Pearl City Boys win OIA Wrestling Team Championship, Girls finish runner-up

Feb 7, 2011 | PC Sports


The Pearl City Charger Boys won the school's first OIA Varsity Wrestling Team Championship on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at Leilehua High School by outscoring Campbell High School 223-198.

The Chargers landed three of their wrestlers on the championship podium led by two time OIA and state champion Raynald Cooper III. In one of the most anticpated and exciting matches of the day, Cooper defeated Radford's Kevin Corbett 7-6 in a thriller that rocked the Leilehua High School gymnasium.

Corbett had a 5-4 lead early in the 3rd period before Cooper turned the tables scoring on a 2-point reversal and would hold on the rest of the way for the championship. It proved to be a much tougher match this time around. In the OIA Western Championships, Cooper had no problem winning the tilte with a 16-6 major decision over Korbett.

Also contributing to the Chargers OIA Team Championship with championship first place finishes were:

114 Lbs.   Jonathan Kamaka III – decision over Campbell's Zachary Kido

285 Lbs.   Devin Ching – major decision over Campbell's Isaiah Thompson

How Chargers finished in their weight divisions:

108 Lbs.     Tristin Kamaka                    2nd place

120 Lbs.     Gabriel Iereneo-Baring      3rd place

125 Lbs.     Alex Funtanilla Ursua         4th place

130 Lbs.     Tyrus Vegas                         8th place

135 Lbs.     Sean Zachary Agpaoa        4th place

140 Lbs.     Blake Cooper                       5th place

145 Lbs.     Dustin Donovan Bataya     5th place

152 Lbs.     Kristian Vaana Kikuyama  8th place

160 Lbs.     DJ Moe                                  2nd place

215 Lbs.     Evan Greenleaf                    2nd place


Pearl City Charger Girls finish runner-up to Kahuku

The Pearl City Girls team came up a little short 140.5 – 137.00 against a tough Kahuku Red Raiders squad. The Chargers landed two wrestlers on the championship podium with Charmagne Monis defeating Campbell's Rachel-Jean Factora in the 140 Lbs. division and Sanoe Spencer taking home the gold over Kahuku's Libby Petrie at 220 Lbs.

Kaimiloa Evans had a chance for gold in 120 Lbs. championship match but lost on a decision to Roosevelt's Marisa Fukunaga.

How Chargers finished in their weight divisions:

 98  Lbs.    Sarah Alegria          5th place

103 Lbs.    Joey Nantha            4th place

108 Lbs.    Kacie Prado             6th place

114 Lbs.    Xandria Ford            5th place

120 Lbs.    Kaimiloa Evans       2nd place

130 Lbs.    Janeen Villa              8th place

155 Lbs.    Mylinda Jefferson    4th place

175 Lbs.    Janelle Fuamatu     3rd place



Pearl City's Individual 2011 OIA Champions

                                                                                                          Photo by Steven Ching

Raynald Cooper III (right) defeated Radford's Kevin Corbett 7-6 for the 171 Lbs. Championship.

                                                                                                          Photo by Steven Ching

Sanoe Spencer (top) defeated Kahuku's Libby Petrie for the 220 Lbs. Girls Championship.

                                                                                                          Photo by Steven Ching

Devin Ching (top) brought home the 285 Lbs. Championship for Pearl City scoring a major decision over Campbell's Isaiah Thompson.

                                                             Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Charmagne Monis (top) captured the 140 Lbs. Championship in a close decision over Campbell's Rachel-Jean Factora.


Congratulations to the Chargers!

Good luck in the HHSAA State Championships which will be held on February 11 & 12 (Fri. & Sat.) at Blaisdell Arena.


Go Chargers!