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Kamehameha Wrestlers Sweep ILH Boys And Girls Dual Meet Championships

Kamehameha proved it’s still the powerhouse to get past on the way to the top of ILH boys and girls wrestling.

The Warriors won the league’s dual meet championships on Saturday, Feb. 4, at their home gym. Now, their eyes are set on the state tournament titles at BYUH’s Cannon Activities Center on Feb. 24 and 25.

The boys final was by no means a blowout. Rival Saint Louis showed they were there to compete hard. In the end through, the Warriors prevailed 51-27.

Some of the members of the the 2023 ILH champion Kamehameha boys and girls wrestling teams.

Despite the loss, the Crusaders took three pressure-packed individual matches, with Kaihi Cobb-Adams winning by fall in 5:03 over Kamehameha’s Akoni Kaaialii, Zion Amerson tipping the Warriors’ Kawika Naweli 9-7, and Connor Creech pinning Kamehameha’s Traven Wailehua in 1:43.

The girls title match was a lot less close, with Kamehameha topping PAC-5 66-6.

“The teams did a great job on all levels,” Warriors coach Dave Chew said. “Still a lot of work to do. Everything before championships is practice. We are thankful for the tremendous support from our faculty, athletic department and families. We are both humbled and excited for the opportunity to compete.”

Results of the championship matches and scores of previous matches over the weekend follow.

Boys Championship Match
Kamehameha 51, Saint Louis 27
>> 106: Kaulana Esmena-Faria-Halemano (K) def. Ethan Jarrett, major decision, 12-4
>> 113: Evan Kusumoto (K) def. Eli Suan (S), fall, 3:45
>> 120: Koa Tamaribuchi (S) def. Matthew Namocot (K), fall, 2:49
>> 126: Noah McKenzie (K) def. Kamuela Holland (S), major decision, 17-2
>> 132: Hoakea Salter (K) def. Brock Abellanida (S), fall, 3:48
>> 138: Zion Amerson (S) def. Kawika Naweli (K), 9-7
>> 145: Kaihi Cobb-Adams (S) def. Akoni Kaaialii (K), fall, 5:03
>> 152: Taavi Paaluhi (K) def. Coen Kashiwabara (S), fall, 0:38
>> 160: Conner Creech (S) def. Traven Wailehua (K)
>> 170: Tau Tuikolongahau (K) won by forfeit
>> 182: Kaipono Rees (K) won by forfeit
>> 195: Kainalu Seales (K) won by forfeit
>> 220: Kainoa Gonzales (K) def. Kalaniti Tauheluhelu (S), fall, 0:59
>> 285: Houston Kaahaaina-Torres (S) won by forfeit

Girls Championship Match
Kamehameha 66, PAC-5 6
>> 97: Sydney Lau (P) won by forfeit
>> 102: Kawailani Molina (K) def. Joelle Lum (P), fall, 3:00
>> 107: Anela Hokoana (K) def. Haley Lau, fall, 2:30
>> 112: Lovey-Lin Greig (K) won by forfeit
>> 117: Kamehameha won by forfeit
>> 122: Rylie Nishida (K) won by forfeit
>> 127: Jada-Love Lose-Santiago (K) def. Lovey Beebe (P), fall, 5:00
>> 132: McKenson-Leigh Fuata (K) def. Nahe Quartero (P), fall, 4:44
>> 138: Olivia Hirayama (K)N def. Ayla Prather (P), fall, 1:02
>> 145: Breylin Dano (K) won by forfeit
>> 155: Kahiau Kaahaaina (K) def. Vanessa Welch (P), fall, 3:57
>> 168: No match
>> 184: No match
>> 225: Alena Bartley (K) won by forfeit

Other Dual Meet Championships Scores
Boys Third Place
>> ‘Iolani 36, Punahou 33

Boys Semifinals
>> Kamehameha 66, ‘Iolani 9
>> Saint Louis 42, Punahou 24

Boys Quarterfinals
>> ‘Iolani 43, PAC-5 18

Girls Third Place
>> Punahou 30, ‘Iolani 27

Girls Semifinals
>> PAC-5 30, Punahou 30 (Wolfpack won tiebreaker)
>> Kamehameha 49, ‘Iolani 9


Boys Regular Season Dual Match Scores, Friday, Feb. 3, at ‘Iolani
>> Saint Louis 55, Punahou 21
>> Punahou 42, PAC-5 30


The Season As It Unfolds:

>> Hawaii High School Wrestling Command Center

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