State champions Waipuilani Estrella Beauchamp of Baldwin and Lahainaluna’s Nanea Estrella met at 132 pounds on Saturday at Maui High, with the Bear earning an important victory over one of the state’s most accomplished grapplers.
Estrella Beauchamp beat Estrella 9-2 in the first round of the round robin and a rematch was scrapped when Estrella forfeited.
The cousins met three times last year with Estrella winning each of them. They used the experience against each other to lead them both to state titles.
Estrella is No. 3 in the latest Hawaii Prep World pound-for-pound rankings and had a strong case to be ranked as high as No. 1. Estrella Beauchamp is No. 7.
Lahainaluna did come out with one important win over Baldwin, with No. 4 P4P Sami Saribay nipping Tianna Fernandez twice at 107, by scores of 5-2 and 5-0. Baldwin’s Jahnea Miguel, who lost to Estrella in a thriller at Paani and is ranked No. 5 P4P, pinned Tayler Peligrino Hayase in 4:07 at 145 pounds.
This was the last event for the varsity before the MIL championships on Feb. 9 at King Kekaulike.
Other winners at Saturday’s round robin were:
B106: Tobey Ravida (Baldwin) over Keanu Kamai (Baldwin)
B113: Alan Sanchez (Lanai) over Kainoa Monkres (KS-Maui)
B120: Colby Ravida (Baldwin) over Aaron Sumabat (Baldwin)
B132A: Jesse Dudoit (Lahainaluna) over Zeff Dudoit (Lahainaluna) by forfeit
B132: Arlen Logan (Baldwin) over Puna Kaeo (King Kekaulike)
B138: Hauoli Sinecci (Hana) over Dawson Nolasco (Lahainaluna)
B138B: Ashton Greenleaf (Molokai) over Asher Aspili (Maui)
B145: Kawehi Gillcoat (Lahainaluna) over Billy Treu (Baldwin)
B152: Derek Perez (Lahainaluna) over Kanoa Aruda-Starwood (KS-Maui)
B160: Keaka Luaana (Lahainaluna) over Zachary Genobia (KS-Maui)
B182: Elijah Oliveira Kalalau (Lahainaluna) over Enoka Phillips (Lahainaluna)
B195: Darius Mynar (KS-Maui) over Mason Hightower (Hana)
B220: Nephi Laga (Baldwin) over Kainalu Kaililaau (Lahainaluna)
B285: Benjamin Tokanang (Baldwin) unopposed
G97: Liana Ferreira (Baldwin) ever Trinity Mowat (Molokai)
G107: Sami Saribay (Lahainaluna) over Tianna Fernandez (Baldwin)
G117: Lydia Dudoit (Lahainaluna) over Alicia Frank (Lahainaluna)
G122: Alana Morris (Molokai) over Sierra Perryman (Maui)
G127: Kelsey Lee Bicoy Juario (Molokai) over Ashlee Palimoo (KS-Maui)
G132: Waipuilani Estrella Beachamp (Baldwin) over Nanea Estrella (Lahainaluna)
G138: Chaenel Deluna (Molokai) over Anaeya Park (Baldwin)
G145: Jahnea Miguel (Baldwin) over Tayler Peligrino Hayase (Lahainaluna)
G155: Taye Mowat (Molokai) over Maile Kaahanui (Molokai)
G168: Fayannie Rosario (Lahainaluna) over Kaceylee Pua (Baldwin)
G225: Siera Vida (Baldwin) over Sequoia Warren (Baldwin)