Chargers dominate OIA West Division Wrestling Championships


The Pearl City High School Chargers turned it up a notch on Saturday, January 22, capturing Oahu Interscholastic Association Western Division Wrestling  Championships in the Varsity Boys, Varsity Girls and the Junior Varsity Girls competition at Radford High School's Jim Alegre Gymnasium.

The Charger Varsity Boys made it eight consecutive OIA Western Division titles in a row behind two-time state champion Raynald Cooper III who captured the 171 Lbs. title outscoring Radford's Kevin Corbett 16-6.

The Charger Varsity Boys won six individual titles on Saturday:

Gabriel Iereneo-Baring (120 Lbs)

Blake Cooper (140 Lbs)

Dustin Bataya (145 Lbs)

Raynald Cooper III (171 Lbs)

Evan Greenleaf (215 Lbs)

Devin Ching (285 Lbs)

The Chargers outscored Campbell  231-198 for the team championship.

The Pearl City Charger Varsity Girls outscored Aiea 162-122 to take the team championship with four individual championship winners:

Joey Nanhta (103 Lbs)

Kaimiloa Evans (120 Lbs)

Charmagne Monis (140 Lbs)

Sanoe Spencer (220 Lbs.)

The Chargers Junior Varsity Girls captured the Junior Varsity team championship with an impressive six individual titles won and outscoring Campbell 156-55.

Sarah Alegria  (98 Lbs)

Rachel Tolentino (103 Lbs)

Breanne Takaesu (108 Lbs)

Krisandra Lord (120 Lbs)

Kayla Leleo (130 Lbs)

Kacie Awa (220 Lbs)

The Chargers Junior Varsity Boys finished in fourth place with two individual titles:

Kristian Vaanai-Kikuyama (145 Lbs)

Kelii Padello (152 Lbs)

Pearl City has two weeks to prepare for the the OIA Championships with the Junior Varsity Championships scheduled for January 28-29 at Farrington High School and the Varsity Championships to be held on February 4-5 at Leilehua High School.

Special Mahalo to coach Steven Ching for contributing the terrific photos from Saturday's Championships. Also, to coach Cedric Yogi for the Championship stats and updates.

Go Chargers!

                                                                                                         Photo by Steven Ching

Pearl City's, Raynald Cooper III pictured capturing the 171 Lbs. OIA Western Division Varsity Boys Wrestling Championship.

                                                                                                          Photo by Steven Ching

Pearl City's, Sanoe Spencer defeated Brayanne Moe from Radford for the 220Lbs. Varsity Girls Title.

                                                                                                          Photo by Steven Ching

Dustin Bataya pinned Radford's Michael Gallagher for another Pearl City win and the 145 Lbs. Varsity Boys Title.

                                                                                                         Photo by Steven Ching

Pearl City's, Charmagne Monis on her way to outscoring Chalsie-Mae Pantastico-Banaay from Campbell High School for the 140 Lbs. Varsity Girls Title.

                                                                                                          Photo by Steven Ching

Gabriel Iereneo-Baring pictured pinning Ryson Garcia from Waianae High School to win the 120 Lbs. Varsity Boys Title.

                                                                                                          Photo by Steven Ching

Pearl City's Kaimiloa Evans (right) pinned Campbell High School's Jaelyn Miran for the 120 Lbs. Girls Varsity Title.

                                                                                                          Photo by Steven Ching

Blake Cooper takes down Aiea High School's Cory Okuda for the 140 Lbs. Varsity Boys Title.

                                                                                                         Photo by Steven Ching

Pearl City's Joey Nanhta overpowers Amber Larmarca from Radford High School for the 103 Lbs. Varsity Girls Title.

                                                             Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Pearl City's Evan Greenleaf defeated Sheldon Maae from Campbell High School for the 215 Lbs. Varsity Boys Title. ( Evan Greenleaf pictured winning semifinal match).

                                                                                                          Photo by Steven Ching

Devin Ching (right) won the 285 Lbs. Varsity Boys Title 5-4 over Isaiah Thompson from Campbell High School.