Five Westside Wrestlers are preparing for competition in the Radford High School's Annual Junior Varsity tournament in Pear Harbor, Oahu on Saturday December 3 . This tournament is for high school freshman or sophomore or junior or senior in thier first year of competition.Daniel Quinlan, Chris Kaiakapu, Evan Hurd and Cole Burton are all freshman, David Greenslade is a junior, all attend Waimea High School.
Coach Jojo and coach Mac have been teaching the boys high school rules, also known as "folkstyle", for this pre-season high school tournament. Coach Patrick Garcia of Waianae High School arranged for us to participate in this pre-season tournament even though Waimea High School has not yet sanctioned the sport.
The wrestlers and coaches will travel to Oahu on Friday December 2 and head out west to Waianae High School where Coach Patrick Garcia has invited us to attend thier after school practice.
We are encouraging the Kauai Interscholastic Federation to adopt wrestling as a high school sport next school year. We are very hopeful that it will be.
Both the practice at Waianae high school and the tournament at Radford high school wil give the boys an introduction to high school level wrestling, and a head start on KIF competition next school year.