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59th Honpa Hongwanji State Judo Championships Results

September 10, 2018, 7:22 AM HST · Updated September 10, 7:22 AM
Cy Yoshizu (Special to Maui Now) · 0 Comments
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59th Honpa Hongwanji State Judo Championships. PC: courtesy Cy Yoshizu

As the Honpa Hongwanji Federation State Judo Championships made its return back to the Valley Isle, it was a special moment for host Wailuku Hongwanji Judo Club.

“This tournament is special to us because one of the founders of this tournament was Sensei Masato Kawashima of Wailuku Hongwanji Judo Club,” said tournament head and Wailuku Hongwanji Judo Club instructor Ronald Hiyakumoto.

Sensei Kawashima was the head instructor of the Wailuku Hongwanji Judo Club during the 1950s. It was under his leadership in 1958 when he fielded his first team and entered the Wailuku Hongwanji Judo Club in the 1st Honpa Hongwanji Judo Federation Championships. They have been annual participants ever since.

59th Honpa Hongwanji State Judo Championships. PC: courtesy Cy Yoshizu

More than 120 judoka from seven different clubs competed in the two-day tournament held at HP Baldwin’s Jon Garcia gymnasium. Participating clubs included the Hilo Hongwanji Judo Club, Honpa Hongwanji Betsuin Judo Academy, Makawao Hongwanji Judo Club, Mililani Hongwanji Judo Club, Pearl City Hongwanji Judo Club, Puna Hongwanji Judo Club and Wailuku Hongwanji Judo Club.

“We had been planning for this tournament for over a year,” said Hiyakumoto. “There was so much planning involved for this tournament. But I think everything went okay. I would like to thank [all] the volunteers. They came together and made it work.”

During the weekend of the tournament, Hiyakumoto said that some parents began cooking food for the concession as early as 5 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday morning.

59th Honpa Hongwanji State Judo Championships. PC: courtesy Cy Yoshizu

Over the Labor Day weekend, Pearl City Hongwanji Judo Club dominated by winning six team titles out of 11 divisions. The team won the Male Minor A, B, C; Male Intermediate and Open; and Female Minor A divisions. During the individual competition, Pearl City Hongwanji Judo Club was also awarded the most individual titles with 10 champions. To end the tournament on a high note, the club was also awarded the Kitahara Ippon Award for having the most ippons over all as a club.

Makawao Hongwanji Judo Club took 1st in the team Female Junior (Keireana Higaki, Sarah Fusato) and Senior Division (Miyuki Patricio, Deedra Fabella). Krystal Valoroso (Female Minor C 10-12 under 125), Leina’ala Patricio (Female Intermediate 13-14 under 105) and Deedra Fabella (Female Open under 145) were Makawao Hongwanji Judo Club’s female Champions. Aukai Walsh (Male Novice 6 years under 51), Alden Johnson (Male Minor C 10-12 under 105) and Brenden Hanada (Male Intermediate 13-14 under 85) took male titles. Keireana Higaki and Deedra Fabella won the Division 2 (13 years & older) Nage No Kata.

Wailuku Hongwanji had a strong outing as well, bringing home six male junior champions – Mason Kurokawa (Male Novice 7 years under 48), Caleb Seki (Male Minor A 7-8 years under 80), Ka’iwa Ho (Male Minor B 9-10 years under 90+), Caese Calaro (Male Minor C 10-12 under 125+), Gabriel Valdez (Male Intermediate 13-14 under 125) and Makalii Sequeira (Male Junior under 165). Amelia Millward (Female Novice 8 years under 50) and Kahiau Vista (Female Minor A 7-8 years under 80+) won female titles.

“Most of our judokas have never seen this type of competition,” said Hiyakumoto. “Most of them are inexperienced, but I think they did okay.”

The Honpa Hongwanji Hawaiʻi Betsuin Judo Academy will host the 60th Honpa Hongwanji Federation State Judo Championships next year at the Kaimuki High School Gymnasium during the Labor Day weekend.

Below is a list of complete results:

59th ANNUAL HONPA HANGWANJI STATE DANTAI (TEAM)

MALE MINOR A
1 PEARL CITY HONGWANJI (NOAH MEDLOCK, NIGEL SARMIENTO,
KRISTOFFE ESCANO)
2 WAILUKU HONGWANJI (LANDON CABRADILLA-ENOS, CALEB
SEKI)

MALE MINOR B
1 PEARL CITY HONGWANJI (JEIDEN YAMAMURA, ELLIOT CHAI)
2 WAILUKU HONGWANJI (KAIMALINO KATJANG, KAIWA HO)

MALE MINOR C
1 PEARL CITY HONGWANJI (LANDON IMAMURA, ROBERT ONO,
DARIUS PAVAO)
2 WAILUKU HONGWANJI (BRYAN CHAVES, JEREMIAH
GUSTAFSON-DELA CRUZ, CAESE CALARO)

