The Bright Future of Tehsya Alo

December 4, 2013 by  
Filed under Wrestling

teshya_alo_2013It’s behind the Star-Advertiser pay wall, but for those of you with access, Jerry Company did a nice profile on Kamehameha – Kapalama sophomore Teshya Alo. Besides doing a great job introducing her to the general public, Company raises the point that in order for Teshya to reach her full potential, she needs to move to the mainland.

In my experience, the biggest disadvantage that Hawaii wrestlers have when compared to mainland wrestlers is the volume & quality of competition. It’s very easy (and inexpensive) for a kid in the Midwest to get dozens, if not >100, matches during the off-season. Our Hawaii wrestlers have become just as talented as many mainland wrestlers, but when we get to the big tournaments, we’re often not as “seasoned” because we have far fewer competitive matches.

There are certainly exceptions (Travis Lee and the Terao brothers come to mind). But does Alo need to leave Hawaii before she finishes high school in order to reach her goal of becoming an Olympian?


9 Responses to “The Bright Future of Tehsya Alo”
  1. Wrestlinguru says:

    Travis Lee and The Terao Brothers are not Olympians.

    No Freestyle Olympic Level Coaches on the Island.

    No Freestyle International wrestling experience (sparring) on the Island.

    Staying on the island = Wannabe Olympian in 2016 Rio

    Henry Cejudo Grew up in Phoenix. Moved to Olympic Training Center at 16 to chase a dream. 4 years later it was a reality.

    Cejudo train under USA Wrestling’s freestyle resident coach Sergei Beloglazov, a six-time world champion and gold medalist at the 1980 and 1988 Olympic Games for the Soviet Union. Beloglazov has coached the Russian and Japanese national teams and said he believes Cejudo is on pace to make the world team this summer.

    • am i right says:

      clarrisa chun graduated from the island and she’s not a olympian wanna be. so its possible.

  2. Pete says:

    Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. Aloha!

  3. Mika says:

    Wow, 1st class public panhandling.

  4. Pete says:

    Did she leave yet?

  5. Pono says:

    The family is waiting for a sponsor to assist with the relocation. I’m sure any help would be greatly received.

  6. Pete says:

    Whats taking this family so long to leave? They don’t spend time doing homework, so start packing already.