P4P: Lahainaluna’s Saribay jumps to No. 4

Lahainaluna's Sami Saribay, right, defeated Kapolei's Allicia Mahoe in the girls 107-pound final at Pa'ani Challenge last month and moved up to No. 4 in the latest HPW girls pound-for-pound rankings. Photo by Kat Wade/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

There is always plenty of debate on the pound-for-pound lists, but there is no debate about one thing: Sami Saribay rules the 107-pound weight class.

The Lahainaluna senior took over the weight class when Kamehameha great Ashley Gooman moved up last year and has dominated ever since. Saribay took states at 107 last year and added a sweep of MIT, Officials and Paani tournaments this year. If she stays there through March, she could be the first girl to repeat at that weight since Caylene Valdez of Moanalua won at 108 in 2000-2002.

A Luna winning at 107 shouldn’t be a big surprise, as Iverly Navarro won states there in 2016 and Alexis Encinas did it the year before.

The only other girls to sweep the same weight class in major tournaments this year are No. 1 Kelani Corbett at 168 and No. 2 Gooman at 122. Saribay’s teammate, No. 3 Nanea Estrella won gold at 127 in MIT and Officials before winning Pa’ani at 138.

Moving up in the pound-for-pound might be difficult for Saribay, as it is as tight as it has ever been at the top.

With Estrella’s heroic effort at Pa’ani, moving up to face fellow state champion Jahnea Miguel of Baldwin, she makes a very strong case for jumping over Corbett and Gooman. But Corbett and Gooman stay in the top two spots only because they have done nothing to lose it.

Corbett lost to Waianae’s Kaleinani Makuaole in the preseason, but has since returned to her dominant self including a 14-4 win in the rematch. The turning point for keeping the three-time state champion at the top spot was her performance in the Pa’ani final, when she beat Baldwin’s Shayna Kamaka 11-2. All Kamaka had done prior to that loss was go 9-0 with eight pins, six of them in the first round.

Gooman has been just as dominant, except for a narrow 2-0 win over teammate Alana Vivas at Pa’ani. Estrella has run through everyone she has faced except Miguel and Kamehameha’s Skye Realin.

After the top three it gets even more tricky, but Saribay is solidly in the fourth spot. She jumps over Miguel, who missed weight on the second day of Officials but came back less than a week later to give Estrella everything she wanted and more.

Paige Respicio of Kamehameha is sixth, and after that it is a slew of outstanding wrestlers who suffered one loss in a major tournament.

Kapoina Bailey of Konawaena stays in the rankings at No. 10 despite not wrestling in any major tournaments in December.

Previous rankings: Nov. 29

Hawaii Prep World Pound-For-Pound Rankings

Updated: Jan. 3

1. Kelani Corbett, Leilehua senior
Previous: No. 1
2018 state champ (155), 2017 state champ (155), 2016 state champ (155)
2018 OIA champ (155), 2017 OIA champ (157)
2018 Officials champ (168), 2017 Officials champ (168), 2016 Officials champ (155)
2018 Paani champ (168), 2016 Paani champ (155)
2018 MIT champ (168)
Paani: Hannah Oshiro (Moanalua) W, 16-3; Mele Pamel Lua (Castle) W, 3:26; Shayna Kamaka (Baldwin) W, 11-2.
Officials: Francesca Evans (Pearl City) W, 2:49; Katherine Heim (Kaiser) W, 5:38; Alexis Tupuola (Moanalua) W, 13-3.
MIT: Leina Balanico Sadama (Waianae) W, 2:50; Jayda Toleafoa (Aiea) W, 1:32; Kaleinani Makuaole (Waianae) W, 14-4.

2. Ashley Gooman, Kamehameha senior
Previous: No. 2
2018 state second (112), 2017 state champ (107), 2016 state champ (102)
2018 ILH champ (112), 2017 ILH champ (107), 2016 ILH champ (102),
2018 Offcials champ (122), 2015 Officials champ (102)
2018 MIT champ (122)
2018 Paani champ (122)
Paani: Madison Stephenson (Kapolei) W, 4:42; Katie Reyes (Waianae) W, 8-0; Marissa Iha (Punahou) W, 0:57; Alana Vivas (Kamehameha) W, 2-0
Officials: He Ino Terukina (Campbell) W, 0:41; Kyara Tagami (Kalani) W, 2:23; Katie Reyes (Waianae) W, 10-0.
MIT: Mallory Go (Molokai) W, 0:45; Keeya Bicoy (Molokai) W, 7-0; Katie Reyes (Waianae) W, 4:27.

