HHSAA wrestling: Kamehameha’s Eckart takes home state wrestling crown

  • PARISH KALEIWAHEA photo Hilo High's Maile Kukahiwa wrestles Baldwin's Jahlia Miguel on Saturday in the 145-pound title match at the HHSAA wrestling championships in Honolulu. Kukahiwa lost a decision and took silver.

  • PARISH KALEIWAHEA photo Kamehameha's Lainey Eckart celebrates her pin against Kamehameha-Kapalama freshman Jax Realin to capture gold on Saturday at the HHSAA wrestling championships in Honolulu.

  • PARISH KALEIWAHEA photo Kamehameha's Kealohi Grace, left, reached the 168-pound final Saturday the HHSAA championships, losing a 6-3 decision to Moanalua’s Jadyn Crisostomo.

HONOLULU – The first few moments of Lainey Eckart’s big test at the Blaisdell Arena did not go well.