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RESULTS: 56th Honpa Hongwanji State Judo Championships

September 14, 2015, 4:14 PM HST
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By Cy Yoshizu

Special to Maui Now

Pearl City Hongwanji Judo Club came out on top at the 56th Honpa Hongwanji State Judo Championships, winning nine team event titles out of 13 divisions. The team won the Male Minor A, B, and C; Male Intermediate, Junior, and Senior; and Female Minor B and C; and Female Junior divisions. In the individual competition, Pearl City Hongwanji Judo Club had the most individual titles with 18 champions. Their club was also awarded the Kitahara Ippon Award for having the most ippons over all as a club.

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Makawao Hongwanji Judo Club took 1st in the team Female Senior division (Leah Cayaban, Deedra Fabella). Krystel Valoroso (Female Novice 9 yr under 72), Jaeda Vuong (Female Minor A under 50), Leinaala Patricio (Female Minor B under 75), and Alyssa Fusato (Female Jr. under 145) were Makawao Hongwanji Judo Club’s female champions. Jaren Merritt (Male Minor A under 60) and Nainoa Komoda (Male Int. 145+) took male titles. Brenden Hanada and Leinaala Patricio won the Division 1 Nage No Kata.

Wailuku Hongwanji Judo club had seven male junior champions – Colton Nolasco (Mix Novice 8yr under 60), Dawson Nolasco (Male Novice 12 yr under 90), Ka’iwa Ho (Male Minor A under 80), Gauge Ige (Male Minor A 80+), Donavan Ikeuchi (Male Int. under 85), Bradford Chaves (Male Int. under 105), and Aukai Vista (Male Int. under 125). Chelsey Chaves (Female Jr. under 105) won a female title.

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“From all the comments I’ve received, and from my own observations, the tournament was a big success,” said tournament head Claude Moreau. “The best part of the tournament was seeing the smiles on a lot of people’s faces and bringing the community together. The help from our (club’s) parents and members of the community were outstanding and humbling.”

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Pearl City Hongwanji will host the 57th Honpa Hongwanji Federation State Judo Championships next year.

Below is a list of complete results:

56th ANNUAL HONPA HANGWANJI STATE DANTAI (TEAM)

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Male Minor A
1st Place Pearl City Hongwanji
Elliot Chai
Kai Juliano
2nd Place Hilo Hongwanji
Iverson Babas
Jake Tukuuke
Manu Brown

Male Minor B
1st Place Pearl City Hongwanji
Kamakani Hamasaki
Pono Narciso
Darieus Pavao
2nd Place Makawao Hongwanji
Brenden Hanada
Alden Johnson

Male Minor C
1st Place Pearl City Hongwanji
Anakin Mendoza
Nainoa Narciso
Jake Brett
2nd Place Puna Hongwanji
Peyton Kajiyama
Kalani Chai-Andrade

Male Intermediate
1st Place Pearl City Hongwanji
Kainoa Titcomb
Kainalu Hamasaki
2nd Place Wailuku Hongwanji
Brad Chaves
Aukai Vista
Devin Agatol

Male Junior
1st Place Pearl City Hongwanji
Erik Seoane
Micah Tateyama
2nd Place Hilo Hongwanji
Koby Dela Cruz
Carson Castillo

Male Senior
1st Place Pearl City Hongwanji
Anthony Brett
Kaulana Narciso
2nd Place Puna Hongwanji
Tyler Beyer
Kaleb Caves

Male Open
1st Place Puna Hongwanji
Steven Ogi
Justin Naehu
Sean Shinjo

Female Minor A
1st Place Hilo Hongwanji
Ka’ala Masaoka
Lucia Lee

Female Minor B
1st Place Pearl City Hongwanji
Taryn Titcomb
Zylee Kuikahi
2nd Place Kona Hongwanji
Camille Mandini
Shyla Green

Female Minor C
1st Place Pearl City Hongwanji
Rachel Ishigaki
Avery Chai

Female Junior
1st Place Pearl City Hongwanji
Zoe Tateyama
Nina Seoane
2nd Place Puna Hongwanji
Ilima Kepano-Ferriera
Mikele Pokaka’a

Female Senior
1st Place Makawao Hongwanji
Leah Cayaban
Deedra Fabella

Female Open
1st Place Puna Hongwanji
Mary Jane Garcia
Melanie Isa
2nd Place Makawao Hongwanji
Miyuki Patricio
Shuana Johnson

56th ANNUAL HONPA HONGWANJI STATE KATA (FORM)
Nage No Kata
Division 1 (12 years & under)
1st Place Makawao Hongwanji
Brenden Hanada
Leinaala Patricio

Division 2 (13 years & older)
1st Place Puna Hongwanji
Justin Naehu
Kaleb Caves
2nd Place Makawao Hongwanji
Aaron Yoshizu
Miyuki Patricio

Kata Me No Kata
Minor
1st Place Puna Hongwanji
Ashlee Kubo
Nickolas Mow

Senior
1st Place Puna Hongwanji
Tori Kaya
Melanie Isa
2nd Place Hilo Hongwanji
Nicole Ward
Ethan Mayer

