Bryson Fukushima (Punahou) def. Bryson Morita (Iolani) 3-0
Fukushima was utterly defensive, outdueling Morita in a battle of the ILH's top sophomores.
Fukushima had a simple game plan.
"My strategy was just going all out," the ILH 103 champion said.
Kirk Shiraki (Mililani) def. Jordan Lau (St. Louis)
Robert Herbst (Baldwin) def. Roger Ramones (Kahuku)
Brandon Mina (Waipahu) def. Reid Oshiro (Punahou) 5-4
Mina trailed 2-0 before pulling out a thrilling win in the final minutes against Oshiro. With 35 seconds left, he went ahead for good.
Mina, a junior, faced Oshiro in preseason action and won then as well.
Michael Kamiya (Kahuku) def. Nick Matayoshi (Iolani)
Mark Caberto (Saint Louis) def. Cody Gomes (Kamehameha)
Travis Okano (Lahainaluna) def. Kelii Palencia (Kamehameha), pin
Okano (24-3) posted the lone pin in the boys finals, defeating Palencia of Kamehameha with 1:03 left in the second round.
"I just worked hard. I used a low fireman, then I half-nelsoned him," said Okano, a sophomore.
Richard Okinaga (Waiakea) def. Bobby Thompson (Saint Louis)
Royce Madarang (Waipahu) def. Maika Nagata (Punahou)
Landon Kurata (Waiakea) def. Mike Viloria (Lahainaluna), 9-5
Kurata (23-0) continued to defy the odds that have followed him all his life, winning his second state title.
"I can't believe we did it," said Kurata, who was diagnosed with epilepsy at a young age. "I just went off medication a little while ago."
He won the 119 title last year.
Kiani Nishigaya (Saint Louis) def. Jaysen Patao (Baldwin)
Sadrian Chee (Kahuku) def. Young Sub Suh (Moanalua)
Brandon Low (St. Louis) def. Daniel Morita (Kahuku), 8-4
Low (30-1) came out of his win over Morita bloodied and bruised, but smiling. "He's been chasing me since freshman year," Low said.
Morita went on to win titles at 125 and 135, while Low had three titles in all going into last night's final.
Brenden Whitt (Punahou) def. Lee Inouye (Roosevelt)
Jordan Tanoue (Castle) def. Matthew Higa (Aiea)
Daniel Chow (Punahou) def. Richard Torres Jr. (Kahuku), 5-0
Another Buffanblu sophomore, Chow, was superb in a win over Torres Jr, the OIA champion.
"I knew he likes to do a spadle, and I know how the move works, so to stop it I took my head to the outside," Chow said. "And he had no control over me."
Michael Fujiuchi (McKinley) def. Kamaehu Matsuoka (Konawaena)
Reynell Transfiguracion (Kealakehe) def. Shane Ahlo (Saint Louis)
Bailey Ball (Lahainaluna) def. Pat Eglinton (McKinley), 11-8
Ball, a senior, capped a perfect season with a decision over Eglinton.
Ball (29-0) won their previous match in preseason, 8-7. "Last time, I got caught in a head-arm (lock). He kinda tried to throw it again, and this time, I slipped out," Ball said. "He was probably waiting 'til I got tired."
Vincent Domingo (Kahuku) def. Josh Plechaty (Punahou)
Michael Feliciano (Konawaena) def. Chris Kardos (Saint Louis)
Nicholas Pait (Pearl City) def. Nevin Kamakaala (Kahuku) 7-6
In one of the most dramatic comebacks of the night, junior Pait (16-3) rallied for a go-ahead point with 7 seconds left to down.
Kamakaala had gone ahead, 6-5, with 23 seconds left before Pait came through.
Lake Casco (Lahainaluna) def. Kekoa Rosales (Kamehameha)
Kenny White (Punahou) def. Fernand Baldonado (Maui)
William Smythe (Mililani) def. Jonathan Los Baños (Maui) 4-1
Smythe, a three-time OIA champion, captured his second state crown. Smythe won at 145 last year.
"We used to wrestle together at Waikele when we were little," Smythe said of his foe. "I used my underhooks and two-on-ones."
Lowen Tynanes-Perez (Campbell) def. Daymon Carr (Kahuku)
Garrett Cockett (Moanalua) def. Cole Loewen (Lahainaluna)
Bryson Vivas (Kamehameha) def. Clinton Manley (Molokai) 3-1
Vivas fought off Manley in sudden-death for his first state title.
Vivas nearly won in regulation with a takedown at 9 seconds to go, but was ruled out of bounds. With 26 seconds left in sudden-death, he took the tough Molokai junior for a wallop, and Manley suffered an ankle injury.
Ira Casey (Kahuku) def. Christian Pavo (Pearl City)
J.J. Dollopac (Maui) def. Kapena Roy (Kealakehe)
Mike Egesdal (Punahou) def. Landon Kerbow (King Kekaulike), 6-5
Egesdal, a senior, scored on a breakout with 2 seconds left to win 6-5 over Kerbow.
Egesdal fought back into the match after trailing, scoring a point with 1:10 left to tie after an illegal hold was called on Kerbow.
Chas Albino (Molokai) def. Kelii Ahquin (Castle)
Truman Chun (Kamehameha) def. Charles Burd (Moanalua)
Gerritt Vincent (Kamehameha) def. Clellan Aalona (Kahuku), 4-1
Vincent, last year's 171 champ, capped a strong senior season with a win over OIA champion Aalona.
It was Vincent's second win over Aalona this season.
"It was my toughest match all season," Vincent said.
Brandon Martin (Nanakuli) def. Justin Akau (King Kekaulike)
Nelson Fernandez (Roosevelt) def. Harrison Flores (Aiea)
Jared Silva-Purcell (Saint Louis) def. Kazden Ikehara (Kamehameha) 5-4
Silva-Purcell edged his longtime foe, Ikehara.
Silva-Purcell won all four of his battles with Ikehara this season, but none were easy.
Silva-Purcell scored the winning point with 10 seconds left.
Reid Moser (Lahainaluna) def. Kalani Rios (Castle)
Kaeo Alo (Kahuku) def. Kristopher Palea (Hilo)
Dylan Rush (Ka'u) def. Russel Fisher (Mid-Pac/Pac-Five), 3-1
Rush (23-0) brought home the school's first wrestling title since 1978, when Andrew Louis was the state's 119-pound champion.
Rush defeated ILH champion Fisher (17-1) in a thriller.
"Man, a lot of it was just scrambling around," Rush said. "He got tired out eventually."
Shannon Saili (Waipahu) def. Tyler Laulifi (Pearl City)
Edward Williams (Damien) def. Kyle Otineru (Saint Louis)