‘You want them to feel that other side’; defeats help fuel fire for BIIF wrestlers

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Hilo's Seth Kim grabs Konawaena's Kala Pai on Saturday during a BIIF wrestling tournament at Keaau.

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald In a battle of BIIF champions from two seasons ago, Kamehameha’s Lainey Eckart, right and Keaau’s Arionna Beatty locked horns on the wrestling mat Saturday at the Cougars’ gym. Eckart won both her matches during the meet by pin.

KEAAU – There were mega-matches, mismatches and at least potential grudge match brewing at last Saturday’s BIIF wrestling meet.