Lahainaluna’s Estrella climbs girls P4P

Lahainaluna's Nanea Estrella won her second MIL title last week and can add a second state championship this week. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.

Nanea Estrella is on her way up.

The Lahainaluna sophomore cracked the national girls high school rankings for the first time this week and jumped to the top four of Hawaii Prep World’s pound-for-pound list.

She leads a parade of athletes competing for the spot behind Teniya Alo, Kelani Corbett and Ashley Gooman, with the participants in the state’s biggest back-and-forth battle, Roosevelt’s Macy Higa and Tiare Ikei of Kaiser, coming up right behind her.


State champion Jennie Fuamatu of Pearl City made the biggest drop after missing the OIA West championships but that is a reflection of the strength of girls wrestling in Hawaii more than it is a reflection on her. Although she is one of the best in Hawaii, she remains unranked nationally while eight Hawaii girls enjoy the national attention.

Kamehameha’s Paige Respicio is also unranked by Flowrestling, but don’t expect that to last long. The reigning ILH queen at 127 jumps into our rankings at No. 9 after a string of impressive wins including two over Baldwin’s Jahnei Miguel and sticking Kauanoe Keahi of Lahainaluna at Paani. That’s three wins over two state champions. With Miguel moving up to 145 and Keahi staying at 132, Respicio’s next challenge could be daunting: P4P No. 1 Teniya Alo of Kahuku competed at 138 last weekend.

The OIA will determine its champions this weekend at Leilehua while the ILH settles its team dual crowns at Iolani. The girls varsity goes Friday with the boys on Saturday. The ILH championships aren’t until next week.

The MIL championships are scheduled for Saturday at the Lahaina Civic Center, with the BIIF crowns up for grabs the same day at Kealakehe.

The state championships are on a Wednesday and Thursday this year at the Blaisdell, scheduled for Feb. 14-15.

Pound-for-Pound Rankings

1. Teniya Alo, Kahuku senior
2017 state champ (132), 2016 state third (122), 2015 state champ (122),
2016 ILH champ (122), 2015 ILH champ (124),
2017 OIA champ (134)
2016 Officials champ (127), 2014 Officials champ (127)
OIA East: Pinned Cherise Horita (Kalani) 0:59; Pinned Rebekah Garcia (Moanalua) 1:37.

2. Kelani Corbett, Leilehua junior
2017 state champ (155), 2016 state champ (155)
2017 OIA champ (157)
2017 Officials champ (168), 2016 Officials champ (155)
2016 Paani champ (155)
OIA West: Pinned Jakelynn Poki (Waipahu); Beat Nina Seoane (Pearl City) 11-5.
Officials: Beat Shayna Kamaka (Baldwin) 6-5, Pinned Alyandina Bushe (Kapolei) 3:01, Beat Jennie Fuamatu (Pearl City), 11-3

3. Ashley Gooman, Kamehameha junior
2017 state champ (107), 2016 state champ (102)
2017 ILH champ (107), 2016 ILH champ (102),
2015 Officials champ (102)

4. Nanea Estrella, Lahainaluna sophomore
2017 state champion (117)
2017 MIL champion (117)
2017 Officials champion (122)
2018 Paani champion (132)
Paani: Pinned Ile Prado Domningo (Campbell) 1:20, Pinned Kelsey Lee Bicoy Juario (Molokai) 2:57, Beat Roselani Ikei (Kaiser) 18-2, Pinned Gabrielle Perez (Moanalua) 3:19.
Officials: Beat Kailey Pineda Abaya (Kalani) 20-5, Pinned Marisa Iha (Punahou) 3:57, Pinned Makana Cooper (Pearl City) 2:49
MIT: Pinned Kamaile Funes (King Kekaulike) 1:06, Beat Kamahina Kaiama Kahuha (Molokai) by default, Pinned Waipuilani Estrella Beauchamp (Baldwin) 3:26.

