LIVE BLOG: State Judo Championships

Punahou's Brayden Bella won by ippon over Damien's Marc Armas in an ILH judo round-robin tournament earlier this year. Bella is the No. 1 seed at 108 pounds in the state tournament. Cindy Ellen Russell / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Kapolei will attempt to win a fifth consecutive boys state title while Pearl City is the defending girls state champion as the Atlas Insurance Agency/HHSAA State Judo Championships go down today at the Stan Sheriff Center.

For updated results throughout the day, CLICK HERE.

Finals are scheduled to begin around 5:45 p.m. The mats have been cleared and here we go.



(4) Aden Leyson (Waiakea) vs. (2) Keane Escaba (Moanalua)
— Escaba, yuko
(1) McCade Ho (Moanalua) vs. Mitchell Funasaki (Mililani)
— Funasaki, ippon, 1:12
Funasaki gets his state title after placing second last year in the same weight class
Tyler Ibarra (Saint Louis) vs. (4) Koby Chun (Kaiser)
— Ibarra, han soku make
Tayler Otsuka (Mililani) vs. Joseph Chinen (Saint Louis)
— Chinen, yuko
Shayden Yip (Pearl City) vs. Noah Wusstig (Moanalua)
— Wusstig, ippon, 1:11
Third consecutive state title for Wusstig, who can complete the slam next year
(1) Nicolas Nakaoka (Punahou) vs. (3) Branden Pagurayan (Kapolei)
— Nakaoka, ippon, :48
Punahou loses three points for Nakaoka doing a back flip after winning
(1) Chase Wusstig (Moanalua) vs. Jake Brett (Kapolei)
— Wusstig, ippon, :30
Second straight state title for Wusstig after finishing second two years ago
(1) Kailer Okura (Kalani) vs. Akihiro Iwakiri (‘Iolani)
— Okura, shido
Second state title in a row for Okura after a third-place finish two years ago
(1) Laulii Iosefa (McKinley) vs. (2) Legend Matautia (Punahou)
— Matautia, ippon, :36
Matautia, sixth last year, upsets the defending champion
(1) Paulsson Solomon (Pearl City) vs. Ezekiel Samuelu (McKinley)
— Solomon, ippon, :51


(1) Precious Tampos (Waipahu) vs. Jazmin Lazo (Moanalua)
— Tampos, ippon, 1:41
Tampos wins her second consecutive state championships at 98 pounds
Maddy Kogachi (Punahou) vs. Xiaolin Mai (Roosevelt)
— Mai, shido
Mai adds her second state title to go along with a second and fourth
(1) Kayla Odo (Pearl City) vs. (3) Liann Yamamoto (Waiakea)
— Yamamoto, yuko
Yamamoto gets it done after losing in the semifinals each of the last two years
(1) Amanda Higa (Moanalua) vs. (3) Taylor Arakaki (Maryknoll)
— Higa, ippon, 1:28
Higa gets back to the top after missing the tournament last year and winning in 2016
(1) Mayu Wise (Mililani) vs. (2) Marisa Iha (Punahou)
— Wise, shido
Third straight state title for Wise, who can complete the slam next year
(4) Skye Realin vs. Emily Paulino (Kalani)
— Realin, ippon, 4:00
(1) Charlize Jasmine Pascual-Tabuyo vs. (2) Zoe Tateyama (Kalani)
— Tateyama, ippon, :34
Tateyama with the upset of the tournament. Pascual-Tabuyo has to be carried off with an injury. Tateyama goes out with her second state title after winning as a freshman.
(1) Faith Joy Okubo (Moanalua) vs. Nina Seoane (Pearl City)
— Seaone, ippon, 1:54
(1) Kapoina Bailey (Konawaena) vs. (2) Alana Dela Pena (Moanalua)
— Bailey, ippon, 3:00
(1) Janelle Fuamatu (Pearl City) vs. Kyrah Hughley (Moanalua)
— Fuamatu, ippon, 1:24

Wise, Wusstig go for their third state title
All-time boys state judo medalists
All-time girls state judo medalists


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