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Top Places for Judo

By The Molokai Dispatch Staff

Photo courtesy of Kalei Roberts.

The Judo team closed their regular season with a Maui tournament last weekend, bringing home many top three finishes. 

For the boys, top finishers were Randyn Cabreros in third place at 121 pounds, Ekolu Horner taking first at 178 and Nalu Kalipi winning the 220 division. On the girls’ side, Anjolie Manaba finished first at 98 pounds, Kaia Yamashita and Kiliohu Duvauchelle took first and second, respectively, at 109, Noeau Lenwai placed second at 115, Olapa Duvauchelle claimed second at 122, Reina Kahue Cabanting placed third at 139, Sonni Han won the 154 division and Ara Puaa placed second at 172 pounds. 

“Our regular season judo tournaments have wrapped up with the fourth tournament at Maui High,” said Kalei Roberts, judo head coach. “Some of our students had their first matches this week, and we have surely learned a lot from our competitors. We will be heading back to the mat this week to adjust our game plans and improve our techniques to be ready to compete in the MIL Championship tournament at King Kekaulike this coming Saturday.”


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