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HFUSAW General Election Information

The following six individuals have been submitted and certified as candidates for the five open HFUASW director positions:

Bryan Akeo

Mark Buelow

Cynthia Gallarde

Kevin Corbett

Lena Suzuki

Nathan Williams


We will finally be holding our first election for HFUSAW. We have attached all documents your clubs and membership will need to understand the election process and to submit any nominees your club may have. The notice of election document is quit complex so we wanted to try and briefly explain how it will all work. 

 Any current active member of the HFUSAW in good standing may submit a completed board of director’s nomination form (HFUSAW Director Nomination Form). 

 All nominees must sign the nomination form acknowledging and agreeing to be a candidate and to serve if elected. 

 Five (5) active members of HFUSAW must sign the completed nomination form. 

 The nomination form and HFUSAW bylaws require that a nominee for a HFUSAW director must be an active certified “coach” member in good standing, at the time the form is submitted. This is a requirement to insure that nominees have had a current background check performed. 

 Nominees must be at least 18 years of age. 

 All nominees are being considered to fill the five (5) upcoming director vacancies. You are not nominating individuals for any particular director’s position. i.e. you cannot nominate someone solely for the job of Secretary. All individual director jobs will be determined after the election by the votes of the directors during one of their regular meetings. 

 The only acceptable method of nominating an individual for consideration is to submit a properly completed nomination form. 

 All completed nomination forms must be hand delivered, received via US mail, or emailed and received ten (10) days prior date (June 20, 2015) to the actual election date (June 30, 2015). This will give the election committee time to validate all the nomination form’s information, certify the candidates and place them on the ballot. Late nomination forms will not be considered or certified. 

 Directors Kim Ball, Joyce Johnson, Dave Watase, and Rick Williams are not scheduled for possible replacement this year. 

 Directors Brendan Courtot, Nathan Bingham, Ray Pigott, Jennifer Rivera, and Ryan Sugihara are scheduled for possible replacement during this election. 

 Although, directors may be scheduled for replacement they can be nominated and voted “back into office” the same year. 

 A list of approved candidates will be published and emailed to all current members of HFUSAW one (1) week prior to the election. 

 The actual election will take place at Aiea High School Gymnasium 98-1276 Ulune St, Aiea, HI 96701 on June 30, 2015 @ 7:00 PM 

 Each active club in good standing can send only one (1) voting member to the polling place, either the club director or their designee. 

 A voting member can only cast one (1) vote per open seat. So this year they can vote for five (5) different nominees. They cannot vote more than once for any individual nominee. 

 Oahu voting members must be present at the polling place. 

 Outer Island voting members can attend the polling place via electronic means. 


As you all know, this first election is way behind schedule. We are going to adjust the terms of the directors so that we can get back on schedule and give the new directors a reasonable time to serve. The five (5) newly elected directors will be scheduled for possible replacement in the regularly scheduled August 2017 election. The remaining four (4) directors will be scheduled for possible replacement in the regularly scheduled August 2016 election. 


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2015 Season

Updated as of: 6/7/15



*Updated information posted under National Tournaments.  Please review critical dates, etc...



USAW Membership

Purchase your membership here.

Officials Block

HFUSAW is looking for individuals to officiate during the upcoming season.  Please email Bryan Akeo at if you are interested.  Individuals that purchase a USAW officials card will be certified and receive a HFUSAW polo shirt and patch.


Link to the USAW Officials Page for updated rules and modifications:


*Please review the powerpoint presentation if you intend on officiating this season.

2014 Chapmionships

ASICS/Vaughan Cadet & Junior Nationals in Fargo, ND

Interested in joining Team Hawaii to compete at the ASICS/Vaughan Cadet & Junior Nationals in Fargo, North Dakota?

Travel dates will be:  July 13 - 26

Please contact:  Joyce Johnson at JNJOHNSONRN@GMAIL.COM for more information and application.

Team Hawaii Practice

  • Every Wed and Fri
  • 5pm - 7pm
  • Freestyle
  • @ AMR
  • This is an optional practice.  Mandatory practice will begin in June


  • Beginning June 4th, in addition to AMR practices...
  • Every Tue and Thu
  • 4:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Greco (boys) and Freestyle (girls)
  • @ Aiea High School

*Practice will be adjusted to 5 days a week, once summer vacation starts and will be mandatory from that time on (6/8/15).  Please discuss with Coach Kevin if you will not be able to attend all practices during that time.


Western Regionals in Pocatello, ID

Coach Kevin Corbett will be traveling with the Oahu wrestlers.  Cindy Gallarde will be assisting him.

Coach Nate Williams we be the organizer for the outer island wrestlers.  Matt Stevenson and Van Waki will be traveling with the Maui wrestlers.

Please contact Coach Kevin Corbett or Coach Nate Williams if you are interested in participating.

*Wrestlers without parents or chaperones must make contact with a Team Hawaii coach from their island to make arrangements.

Visit the tournament page for more information, including housing cost.

Idaho Western States Junior Dual

Dear Coaches and Directors:

Information regarding the Idaho Western States Junior Duals 2015:

  • Dates:  June 19-20 Western Duals (Freestyle and Greco-Roman)
  • Place:  Pocatello, Idaho. Holt Arena
  • Accommodations: Pocatello Motels

*If you are planning to officiate at Western Regionals you need to contact Brock Zollinger for housing as soon as possible.


Contact Information:

Brock Zollinger

State Official

Phone: (208)313-1826

*If you plan to send a team, be sure to contact Conrad Garner.

*Please send rosters to Celena Call.  

Conrad Garner - Junior Director

441 Daybreak Rd. Bonners Ferry, Id 83805

Phone: Home: (208)-267-2739

Ned Zollinger - State Director

PO Box 276 Rexburg, ID 83440

Phone: Work: (208)356-9309 Cell: (208)-610-3222

Celena Call - Pairing Official

555 S Park Ave Shelley, ID 83274

Phone: Cell: (208)520-2014

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