Top Finishes for Wrestling
By The Molokai Dispatch Staff
The Molokai High Wrestling team closed their season with top finishes at both Maui Interscholastic League Championships and the state competition. Twelve students finished in the top three at MILs, qualifying them for the state matches on Oahu last week.
Anjolie Manaba claimed the MIL championship for Molokai High in her 102-pound weight class. Second place finishes were earned by Moriah HonoKaupu at 107, Skye Caparida at 112, Kahiwa Augustiro at 152 and Elijah Horner at 182. Third places were claimed by Chloe Manaba at 97 pounds, Kailani Bicoy at 117, Bailey Sproat at 132, Stephanie Gandeza at 168, Masina Barden-Phillips at 168, Jona Dudoit at 120 and Ekolu Horner at 160.
At states, Borden-Phillips wrestled her way to third place, while teammates Augustiro and Dudoit took fifth and sixth places, respectively.
“It was a very interesting season, there was a lot of ups and downs,” said Kailani Bicoy. “The level of competitiveness here in Hawaii is crazy. Our team did such an amazing job this season and I just know they will come back even harder next year ready for work.”