Maui wrestlers win triple crowns

Estrella, Estrella-Beauchamp, Labuanan dominate at Western States

Mikah Labuanan controls Bryson Huber of Idaho in their 12U, 86-pound folkstyle title bout Saturday at the USA Western States Championships in Pocatello, Idaho. Labuanan defeated Huber, 4-0. -- JONELLE WATSON photo

Mikah Labuanan, Nanea Estrella and Waipuilani Estrella-Beauchamp captured triple crown awards by winning the folkstyle championships at the USA Western States Championships in Pocatello, Idaho, on Saturday.

Earlier in the week, Labuanan, Estrella and Estrella-Beauchamp won the freestyle and greco-roman portions of the tournament. Nearly 1,000 wrestlers from 13 states competed during the four-day competition at Holt Arena.

Labuanan, a seventh-grader-to-be at Kamehameha Schools Maui, defeated Bryson Huber of Idaho 4-0 in the 12U, 86-pound folkstyle final.

Estrella, a rising senior at Lahainaluna High School, won by major decision, 15-2, over Emma Truex of Oregon in the girls high school 127 final.

Estrella-Beauchamp, a senior-to-be at Baldwin, pinned Dakota Alewine of Oregon in 1 minute, 11 seconds of the girls high school 132 championship match.

Nanea Estrella controls Oregon’s Emma Truex in the girls high school 127 final. Estrella won by major decision, 15-2. -- JONELLE WATSON photo

Labuanan picked up his second outstanding wrestler honor with his performance in folkstyle — he also earned the honor in freestyle.

Other Maui Style wrestlers to capture folkstyle medals Saturday included: Aukai Walsh (fifth, 8U, 49 pounds), Keaka Forsberg (second, 10U, 53), Diesel Del Rosario (third, 14U, 90), Kekuhi Lindsey (fifth, 14U, 110), Tobey Ravida (second, 16U, 106), Roden Zyrus DeGuzman (fifth, JR, 106), Coby Ravida (second, JR, 120), Ben Tokanang (fourth, JR, 220), Ihilani Elaban (fourth, girls 9U, 50), Nylah Elaban (fourth, girls 9U, 65), Alexis Hayase (second, girls 12U, 95), Naomi Kulukulualani-Sales (fifth, girls MS, 101), Teani Mederios (fifth, girls MS, 110), Taimane Cajudoy (third, girls MS, 110), Kivah Caballero (fifth, girls MS, 119), Crystin-Dior Treu (fourth, girls MS, 119), Catherine Asami (second, girls MS, 185), Liana Ferreira (fourth, girls HS, 100), Alicia Franks (fifth, girls HS, 122), Kacey-Lee Pua (third, girls HS, 152), and Sierra Vida (second, girls HS, 195).

Waipuilani Estrella-Beauchamp takes down Oregon’s Dakota Alewine before pinning her in the first period of their girls high school 132-pound final Saturday. -- JONELLE WATSON photo


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