The Punahou Invitational Girls Wrestling Tournament is
December 27 & 28 2023!
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Na Opio Kulana Ki‘eki‘e ~ Our Youth Who Stand Majestic
Clarissa Chun was named head coach of the University of Iowa women’s wrestling team on Nov. 18, 2021. As a new program at the University of Iowa, Chun is the first head coach in the history of the program.
Chun joins the Iowa women’s wrestling program from USA Wrestling, where she was an assistant coach on the women’s national team from 2017-21. Working on staff with former Hawkeye national champion and women’s national team head coach Terry Steiner, Chun helped lead the United States to 17 World medals, including seven gold, four silver and six bronzes, as well as an Olympic gold, Olympic silver and two Olympic bronzes.
A two-time Olympian, earning a bronze medal at the 2012 London Games, competing at 48 kg. Chun wrestled at five Senior World Championships, which included a gold-medal performance at the 2008 Worlds in Tokyo. During her career, Chun won five U.S. Open titles. She was a 2011 Pan American Games silver medalist and won four gold medals at the Pan American Championships. She was a runner-up at four U.S. World Team Trials and three U.S. Opens, in a career which spanned 18 years competing at the Senior level.
Chun was inducted in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame as a Distinguished Member in June, 2022. She is one of only four females bestowed Distinguished Member honors. In 2018, Chun was inducted into the Missouri Valley College Hall of Fame, Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame, and Roosevelt High School Hall of Fame.
Subsidized Travel (flight/hotel) for all neighbor island teams.
All Girls Teams Wrestlers accepted- Varsity, JV, 1st, 2nd, 3rd string invited!
All matches at your skill level!
Two days of wrestling- over 300 Girls
3-4 matches for every wrestler
Most teams from Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui, Lanai, and the Big Island
Summon the courage to walk out onto the mat and face an opponent in a civilized wrestling match. You will have an extraordinary confidence building and life building experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life.
Make lifetime friends!
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