HONOLULU - The Lahainaluna High School boys wrestling team was in second place, with five semifinalists and seven other members still in the consolation bracket, after Friday's competition in the Chevron State Championships at the Blaisdell Center.
The Lunas, who last week won a seventh straight Maui Interscholastic League championship and qualified a wrestler for the state meet in all 14 weight classes, will enter today with 78.5 points - 17.5 behind Punahou, which had seven semifinalists and five wrestlers in the consolation quarterfinals.
Lahainaluna's semifinalists were Gary Long (108 pounds), Christian Carbajal (120), Nathan Inovejas (135), Chanse Uyeda (152) and Hercules Mataafa (215).
CHANSE UYEDA, a Lahainaluna semifinalist
PRECIOUS JARAMILLO, a Lahainaluna semifinalist
Carbajal won both his matches by pin. Uyeda, who won last year's state title at 145, needed just 24 seconds to advance to the semifinals - he won his first match, against Justin Fujiwara of Moanalua, by default, then pinned Campbell's Jay Robinson Nabarrete-Ladines.
The Lahainaluna girls team was in fourth place, and had three wrestlers reach the semifinals.
Molokai had two boys semifinalists - Kailen Inouye at 135, in the half of the bracket opposite Inovejas, and Dhavin Spencer-Basa (285), who won both his matches by fall. The Farmers had 21 points, leaving them in 12th place.
Kamehameha Maui's Andrew Kahalewai (152) pinned both of his opponents, and King Kekaulike's Austin Bloch (140) and Maui High's Totauhelotu Lotulelei (189) also advanced to the semifinals.
Na Alii had 20 points and were in a four-way tie for 13th. Maui High (19 points) was 17th, and Baldwin (16) 20th.
The Lunas' girls semifinalists were Kiana Yamat (114), Precious Jaramillo (120), who won both her matches by pin, and Carly Jaramillo (130), who had a pin and technical fall.
Molokai 98-pounder Mikayla Pico, the only top seed from the MIL, won by fall and major decision to reach the semifinals, and teammate Rizpah Torres-Umi advanced to the 120 semifinals, on the other side from Precious Jaramillo.
Maui High also had two wrestlers reach the semifinals - Ashley Bumatay, who had a pin and win by default at 114 in the opposite half from Yamat, and Dinora Villalobos at 175.
King Kekaulike's Jenna Rose Mauliola had a pin and technical fall to earn a spot in the 103 semifinals.
The Lunas had 46 points. Pearl City led with 70. Molokai (26) was 12th, while Baldwin and Maui High were tied for 14th with three other teams at 20.