Waipuilani Estrella Beauchamp beats top-ranked cousin

Waipuilani Estrella Beauchamp won a battle of state champions on Saturday. Jay Metzger / Special to the Star-Advertiser

Baldwin state champion Waipuilani Estrella-Beauchamp began her senior season with a big win at the 52nd annual Garner Ivey MIT on Maui on Friday night.

Estrella-Beauchamp, the reigning queen at 132 pounds, defended her division against her cousin, 127-pound boss Nanea Estrella of Lahainaluna, winning 11-3 by major decision. The girls are cousins and have wrestled each other the past three years. Estrella-Beauchamp beat Estrella for the first time last year.

Estrella, a three-time state champion, is ranked No. 1 in HPW’s girls pound-for-pound. Estrella-Beauchamp is a solid No. 3 behind Kamehameha’s Paige Respicio.


The Bear wasted no time taking it to her fellow champion, working a takedown and near fall halfway through the first period. Estrella escaped, only to be taken down again before the period ended with a 7-1 margin in favor of the Baldwin girl. Estrella-Beauchamp had another takedown in the second period and earned two escapes in the third. Estrella’s only other points came on a takedown to begin the third period.

In other big matches from the season-opening tournament:

>> Baldwin’s Coby Ravida beat teammate Kahiliwala Joy 9-5 for the championship in the boys 126-pound division. Joy was the top seed.

>> Branson Magsayo of Waianae upset Lanai’s Alan Sanchez 9-7 to reach the final at boys 120. Sanchez, the top seed who finished third in the state at 113 pounds last year, came back to beat Kewanu Kamai of Baldwin 9-2 for third place. Magsayo went on to dominate Miguel Acuna of Benicia, Calif., 14-4 in the final.

>> Zachary Genobia of Kamehameha-Maui had quite an impressive tournament, beating Kyairese Diego-Pula in 43 seconds and Akuila Kolomatangi of Baldwin in 1:01 to win the boys 182-pound class.

>> Kaimuki’s Harry Lloyd made it through the boys heavyweight bracket as an unseeded wrestler, winning the title 6-2 over Jace Filipo-Rodriguez.

>> Waianae’s Nicholas Cordeiro breezed through the bracket at boys 106, winning all three of his matches by pin in the first period including a 1:13 job in the final against Marcus Marinas of Baldwin.

>> Baldwin’s Tobey Ravida needed overtime to beat Benicia’s Lorenzo Gunn in the boys 113-pound final.

>> Liana Ferreira of Baldwin was the class of the girls 97 division, pinning Kadie Kron of Lahainaluna in 1:08 and beating another Luna, Naomi Kulukululani 12-3 in the final.

>> Kealakehe’s Arellano Shanen took apart the girls 102 bracket, winning all three matches by pin including a 3:36 job on top seed Nalani Kirkman of Lahainaluna in the semifinals. She beat Benicia’s Mia Cruz in 1:35 in the final.

>> Baldwin’s Leialoha Kaili announced her presence with authority, winning the girls 107-pound bracket with three pins including a 3:15 job over Waianae’s Jaunisty Malaia-Naehu in the final.


>> Jahnea Miguel of Baldwin seems to be in midseason form, winning the girls 138-pound bracket with two first-period pins including one against Ariez Igafo of Castle in the final.

>> Waianae’s Tiare Carlson made a statement in the girls 145 tournament, beating Tyeisha Takamori of Baldwin 14-4 in the final after pinning her first two opponents inside a minute.

>> Castle state champion and No.8 P4P Sadie Antoque won both of her matches to win the 155-pound title, finishing the job with an 8-2 victory over Baldwin’s Kaceylee Pua.

>> Shayna Kamaka of Baldwin was her usual dominant self, winning both of her matches by first-period pin in the girls 168 bracket. She stuck Lahainaluna’s Fayannie Rosario in 33 seconds in the final.

>> Lahainaluna’s Shannon Jaramillo only got one match in the tournament, and made it a quick one with a 40-second pin of Kaitlynn Costa-Viliamu in the final.

>> Siera Vida of Baldwin also only got one match, beating Waianae’s Alexandra Endo 13-0 before taking the 225-pound title when Hana’s Tuupua Helekahi forfeited.

>> Benicia’s Michael Jiminez, Kanoa Lanoza of Lahainaluna and Waianae’s Nicholas Cordeiro all led with 30 points for their teams. Tiare Carlson led the girls with 29 points.

>> Over in the McKinley-round robin, Makana Cooper of Pearl City beat Kalani’s Emily Paulino twice, 4-0 and 3-1, in matches between girls on the cusp of the P4P.

>> Also at McKinley, Farrington’s Elijah James Ramos won all three of his matches, beating Brandon Jordan Acidera in 1:35, Kalaheo’s Sean Waldrop 6-1 and Tanner Ishikuni of McKinley by a narrow 5-4 score. Farrington’s John Brian Senesan had the fastest pin, sticking his opponent in 25 seconds.

>> Fresh off football season, Kahuku’s Marcus Lombard won the 285-pound round-robin at Waipahu, pinning Jeremiah Mafnas of Mililani in 2:50, Myka Haser of Aiea in just 21 seconds and Luke Kaneaiakala of Nanakuli in 1:23.

>> Elliot Fujinami of Mililani had the fastest pin at Waipahu, beating Enrique Tuckett of Radford in only seven seconds.


>> Kapolei won the boys title at the Campbell duals, beating Radford 48-9, Moanalua 37-30 and Campbell 54-27. Moanalua finished second and Campbell took third.

>> Campbell’s girls won their home duals, beating Mililani 42-36, Moanalua 34-30 and Kapolei 42-30. Mililani took second and Moanalua was third.

COMMENTS

  1. Richie December 15, 2019 7:37 am

    thanks for the coverage. will the brackets for maui be posted?


  2. Jerry Campany December 15, 2019 10:58 am

    all results can be found on trackwrestling.com


  3. Jeremy Caballero December 18, 2019 4:37 pm

    What happened to the 112lbs. Girls division?


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