No. 1 P4P Nanea Estrella begins final leg of state slam

If the season goes right, Lahainaluna legend Lalelei Mataafa won’t be alone for much longer.

Mataafa is the only Maui girl to earn a grand slam, but fellow Luna Nanea Estrella is one state championship away from joining her. Estrella takes Kelani Corbett of Leilehua’s spot at the top of the pound-for-pound, an achievement not even Mataafa accomplished. Mataafa shared a class with Kamehameha’s Teshya Alo and never rose higher than No. 2 because of it.

While Mataafa ran pretty much unchallenged on her run, Estrella could potentially face some tough opposition. She began her career at 117 and rose to 127 last year, not far away from No. 2 Paige Respicio of Kamehameha and Baldwin’s Jahnea Miguel and within range of No. 3 Waipuilani Estrella Beauchamp, who beat her last year. The Estrellas begin the season with a bang this weekend, with both of them entered in the Garner Ivey at 132 pounds.


MIL standouts can usually cruise all the way to states, but not on the girls side. The league has five of the top 10 wrestlers while the OIA claims the next four. Respicio is the ILH’s lone representative.

The ILH will still have its say in the state title, however, as defending state champion Kamehameha returns eight state placers behind Respicio as its lone defending champion.

Baldwin is next with seven state placers, followed by Lahainaluna, Campbell and Mililani with four each.

1. Nanea Estrella, Lahainaluna senior
Last year: No. 3
2019 state champion (127), 2018 state champion (122), 2017 state champion (117)
2019 MIL champ (127), 2018 MIL champion (124), 2017 MIL champion (117)
2018 Officials champion (127), 2017 Officials champion (122)
2019 Paani champion (138), 2018 Paani champion (132)
2018 MIT champion (127)

2. Paige Respicio, Kamehameha senior
Last year: No. 4
2019 state champion (138), 2018 state champion (132), 2017 state third (127)
2019 ILH champion (138), 2018 ILH champion (132), 2017 ILH champ (127)
2018 Officials champion (138), 2017 Officials champion (138)
2019 Paani champ (145), 2018 Paani champ (138)

3. Waipuilani Estrella Beauchamp, Baldwin senior
Last year: No. 5
2019 state champion (132), 2018 State champion (127), 2017 state third (122)
2019 MIL champion (132), 2018 MIL champion (129)
2018 Officials champion (132), 2017 Officials champion (127)
2018 Paani champion (127)
2018 MIT champion (132)

4. Tangiteina Niutupuivaha, Kahuku senior
2019 state champion (225), 2018 state champ (225)
2018 OIA champ (225)
2018 OIA East champ (225)
2017 Officials champ (225)


5. Jazmyn Enriquez, Campbell senior
Last year: No. 6
2019 state champion (97), 2018 state fourth (97)
2019 OIA champ (97)
2019 OIA West champ (97)
2018 Officials champion (97)
2019 Paani champion (97)

6. Jahnea Miguel, Baldwin senior
Last year: No. 9
2019 state second (138), 2018 state champion (145), 2017 state champion (127)
2019 MIL champion (138), 2018 MIL champion (147), 2017 MIL champion (129)
2016 Paani champ (132)
2018 MIT champ (138)

7. Shayna Kamaka, Baldwin junior
Last year: No. 10
2019 state champion (155), 2018 state third (168)
2019 MIL champ (155), 2018 MIL champ (168)
2018 Officials champion (155)
2018 MIT champion (155)

8. Sadie Antoque, Castle senior
2019 state champion (145), 2018 state second (145), 2017 state fourth (127);
2018 OIA champ (145),
2019 OIA East champ (145), 2018 OIA East champ (145)

9. Shannon Jaramillo, Lahainaluna senior
2019 state champion (184), 2017 state fourth (145)
2019 MIL champion 184), 2017 MIL champion (147)
2018 Officials champion (184)

10. Alizeih Villalpando, Campbell senior
2019 state champion (112), 2018 state third (127)
2019 OIA champ (112)
2019 OIA West champ (112)
2018 Offcials champion (112)
2019 Paani champion (112)


The next 10 (in alphabetical order):

Tiare Carlson, Waianae; Makana Cooper, Pearl City; Kaleinani Makuaole, Waianae; Shantelle Mangrobang, Leilehua; Emily Paulino, Kalani; Lana Perez, Moanalua; Krystal Puahala, Kamehameha; Skye Realin, Kamehameha; Kili Terukina, Campbell; Siera Vida, Baldwin

COMMENTS

  1. LunaCLIPS December 15, 2019 4:11 pm

    I hope we don’t play “dodgeball” and hide from each other! The wrestling community wants to see the best vs the best. Heard some top girls will HIDE OUT from the upcoming OFFICIALS tournament. If they do , they are not CHAMPIONS.


  2. MauiGIRLSjuswannahavefun December 18, 2019 9:02 pm

    WARRIORS COME OUT TO PLAY ..E..A lol WARRIORS COME OUT TO PLAY! U can run but u can’t hide! WE COMING 4 U!


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