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Punahou sweeps boys and girls state wrestling titles

Patrick Sheehan in blue, Puna Soriano in black Patrick Sheehan in blue, Puna Soriano in black
Chrissy Chow Chrissy Chow
Mindy Chow Mindy Chow

By Mike Cherry - bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The state High School Wrestling Championships returned to action Sunday after being put on hold Saturday.

Let's head to the Blaisdell. That's where Punahou's Patrick Sheehan, the top seed in the 171-pound class, was upset by Kahuku's Puna Soriano in the championship match.

Soriano actually lost to Sheehan earlier in the season.

In the girls division, Punahou's Chrissy Chow in the blue defeated Kelly Ancheta of Pearl City for the 125-pound title.

Chow said she used last season's disappointment to drive her this year.

"It feels really good because last year I lost in the semi-finals to the same girl. I used this season to really work on my wrestling technique. I trained really really hard," she said.

"I think the most important thing about this state title was that we were helping our team. So that part feels even better. We knew all we had to do was try our best and win and help our team," said 130-pound champion Mindy Chow.

So here's how the final team standings stacked up. The Punahou boys won their side convincingly beating out number two Kamehameha-Kapalama by nearly 60 points.

Meanwhile, on the girls side, we had a close call. The Buffanblu girls edged out Kahuku by two points.

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