Wrestling rankings: Girls heavyweights (155+)

Welcome to Hawaiiprepworld.com’s attempt at wrestling rankings. I can only rank based on results that I know, so please either email me directly at sapreps808@gmail.com or place your reports in the comments below. If I get one or two people saying that they saw a result, I will try my best to confirm it. If I get three, I will consider it fact. I am still missing McKinley, but I have the Garner Ivey, Officials and Paani. I try to take head-to-head into account first, but if a wrestler wears the label ‘state placer,’ she will always get a bump from me. You will see some wrestlers ranked in more than one weight class. As long as they have competed in that weight class in the past month, they will be ranked there. They will drop out immediately if a month lapses.

Thank you in advance for your results, together we can make this work. I intend on updating these every Sunday night at the least, but may pop in with updates as I get them.

Kapolei's Jocelyn Tabion is expected to have her share of battles with Kaiser's Kanoe Nakoa this year. Honolulu Star-Advertiser Photo by Krystle Marcellus
Kapolei’s Jocelyn Tabion is expected to have her share of battles with Kaiser’s Kanoe Nakoa this year. Honolulu Star-Advertiser Photo by Krystle Marcellus

FEBRUARY 23 UPDATE


Girls 155
1. Jocelyn Tabion, Kapolei
2. Kanoe Nakoa, Kaiser
3. Caragh Morris, Campbell
4. Saydie Kala, Baldwin
5. Callon Medeiros, Kamehameha
6. Lahi Kanakanui, Hilo
7. Karina Arroyo Haro, Lahainaluna
8. Stephanie Times, Aiea
9. Autumn Ollice, Radford
10. Kalei Sataua, Halau Ku Mana

Girls 175
1. Sarah Miner, Aiea
2. Jocelyn Alo, Kahuku
3. Courtnie Taua, Baldwin
4. Alex Fautanu, Iolani
5. Kawena Ruamoo-Mendiola, Waiakea
6. Teronica Amani, Waianae
7. Reydell Ewaliko Kauhane, Nanakuli
8. Kay Tehotu, McKinley
9. Ryanne Murakami Samala, Waialua
10. Erin Scheidt, Kamehameha

Girls 220
1. Lalelei Mataafa, Lahainaluna
2. Sabrina Alo, Kahuku
3. Kaydie Tehotu, McKinley
4. Nalani Stanley, Kamehameha
5. Sabrina Hollins, Waipahu
6. Avei Lualemaga, Aiea
7. Tia Kalalau, KS-Hawaii
8. Tristen Borden, Baldwin
9. Taylor Allen, Campbell
10. Mildred Keopuhiwa, Waianae

FEBRUARY 20 UPDATE

Girls 155
1. Jocelyn Tabion, Kapolei
2. Kanoe Nakoa, Kaiser
3. Taj Vierra, Kamehameha
4. Caragh Morris, Campbell
5. Karina Arroyo Haro, Lahainaluna
6. Autumn Ollice, Radford
7. Lahi Kanakanui, Hilo
8. 9. Kalei Sataua, Halau Ku Mana
9. Cendall Manley, Molokai
10. Saydie Kala, Baldwin

The top six remain unchanged, Kanakuni of Hilo jumps in at No. 7 as the BIIF champ and Sataua moves up because Manley and Kala haven’t shown up here since MIT but I can’t be sure they haven’t wrestled here.

Girls 175
1. Sarah Miner, Aiea
2. Jocelyn Alo, Kahuku
3. Reydell Ewaliko Kauhane, Nanakuli
4. Ryanne Murakami, Samala, Waialua
5. Courtnie Taua, Baldwin
6. Teronica Amani, Waianae
7. Kawena Ruamo’o-Mendiola, Waiakea
8. Alex Fautanu, Iolani
9. Anamalae Tia, Campbell
10. Kay Tehotu, McKinley

Murakami-Samala is the biggest mover, going from unranked to No. 4 after finishing second to Miner in the tough OIA West. Taua drops a spot, she hasn’t been here since MIT. Ruamo’o-Mendiola starts seventh after winning the BIIF. Kapolei’s Alyssa Reid drops out in favor of McKinley’s Kay Tehotu after following a sixth-place at Officials with a seventh in the West. Tehotu was second in the East.

