Pearl City wins three individual state judo titles, Lady Chargers finish runner-up in team competition

May 9, 2016 | PC Sports

I would like to congratulate our Pearl City Chargers Boys and Girls Judo Teams who competed in last Saturday's HHSAA State Judo Championships at the Stan Sheriff Center on the campus of the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

The Chargers student athletes competed to WIN with all HEART throughout the day and into the evening during the grueling individual and team competition. Congratulations to the Lady Chargers who finished runner-up to Roosevelt by just one point, 68.0 to 67.0. Awesome performances by the Lady Chargers! 

Mikayla Abe (109) and Jacqueline Fuamatu (172) brought home individual state championships for the Lady Chargers.

Matthew Keopuhiwa won the boys 198 lbs. individual championship title for the Chargers. The Chargers finished in sixth place in the team standings.

Lady Chargers Individual Results:

109 Mikayla Abe (Wazari) 1st

115  Kayla Odo  4th

122  Netanya Kang  4th

139  Sarah Kaaiakamanu  2nd

172  Jacqueline Fuamatu  (Shido)  1st

220  Jenny Fuamatu  (Wazari) 3rd

220  Michelle Tanuvasa  (Wazari)  5th

Charger Boys Individual Results:

161  Christian Edwards  (Official's Decision)  5th

198  Matthew Keopuhiwa  (Ippon 3:42)  1st

198  Elijah Turell   6th

285  Kaniala Kaohe  6th

Congratulations to Head Coach Robin Puahala and his coaching staff for another outstanding 2016 campaign while leading the boys and girls into battle during  the regular season, and OIA and state tournament championships.

I would like to say a special Aloha to the seniors who are a few weeks away from their PCHS graduation ceremonies. Their legacies have been built with the Heart and Spirit of Excellence with Honor. It has been truly an honor for the opportunity to capture them in action through the years as they matured into the championship caliber student athletes that they represent today. I will always remember their success, hard work, smiles, and friendship.