Girls 127

2019 State Championships

Lahainaluna’s Nanea Estrella beat Baldwin’s Jahnea Miguel for the 138-pound title at the Pa’ani Challenge and will now seek a third state title. Photo by Dennis Oda/Star-Advertiser.



(1) Nanea Estrella (Lah) vs. (2) Skye Realin (KSK)
— Estrella, D 5-1

Estrella: “It’s awesome. Just so much support from my team and my family. It just feels so awesome to be out there. I have so much passion for this sport. I needed to do it. Moving up and getting the feels of different kinds of weights made a difference. One year at a time. One match at a time.”

Notes: Estrella goes for her third in three years and she opens by nearly tackling Realin onto the other mat … Realin comes back and has a hold of a single leg but it’s whistle dead … 0-0 after 1 and Realin is down to start the second period … Realin giving Estrella all she can handle but can’t escape and it’s 0-0 going to the third … Realin has a shoulder of Estrella start to pin back but Estrella escapes out of it and gets a point followed by a takedown. Huge sequence there … Restart with 40 seconds to go and Realin gets the escape … 3-1 … Realin goes for it all but Estrella stuffs it and gets the two points and that is that. Estrella makes it three state titles in a row but Realin with a helluva match against one of the very best pound-for-pound.


Kuuipo Chan (KSH) vs. Emily Paulino (Kaln)
— Paulino, fall 2:22


Waihulakapu Kahookaulana (Hilo) vs. Kira Borengasser (Moan)
— Borrengasser, fall :56



(1) Nanea Estrella (Lah) vs. Kuuipo Chan (KSH)
— Estrella, fall 2:39
(3) Emily Paulino (Kaln) vs. (2) Skye Realin (KSK)
— Realin, fall 3:04

Four more champions in this semifinal, but Estrella is the decided big dog. She is 10-0 in her state career with back-to-back titles and trying to make it three as a junior. That sets up a difficult road for Chan, who has already matched her two wins from last year and is in line for her first state placing. OIA and ILH champs meet in the other semifinal. Realin is on a seven match winning streak in the Blaisdell after losing in the first round last year but fighting back to take third. Paulino fell short last year but gained valuable experience with four matches.


(1) Nanea Estrella (Lah) vs. Kira Borengasser (Moan)
— Estrella, fall 1:38
Kuuipo Chan (KSH) vs. (4) Danielle Santos (Kapaa)
— Chan, fall 4:53
(3) Emily Paulino (Kaln) vs. Ashlee Palimoo (KSM)
— Paulino, fall 3:16
Waihulakapu Kahookaulana (Hilo) vs. (2) Skye Realin (KSK)
— Realin, fall 5:53


(1) Nanea Estrella (Lah) BYE
Rebecca Chan (Iol) vs. Kira Borengasser (Moan)
— Borengasser, fall :38
Kuuipo Chan (KSH) vs. April Kekuewa (Camp)
— Chan, fall 3:21
(4) Danielle Santos (Kapaa) vs. Christina Farin-Yadao (Lei)
— Santos, fall 2:39
(3) Emily Paulino (Kaln) vs. Kelly Ibarra (Kapo)
— Paulino, fall 1:57
Shayla-Ann Isabel (Keaau) vs. Ashlee Palimoo (KSM)
— Palimoo, fall :32
Waihulakapu Kahookaulana (Hilo) vs. Katlyn Naeole (Mol)
— Kahookaulana, fall :443
(2) Skye Realin (KSK) vs. Faith Dellatan (Wain)
— Realin, fall 1:36


Christian Farin-Yadao (Lei) BYE
Kelly Ibarra (Kapo) BYE
Faith Dellatan (Wain) BYE


Rebecca Chan (Iol) BYE
April Kekuewa (Camp) vs. Christina Farin-Yadao (Lei)
— Kekuewa, dec. 6-2
Kelly Ibarra (Kapo) vs. Shayla-Ann Isabel (Keaau)
— Ibarra, fall 2:45
Katlyn Naeole (Mol) vs. Faith Dellatan (Wain)
— Dellantan, fall 1:31

Rebecca Chan (Iol) vs. Waihulakapu Kahookaulana (Hilo)
— Kahookaulana, fall :54
April Kekuewa (Camp) vs. Ashlee Palimoo (KSM)
— Kekuewa, dec. 3-0
Kelly Ibarra (Kapo) vs. (4) Danielle Santos (Kapaa)
— Santos, fall 3:58
Faith Dellatan (Wain) vs. Kira Borengasser (Moan)
— Borengasser, fall 1:31

Waihulakapu Kahookaulana (Hilo) vs. April Kekuewa (Camp)
— Kahookaulana, fall 3:27
(4) Danielle Santos (Kapaa) vs. Kira Borengasser (Moan)
— Borengasser, fall 1:55

Waihulakapu Kahookaulana (Hilo) vs. Kuuipo Chan (KSH)
–Chan, D 10-3
Kira Borengasser (Moan) vs. (3) Emily Paulino (Kaln)
–Paulino, fall 2:04