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Keliipoaimoku Kamalii Long Distrance Race – held July21 ,2012 in Kailua Bay

Keliipoaimoku Kamalii Long Distance Races   Held Saturday at Kailua Bay – July 21, 2012

Roundup>Girls 12 (1.5 miles): 1. Paddlers of Laka, 10:42; 2. Kai Ehitu, 10:44; 3. Kai Opua, 11:12.

Roundup>Boys 12 (1.5 miles): 1. Kai Ehitu, 10:04; 2. Kai Opua, 10:16; 3. Hui Waa O Waiakea, 10:18.

Roundup>Girls 13 (1.5 miles): 1. Kai Opua, 9:59; 2. Kai Ehitu, 11:21; Kai Ehitu, 12:51.

Roundup>Boys 13 (1.5 miles): 1. Kai Ehitu, 8:26; 2. Kai Opua, 8:45; 3. Keauhou, 8:56.

Roundup>Girls 14 (two miles): 1. Keauhou, 26:36.

Roundup>Boys 14 (two miles): 1. Kai Opua, 22:31; 2. Hui Waa O Waiakea, 24:58.

Roundup>Girls 15 (two miles): 1. Kai Ehitu, 26:54.

Roundup>Boys 15 (two miles): 1. Hui Waa O Waiakea, 26:34.

Roundup>Girls 16 (2.5 miles): 1. Kai Opua, 39:16; 2. Kai Ehitu, 39.50.

Roundup>Boys 16 (2.5 miles): 1. Kai Opua, 33:40; 2. Kai Ehitu, 39:19.

Roundup>Mixed 16 (2.5 miles): 1. Kai Opua, 41:47.

Roundup>Boys 18 (2.5 miles): 1. Kai Opua, 33:00; 2. Hui Waa O Waiakea, 36:02; 3. Kai E Hitu, 36:28.

Roundup>Special race (one mile): 1. Keauhou 9:10; 2. Kai Opua 9:12 3. Kai Opua 9:14.

Roundup>Ohana fun paddle (.25 miles): 1. Ka Ipu Naauao 03:27; 2. Kai E Hitu 03:31; 3. Anakalea Ohana 03:45; 4. Ka Ipu Naauao 3:48; DeMellos 4:12; Family Time 4:19; Mersburgh Ohana 4:27; Sun Droppers 4:29; Yo Mamma 4:30; Lincoln Ohana 4:31; Da Mix Plate 4:36; Mo Bettah 4:44; Rapozo 4:47; Team Slo Mo 4:51.

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July 27, 2012 Posted by | Canoe Racing | , , , | Leave a comment

Moku O Hawaii – results from June 2, 2012

Moku O Hawaii: Paddlers of Laka/Na Waa Hanakahi results                            Saturday at Hilo Bay

TEAM STANDINGS

A Division: 1. Kai Opua 258; 2. Keauhou 189; 3. Keaukaha 159; 4. Puna 146; 5. Kawaihae 131; 6. Kamehameha 128; 7. Kai Ehitu 117

B Division: 1. Hui Waa O Waiakea 69; 2. Paddlers of Laka 56; 3. Na Waa Hanakahi 39; 4. Keoua Canoe Club 24; 5. Kailana Canoe Club 6

RACE RESULTS

Girls 12: 1. Kai Ehitu 2:03.94 (Nayeli Silva-Kahalewai, Mahinalani Bonomi, Tanya Penovaroff-Diaz, Tatiana Macomber, Olivia McKellar, Kealoha Dinson); 2. Kai Opua 2:11.94; 3. Keauhou 2:13.14;

Boys 12: 1. Kai Opua 1:44.75 (Hunter Torres, Myles Shirai, Hanalei Akazawa, Connor Kai Bunnell, Jack Menke-Siefkin, Lamaku Kekaualua-Nacis); 2. Hui Waa O Waiakea 1:54.15; 3. Keaukaha 1:57.05;

Mixed 12: 1. Kai Opua 2:13.03 (Hunter Torres, Myles Shirai, Kawehionalani Pelekane, Destinee Pilanca-Russell, Maimiti Otare, Lamaku Kekaualua-Nacis); 2. Kawaihae 2:13.69; 3. Keaukaha 2:24.09;