3. Nanea Estrella, Lahainaluna junior
Previous: No. 3
2018 state champion (122), 2017 state champion (117)
2018 MIL champion (124), 2017 MIL champion (117)
2018 Officials champion (127), 2017 Officials champion (122)
2019 Paani champion (138), 2018 Paani champion (132)
2018 MIT champion (127)
Paani: Phoebe Pineda Abaya (Kalani) W, 1:22; Lana Perez (Moanalua) W, 3:24; Jahnea Miguel (Baldwin) W, 12-9.
Officials: Taysia Hiu Tilley (Kahuku) W, 1:37; Emily Paulino (Kalani) W, 16-1; Waihulakap Kahookaulana (Hilo) W, 1:34.
MIT: Kaytlin Naeole (Molokai) W, 0:31; Skye Realin (Kamehameha) W, 5-4; Alexis Nova Posiulai (Kamehameha) W, 1:36

4. Sami Saribay, Lahainaluna senior
Previous: No. 10
2018 state champ (107), 2017 state fifth (102)
2018 MIL champ (109)
2018 Officials champ (107)
2019 Paani champ (107), 2018 Paani champ (107)
2018 MIT champ (107)
MIT: Samantha Shipley (Century) W, 0:44; Nohea Moniz (Kamehameha) W, 3:49
Officials: Zoe Medina (Hilo) W, 3:04; Makena Abe (Mililani) W, 1:28; Allicia Mahoe (Kapolei) W, 8-6, OT
Paani: Mya Cullen Leong (Campbell) W, 3:08; Juliana Villa (Claremont) W, 4:22; Nohea Moniz (Kamehameha) W, 10-1.

5. Jahnea Miguel, Baldwin sophomore
Previous: No. 4
2018 state champion (145), 2017 state champion (127)
2018 MIL champion (147), 2017 MIL champion (129)
2016 Paani champ (132)
2018 MIT champ (138)
Paani: Heavenli Sardinha (Campbell) W, 1:54; Kanani Chan (KS-Hawaii) W, 1:28; Nanea Estrella (Lahainaluna) L, 12-9.
Officials: Allysen Ramaila (Nanakuli) W 2:48.
MIT: Jolette Miner-Ho (Kapaa) W, 1:12; Claudia Keanini (Molokai) W, 2:48.

6. Paige Respicio, Kamehameha junior
Previous: No. 7
2018 state champion (132), 2017 state third (127)
2018 ILH champion (132), 2017 ILH champ (127)
2018 Officials champion (138), 2017 Officials champion (138)
2019 Paani champ (145), 2018 Paani champ (138)
Officials: Jolette Miner-Ho (Kapaa) W, 0:19; Isabella Wong (Punahou) W, 1:34; Heavenli Sardinha (Campbell) W, 2:40.
Paani: Taye Mowat (Molokai) W, 2:27; Jaylin Paaina (Kaiser) W, 1:06; Jennifer Tongi (Kahuku) W, 6-0; Tiare Carlson (Waianae) W, 12-2.

7. Waipuilani Estrella Beauchamp, Baldwin junior
Previous: No. 8
2018 State champion (127), 2017 state third (122)
2018 MIL champion (129)
2018 Officials champion (132), 2017 Officials champion (127)
2018 Paani champion (127)
2018 MIT champion (132)
Paani: Wendoly Sepulveda (Clairemont) W, 2:08; Waihulakap Kahookaulana (Hilo) W, 13-1; Skye Realin (Kamehameha) L, 4-0.
Officials: Destiny Tuisano (Waianae) W, 1:45; Ileana Prado Domingo (Campbell) W, 1:08; Faith Joy Okubo (Moanalua) W, 1:51.
MIT: Destiny Tuisano (Waianae) W, 0:40; Krystal Puahala (Kamehameha) W, 0:25

