Five additions give Hawaii 17 nationally ranked girls wrestlers

Kamehameha's Paige Respicio, front, moved into the top 10 in the nation among girls high school wrestlers at 138 pounds. Photo by Dennis Oda/Star-Advertiser.

The fourth set of national rankings in girls wrestling by USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum for the 2018-19 season were published on Thursday with five new wrestlers from Hawaii listed.

A total of 17 overall made the rankings of top 20 girls high school wrestlers in each individual weight class.

Campbell’s Jazmyn Enriques, who won her first state title at 97 pounds last month, entered the rankings at No. 19 at 100 pounds. She was two spots behind Baldwin’s Tianna Fernandez, also new to the rankings, whose fourth state medal as a senior was her first gold after earning a pin in the opening period at 102 pounds.

Leilehua’s Shantelle Mangrobang, who won her first state title by pin at 107 pounds, debuted in the 106-pound national rankings at No. 16. Campbell’s Alizeih Villalpando entered the rankings at No. 18 at 112 pounds after winning the state title in that division, and Castle’s Sadie Antoque jumped into the 144-pound national rankings at No. 16 after winning the 145-pound state title with a pin in the opening period.

Kamehameha’s Paige Respicio and Baldwin’s Jahnea Miguel made the biggest jump of previously-ranked wrestlers in the rankings. Both moved up four spots at 138 pounds with Respicio now No. 9 in the country and Miguel No. 11.

Respicio dominated Miguel 15-4 to win the 138-pound state title. Miguel is a three-time MIL champion who won Officials back in December and lost in the Pa’ani final to Lahainaluna’s Nanea Estrella, who moved up in weight to challenge herself.

Estrella held onto the No. 5 national ranking at 122 pounds after winning her third state title to keep her hopes alive to win the state slam. Kamehameha senior Ashley Gooman rose one spot to No. 8 at 122 pounds after winning her third state title at 122 pounds. Estrella won her state title at 127 pounds.

Kamehameha’s Alana Vivas jumped into the top 10 at 117 pounds in the national rankings. Vivas, who pinned her way to a state title at 117 pounds, moved up three spots to No. 9.

Former Kaiser wrestler Tiare-Lynn Ikei remained No. 1 at 112 pounds and Leilehua four-time state champion Kelani Corbett held onto the No. 2 spot at 164 pounds.

Other wrestlers ranked nationally:

>> Baldwin’s Waipuilani Estrella Beauchamp (No. 10 at 132 pounds)
>> Konawaena’s Kapoina Bailey (No. 14 at 164 pounds)
>> Lahainaluna’s Shannon Jaramillo (No. 12 at 180 pounds)
>> Kealakehe’s Roxie Umu (No. 15 at 180 pounds)
>> Kahuku’s Tangiteina Niutupuivaha (No. 11 at 225 pounds)

Here are the complete rankings.


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