LIVE BLOG: Pa’ani Challenge

Lahainaluna's Nanea Estrella (top) won Officials at 127 pounds last week and is challenging for the 138-pound title at Pa'ani this weekend. Photo by Kat Wade/Special to the Star-Advertiser.

The two-day Pa’ani Challenge, hosted by Punahou, ends this afternoon with some intriguing matchups on tap.

A potential 138-pound final between Lahainaluna’s Nanea Estrella and Baldwin’s Jahnea Miguel would be the headliner. Both are currently in the semifinals and need a win to pit against each other the No. 3 and No. 4 pound-for-pound wrestlers in the Hawaii Prep World rankings, which will be updated after this weekend.

Estrella, a two-time state champion, won the 127-pound title at Officials last week but has moved up two weight classes for this tournament. Miguel, who is also a two-time state champion, was the No. 1 seed at 138 pounds at Officials but missed weight on the second day and was disqualified.

UPDATE: Estrella and Miguel are into the final.

Updates will be posted below. Finals are expected to begin around 2:15 p.m. according to a tournament official.

97 Pounds

Jazmyn Enriquez (Campbell) vs. Erin Hikiji (Mililani)
Winner: Enriquez by Fall, 4:48

>> Hikiji made it to the final with a 3-2 decision over Moanalua’s Precious Tampos, who decisioned Baldwin’s Liana Ferreira 11-6 in the quarterfinals. Ferreira won the Maui Invitational and reached the 97-pound final at Officials before losing to Enriquez.


Tianna Fernandez (Baldwin) vs. Madison Jo Kogachi (Punahou)
Winner: Kogachi by Decision, 5-4

>> Fernandez got to the final with a 12-5 decision over Aiea’s Brianna Funakoshi, who lost to Fernandez in the 102-pound final at Officials. Funakoshi got to the final at Officials with a sudden victory over Kogachi.


Sami Saribay (Lahainaluna) vs. Nohea Moniz (Kamehameha)
Winner: Saribay by Major decision, 10-1


Alizeih Villalpando (Campbell) vs. Harley Nahara (Kamehameha)
Winner: Villalpando by Fall, 3:30


Pualani Louis (Kealakehe) vs. He Kili Terukina (Campbell)
Winner: Terukina by Decision, 8-1

>> Terukina is into the final with a 6-2 decision over Waianae’s Sadie Reyes. Reyes beat Terukina by sudden victory in the semifinals at Officials last week before losing to Kamehameha’s Alana Vivas in the final. Vivas is up a weight to 122 in Pa’ani this week.


Ashley Gooman (Kamehameha) vs. Alana Vivas (Kamehameha)
Winner: Gooman by Decision, 2-0

>> An All-Kamehameha final between Gooman, the ILH champion at 112 ponds last year, and Vivas, the ILH champ at 117. Gooman is No. 2 pound-for-pound despite finishing second at states last year after winning as a freshman and sophomore.


Waipuilani Estrella-Beauchamp (Baldwin) vs. Skye Realin (Kamehameha)
Winner: Realin by Decision, 4-0

>> Estrella-Beauchamp is down to the same weight she won the state title last year after winning Officials at 132 pounds last week.


Krystal Puahala (Kamehameha) vs. Faith Joy Okubo (Moanalua)
Winner: Okubo by Decision, 8-4

Krystal Puahala (Kamehameha) vs. Kelly Spencer (Waianae)
— Puahala, Fall 1:22
Faith Joy Okubo (Moanalua) vs. Anne-Marie Maskalenko (Clairemont)
— Okubo, Fall 3:13


Jahnea Miguel (Baldwin) vs. Nanea Estrella (Lahainaluna)
Winner: Estrella by Decision, 12-9

Jahnea Miguel (Baldwin) vs. Kanani Chan (KS-Hawaii)
— Miguel, Fall 1:28
Nanea Estrella (Lahainaluna) vs. Lana Perez (Moanalua)
— Estrella, Fall 3:24


Paige Respicio (Kamehameha) vs. Tiane Carlson (Waianae)
Winner: Respicio by Major Decision, 12-2

Paige Respicio (Kamehameha) vs. Jennifer Tongi (Kahuku)
— Respicio, Dec. 6-0
Tayler Peligrino-Hayase (Lahainaluna) vs. Tiane Carlson (Waianae)
— Carlson, Fall 2:26


Kaleinani Makuaole (Waianae) vs. Sunni Chow (Molokai)
Winner: Makuaole by Decision, 8-1

Kaleinani Makuaole (Waianae) vs. Chaenel Deluna (Molokai)
— Makuaole, Fall 1:00
Sunni Chow (Molokai) vs. Amber Lynn Leota (Kahuku)
— Chow, Maj. 9-0


Kelani Corbett (Leilehua) vs. Shayna Kamaka (Baldwin)
Winner: Corbett by Major Decision, 11-2

Kelani Corbett (Leilehua) vs. Mele Pamel Lua (Castle)
— Corbett, Fall 3:26
Shayna Kamaka (Baldwin) vs. Alexis Tupuola (Moanalua)
— Kamaka, Fall 4:00


Shannon Jaramillo (Lahainaluna) vs. Siera Vida (Baldwin)
Winner: Vida by Decision, 5-0

>> Jaramillo is into the final after winning Officials last week at 184 pounds when Vida was disqualified. Kealakehe’s Roxie Umu, the defending state champion at 184 pounds who also won Pa’ani last year, was not entered in Officials and lost to Jaramillo 5-3 in the Pa’ani quarterfinals. Umu is currently ranked No. 6 pound-for-pound.

Shannon Jaramillo (Lahainaluna) vs. Alana Dela Pena (Moanalua)
— Jaramillo, Dec. 3-0
Valerie Ramos (Damien) vs. Siera Vida (Baldwin)
— Vida, Fall 4:36


Shannlynne Mahoe (Nanakuli) vs. Leona Toledo (Hilo)
Winner: Toledo by Fall, 1:57


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