BIIF wrestlers prep for this weekend’s state championship

Konawaena boys wrestling celebrates after claiming its second straight BIIF title Saturday in Ellison Onizuka Gymnasium. (Fredrico Ventenilla/Courtesy Image)

Kona girls wrestling celebrates after claiming its first-ever BIIF crown Saturday in Kealakekua. (Fredrico Ventenilla/Courtesy Image)

Waiakea's Charlese Spain (left) and Kealakehe's Raesha Aurelio (right) match up during the BIIF's sixth wrestling meet of the season on Feb. 10 at Konawaena High School. Both of them will wrestle at the state championship this weekend. (Conor Langs/West Hawaii Today)

A total of 135 BIIF wrestlers qualified for the Hawaii High School Interscholastic Association (HHSAA) state championship based on their performances at the Central Pacific Bank/BIIF championship last weekend in Kealakekua.