The daughter of Isaac and Johanna Estrella, Nanea Estrella was a four-time state champion for Lahainaluna High School. Ranked second at 132 pounds in the National Girls High School Rankings, she has signed a letter of intent to wrestle at Menlo College. Estrella was team captain for three years and has been ranked in the Top 10 nationally since her sophomore year.
Estrella had runner-up finishes at the Cadet Nationals in 2018 and the Junior Nationals in 2019, and won both freestyle and Greco-Roman at the 2019 Western Regionals. She earned a triple crown and was named Outstanding Wrestler in Greco-Roman at the Turf Wars in Pocatello, Idaho, and placed third at the 2019 Cadet World Team trials.
She also lettered in track and field and was a two-time Hawaii state qualifier in the 4×100-meter relay, 4×400-meter relay, 400-meter dash, 200-meter dash and long jump.
Estrella tutored fourth-grade students and is also a member of Lahainaluna High School’s Aloha Club, which performs community outreach activities including beach cleanups, food drives and preparing and serving meals to the homeless.
She is also a finalist for the 2020 Pele Award, which honors creative excellence in the art of advertising and design. Estrella submitted a PSA video called “Don’t Be A Drip” about water conservation. She has received the A&B scholar athlete award and is a CTE pathway completer in broadcast media.
Tricia Saunders High School Excellence Award
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