8. Tianna Fernandez, Baldwin senior
Previous: N/R
2018 state fifth (102), 2017 state second (97), 2016 state fifth (97)
2018 Officials champ (102), 2017 officials champ (107)
2018 MIT champ (102)
Paani: Brook Chang (Kahuku) W, 16-1; Caitlin Yap (Moanalua) W, 3:01; Brianna Funakoshi (Aiea) W, 12-5; Madison Jo Kogachi (Punahou) L, 5-4.
Officials: Victoriana Kim (Mililani) W, 1:27; Lilliana Campbell (Hilo) W, 3:53; Brianna Funakoshi (Aiea) W, 4:40.
MIT: Giana Ragudos (Aiea) W, 3:39; Nalani Kirkman (Lahainaluna) W, 0:46

9. Roxie Umu, Kealakehe senior
Previous: No. 6
2018 state champ (184), 2017 state third (225), 2016 state fourth (225)
2016 BIIF champ (225)
2018 Paani champ (184)
2018 MIT champ (184)
Paani: Shannon Jaramillo (Lahainaluna) L, 5-3; Anela Kahuli Apo (Kamehameha) W, 1:58; Valarie Ramos (Damien) W, 1:27; Alana Dela Pena (Moanalua) W, 2:35.
MIT: Shannon Jaramillo (Lahainaluna) W, 12-3; Siera Vida (Baldwin) W, 1:31

10. Kapoina Bailey, Konawaena senior
Previous: No. 5
2018 state champion (168), 2017 state second (168)
2018 BIIF champ (168)
2017 MIT champ (168)

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Jazmyn Enriquez, Campbell
2018 state fourth (97)
2018 Officials champion (97)
2019 Paani champion (97)
Officials: Kacey Lei Quillopo (Pac-Five) W, 1:42; Precious Tampos (Moanalua) W, 5-2; Liana Ferreira (Baldwin) W, 3-1.
Paani: Sarah Obra Nakata (Punahou) W, 1:46; Erin Hikiji (Mililani) W, 4:48

Lavenia Fotu, Farrington
2017 state champion (225)
2017 OIA champion (225)
2018 Officials champion (225), 2016 Officials champion (225)
Officials: Tangiteina Niutupuivaha (Kahuku) W, 5-4; Jane Hironaka (Kaiser) W, 0:47; Shannlynne Mahoe (Nanakuli) W, 4:10

Shannon Jaramillo, Lahainaluna
2017 state fourth (145)
2017 MIL champion (147)
2018 Offcials champion (184)
MIT: Alina Mauai (Kamehameha) W, 2:38; Roxie Umu (Kealakehe) L, 12-3; Kehani Siuta (Aiea) W, 2:46; Anela Kahuli Apo (Kamehameha) W, 2:33.
Officials: Valerie Ramos (Damien) W, 2:36; Alana Dela Pena (Moanalua) W, 5:38; Siera Vida (Baldwin) W, 5:18.
Paani: Bernadette Lindsay (Kapaa) W, 1:19; Roxie Umu (Kealakehe) W, 5-3; Alana Dela Pena (Moanalua) W, 3-0; Sierra Vida (Baldwin) L, 5-0.

Shayna Kamaka, Baldwin
2018 state third (168)
2018 MIL champ (168)
2018 Officials champion (155)
2018 MIT champion (155)
Paani: Jaye Lee Kaiwi (Keaau) W, 0:30; Luana Kanongataa (Kahuku) W, 2:23; Alexis Tupuola (Moanalua) W, 4:00; Kelani Corbett (Leilehua) L, 11-2
Officials: Alana Takata (Kauai) W, 1:53; Keahi Paas Basilio (Leilehua) W, 0:59; Kira Jhun (Moanalua) W, 20-4.
MIT: Kaitlynn Costa Viliamu (Waianae) W, 1:38; Tessa Jensen (Kapaa) W, 1:02; Sunni Chow (Molokai) W, 0:40.

Allicia Mahoe, Kapolei senior
2018 state second (97), 2017 state fifth (97), 2016 state sixth (97)
2017 OIA champion (98)
2017 Officials champ (97)
2018 Paani champ (97)
Officials: Nohea Moniz (Kamehameha) W, 18-2; Jazlynn Richards (Leilehua) W, 3:07; Sami Saribay (Lahainaluna) L, 8-6 OT.

