Top Results on the Mat
Molokai wrestlers came home with many top three results after last Saturday’s round robin tournament at King Kekaulike in Makawao. Head Coach Randy Manley was happy with the results of the MHS Boys and Girls Wrestling teams and is looking forward to the home matches at The Barn this weekend.
“On the varsity side of things, our standouts today were Caele Manley who finished first at 152 pounds and Diego Deponte who finished first at 160 pounds,” he said. “Both of these seniors continue to barrel through the competition, hoping to securing top seeding in the upcoming MIL Championships [in] two weeks. We are seeing steady improvement each week and are excited to compete on our home mat this coming Friday and Saturday when we host the rest of the MIL in the Barn.”
Other top finishers were Ale`a Davis in first place at 102 pounds, Mallory Go in third at 117, Kamahina Kaiama-Kanuha in third at 127, Daisha Kahoalii-Kalilikane, second, and Claudia Keanini, third, at 138, Taye Mowat in third at 145, Martika English in third at 184, Sunni Chow in second at 155, and Jayse Lalim-Rillon in second at 113.
Randy Manley also had younger wrestlers competing in the junior varsity division.
“Overall our boys and girls JV teams had a good day,” he said. “We had a number of top three place winners in the JV championships. These guys and girls worked hard and will be the backbone of our team in the next couple of years.”
JV champions were Kukiai Kaopio at 285 pounds, Ale`a Davis at 102, Mallory Go at 117, Amri Nahale at 122, and Claudia Keanini at 138. The Molokai Girls finished first in the team standings with 60 points.
Come out to The Barn this weekend to see some awesome MIL wrestling. All of the top schools and wrestlers from the MIL will be here on island so it will be some excellent competition. Concession will be available so come eat on Friday and Saturday and support Molokai Wrestling.