Maui wrestlers win six regional championships

First photo: Kainalu Estrella heads to an 11-3 win over Alaska’s Gideon Hutchison on Monday in the folkstyle junior boys 126-pound division final of the West Kids and Cadet Regional Championships wrestling tournament in Pocatello, Idaho. Estrella was one of six Maui competitors to claim titles. His sister Nanea Estrella took a high school girls crown at 122, and Ira Navarro (100), Chelsey Chaves (117) and Jahnea Miguel (132) also won in that age group. Kayce Dudoit was the 70-pound champion in novice girls. The runners-up from Maui were Jaki Kuaana (120) and Tyeisha Takamori (128) in schoolgirls, Ivy Navarro (112) in high school girls and Chance Rodrigues (285) in junior boys. Finishing third were Clover Williams (77) in intermediate girls and Tianna Fernandez (100), Mikala Basques (132), Tayler Pelegrino-Hayase (138) and Siera Vida (180) in high school girls. The fourth-place finishers were Alexis Hayase (70), Bella Williams (80) and Jahlia Miguel (85) in novice girls, Renele Andrion (105) in schoolgirls, Valerie Rosa Perez (180) and Martika English (200) in high school girls and Kawehi Gillcoat (132) in junior boys. In the cadet boys freestyle tournament, Zeff Dudoit was third at 132. Second photo: Nanea Estrella tries to turn Idaho’s Brigid Shannon during a 7-0 victory that secured the title.

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