5. Macy Higa, Roosevelt senior
2017 state second (112), 2016 state champ (112), 2015 state sixth (112),
2017 OIA champ (114), 2016 OIA champ (112)
2017 Officials champ (117), 2016 Officials champ (117)
OIA East: Pinned Kira Borengasser (Moanalua) 3:23; Beat Tiare Ikei (Kaiser) 4-3
Officials: Pinned Ashley Terrell (Punahou) 0:54, Pinned Kalai Tegan (Kamehameha), 1:29, Beat Kira Borengasser (Moanalua) 16-4

6. Tiare Ikei, Kaiser junior (112)
2017 Officials champion (112)
2017 State third (112), 2016 state second (102)
2016 OIA champion (102)
2018 Paani champion (112), 2016 Paani champion (112)
OIA East: Pinned Kyara Tagami (Kalani) 0:51; Lost to Macy Higa (Roosevelt) 4-3
Paani: Pinned Nalani Kirkman (Lahainaluna) 0:55, Pinned Madison Vierra (Baldwin) 2:00, Pinned Dania Furuya (Pac-Five) 1:06, Pinned Shantelle Mangrobang (Leilehua) 1:48.
Officials: Pinned Qellsy Villanueva (Roosevelt) 2:24, Pinned Kristen Bareng (Aiea) 1:30, Pinned Keely Oyadomari (Kapolei) 1:34, Pinned Shantelle Mangrobang (Leilehua) 2:38.

7. Ira Navarro, Lahainaluna junior
2017 state champ (97), 2016 state third (102)
2017 MIL champ (99), 2016 MIL champ (97)
2017 Officials champ (102), 2016 Officials champ (97)
Paani: Beat Kolbey Low (Kealakehe) 16-0, Pinned Jenna Justo (Moanalua) 0:39, Beat Tianna Fernandez (Baldwin) 6-4, Lost to Sami Saribay (Lahainaluna) 2-1.
Officials: Pinned Sarai Valdez (Kauai) 0:41, Beat Kaitlin Ito (Pac-Five) 15-3, Beat Xiaolin Mai (Roosevelt) 4-1
MIT: Pinned Kaui Kamaka (Waianae) 0:34, Beat Madison-Joy Kogachi (Punahou) 12-2.

8. Jennie Fuamatu, Pearl City senior
2017 state champ (184), 2016 state second (168)
2017 OIA champ (186), 2016 OIA champ (168)
2016 Officials champ (168)
OIA West: Failed to make weight at 168
Officials: Beat Patricia Ching (Moanalua) 4-2, Pinned Kyara Velez (Radford) 4:15, Lost to Kelani Corbett (Leilehua) 11-3.

9. Paige Respicio, Kamehameha (138)
2017 ILH champ (127)
2017 Officials champion (138)
2017 State third (127)
2018 Paani champ (138)
Paani: Pinned Zyrene Mae Afan (Kealakehe) 0:39, Beat Jahnea Miguel (Baldwin) 7-3, Pinned Kauanoe Keahi (Lahainaluna) 1:32.
Officials: Pinned Iie Prado Domingo (Campbell) 0:56, Pinned Wynter Brown (Pearl City) 0:30, Beat Jahnei Miguel (Baldwin) 5-0

10. Tianna Fernandez, Baldwin junior(107)
2017 Officials champion (107)
2017 State second (97), 2016 State fifth (97)
Paani: Pinned Majesty Terukina (Campbell) 5:40, Lost to Ira Navarro (Lahainaluna) 6-4, Pinned Jordyn Angelo (Kapolei) 1:58, Pinned Majesty Terukina (Campbell) 2:46
Officials: Pinned Codi-Jane Kamaka (Moanalua) 5:59, Pinned Kelsie Caminos Freitas (Leilehua) 1:27, Pinned Haylee Fujioka (Roosevelt) 4:53
MIT: Pinned Raeshalyn Luna (Waianae) 0:38, Pinned Kaitlin Ito (Pac-Five) 2:40, Beat Sami Saribay (Lahainaluna) 15-8.