Girls 220
1. Lalelei Mataafa, Lahainaluna
2. Avei Lualemaga, Aiea
3. Sabrina Hollins, Waipahu
4. Taylor Allen, Campbell
5. Sabrina Alo, Kahuku
6. Mildred Keopujiwa, Waianae
7. Tia Kalalau, Kamehameha-Maui
8. Aysza Aveina, Pearl City
9. Kaydie Tahotu, McKinley
10. Tristen Borden, Baldwin

A little bit of movement here, but that is probably to be expected at the heavier weights where one wrong move is fatal. Hollins jumps in at No. 3 with an impressive championship at OIA West. Lualemaga stays at No. 2 for her win at Officials despite a third in the West. The others drop a spot to make room for Hollins until No. 7, where BIIF champ Kalalau jumps in. Agea drops out in favor of East runner-up Tehotu and Maui winner Borden.

JANUARY 28 UPDATE

Girls 155
1. Jocelyn Tabion, Kapolei
2. Kanoe Nakoa, Kaiser
3. Taj Vierra, Kamehameha
4. Caragh Morris, Campbell
5. Karina Arroyo Haro, Lahainaluna
6. Autumn Ollice, Radford
7. Cendall Manley, Molokai
8. Saydie Kala, Baldwin
9. Kalei Sataua, Halau Ku Mana
10. Lokelani Kam, Campbell

Girls 175
1. Sarah Miner, Aiea
2. Jocelyn Alo, Kahuku
3. Reydell Ewaliko Kauhane, Nanakuli
4. Sadie Kala, Baldwin
5. Teronica Amani, Waianae
6. Alex Fautanu, Iolani
7. Anamalae Tia, Campbell
8. Alyssa Reid, Kapolei
9. Amanda Stark, Iolani
10. Jaylynn Harrell, Waianae

Girls 220
1. Lalelei Mataafa, Lahainaluna
2. Avei Lualemaga, Aiea
3. Taylor Allen, Campbell
4. Sabrina Alo, Kahuku
5. Mildred Keopujiwa, Waianae
6. Aysza Aveina, Pearl City
7. Taylor Tanuvasa, Moanalua
8. Evangatina Daisy Agea, Waianae
9. Ayzhia Williams, Kapolei
10. Courtnie Talia, Baldwin

JANUARY 17 UPDATE


Girls 155
1. Jocelyn Tabion, Kapolei
2. Kanoe Nakoa, Kaiser
3. Taj Vierra, Kamehameha
4. Caragh Morris, Campbell
5. Karina Arroyo Haro, Lahainaluna
6. Autumn Ollice, Radford
7. Cendall Manley, Molokai
8. Saydie Kala, Baldwin
9. Kalei Sataua, Halau Ku Mana
10. Lokelani Kam, Campbell

Girls 175
1. Sarah Miner, Aiea
2. Jocelyn Alo, Kahuku
3. Reydell Ewaliko Kauhane, Nanakuli
4. Courtnie Taua, Baldwin
5. Teronica Amani, Waianae
6. Alex Fautanu, Iolani
7. Anamalae Tia, Campbell
8. Alyssa Reid, Kapolei
9. Amanda Stark, Iolani
10. Jaylynn Harrell, Waianae

Girls 220
1. Lalelei Mataafa, Lahainaluna
2. Avei Lualemaga, Aiea
3. Taylor Allen, Campbell
4. Sabrina Alo, Kahuku
5. Mildred Keopujiwa, Waianae
6. Aysza Aveina, Pearl City
7. Taylor Tanuvasa, Moanalua
8. Evangatina Daisy Agea, Waianae
9. Baylee Mason, Damien
10. Supiesi Tongi, Maui