Tayler Peligrino Hayase, Lahainaluna senior
2018 state third (145), 2017 State fourth (132), 2016 State fifth (132)
2017 MIL champ (134), 2016 MIL champ (132), 2015 MIL champ
2018 Officials champion (145), 2017 Officials champion (145)
2018 Paani champion (145)
2018 MIT champ (145)
Paani: Jayla Nihipali Asunci (Keaau) W, 0:26; Precious Brown (Kamehameha) W, 1:28; Tiare Carlson (Waianae) L, 2:26; Natalie Shigeta (Sumner) W, 0:46; Jennifer Tongi (Kahuku) W, 6-4 OT.
Officials: Anissa Wright (Campbell) W, 2:00; Marisa Maiava (Moanalua) W, 0:40; Tyeisha Takamori (Baldwin) W, 1:24; Tiare Carlson (Waianae) W, 2:38.
MIT: Chaenel Deluna (Molokai) W, 1:01; Jamie Grilho (Aiea) W, 0:54; Tiare Carlson (Waianae) W, 1:44

Skye Realin, Kamehameha
2018 state third (122)
2018 Paani champion (127)
MIT: Shanayah Marshall (Kapaa) W, 2:58; Nanea Estrella (Lahainaluna) L, 2:58; Tyler Rabang (Century) W, 3:40; Emily Paulino (Kalani) W, 6-0
Paani: Emily Paulino (Kalani) W, 1-0; Keeya Bicoy (Molokai) W, 6-2; Waipualani Estrella Beauchamp (Lahainaluna) W, 4-0

Siera Vida, Baldwin
2018 state second (184)
2018 MIL champ (184)
2017 Officials champ (184)
2019 Paani champ (184), 2016 Paani Novice champ (184)
Paani: Anela Kahuli Apo (Kamehameha) W, 1:18; Corrine Yamashita Potts (Kaimuki) W, 0:50; Valarie Ramos (Damien) W, 4:36; Shannon Jaramillo (Lahainaluna) W, 5-0.
Officials: Antonia Tomas (Leilehua) W, 6-0; Dylan Huddy (Pac-Five) W, 1:42; Shannon Jaramillo (Lahainaluna) L, 5:18
MIT: Hekla Alexsdottir (Waianae) W, 0:31; Anela Kahuli Apo (Kamehameha) W, 0:26; Roxie Umu (Kealakehe) L, 1:31

Alizeih Villalpando, Campbell
2018 state third (127)
2018 Offcials champion (112)
2019 Paani champion (112)
Paani: Chianti Motta (KS-Hawaii) W, 4:52; Liuakalaika Tengan (Kamehameha) W, 4:24; Haley Narahara (Kamehameha) W, 3:30
Officials: Beri Maeda (Punahou) W, 0:46; Haley Narahara (Kamehameha) W, 3:42; Kaianne Sabagala (Kahuku) W, 2:00; Shantelle Mangrobang (Leilehua) W, 11-10

Alana Vivas, Kamehameha senior
2018 state second (117)
2018 ILH champ (117)
2018 Officials champ (117)
2018 MIT champ (117)
Paani: Keisha Domingo (Waipahu) W, 0:37; He Ino Terukina (Campbell) W, 7-4; Rita Morales (Waianae) W, 7-0; Ashley Gooman (Kamehameha) L, 0-2.
Officials: Kasey Toulze (Lahainaluna) W, 0:47; Victoria Lee (Mililani) W, 2:17; Sadie Reyes (Waianae) W, 4:17
MIT: Jennifer Kimura (Kaiser) W, 3:47; Rita Morales (Waianae) W, 4:21; Sadie Reyes (Waianae) W, 4:35

Others: Alexis Nova Posiulai, Kamehameha; Krystal Puahala, Kamehameha; Faith Joy Okubo, Moanalua; Tangiteina Niutupuivaha, Kahuku; Kaleinani Makuaole, Waianae.

COMMENTS

  1. Elder Frampton January 4, 2019 8:46 am

    P4P
    1. Estrella
    2.Gooman
    3.Corbett

    -Estrella 2x state champion has not lost a match since officials of her freshman year, has best win over P4P #4 at the time (up two weight classes)
    -Gooman 2x state champion, 2018 state runner up
    -Corbett 3x state champion, has most recent loss

    Losses should be considered as a part of p4p rankings


  2. Cmon bro January 4, 2019 1:41 pm

    These rankings make no sense. I know they are meaningless but cmon, we can do better. Moving people up in ranking right after they lost but leaving the person who beat them off the ranking? Same with the boys rankings. If a p4p beats another p4p then they need to be ranked higher.


  3. LanaiGuy January 18, 2019 9:51 am

    Who did Estrella lose to at Officials that year?


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