MALE INTERMIDIATE
1 PEARL CITY HONGWANJI (GUY JULIANO, RYLEY PUAHALA, AIDEN
LEE)
2 WAILUKU HONGWANJI (NAINOA SILVA, RACE TAKAHASHI,
GABRIEL VALDEZ)

MALE JUNIOR
1 MILILANI HONGWANJI (JAMES LUM, MICAH MISAKI, STONE
FRANZCYK)
2 HILO HONGWANJI (TYLER IGNACIO, ROGER KIRKLAND-
OBRA, KALSEY NACIS)

MALE OPEN
1 PEARL CITY HONGWANJI (ANTHONY BRETT, MICAH TATEYAMA)
2 MAKAWAO HONGWANJI (DAVID TAKAHAMA, JUSTIN DAVIS)

FEMALE MINOR A
1 PEARL CITY HONGWANJI (LOGYN PUAHALA, LAYLA CORONIL)
2 WAILUKU HONGWANJI (ISABELLA TAKEMOTO, SOPHIA
HOKOANA, RAYNE YONEDA)

FEMALE MINOR B
1 MILILANI HONGWANJI (MARLIE OSHIRO, KALEI YASUMURA)
2 WAILUKU HONGWANJI (CHLOE HOKOANA, MAHEALANI VARES,
CHAELA GANTALA)

FEMALE MINOR C
1 MILILANI HONGWANJI (JAY REALIN, KAMAILE YASUMURA)
2 WAILUKU HONGWANJI (SHAELYN PERREIRA, KAUI VISTA)

FEMALE JUNIOR
1 MAKAWAO HONGWANJI (KEIREANA HIGAKI, SARAH FUSATO)
FEMALE OPEN
1 MAKAWAO HONGWANJI (MIYUKI PATRICIO, DEEDRA FABELLA)

59th ANNUAL HONPA HONGWANJI STATE KATA (FORM)
NAGE NO KATA

DIVISION 2 (13 YEARS & OLDER)
1 MAKAWAO HONGWANJI (KEIREANA HIGAKI, DEEDRA FABELLA)

59th ANNUAL HONPA HONGWANJI STATE KOJIN (INDIVIDUAL)

MALE NOVICE 06 YEARS UNDER 51
1 AUKAI WALSH MAKAWAO HONGWANJI
2 PETER FUSATO MAKAWAO HONGWANJI

MALE NOVICE 07 YEARS UNDER 48
1 MASON KUROKAWA WAILUKU HONGWANJI
2 LEMPIRA HERNANDEZ PUNA HONGWANJI

MALE MINOR A 7-8 UNDER 060
1 NIGEL SARMIENTO PEARL CITY HONGWANJI
2 NOAH MEDLOCK PEARL CITY HONGWANJI
3 LANDON LAU HHHBJA

MALE MINOR A 7-8 UNDER 080
1 CALEB SEKI WAILUKU HONGWANJI
2 KRISTOFFE ESCANO PEARL CITY HONGWANJI
3 LANDON CABRADILLA-ENOS WAILUKU HONGWANJI

MALE MINOR B 9-10 UNDER 090
1 ELLIOT CHAI PEARL CITY HONGWANJI
2 HAYDEN MENDOZA PEARL CITY HONGWANJI
3 AUSTIN NISHIDA WAILUKU HONGWANJI

MALE MINOR B 9-10 UNDER 090+
1 KA’IWA HO WAILUKU HONGWANJI
2 CADEN FUJINO HHHBJA
3 JARYK LUCERO WAILUKU HONGWANJI

MALE MINOR C 10-12 UNDER 070
1 LANDON IMAMURA PEARL CITY HONGWANJI
2 BRYAN CHAVES WAILUKU HONGWANJI

MALE MINOR C 10-12 UNDER 085
1 NIKOLAUS SCHNEIDER MILILANI HONGWANJI
2 JEREMIAH GUSTAFASON-DELA CRUZ WAILUKU HONGWANJI
3 TRAVIS FUKUNAGA HHHBJA

MALE MINOR C 10-12 UNDER 105
1 ALDEN JOHNSON MAKAWAO HONGWANJI
2 BENNETT TAKAHAMA MAKAWAO HONGWANJI
3 ROBERT ONO PEARL CITY HONGWANJI

MALE MINOR C 10-12 UNDER 125
1 DARIEUS PAVAO PEARL CITY HONGWANJI
2 JONATHAN TERAMOTO MILILANI HONGWANJI
3 EZEKIEL DELA CRUZ WAILUKU HONGWANJI

MALE MINOR C 10-12 UNDER 125+
1 CAESE CALARO WAILUKU HONGWANJI
2 COLBY FUJINO HHHBJA

MALE INTERMEDIATE 13-14 UNDER 085
1 BRENDEN HANADA MAKAWAO HONGWANJI
2 TYREN IGNACIO HILO HONGWANJI

MALE INTERMEDIATE 13-14 UNDER 105
1 TYLER YOSHIYAMA HILO HONGWANJI
2 NAINOA SILVA WAILUKU HONGWANJI
3 GUY JULIANO PEARL CITY HONGWANJI

