Friday’s tournament at Kaua’i High School gym saw 27 wrestlers competing in seven divisions. They wrestled 27 matches’ over two-hour period.
The increase in wrestlers resulted in some division changes, The 8-10 age divisions weight class increased from 67 to 76 pounds from the first tournament.
Six wrestlers competed for the standings. Kalinaray Aceret took 1st place, Keaolewa Armet took 2nd place and Chiyo Matseshe finished in 3rd place. Newcome, Betty Dybul, who is a newcomer placed 6th in the largest division.
A new division is the 15-17 division at 210 lbs. This saw some KIF season’s wrestlers return to the mat. Shawn Parraga from Waimea won this new division. Ephraim Salud who finished 2nd.
After finishing last week’s tournament in fourth and fifth, Nualani Sakamoto-Flores and Kawowo Sakamoto-Flores finished first and second in the 4-6 age 45-pound division.
Tournament II Results
Age 4-6, 45 pounds: Nualani Sakamoto-Flores, Kawowo Sakamoto-Flores, Keanu Phillips;
Age 8-10, 76 pounds: Kalinaray Aceret, Keaolewa Armitage, Chiyo Matseshe, Gundy Magalogo, Brody Aceret, Betty Dybul;
Age 9-12, 95 pounds: Ka‘iwahie Sakamoto-Flores, Koai‘a Sakamoto-Flores, Kaonohi Armitage, Heanu Sakamoto-Flores;
Age 11-12, 130 pounds: Makai Kua, Ryder Vivas, Auli‘i Tihada;
Age 13-15, 130 pounds: Deandre Gonzales, Josh Martin, Bea Kellerman;
Age 15-16, 160 pounds: Koi Richards, Jazlyn Phillips, Kolai Richards;
Age 15-17, 210 pounds: Shawn Parraga, Ephraim Salud, Darren Delacruz, Calvin Rockwell.