Pearl City Boys, Girls place 4th at HHSAA Judo Championships, Fuamatu strikes individual gold

May 10, 2015 | PC Sports

The Pearl City Charger Boys placed 4th while the Girls finished in a tie for 4th place with Punahou in the team competition at the HHSAA Hawaii State Judo Championships held on Saturday at Stan Sheriff Center.

Kapolei won the boys team championship. Roosevelt captured the girls team championship.

Chargers Individual Championship Title Matches:

Jackson Fuamatu defeated Kahuku's Lerod Tongi (Yuko) to win the 220 Lbs. individual championship title.

Matthew Keopuhiwa placed second in the 198 Lbs weight class.

Mana Borden placed second in the 172 Lbs. weight class for the Lady Chargers.

Top Chargers Finishers:


Maui Lee  3rd, 178 Lbs
Matthew Keopuhiwa  2nd, 198 Lbs.
Jackson Fuamatu  1st, 220 Lbs.


Louise Pekelo  4th, 103 Lbs.
Mikayla Abe  3rd, (Shido) 109 Lbs.
Kayelah Arakaki  3rd (Ippon) 139 Lbs.
Sarah Kaaiakamanu  4th, 139 Lbs.
Mana Borden  2nd, 172 Lbs.
Jennie Fuamatu  5th, 220 Lbs.
Michelle Tanuvasa  6th, 220 Lbs.



Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Pride, Friendship, Respect

Lady Chargers teammates Sarah Kaaiakamanu (left) and Kayelah Arakaki (right) embrace

one another after finishing their match for third place in the 139 Lbs. weight class.

Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Mutual Respect & Admiration

The success of the Pearl City Chargers Judo team is the bond between each team member

and their coaches who guide them on their journey in battle and as student athletes at PCHS.