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At the end of the night, Kamalu Anahu had his hand raised in the top spot of the HHSAA Boys 160 lb. weight class.

Senior Kamalu Anahu earns gold in state wrestling tournament

Feb. 24, 2020

On Saturday night, in an all-BIIF final, senior Kamalu Anahu scored the biggest win in a 6-1 victory over familiar foe and friend Hana Kahoʻo Kaulana of Hilo, claiming the Boys 160 lb. weight class state championship in the HHSAA Wrestling tournament. 

Anahu was quick to credit Ke Akua in this achievement. He told the Star-Advertiser's Hawaii Prep-World, “Honestly it wasn’t me, it was God. I just believed that God would bring something good and He came through and my prayers were answered. Hard work came with it, but it was God.”

His teammates and classmates were ecstatic, with many posting message of congratulations on social media and describing the tremendous leader he is and work ethic and humility he shows. 

Watch the final match above. or read the Hawaiʻi Tribune-Herald recap.

On the girls side, freshman Lainey Eckart was the top finisher for KSH, taking fourth in the 127 lb. weight class and senior Tehya Tanigawa finished sixth at 132. Together with Anahu, these three won BIIF titles earlier this month in their respective weight classes. 

Kamehameha Kapālama won both the boys and girls team titles for the 2nd time in a row. 

Anahu was quick to give all glory to God in watching over him in victory.
Credit: Coach Ronnie Coston

Watch the final match in the 2020 Boys Wrestling HHSAA Championship 160 lbs. weight class between KS Hawaiʻi's Kamalu Anahu and Hilo's Hana Kahao‘o Kaulana. Video courtesy of Hawaii Prep World.

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