Let your soul stand cool and composed in front of a million universes. — Walt Whitman “Song Of Myself, 48”
And you thought high school wrestling season was over.
Sure, it ended in March with the Hawaii state tournament. But the accolades are still pouring in for Hawaii’s athletes.
The Moanalua girls team wound up as No. 9 nationally in the FloWrestling.com rankings. Na Menehune were dominant in 2022, winning the OIA West, OIA and state championships.
Three Moanalua girls — Madison Kalamau at 107 pounds, Isabelle Asuncion at 117, and Jadyn Crisostomo at 168 — cashed in on state championships and a total of 12 were state placers.
Na Menehune’s other state placers were Jasmine Adiniwin (second place at 184), Sage Beltran (third at 97), Hailey Perez (third at 112), Rachel Oshita (fourth at 127), Taryn Titcomb (fourth at 155), Kayla Shota (fifth at 102), Laylee Pasion (sixth at 122), Reece Nishida (sixth at 132), and Nohilani Kukonu (sixth at 145).
In addition, five Hawaii girls — all who won state championships in March at the Blaisdell — finished in the final FloWrestling.com girls individual national rankings:
>> Mililani’s Erin Hikiji, N0. 7 at 100 pounds
>> Kamehameha’s Haley Narahara, No. 14 at 122
>> Kahuku’s Maia Esera, No. 23 at 225
>> Moanalua’s Isabelle Asuncion, No. 26 at 117
>> Kamehameha-Hawaii’s Lainey Eckart, No. 29 at 127
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