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HHSAA wrestling championships – Semifinals and Consolation Rounds on Saturday

CHEVRON

47TH ANNUAL WRESTLING STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

March 2-3, 2012 – Neal S. Blaisdell Arena

SATURDAY

8:30 a.m.   Weigh-in

10 a.m.      Semifinals and Consolation Rounds 3 & 4

3 p.m.        Introductions

4 p.m.        Championship, third-place and fifth-place finals

7:30 p.m.   Awards ceremony

The top high school wrestlers from across the state will compete in the 47th Annual Chevron/HHSAA Championships, March 2-3 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center Arena. This year’s field includes boys wrestlers in 14 weight classes (in pounds): 108, 114, 120, 125, 130, 135, 140, 145, 152, 160, 171, 189, 215 and 285, and girls wrestlers in 11 weight classes: 98, 103, 108, 114, 120, 125, 130, 140, 155, 175 and 220. (includes 2-pound weight allowance)

 

Returning individual state champions:

Two boys, Maryknoll’s Cassidy Oshiro (114 pounds) and Punahou’s Todd Murakawa (130), and one girl, Punahou’s Mindy Chow (130), will aim for their third individual state championships. Oshiro won at 108 pounds in 2010 and Murakawa at 125 pounds that same year.

Other defending state champs are Mililani’s Quinn Nagatani (108), ‘Aiea’s Samantha Higa (114) and Darcie Manning O’Brien (175), Mid-Pacific’s Joshua Terao (125), Lahainaluna’s Chanse Uyeda (152), Punahou’s Bryan Peralta (152) and Zach Hernandez (189) and Kamehameha-Hawaii’s Akoakoa Paleka-Kennedy (285). Uyeda won last year’s 145-pound title.

Three girls – Kamehameha-Hawaii’s Megan Aina (103), Kamehameha’s Bree Rapoza (120) and Pearl City’s Sanoe Spencer (220) – won state titles in 2010 but were upset last year.

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