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Kamehameha holds 3 of the top 5 spots in pound-for-pound rankings

By Hawaii Prep World on January 9, 2020

Kamehameha’s Kysen Terukina still rules the world, but he is not the only elite talent in the school’s wrestling room. Fellow Kamehameha senior Brant Porter moves up to No. 2 the newest Hawaii Prep World pound-for-pound rankings by a slim margin after blowing his way through Officials when two-time state champ Coby Ravida of Baldwin stayed home. Porter jumps over Kapolei’s Branden Pagurayan, who has been his usual dominant self except for an overtime loss to previously unranked Kanai Tapia […]

Maui girls take top two spots in pound-for-pound rankings

By Hawaii Prep World on January 8, 2020

The pound-for-pound rankings shook up a little bit after last week’s epic 138-pound class at the Pa’ani Challenge that included three reigning state champions. Nanea Estrella of Lahainaluna reigned supreme in the bracket, beating both Paige Respicio of Kamehameha and Baldwin’s Waipuilani Estrella-Beauchamp. Estrella-Beauchamp and Respicio didn’t face each other, but the Baldwin senior does have a win over Estrella in the Garner Ivey MIT late last year, making them 1-1 against each other and pushing Estrella-Beauchamp to No. 2. […]

Cousins Nanea Estrella and Waipuilani Estrella-Beauchamp are Hawaii’s best in 2020

By Nick Abramo on January 8, 2020

Nanea Estrella and Waipuilani Estrella-Beauchamp are cousins who put the hurt on each other often. Their great grandfathers were brothers, which means their grandfathers are cousins, and they have a lot in common. Both are multiple state wrestling title winners and both will be wrestling in college. Estrella, from Lahainaluna, is out to get her fourth state championship this spring. She won states at 117 pounds as a freshman, 122 as a sophomore and 127 as a junior. She doesn’t […]

LIVE BLOG: Pa’ani Challenge wrestling finals

By Nick Abramo on January 4, 2020

Results of the Pa’ani Challenge girls wrestling tournament Saturday will follow below. OPEN DIVISION 97 pounds: Erin Hikiji (Mililani) vs. Liana Ferreira (Baldwin) Result: Hikiji def. Ferreira Notes: No final score was announced. 102 pounds: Madison Kalamau (Waianae) vs. Isabelle Asuncion (Moanalua) Result: Asuncion def. Kalamau, fall 4:34 Notes: >> Asuncion takes a quick 2-0 lead with a takedown. >> Going to second period. >> Another takedown makes it 4-0, Asuncion ahead >> It’s up to 9-0 now. Asuncion in […]

No. 1 pound-for-pound Kysen Terukina of Kamehameha doubles up on the wrestling mat and soccer field

By Kyle Sakamoto on December 22, 2019

Kamehameha’s Kysen Terukina got it done on the wrestling mat and the soccer field the last two days. Terukina, a senior, won the two-day Hawaii Officials Tournament on Saturday with a 5-3 victory over Saint Louis’ Elijah Kaawa in the 132-pound final at Leilehua. A three-time state champion, Terukina is No. 1 in Hawaii Prep World’s Pound-For-Pound Rankings. His state titles are at 113, 120 and 126. “It’s nothing different like the rest of them,” he said of going for […]

LIVE BLOG: Championship matches at Officials

By Kyle Sakamoto on December 21, 2019

The finals of the Hawaii Officials Tournament will take place later this afternoon. We will update the blog with the finals matchups as the semifinals are completed and then bring you live results of the finals from Leilehua. To see the first Hawaii Prep World pound-for-pound rankings of the season, click here. The finals have started. Note: Eight boys wrestlers and six girls wrestlers in The Star-Advertiser’s Top 10 Pound-For-Pound Rankings have advanced to the finals. The six other wrestlers […]

OFFICIALS TOURNAMENT: Kamehameha’s Kanai Tapia part of stacked boys 152 semifinals

By Jerry Campany on December 21, 2019

After taking on some of the best in the nation at the Walsh Jesuit Ironman in Ohio, Kamehameha’s Kanai Tapia is in line to face two of the best in Hawaii. Tapia is into the semifinals of the 152-pound bracket of the Hawaii Officials Tournament at Leilehua, cruising through the stacked bracket as the second seed. He beat Malu Keo of Kahuku 16-0 in his first match and Campbell’s Brock Gooman 12-1 in his quarterfinal match. But bigger monsters loom […]

Waipuilani Estrella Beauchamp beats top-ranked cousin

By Jerry Campany on December 14, 2019

Baldwin state champion Waipuilani Estrella-Beauchamp began her senior season with a big win at the 52nd annual Garner Ivey MIT on Maui on Friday night. Estrella-Beauchamp, the reigning queen at 132 pounds, defended her division against her cousin, 127-pound boss Nanea Estrella of Lahainaluna, winning 11-3 by major decision. The girls are cousins and have wrestled each other the past three years. Estrella-Beauchamp beat Estrella for the first time last year. Estrella, a three-time state champion, is ranked No. 1 […]