Local wrestlers earn six first-place finishes at round robin tournament

| January 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Molokai's Alika Kaahanui attempts an escape from Lahainaluna's Bubba Jaramillo. Kaahanui lost by a pin in this 152-pound title bout to take second place at the Molokai round robin tournament on Saturday.

Molokai’s Alika Kaahanui attempts an escape from Lahainaluna’s Bubba Jaramillo. Kaahanui lost by a pin in this 152-pound title bout to take second place at the Molokai round robin tournament on Saturday.


Molokai High School played host to a round robin wrestling tournament Friday and Saturday to four Maui schools — Kamehameha Schools Maui, Baldwin High School, Lahainaluna and Maui High School.

Team scores were not kept but Molokai took first place in three weight classes for the girls and three for the boys. Baldwin also earned six first place finishes, two for its girls team and four with the boys.

Perennial wrestling powerhouse Lahainaluna earned three first places with its girls team and one in the boys group. Maui took home one first place victory.

Molokai girls swept the 121-pound weight class with Esther Torres-Umi taking first place, Sierra Pico second and Desiree Corpuz placing third. Linaka Akutagawa placed third at 113 pounds.

Also placing for the home team was Barbara Ludgate who took first at 125 pounds and Athena Tegan Adolpho placing third. Rizpah Torres-Umi placed second at 135 pounds. Winning the 140 pound division was Poliahuawaiau Ranis with Cendall Manley placing third. Jasmyn Davis placed second at 175 pounds.

For the Molokai boys, Michael Corpuz won the 120-pound division. At 152 pounds, Alika Kaahanui placed second. Kairos Torres-Umi placed first at 170 pounds while Makana Kaahanui earned fourth place. Winning the heavyweight division was Iokepa Albino who beat Conrad Bolor from Lahainaluna at 220 pounds.

The wrestlers travel to Maui on Feb. 8 for a dual meet with Baldwin. On Feb. 15, the team goes to Maui High School. The Maui Interscholastic League championships will be Feb. 21 and 22 on Maui.

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