PUHI — In an effort to keep youths off drugs and on the mats, Kaua’i Police Activities Wrestling action continued yesterday at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School’s gym, with eastside winning more than half of the bouts.
The featured match between central’s Brendan MacNicholas and eastside’s Ikaika Ki’ilau turned out to be the best contest of the cool evening.
but Ki’ilau managed to get the necessary two points in the end to edge the central wrestler, 8-7.
“That was a great match. It was pretty even,” K-PAL Wrestling tournament director Mark Ozaki said.
An earlier match between west-side’s Aydan Sears and eastside’s Riley Young displayed the toughness of Young, who despite a bloody nose, refused to give in and held his own against the much bigger Sears, who eventually won the contest.
Other winners last night, included Kalia Kaui (eastside), Kustom Wise (central), Tianne Augustin (east-side), Haylie De Silva (eastside),
Trevor Bonilla (eastside), Jake Ozaki (central), Jacob Jimenez (westside), Thomas Yam (east-side), La’akea Iseri-Carvalho (central), Richard Kaui (east-side), Kory Kaneholani (east-side), Mershelle Rivera (eastside), Aaron Sears (westside), Caleb Bell (westside), Archilles Singsong (westside), and Ekolu Yam (eastside).
Of the 19 matches, eastside was victorious in a total of 10. The island championships kick off on Sunday, April 30 at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School’s gym, from 1-5 p.m.
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