alo lost her chance at third place when she fell to Randi Beltz 14-4 by a technical fall.


  1. Randy August 27, 2016 1:44 pm

    Alo, Teshya,
    Great run, this time.Writing from near Redding California. Have participated in many olympics. You have what it takes. Champions try again. ‘Kanawha has a great sashimi.your ceremony at the Pomaika, had you in good company. Did you get a scholarship offer?Be safe..

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