With Waimea and Island School having no female wrestlers Kauai girls take control of the mat for another year as KIF’s female wrestling champions.
As reported by Dennis Fujimoto of The Garden Island -
Kauai girls clearly outnumbered the field to repeat another year as girls champions.
Kapaa High School had two girls on the mat and Waimea and Island School had no girls in their stables.
With just two girls in the stable, Kapaa junior Shiori Leger heated up the audience when she met Kauai sophomore Jessica Dinnie in the 155-pound class.
“The pair had the gym on its feet,” said Coach Mac Pigott, the KIF wrestling tournament director. “Leger got the win, handing the dominant Kauai girls team its only loss at the league championships.”
Kapaa junior Anna Marie Lopez was in her first wrestling match of the season, going up against one of three wrestlers ranked by the Hawaii High School Athletic Association.
Lopez came in strong, but the defending Kaisa Ishikawa prevailed to lock up her second KIF title in the 97-pound class in just as many years.
Overall, Kauai girls walked out of the Clem Gomes Gym with five gold medals and a silver medal, while Kapaa savored its gold and silver medal.
For more on his story read: Waimea boys, Kauai girls take KIF wrestling