56th ANNUAL HONPA HONGWANJI STATE KOJIN (INDIVIDUAL)
Mix Novice 8 yr under 60#
1st Place Colton Nolasco Wailuku Hongwanji
2nd Place Priscilla Mow Puna Hongwanji
3rd Place Alex Frampton Makawao Hongwanji

Male Novice 12 yr under 90#
1st Place Dawson Nolasco Wailuku Hongwanji
2nd Place Nickolas Mow Puna Hongwanji

Male 6yr under 51#
1st Place Micah Heidenfeldt Puna Hongwanji

Male Minor A under 50#
1st Place Elliot Chai Pearl City Hongwanji
2nd Place Iverson Babas Hilo Hongwanji
3rd Place Trevor Lyons Hilo Hongwanji

Male Minor A under 60#
1st Place Jaren Merritt Makawao Hongwanji
2nd Place Jake Tokuuke Hilo Hongwanji

Male Minor A under 70#
1st Place Kai Juliano Pearl City Hongwanji
2nd Place Shane Oyama Kona Hongwanji
3rd Place Caleb Chai Wailuku Hongwanji

Male Minor A under 80#
1st Place Ka’iwa Ho Wailuku Hongwanji
2nd Place Zaja Alers-Toro Wailuku Hongwanji

Male Minor A +80#
1st Place Gauge Ige Wailuku Hongwanji
2nd Place Jonah Alers-Toro Wailuku Hongwanji
3rd Place Manu Brown Hilo Hongwanji

Male Minor B under 65#
1st Place Ethan Araki Kona Hongwanji
2nd Place Skye Oyama Kona Hongwanji
3rd Place Brenden Hanada Makawao Hongwanji

Male Minor B under 75#
1st Place Pono Narciso Pearl City Hongwanji
2nd Place Cyrus Ching Kona Hongwanji

Male Minor B under 90#
1st Place Darieus Pavao Pearl City Hongwanji
2nd Place Tyler Yoshiyama Hilo Hongwanji
3rd Place Caese Calaro Wailuku Hongwanji

Male Minor B +90#
1st Place Yoshi Masaoka Hilo Hongwanji
2nd Place Uriah Sunia Puna Hongwanji

Male Minor C under 70#
1st Place Keane Escaba Pearl City Hongwanji

Male Minor C under 85#
1st Place Anakin Mendoza Pearl City Hongwanji
2nd Place Peyton Kajiyama Puna Hongwanji
3rd Place Aden Johnson Makawao Hongwanji

Male Minor C under 105#
1st Place Ayden Coronil Pearl City Hongwanji
2nd Place Kalani Chai-Andrade Puna Hongwanji

Male Minor C +125#
1st Place Nainoa Narciso Pearl City Hongwanji
2nd Place Jake Brett Pearl City Hongwanji
3rd Place Brycen Hanada Makawao Hongwanji

Male Int. under 85#
1st Place Donavan Ikeuchi Wailuku Hongwanji

Male Int. under 105#
1st Place Bradford Chaves Wailuku Hongwanji
2nd Place Kekoa Griego Makawao Hongwanji

Male Int. under 125#
1st Place Aukai Vista Wailuku Hongwanji
2nd Place Devin Agatol Wailuku Hongwanji
3rd Place Neil Sylvester Makawao Hongwanji

Male Int. under 145#
1st Place Kainoa Titcomb Pearl City Hongwanji
2nd Place Conner Fernandez Makawao Hongwanji

Male Int. +145#
1st Place Nainoa Komoda Makawao Hongwanji
2nd Place Kainalu Hamasaki Pearl City Hongwanji
3rd Place Ethan Yates Kona Hongwanji

Male JR under 105#
1st Place Koby Dela Cruz Hilo Hongwanji

Male JR under 125#
1st Place Erik Seoane Pearl City Hongwanji
2nd Place Joshua Farin Wailuku Hongwanji
3rd Place Colby Hanley Jr. Makawao Hongwanji

Male JR under 145#
1st Place Micah Tateyama Pearl City Hongwanji
2nd Place Dallin Oansasan Puna Hongwanji

Male JR +165#
1st Place Marshall Sugai Kona Hongwanji
2nd Place Carson Castillo Hilo Hongwanji

Male SR under 170#
1st Place Kaulana Narciso Pearl City Hongwanji
2nd Place Troy Waki Wailuku Hongwanji
3rd Place Nicholas Segawa Puna Hongwanji

Male Open under 125#
1st Place Jordan Sumida Hilo Hongwanji

Male Open under 170#
1st Place Anthony Brett Pearl City Hongwanji
2nd Place Steven Ogi Puna Hongwanji
3rd Place Justin Naehu Puna Hongwanji

Male Open +200#
1st Place Sean Shinjo Puna Hongwanji
2nd Place Justin Shiraki Kona Hongwanji

Female Novice 9 yr under 72#
1st Place Krystel Valoroso Makawao Hongwanji
2nd Place Jonnie Abreau Makawao Hongwanji
3rd Place Isabella Mow Puna Hongwanji

