Molokai Wrestling Hosts Tournament
Molokai wrestlers gave their family and friends a lot to cheer for last weekend when they hosted a round robin tournament at The Barn and boasted 17 top three finishes.
“Once every couple of years the Farmers Boys and Girls Wrestling teams get the opportunity to host a tournament in the Barn that includes the top teams from the MIL — Lahainaluna, Baldwin, Maui High, Kamehameha and King Kekaulike,” said Head Coach Randy Manley. “This past Friday and Saturday was that opportunity and our teams showed that they can compete with the best that the MIL has to throw at us.”
With MIL Championships coming up this weekend at the Lahaina Civic Center, Manley was pleased with his athletes’ performances and happy they could compete on the mat in front of their home fans.
“This was the last regular season event before the MIL championships…” he said. “Family and friends were treated to some exciting matches. The Farmer teams gave the crowd much to cheer as some battled in important matches that will weigh heavily on their seeding position in the upcoming MIL championship.”
Lahainaluna Coach Todd Hayase coordinated last weekend’s scoring and had nothing but positive feedback from the tournament.
“We all love coming over and wrestling at the Barn,” he said. “What a great last tourney prior to the MIL Championships on Feb. 3. The kids all work extremely hard and are all so dedicated.”
Manley said the outlook is good for the Farmers at MILs.
“It was great to see our kids make some important improvements,” he added. “We are excited about our prospects this coming weekend.”
Top results for Molokai
106 lbs—1. Jayse Lalim Rillon
120 lbs—2. Kolee Pedro-Tabilangan
138 lbs—2. Hauoli Caparida
152 lbs—1. Caele Manley
160 lbs—2. Diego Deponte
170 lbs— (tied) 2. Rayden Dekneef and Napana Keoho
117 lbs—2. Mallory Go
122nlbs—3. Alana Morris
132 lbs—1. Kelsey Lee Bicoy Juario
138 lbs A—2. Daisha Kahoalii-Kalililane
138 lbs B—1. Claudia Keanini; 2. Seaniece Kekakuna
145 lbs—2. Taye Mowat
155 lbs—1. Sunni Chow
184 lbs—2. Martika English; 3. Sehja Pedro