Honorable mention

Lavenia Fotu, Farrington senior
2017 state champion (225)
2017 OIA champ (227)
2016 Officials champ (225)
OIA East: Pinned by Tangiteina Niupuivaha (Kahuku) 1:50.


Jahnea Miguel, Baldwin sophomore
2017 state champion (127)
2017 MIL champion (129)
2016 Paani champ (132)
Paani: Pinned Rebekah Garcia (Moanalua) 1:46, Lost to Paige Respicio (Kamehameha) 7-3, Pinned Kawehi Pelekane (Kealakehe) 0:50, Pinned Rebekah Garcia (Moanalua) 1:37
Officials: Pinned Isabella Wong (Punahou) 1:50, Pinned Jaylyin Paaaina (Kaiser) 0:45, Lost to Paige Respicio (Kamehameha), 5-0
MIT: Pinned Nanea Kahoonei-Awai (Waianae) 1:36, Beat Iwi Kinimaka (Campbell) 13-1.

Kauanoe Keahi, Lahainaluna sophomore
2017 state champion (138)
2017 MIL champion (140)
Paani: Pinned Jorjah Losalio Watson (Konawaena) 4:44, Pinned Kamakana Hernandez-Waialae (Waianae) 3:34, Pinned by Paige Respicio (Kamehameha) 1:32
Officials: Lost to Wynter Brown (Pearl City) 3:26, Beat Rebekah Garcia (Moanalua) 6-3, Pinned Iie Prado Domingo (Campbell) 1:56, Beat Wynter Brown (Pearl City) 11-3
MIT: Pinned Teana Motoyama (Kalani) 1:37, Beat Taye Mowat (Molokai) 12-4, Lost to Taylor Pelegrino Hayase (Lahainaluna) 8-6.

Waipuilani Estrella Beauchamp, Lahainaluna (127)
2017 Officials champion (127)
2017 state third (122)
2018 Paani champion (127)
Paani: Beat Emma Debrum (Lanai) 14-1, Pinned Alexis Nova Posiulai (Kamehameha) 5:44, Pinned Katie Reyes (Waianae) 1:11, Pinned Charity Curran (Campbell) 1:09.
Officials: Pinned Jojo Fraser (Lahainaluna) 5:22, Pinned Katie Reyes (Waianae) 1:07, Pinned Mariah Spix (Leilehua) 3:49
MIT: Pinned Emily Paulino (Kalani) 0:51, Pinned Kaylin Naeole (Molokai) 1:32, Lost to Nanea Estrella (Lahainaluna) 3:26.

Makana Cooper, Pearl City (122)
2017 state fifth (112)
OIA West: Pinned Faith Dellatan (Waianae); Pinned Madison Stephenson (Kapolei).
Officials: Pinned La Howard (Halau Ku Mana) 3:22, Pinned Amber Jade Nagatani (Leilehua) 1:01, Lost to Nanea Estrella (Lahainaluna) 2:49

Taylor Pelegrino Hayase, Lahainaluna (145)
2017 Officials champion (145)
2017 State fourth (132), 2016 State fifth (132)
2017 MIL champ (134), 2016 MIL champ (132), 2015 MIL champ
2018 Paani champion (145)
Paani: Pinned Prescious Brown (Kamehameha) 1:08, Pinned Faith Joy Okubo (Moanalua) 3:30, Pinned Daisha Kahoalii-Kalilikane (Molokai) 0:49, Beat Iwi Kinimaka (Campbell) 12-4.
Officials: Pinned Precious Brown (Kamehameha) 3:38, Pinned Iwi Kinimaka (Campbell) 0:47, Beat Kaleinani Makuaole (Waianae) by disqualification
MIT: Beat Heavenli Sardinha (Campbell) 21-2, Beat Kaleinani Makuaole (Waianae) 8-7, Beat Kauanoe Keahi (Lahainaluna) 8-6

Haylee Fujioka, Roosevelt (107)
OIA East: Pinned Reynell Arakawa (Kailua) 0:53; Pinned Codi-Jane Kamaka (Moanalua) 5:40
Officials: Beat Jazlynn Richards (Leilehua) 15-0; Pinned Rosalyn Kagimoto (Kalani) 4:59; Lost to Tianna Fernandez (Baldwin) 4:53.