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JANUARY 8 UPDATE

Girls 155
1. Jocelyn Tabion, Kapolei
2. Kanoe Nakoa, Kaiser
3. Taj Vierra, Kamehameha
4. Caragh Morris, Campbell
5. Karina Arroyo Haro, Lahainaluna
6. Autumn Ollice, Radford
7. Cendall Manley, Molokai
8. Saydie Kala, Baldwin
9. Kalei Sataua, Halau Ku Mana
10. Lokelani Kam, Campbell

Girls 175
1. Sarah Miner, Aiea
2. Jocelyn Alo, Kahuku
3. Reydell Ewaliko Kauhane, Nanakuli
4. Courtnie Taua, Baldwin
5. Teronica Amani, Waianae
6. Alex Fautanu, Iolani
7. Anamalae Tia, Campbell
8. Alyssa Reid, Kapolei
9. Amanda Stark, Iolani
10. Jaylynn Harrell, Waianae

Girls 220
1. Lalelei Mataafa, Lahainaluna
2. Avei Lualemaga, Aiea
3. Taylor Allen, Campbell
4. Sabrina Alo, Kahuku
5. Mildred Keopujiwa, Waianae
6. Aysza Aveina, Pearl City
7. Taylor Tanuvasa, Moanalua
8. Evangatina Daisy Agea, Waianae
9. Baylee Mason, Damien
10. Supiesi Tongi, Maui

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I intend to update rankings for each weight class as the year goes by, here are the girls over 155 pounds. December results and state pedigree are the only factors weighed in. Results from neighbor islands are very hard to come by, I will take any results you have at jcampany@staradvertiser.com. This list is completely subjective and will be so throughout the season, feel free to correct me and corrections will be taken into account next week.

Girls 155
1. Jocelyn Tabion, Kapolei
2. Kanoe Nakoa, Kaiser
3. Taj Vierra, Kamehameha
4. Caragh Morris, Campbell
5. Autumn Ollice, Radford

Tabion and Nakoa are on a collision course here, and they are both hungry after finishing second at state last year. Tabion won Officials with a surprisingly easy win over Vierra, pinning her in the first period. Nakoa followed that up by taking the Paani, pinning Vierra in 3:47. Needless to say, it is these two and the rest. Vierra finished second in both tournaments and Morris finished third in both so the hierarchy here is pretty much set in stone. Ollice grabs the fifth spot for coming in fourth at Officials, but there isn’t much difference between her and the rest of the field, which includes Raeann Hernandez of Damien’s fledgling squad, Kalei Sataua of Halau Ku Mana and Lokelani Kam of Campbell.

Girls 175
1. Sarah Miner, Aiea
2. Jocelyn Alo, Kahuku
3. Reydell Ewaliko Kauhane, Nanakuli
4. Teronica Amani, Waianae
5. Alex Fautanu, Iolani

Aiea is at it again. Na Alii keeps coming up with state contenders, and Miner certainly qualifies. As the only returning state placer at this weight class (she finished fifth last year), Miner is the heavy favorite and ran with it in December. She pinnned Alo in the second period to win the Officials tournament and then pinned her within a minute at Paani. Don’t count Alo out, she is as clearly the second-best wrestler here as Miner is clearly the best. Kauhane took third at Officials and fourth at Paani, it would be nice to see the Golden Hawks with another state contender. Amani was second on Maui before coming home and taking fourth at Officials and fifth at Paani. Fautanu is better than Amani but ranked below her because Amani has been busier with three tournaments to the Raiders’ one. Fautanu beat Amani at Punahou.


