There is no rest for weary MIL wrestlers.
The girls traveled to Hana on Friday, and treated the crowd to plenty of juicy matchups in a round robin tournament.
Lahainaluna’s Nanea Estrella found a new opponent to tangle with, stepping in against Baldwin’s Waipualani Estrella Beauchamp at 132 pounds and pinning her in 5 minutes, 42 seconds. Estrella is No. 3 on Hawaii Prep World’s pound-for-pound rankings, while Estrella-Beauchamp sits in the seventh spot.
It was Estrella’s second win of the season over a ranked wrestler after beating No. 5 Jahnea Miguel of Baldwin by a 12-9 score in a thriller at Punahou last week in the Pa’ani Challenge.
Miguel shook off that loss and returned to 145 pounds last night, shutting out Tayler Peligrino Hayase 4-0. Peligrino-Hayase, a three-time state placer, has lost twice in two weeks after going undefeated including an Officials title at 145 in December. She warmed up for the big match with a pin in 1:22, the fastest of the evening.
The drama at 225 heightened, with Shannon Jaramillo of Lahainaluna beating Baldwin’s Siera Vida by a narrow 4-2 score. That gives Jaramillo a 2-1 edge on Vida, as the Bear beat her 5-0 at the Pa’ani Challenge to avenge a third period loss to her at Officials.
No. 4 Sami Saribay of Lahainaluna pinned Leialoha Kaili of Baldwin twice at 107 pounds, stopping her in 1:43 and 2:48.
Other winners at the Hana Round Robin were:
>> Liana Ferreria of Baldwin with two pins at 102 pounds
>> Lahainaluna’s Alicia Frank with a pin of teammate Laiekawai Tancayo in 1:24. Frank pinned both of her opponents in a tournament-low 2:56.
>> Fayanne Rosario of Lahainaluna with two wins by decision at 168.
>> Tuu Helekahi of Hana won the 225B class in her home gym with two wins over Kamehameha-Maui’s Elizabeth Kuhlmann, a 6-0 decision followed by a pin in 1:36.
Lahainaluna wrestlers went 11-4 in the tournament while Baldwin went 6-11.
The OIA girls gather at Mililani today while Oahu’s boys are split between Punahou and Moanalua. Action begins at 10 a.m. at each site.