Roselani Ikei, Kaiser (132)
2017 Officials champion (132)
2017 State second (132), 2016 State fifth (122)
OIA East: Pinned Cindy Rong (Kalani) 0:43; Beat Gabrielle Perez (Moanalua) 7-1.
Paani: Pinned Bonez Westbrooks (Lahainaluna) 1:26, Pinned Mare Kitabayashi (Kapolei) 0:38, Lost to Nanea Estrella (Lahainaluna) 18-2, Pinned Alysha Reinhardt (Baldwin) 1:40, Pinned Viviana Barcina (Kahuku) 0:27.
Officials: Beat Gabrielle Perez (Moanalua) 7-3, Pinned Juliette Dael (Radford) 2:22, Pinned Viviana Barcina (Kahuku) 3:25

Allicia Mahoe, Kapolei (97)
2017 Officials champion (97)
2017 state fifth (97), 2016 state sixth (97)
2017 OIA champion (97)
2018 Paani champion (97)
OIA West: Pinned Precious Tampos (Waipahu); Pinned Jazmyn Enriquez (Campbell).
Paani: Beat Brianna Funakoshi (Aiea) 15-0, Pinned Jazmyn Enriquez (Campbell) 5:06, Beat Savannah Ramos (Leilehua) 14-2.
Officials: Pinned Brianna Funakoshi (Aiea) 1:02, Pinned Zoe Omura (Iolani) 5:33, Beat Savannah Ramos (Leilehua) 9-1.

Xiaolin Mai, Roosevelt (102)
2017 State second (102), 2016 State third (102)
2016 Officials champion (102)
2016 Paani Challenge champion (102), 2015 Paani Challenge champion (102)
OIA East: Pinned Princess Balasico (Farrington) 0:45.
Officials: Beat Madison-Joy Kogachi (Punahou) 12-3, Pinned Kaycie Tanimoto (Pac-Five) 2:59, Lost to Ira Navarro (Lahainaluna) 4-1

Kaleinani Makuaole, Waianae (145)
OIA West: Pinned Ine Howard (Pearl City); Pinned Iwi Kinimaka (Campbell).
Officials: Pinned Kimberly Kealoha (Mililani) 5:15; Beat Faith Joy Okubo (Moanalua) 10-9; Lost to Taylor Pelegrino Hayase (Lahainaluna) by DQ

Shantelle Mangrobang, Leilehua (107)
2017 state sixth (112)
OIA West: Pinned Kristen Bareng (Aiea); Pinned Kayla Odo (Pearl City).
Paani: Pinned Jennifer Gallardo (Keaau) 0:33; Pinned Rosalyn Kagimoto (Kalani) 0:22; Pinned Mckenzie Acob (Baldwin) 0:23; Lost to Tiare Ikei (Kaiser) 1:48.
Officials: Pinned Valarie Sunajo (Campbell) 0:15; Pinned Nicole Shimizu (Moanalua) 1:15; Beat Dania Furuya (Pac-Five) 14-12; Lost to Tiare Ikei (Kaiser) 2:38

Tangiteina Niutupuivaha, Kahuku (225)
2017 Officials champ (225)
2017 State fifth (225)
2018 Paani champion (225)
OIA East: Pinned Alana Dela Pena (Moanalua) 3:42; Pinned Sila Fotu (Farrington) 1:50.
Paani: Pinned Agnes Alaimalo (Nanakuli) 0:55, Pinned Dylan Huddy (Pac-Five) 0:55, Pinned Celine Gomes (Baldwin) 1:39.
Officials: Pinned Shannlynne Mahoe (Nanakuli) 1:56, Pinned Celine Gomes (Baldwin) 1:30, Pinned Richann Benedito (Moanalua) 1:15.

