KIF building top-notch wrestling program

  • Mac Pigott / Special to The Garden Island file

    Team Hawaii’s Jolette Miner-Ho, of Kapaa High School, wrestles in a 138-pound match during the USA Wresting Junior Nationals wrestling tournament in Fargo, N.D., in July 2018.

  • Mac Pigott / Special to The Garden Island file

    Kapaa High School’s Jolette Miner-Ho, right, wrestles against Jaylin Pa‘aini of Kaiser High School during a match at the 51st annual Garner Ivey Maui Invitational last year. Miner-Ho placed third in her weight class.

  • Dennis Fujiimoto / The Garden Island file

    Kapaa’s Jolette Miner-Ho works for a pin against Olivia Kelekoma in the title match of the girls 138-pound class at the February Kauai Interscholastic Federation wrestling championships at the Bernice Hundley Gym at Kapaa High.

Since the Kauai Interscholastic Federation made wrestling a sanctioned sport eight years ago, the sport has grown significantly.