MALE INTERMEDIATE 13-14 UNDER 125
1 GABRIEL VALDEZ WAILUKU HONGWANJI
2 RYLEY PUAHALA PEARL CITY HONGWANJI
3 RACE TAKAHASHI WAILUKU HONGWANJI

MALE INTERMEDIATE 13-14 UNDER 145
1 AIDEN LEE PEARL CITY HONGWANJI
2 ADEN JOHNSON MAKAWAO HONGWANJI

MALE JUNIOR UNDER 125
1 ANAKIN MENDOZA PEARL CITY HONGWANJI
2 JAMES LUM MILILANI HONGWANJI
3 AIDAN HANLEY MAKAWAO HONGWANJI

MALE JUNIOR UNDER 145
1 MICAH MISAKI MILILANI HONGWANJI
2 MICAH OKAWA PEARL CITY HONGWANJI
3 ROGER KIRKLAND-OBRA HILO HONGWANJI

MALE JUNIOR UNDER 165
1 MAKALII SEQUEIRA WAILUKU HONGWANJI
2 ZACHARY LEIALOHA WAILUKU HONGWANJI

MALE JUNIOR UNDER 165+
1 KALSEY NACIS HILO HONGWANJI
2 KAINALU NOSAKA HILO HONGWANJI
3 JONAH RENAUD WAILUKU HONGWANJI

MALE OPEN UNDER 145
1 ANTHONY BRETT PEARL CITY HONGWANJI
2 MARC ADRIAN DOMINGO WAILUKU HONGWANJI
3 JAN CARINO WAILUKU HONGWANJI

MALE OPEN UNDER 170
1 MICAH TATEYAMA PEARL CITY HONGWANJI
2 JUSTIN DAVIS MAKAWAO HONGWANJI
3 JOSHUA SWEET PUNA HONGWANJI

FEMALE NOVICE 08 YEARS UNDER 50
1 AMELIA MILLWARD WAILUKU HONGWANJI
2 MEIKO KUROKAWA WAILUKU HONGWANJI
3 NORAH MILLWARD WAILUKU HONGWANJI

FEMALE MINOR A 7-8 UNDER 060
1 LOGYN PUAHALA PEARL CITY HONGWANJI
2 KAILA OSHIRO MILILANI HONGWANJI
3 BELLA YAMAMOTO WAILUKU HONGWANJI

FEMALE MINOR A 7-8 UNDER 070
1 LAYLA CORONIL PEARL CITY HONGWANJI
2 SOPHIE HOKOANA WAILUKU HONGWANJI

FEMALE MINOR A 7-8 UNDER 080+
1 KAHIAU VISTA WAILUKU HONGWANJI
2 RAYNE YONEDA WAILUKU HONGWANJI
3 SHAYLEE WATARI WAILUKU HONGWANJI

FEMALE MINOR B 9-10 UNDER 065
1 MARLIE OSHIRO MILILANI HONGWANJI
2 CHLOE HOKOANA WAILUKU HONGWANJI

FEMALE MINOR B 9-10 UNDER 090+
1 KALEI YASUMURA MILILANI HONGWANJI
2 CHAELA GANTALA WAILUKU HONGWANJI
3 PRISCILLA MOW PUNA HONGWANJI

FEMALE MINOR C 10-12 UNDER 085
1 JAX REALIN MILILANI HONGWANJI
2 MAHEALANI VARES WAILUKU HONGWANJI
3 LILY SEE PUNA HONGWANJI

FEMALE MINOR C 10-12 UNDER 105
1 KAMAILE YASUMURA MILILANI HONGWANJI
2 ISABELLA MOW PUNA HONGWANJI
3 AVA TAKAHAMA MAKAWAO HONGWANJI

FEMALE MINOR C 10-12 UNDER 125
1 KRYSTAL VALOROSO MAKAWAO HONGWANJI
2 KAU’I VISTA WAILUKU HONGWANJI

FEMALE INTERMEDIATE 13-14 UNDER 105
1 LEINA’ALA PATRICIO MAKAWAO HONGWANJI
2 MADISSON-JADE LAU HHHBJA

FEMALE JUNIOR UNDER 125
1 SKYE REALIN MILILANI HONGWANJI
2 SARAH FUSATO MAKAWAO HONGWANJI
3 KEIREANA HIGAKI MAKAWAO HONGWANJI

FEMALE OPEN UNDER 145
1 DEEDRA FABELLA MAKAWAO HONGWANJI
2 TORI KAYA PUNA HONGWANJI

KITAHARA IPPON AWARD (MOST IPPONS OVER ALL CLUB)
PEARL CITY HONGWANJI

RICHARD UNO AWARD (OUTSTANDING MALE JUDOKA)
KALSEY NACIS HILO HONGWANJI

MASATO KAWASHIMA AWARD (OUTSTANDING FEMALE JUDOKA)
LAYLA CORONIL PEARL CITY HONGWANJI

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