Keely Oyadomari, Kapolei (112)
2016 state sixth (107)
OIA West: Pinned Jazlynn Richards (Leilehua); Pinned Puuolena Sylva (Nanakuli)
Officials: Beat Kayla Odo (Pearl City) 4-0; Pinned Leialoha Kaili (Baldwin) 3:09; Lost to Tiare Ikei (Kaiser) 1:34; Beat Robyn Yim (Iolani) 12-0; Beat Dania Furuya (Pac-Five) 4-0.

Nina Seoane, Pearl City (155)
2017 Officials champion (155)
2017 State third (145), 2016 State fourth (155)
OIA West: Pinned Kaitlynn Costa Viliamu (Waianae) 0:49; Pinned Bri Rivera (Campbell); Lost to Kelani Corbett (Leilehua) 11-5.
Officials: Pinned Amy Sotoa (Kamehameha) 3:49, Pinned Brandi Kealanahele (Farrington) 1:48, Pinned Zion Grace Vierra (Kamehameha) 3:02.

Mariah Spix, Leilehua (117)
2018 Paani champion (117)
OIA West: Pinned Shailynn Guillory (Kapolei); Pinned Tiare Carlson (Waianae)
Paani: Pinned Kyara Tagami (Kalani) 1:16; Beat Haahula Crisostomo (Moanalua) 9-4; Beat Alana Vivas (Kamehameha) 2-1; Pinned Renelyn Lau (Waianae) 4:51
Officials: Pinned Ini Marshall (Kapaa) 2:41; Beat Chanel Hunter (Pearl City) 5-4; Beat Charity Curran (Campbell) 8-6; Lost to Waipulani Estrella Beauchamp (Lahainaluna) 3:49.

Saelor Taumua, Farrington (155)
OIA East: Pinned Sapi Steffany (McKinley) 5:32; Pinned Alexis Tupuola (Moanalua) 2:55.

Roxie Umu, Kealakehe (184)
2017 state third (225), 2016 state fourth (225)
2016 BIIF champ (225)
2018 Paani champ (184)
Paani: Pinned Saje Pedroza Kanemitsu (KS-Maui) 0:54, Pinned Alana Dela Pena (Moanalua) 2:18, Pinned Valerie Ramos (Damien) 1:21, Pinned Siera Vida (Baldwin) 0:43.
MIT: Pinned Tiana Chung (Waianae) 0:08, Pinned Pedroza Kanemitsu (KS-Maui) 1:08.


Siera Vida, Baldwin (184)
2017 Officials champion (184)
Paani: Pinned Hunter Kalima (Kealakehe) 3:48, Pinned Martika English (Molokai) 2:37, Pinned by Roxie Umu (Kealakehe) 0:43
Officials: Pinned Taraina Kamakawiwoole (Kalani) 0:30, Pinned Anela Kahuli Apo (Kamehameha) 1:35, Pinned Michelle Tanuvasa (Pearl City) 2:36

Zion Grace Vierra, Kamehameha senior (155)
2017 State third (138), 2016 State fifth (127), 2015 State third (117)
2017 ILH champion (138), 2016 ILH champion (127), 2015 ILH champion (119)
2018 Paani champion (155)
Paani: Pinned Kaitlynn Costa Viliamu (Waianae) 0:34, Pinned Hiilani Kaaloa (Damien) 2:27, Beat Sunni Chow (Molokai) 7-5.
Officials: Beat Keahi Paas Basilio (Leilehua) 12-4, Beat Alexis Tupuola (Moanalua) 2-1, Lost to Nina Seoane (Pearl City) 3:02.

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