Female 6yr under 42#
1st Place Taegan Escaba Pearl City Hongwanji

Female Minor A under 50#
1st Place Jaeda Vuong Makawao Hongwanji
2nd Place Ka’ala Masaoka Hilo Hongwanji
3rd Place Punakea Masaoka Hilo Hongwanji

Female Minor A under 60#
1st Place Lily See Puna Hongwanji
2nd Place Lee Lucia Hilo Hongwanji

Female Minor B under 65#
1st Place Shyla Green Kona Hongwanji
2nd Place Kale’a Higgins Wailuku Hongwanji
3rd Place Camille Mandini Kona Hongwanji

Female Minor B under 75#
1st Place Leinaala Patricio Makawao Hongwanji
2nd Place Kalia Lanoza Wailuku Hongwanji
3rd Place Kadence Merritt Wailuku Hongwanji

Female Minor B under 90#
1st Place Taryn Titcomb Pearl City Hongwanji
2nd Place Kaui Vista Wailuku Hongwanji

Female Minor B +90#
1st Place Zylee Kuikahi Pearl City Hongwanji

Female Minor C under 85#
1st Place Rachel Ishigaki Pearl City Hongwanji
2nd Place Ashlee Kubo Puna Hongwanji
3rd Place Ruby Mandini Kona Hongwanji

Female Minor C under 105#
1st Place Renele Andrion Wailuku Hongwanji
2nd Place Avery Chai Pearl City Hongwanji

Female Minor C +125#
1st Place Hoku Brown Hilo Hongwanji

Female Int. under 125#
1st Place Kara Yoshiyama Hilo Hongwanji

Female JR under 105#
1st Place Chelsey Chaves Wailuku Hongwanji
2nd Place Ilima Kepano-Ferriera Puna Hongwanji

Female JR under 125#
1st Place Zoe Tateyama Pearl City Hongwanji
2nd Place Mikele Pokaka’a Puna Hongwanji
3rd Place Hiialoa Palakiko Makawao Hongwanji

Female JR under 145#
1st Place Alyssa Fusato Makawao Hongwanji
2nd Place Nina Seoane Pearl City Hongwanji
3rd Place Keopuolani Palakiko Makawao Hongwanji

Female JR under 165#
1st Place Kayla Araki Kona Hongwanji

Female Open under 125#
1st Place Mary Jane Garcia Puna Hongwanji
2nd Place Miyuki Patricio Makawao Hongwanji
3rd Place Tori Kaya Puna Hongwanji

Female Open under 145#
1st Place Melanie Isa Puna Hongwanji
2nd Place Deedra Fabella Makawao Hongwanji
3rd Place Leah Cayaban Makawao Hongwanji

Kitahara Ippon Award (Most Ippons over all club)
Pearl City Hongwanji

Richard Uno Award (Outstanding Male Judoka)
Elliot Chai Pearl City Hongwanji

Masato Kawashima Award (Outstanding Female Judoka)
Taryn Titcomb Pearl City Hongwanji

Nicole Ward of Hilo Hongwanji demonstrates a choke on Ethan Mayer of Hilo Hongwanji during the Kata Me No Kata competition. Photo credit: Cy Yoshizu

Nicole Ward of Hilo Hongwanji demonstrates a choke on Ethan Mayer of Hilo
Hongwanji during the Kata Me No Kata competition. Photo credit: Cy Yoshizu

Hiialoa Palakiko of Makawao Hongwanji keeps an eye on the clock as she pins Kara Yoshiyama of Hilo Hongwanji. Palakiko won the match by ippon. Photo credit: Cy Yoshizu

Hiialoa Palakiko of Makawao Hongwanji keeps an eye on the clock as she pins Kara
Yoshiyama of Hilo Hongwanji. Palakiko won the match by ippon. Photo credit: Cy Yoshizu

Micah Tateyama (white belt) of Pearl City Hongwanji throws Dallin Oansasan (blue belt) of Puna Hongwanji to win the Male Junior 145lb and under division. Photo credit: Cy Yoshizu

Micah Tateyama (white belt) of Pearl City Hongwanji throws Dallin Oansasan (blue
belt) of Puna Hongwanji to win the Male Junior 145lb and under division. Photo credit: Cy Yoshizu

Kahului Hongwanji Resident Minister Richard Tennes commences the 56th Honpa Hongwanji State Judo tournament with open prayers and aspirations. Photo credit: Cy Yoshizu

Kahului Hongwanji Resident Minister Richard Tennes commences the 56th Honpa
Hongwanji State Judo tournament with open prayers and aspirations. Photo credit: Cy Yoshizu

Aaron Yoshizu of Makawao Hongwanji throws Miyuki Patricio of Makawao Hongwanji using Ura Nage in the Nage No Kata Division 2. Photo credit: Cy Yoshizu.

Aaron Yoshizu of Makawao Hongwanji throws Miyuki Patricio of Makawao Hongwanji
using Ura Nage in the Nage No Kata Division 2. Photo credit: Cy Yoshizu.

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