Westside wrestlers bring home the hardware from Michigan

Westside Wrestling’s girls came home with medals from the U.S. Girls Wrestling Association Nationals in Lake Orion, Michigan, this past weekend.

Latisha, Teshya and Teniya Alo traveled 20 hours from their homes in Hawai‘i to compete against the best girls in the nation.

Latisha finished in 6th place, Teshya and Teniya both won the gold and are the current USGWA National champions in their age group/weight class.

Just over 600 girls representing nearly every state in the Union fought it out for two days to compete for national titles.

The girls were escorted by their parents and coaches to the event in frigid northeast Michigan just below Canada.

Coach Mac Pigott said the level of wrestling is as good as it gets. Most of the girls at the tournament are state champions.

“At the college level we got to see many of the U.S. Olympic hopefuls battle it out. The wrestling was incredible. The girls got to bring home team shirts and memorabilia from Iowa, Oklahoma, New York, North Carolina and more,” Pigott said.

“All of their opponents were thrilled to get shell leis and Westside Wrestling Kaua‘i team shirts. Of course the girls invited everyone to Westside Wrestling’s second annual USAW Sanctioned tournament June 10 at Waimea High School.

You can bet that all the girls asked their parents to bring them,” Pigott continued.

For more information on Westside Wrestling, contact Pigott at westsidewrestling@hawaii.rr.com.

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