Kaiser’s Ikei comes up big at Pa’ani Challenge

This is Tiare Ikei (top, Kaiser) beating Alexis Encinas (Lahainaluna) 6-3 in the 112 lbs. finals of the 7th Annual Pa’ani Challenge girls wrestling tournament. Dennis Oda / Star-Advertiser
This is Tiare Ikei (top, Kaiser) beating Alexis Encinas (Lahainaluna) 6-3 in the 112 lbs. finals of the 7th Annual Pa’ani Challenge girls wrestling tournament. Dennis Oda / Star-Advertiser

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There was no dodging Tiare Ikei this time.


Ikei, of Kaiser, controlled Lahainaluna’s Alexis Encinas in the third period to win 6-3 in the 112-pound final of the Pa’ani Challenge at Punahou on Friday, bringing the OIA champion another title.

Ikei and Navarro were in the same class at Officials a week ago, but avoided each other when Ikei lost to Kamehameha’s Ashley Gooman and Encinas cruised through the bracket on her way to the title and Hawaii Prep World’s No. 5 pound-for-pound ranking.

Ikei is unranked for the moment but No. 7 on the list of others. The rankings will be updated in the middle of next week.

Ikei is a state runner up in addition to being a reigning OIA champion. She pinned her two previous opponents at the Pa’ani Challenge.

Iverly Navarro of Lahainaluna earned her third straight Pa’ani title with a pin of Kapolei’s Keely Oyadomari to join Carly Jaramillo of Lahainaluna and Asia Evans of Pearl City as the only girls to take three titles in the tournament’s highest division.


Navarro is ranked No. 2 in Hawaii Prep World’s Pound-for-Pound list, behind Angela Peralta of Radford. Peralta pinned all three of her opponents in the Pa’ani Challenge to take her second title.

No. 9 Kelani Corbett of Leilehua was the only other ranked girl in the tournament, beating Jacque Fuamatu of Pearl City 5-1 to win the 155-pound final.

Among those on the cusp of the rankings, Ira Navarro of Lahainaluna won at 97 pounds, Roosevelt’s Xiaolin Mai picked up her second Pa’ani championship at 102 pounds, Waianae’s Anuhea Hamilton won at 127 for her second Pa’ani title and Jennie Fuamatu of Pearl City won her first with a pin of Myra Liufau of Kealakehe at 184 pounds.

Unranked Kayla Araki of Kamehameha-Hawaii beat Keaau’s Ivory Ayers 7-3 at 168 pounds for her second crown. Ayers won in the B division last year.

Araki earned her second crown in part because Ayers pinned Baldwin’s Saydie Kala and the two-time Officials champ forfeited the rest of the tournament to finish sixth.


Kala finished third in the state at 168 pounds last year while Araki took third at 145. Ayers was sixth at 168.

Here are past winners of the tournament:

YearClassfirst namelast name 
201697IraNavarroLahainaluna
2016102XiaolinMaiRoosevelt
2016107IverlyNavarroLahinaluna
2016112TiareIkeiKaiser
2016117YutingHeRoosevelt
2016122CzarinaPineda-AbayaKalani
2016127AnuheaHamiltonWaianae
2016132JahneaMiguelBaldwin
2016138IwiKinimakaCampbell
2016145AngelaPeraltaRadford
2016155KelaniCorbettLeilehua
2016168KaylaArakiKS-Hawaii
2016184JennieFuamatuPearl City
2016225KaylahSamiaRoosevelt
201697NSaraiValdezKauai
2016102NRileyNishimotoIolani
2016107NJennaJustoMoanalua
2016112NNicoleShimizuMoanalua
2016117NKiridaKosakaWaianae
2016122NNaneaEstrellaLahianaluna
2016127NShanayahMarshallKapaa
2016132NKelseyBicoyMolokai
2016138NTayeMowatMolokai
2016145NSkylaClarkWaipahu
2016155NJakelynnPokiWaipahu
2016168NJayeLee-KaiwiBaldwin
2016184NSieraVidaBaldwin
2016225NShannlynneMahoeNanakuli
201597MenjamTamangRoosevelt
2015102XiaolinMaiRoosevelt
2015107IverlyNavarroLahainaluna
2015112MacyHigaRoosevelt
2015117KaileKronLahainaluna
2015122TehaniCarlsonWaianae
2015127AnuheaHamiltonWaianae
2015132DaishaKahoalii-KalilikaneLahainaluna
2015138AsialynFernandesPearl City
2015145AngelaPeraltaRadford
2015155KaylaArakiKS-Hawai
2015168CendallManleyMolokai
2015184CallanMedeirosKamehameha
2015225MildredKeopuhiwaWaianae
201497bMenjamTamangRoosevelt
2014102BHayleeFujiokaRoosevelt
2014107BAnnePlattCampbell
2014112BMacyHigaRoosevelt
2014117BAshleyTagiumLahainaluna
2014122BSavannahScottDel Oro
2014127BRosalaniIkeiKaiser
2014132BVivianaBarcinaKahuku
2014138BJamianTominagaPearl City
2014155BAilaniLanozaLahainaluna
2014168BIvoryAyersKeaau
2014184BEbonyAyersKeaau
2014225BCelineGomesBaldwin
2014102IverlyNavarroLahainaluna
2014107AlexisEncinasLahainaluna
2014112DaimondFreitasLahainaluna
2014117KristinKojimaRoosevelt
2014122Zion-GraceVierraKamehameha
2014127Asia LienEvansPearl City
2014132PomaikaiYamaguchiKamehameha
2014138TeshyaAloKamehameha
2014145CarlyJaramilloLahainaluna
2014155JayronneGandaoliSimon Sanchez
2014168CaraghMorrisCampbell
2014184JaeleenPerez EweLeilehua
2014225LeleileiMataafaLahainaluna
201397MaileGonsalvesWaianae
2013101KalissaPundykeCampbell
2013105BreanneTakaesuPearl City
2013109DiamondFreitasLahainaluna
2013113JennaMauliolaKing Kekaulike
2013117KaylaGuillermoCastle
2013121ShanaDillinerKamehameha
2013125AsiaEvansPearl City
2013130TeshyaAloKamehameha
2013135ShannonPaaainaPac-Five
2013140CarlyJaramilloLahainaluna
2013155KanoeNakoaKaiser
2013175SarahMinerAiea
2013220LaleleiMataafaLahainaluna
2013101BChelseyChavezMaui
2013105BKaleiaomokaKaahainaPearl City
2013109BAnikaPascualLahainaluna
2013113BCzarinaPineda-AbayaKalani
2013117BAllieMahoeKapolei
2013121BPersuasionKawailimaKing Kekaulike
2013135BDianaMarquezAiea
2013155BSadieKalaBaldwin
2013220BTristenBordenBaldwin
2013109CAshleyTaguimLahainaluna
2013125CAlyssaFusatoKing Kekaulike
2013130CCarissaLeePunahou
2013135CMarshaGoriainovMIlilani
2013140CJacquelineFuamotoPearl City
2013155CAaliyahWrightKapolei
2013175CMistyLouisKamehameha
201297AThai HaSloanPunahou
201297bSarahImaiPunahou
2012101AAshleyLawhnKalani
2012101BDiamondFreitasLahainaluna
2012105ABreanneTakaesuPearl City
2012105BAnikaPascualLahainaluna
2012109ASarah GraceAlegriaPearl City
2012109BKarleyKauliiMolokai
2012113AXandriaFordPearl City
2012113BNorlynCabonceLanai
2012117AKaylaGuillermoCastle
2012117BKaylinCastroMililani
2012121AAsiaEvansPearl City
2012121BErikaTakasePunahou
2012125APreciousJaramilloLahainaluna
2012125BSierraPicoMolokai
2012130AAngelaLeeMililani
2012130BSydneyCofranKapolei
2012130CPaulaUatalanLanai
2012135ACarlyJaramilloLahainaluna
2012135BNetanyaKangPearl City
2012140AZoeHernandezPunahou
2012140BChristineNaiheHana
2012155AJanelleFuamatuPearl City
2012155BCendallManleyMolokai
2012155CMary AnnCalamayamKeaau
2012175AKuuleilaniLankfordCampbell
2012175BMeganAmbyLanai
2012175CKarinaArroyo-HaroLahainaluna
2012220SarahMinorAiea
201198AThai HaSloanPunahou
201198BKimberlyMesikPunahou
201198CBryannaCeloza LagmayLeilehua
2011103AMeganAinaKS-Hawaii
2011103BAnn MarieAndresMaui
2011103CJenna RoseMauliolaKing Kekaulike
2011108AQuinnNagataniMililani
2011108BKiyanaTellsCampbell
2011108CNakiaJamesLeilehua
2011108DKalia OeCabantingMolokai
2011114AChloeNagasawaPac-Five
2011114BKaylaTellsCampbell
2011114CMaheaKaaihue FalaheeLahainaluna
2011114DKaylaGuillermoCastle
2011120ABreeRapozaKamehameha
2011120BShereseAderPearl City
2011120CSierraPicoMolokai
2011125APreciousJaramilloLahainaluna
2011125BPageSomaCampbell
2011125CSanoeAnguayBaldwin
2011130AMindyChowPunahou
2011130BCarlyJaramilloLahainaluna
2011130CLhycaButacLeilehua
2011140AMorganYamaguchiMililani
2011140BPhairinHicksMililani
2011140CKawena KuamooMendiolaWaiakea
2011140DSuszettEmwaluLeilehua
2011155ATiaraKayePunahou
2011155BKanoeNakoaKaiser
2011155CTaylorGanekoPearl City
2011175ADarcieManning O'BrienAiea
2011175BMatauainaToomalataiPearl City
2011175CJaclynAgbayanrLeilehua
2011220ASanoeSpencerPearl City
2011220BKaylaYinCampbell
201098AMeganAinaKS-Hawaii
201098BKaelynnCanyeteKapolei
201098CLikolehuaManuelLanai
2010103ANikkiDavisKS-Maui
2010103CHolly-AnnKogachiPunahou
2010108ANicoleTaniguchiPunahou
2010108BMikaelaSakamoto-MatsumotoPac-Five
2010108CNorlynCabonceLanai
2010108DBreanneTakaesuPearl City
2010114ABreeRapozaKamehameha
2010114BXandriaFordPearl City
2010114CKiyanaWellsCampbell
2010114DAngelicaReyesCampbell
2010120AKristyRabainoKahuku
2010120BJaelynMiranCampbell
2010120CShanaDilinerKamehameha
2010125AMichalTorres-UmiMolokai
2010125BRizpahTorres-UmiMolokai
2010130AChrissyChowPunahou
2010130BIvoryEspaniolaMolokai
2010130CShannonPaaainaPac-Five
2010140AMindyChowPunahou
2010140BCharmagneMonisPearl City
2010140CKristineHagaCampbell
2010140DShalen-BraeHoopaiHana
2010155AUilaniFreitas-SmithKahuku
2010155BKuuleilaniLankfordCampbell
2010175AJasmineIutaKS-Hawaii
2010220AGina-BellaMataafaLahainaluna

COMMENTS

  1. Underdog December 27, 2016 9:52 am

    What “list of others” are you referring to?


  2. Jerry Campany December 27, 2016 3:23 pm

    Hawaii Prep World’s top 10 pound for pound, Underdog.


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