Girls 220
1. Avei Lualemaga, Aiea
2. Taylor Allen, Campbell
3. Sabrina Alo, Kahuku
4. Mildred Keopujiwa, Waianae
5. Evangatina Daisy Agea, Waianae

Three tournaments here, and three different winners. Lualemaga takes the top spot for beating Allen in the finals at Officials, but was second at Paani behind Lahainaluna’s Lalelei Mataafa. Mataafa would probably be second on this list after Lualemaga. Alo was third at both Officials and Paani and she could beat either of the top two. Keopujiwa was the class’s other winner, taking first on Maui over Agea in a weak field. There are no state placers here, it is wide open.

COMMENTS

  1. 8lili8 January 3, 2014 10:19 am

    How is Lalelei Mata’afa from Lahainaluna not ranked when she is the defending state champion, which she won as a freshman, she pinned every girl in her high school career in the first period including every opponent at the Pa’ani Challenge.


  2. Jerry Campany January 3, 2014 10:25 am

    I did not rank neighbor island girls in this first installment but will next week, unless I can’t get any results from them. IF the neighbor islands cooperate, she will be an easy No. 1.


  3. Maui Info January 3, 2014 9:55 pm

    OK, we will cooperate, here is your official info from a neighbor island. When Lalelei is on your island she has pinned everyone. Please rank her 1st.
    I’m confused cause you wrote, “. December results and state pedigree are the only factors weighed in”.


  4. 8lili8 January 4, 2014 4:28 pm

    Yes and then you also said “she would probably be second on list after Lualemaga”


  5. 96701 January 8, 2014 9:50 am

    this is lualemagas first year as well; whats unique about her is that she is a 160lber going against girls that are in the 220 class. she let her fear of hearing that mataafa was champ of previous yr get to her and so she lost that bout. no matter what the outcome we pray that all these kids will give glory to god with the talents that they have been given and that there are no injurys through out the year.


  6. Maui Info January 8, 2014 9:17 pm

    Yup, stay healthy everyone. If the returning State Champion who has pinned everyone isn’t even ranked in the top 5 then I’m not even going to bother debating who should be second. I still don’t know what “results” need to come in so we can acknowledge reality. Last year States…December’s pre-season…what evidence are we looking for exactly?


  7. puns75 January 8, 2014 9:50 pm

    I was at paani tournament laililei matafa clearly denominated her weight division all in less thena mminute she stood out to me for a heavier wwight class toss around her opponets and get the pin amazed me she moved like a lighter weight I clearly do not understand why she is not ranked either this is obviously not fair to the girls you ranked or lale since it is not correct for state it should be called Oahu rankings, also to down play mataafas pin by saying lualemaga was nervous is clearly an insult to both girls, bottom line if its state rankings lets include all islands not just ours safe season to all athletes from oahu and our fellow islanders


  8. Pete January 13, 2014 1:34 pm

    Why would the Maui team even care about the rankings? They mean nothing, what does it matter? Win at states and that’s all you need to say. Mata’afa is clearly the one to beat. There are so many mistakes in every ranking for the girls that it looks silly to even respond.


  9. Maui Info January 13, 2014 8:11 pm

    I’m not THE Maui team. I care about world peace, who wins the AFC and my tax return a lot more then this stuff. It’s just playing around and debating a point of view Pete. Silly me, I wanted to know the logic behind thinking Mata’afa was not 1st. In the end States will prove everything indeed. Maui News always has results in their paper by Monday.


  10. puns75 January 16, 2014 10:27 pm

    Why even rank at all then just wait till states all im saying since there is rankings dont call it state rankings if clearly your only ranking oahu not other islands or The Maui team.


  11. Talloola February 23, 2014 8:08 am

    175: Campbell pinned Kaiser in OIA semis and Alo beat Miner for the second straight time.


  12. Char February 27, 2014 5:31 pm

    I was looking through your update dated February 23, 2014 for the 155lbs weight class and noticed you had my daughter Caragh Morris from Campbell High School was ranked at 3rd. She ranked 2nd place in the OIA’s above Kaiser’s Kanoe Nakoa. And as for the picture you have posted that is also my daughter Caragh Morris wrestling against Jocelyn Tabion of Kapolei. Thanks


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