HHSAA Chevron Wrestling State Championship, Feb. 17-18
The Hawaiʻi High School Athletic Association Chevron Wrestling State Championship Tournament takes place this weekend, bringing in more than 400 athletes from 52 schools together to compete during the state’s largest high school wrestling event.
The 52nd annual state tournament begins Friday, Feb. 17, at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena, with the preliminary round starting at 10 a.m., and will run through Saturday, Feb.18.
HHSAA Boys Brackets have been released as well as the HHSAA Girls Brackets. Maui Interscholastic Teams included in this year’s tournament include: Baldwin, Hāna, Kaʻahumanu Hou Christian, Kīhei, King Kekaulike, Kamehameha Maui, Lahainaluna, Lānaʻi, Maui, Molokaʻi Christian, Molokaʻi, Seabury Hall and St. Anthony.
“We are excited to welcome high school athletes from across the state to celebrate their skills and their dedication to the sport of wrestling,” said Chris Chun, HHSAA executive director. “We are very proud of our sports community, and thankful to the sponsors who have partnered with us over the years. The HHSAA is very fortunate to have the support of our longstanding partner, Chevron Hawaiʻi, currently undergoing a rebrand to Texaco with Techron.”
Chevron has been the title sponsor of the state-wrestling meet since 2004. In November 2016, Island Energy Services purchased Chevron’s refining, retail and distribution assets in Hawaiʻi. This purchase signaled a transition from existing Chevron service stations to one of Chevron’s brands, Texaco. Island Energy is proud to continue Chevron’s longstanding support of HHSAA at this year’s tournament, which started first as the title sponsor of the HHSAA football state championships from 1999-2002, and the wrestling title sponsor from 2004.
“First as Chevron, and now as we bring Texaco to Hawaiʻi, we are proud of our long-standing partnership with HHSAA which enables opportunities for the many student-athletes to compete in state tournaments, including the wrestling tournament,” said Carina Tagupa, Communications and Community Relations Manager of Island Energy Services.
With more than 99% of all Chevron employees remaining with Island Energy Services during the transition to Texaco with Techron, customers will notice no difference other than the new name and brand new look at the former Chevron stations in Hawaiʻi, and the same Techron-enhanced gasoline at every grade.