Girls 13: 1. Kai Opua 2:09.40 (Nala Mrozinski-Foti, Taimane Kamaka, Danielle Gramlich, Aaliyah Butler, Eleashia Kealoha, Maria Fujii); 2. Keaukaha 2:19.19; 3. Kai Ehitu 2:21.18;

Boys 13: 1. Kai Ehitu 1:59.21 (Iokepa Aponte, Kyle Kiyonaga, Wade Rietow, Kawika Lawrence, Tuitahi Faleofa-Taumoefolau, Hiram Anakalea Jr.); 2. Kai Opua 2:02.70; 3. Puna 2:04.87

Novice B women: 1. Kai Opua 2:04.34 (Heidi Hoover, Naomi Zimmer, Beth Bernhardt, Christian OConnor, Katie Summers, Anne Cole); 2. Kai Ehitu 2:10.92; 3. Kawaihae 2:11.71;

Girls 14: 1. Kawaihae 2:04.86 (Britney Samio, Andielyn Cabulizan-Agustin, Monica Muskat, Brandee Samio, Ashlynn Kaiamakini, Shania Souza); 2. Kai Opua 2:05.64; 3. Kai Ehitu 2:08.94;

Boys 14: 1. Puna 1:47.74 (Kalani Fujiyama-Medeiros, Nikolai Wassman, Noah Lautalo, Manu Sevao, Grant Kauahi Jr., Branden Leialoha); 2. Keaukaha 1:50.80; 3. Kai Opua 1:53.89;

Mixed novice B: 1. Keauhou 1:48.73 (Mikah Pada, Kapua Weeks, Peter Dahlberg, Rachel Rodrigues, Nicholas Schenk, Sandi Shriver); 2. Na Waa Hanakahi 1:49.62; 3. Kai Opua 1:52.42; 4. Hui Waa O Waiakea 1:54.31; 5. Kamehameha 1:55.16; 6. Kai Ehitu 1:55.94; 7. Paddlers of Laka 1:59.59; 8. Keaukaha 2:07.79; DQ Kawaihae; DNF Puna; SCR Kailana

Girls 15: 1. Kai Opua 4:37.54 (Megan Kaipo, Jessica Lloyd, Jaylynne Fowler, Nora Frank, Shaianne Moniz-Metcalf, Kelly Andrews); 2. Kai Ehitu 4:52.91; 3. Keaukaha 5:25.35; SCR Kamehameha; SCR Kawaihae

Boys 15: 1. Hui Waa O Waiakea 3:58.58 (Sumo Kekaualua-Tuiaana, Aven Kualii, Suwaiter Poch, Wyatt Dudoit, Jordan Dodd, Bronson Napoleon); 2. Kai Opua 4:00.97; 3. Keaukaha 4:15.67;

Novice B men: 1. Kamehameha 4:13.12 (Kourtney Miyasato, Carlos Valdez, Ramelb Renn, Kumalani Borling, William Lee, Carlos Navor Jr.); 2. Na Waa Hanakahi 4:14.60; 3. Puna 4:20.43;

16-and-under girls: 1. Kai Opua 4:34.98 (Justyce Torres, Gabriele Lovell, Vailana Akeo-Taetuna, Ashley Alani De-Mello, Janelle Quinn, Jessica Lloyd); 2. Kawaihae 4:43.32; 3. Kai Ehitu 4:50.57; 4. Kamehameha 4:55.80; 5. Keaukaha 4:58.72

16-and-under boys: 1. Kai Opua 3:51.34 (Kepa Kalima-Padillio, Kau Kin In, Nalu East, Rafael Flores, Devin Vandervoort, Isaiah Hauanio); 2. Hui Waa O Waiakea 4:01.75; 3. Keaukaha 4:14.21;

18-and-under girls: 1. Kai Opua 4:24.80 (Ashley Gross, Lorelei Nakagawa, Kayli Towler, Miranda Villegas, Sara Ingram, Faran Brown); 2. Keaukaha 4:37.36; 3. Kamehameha 4:45.11;

18-and-under boys: 1. Kai Opua 8:03.58 (Kaniela Hauanio, RJ DeMello-Crampton, Keahi Mamac, Jason Fowler, Conner Costales, Haaheo Kaiawe); 2 Keaukaha 8:20.61; 3. Kamehameha 8:36.09;

Novice A women: 1. Keauhou 4:21.41 (Tina Flower, Linnea Jenkins, Tessa Cox, Nicole Friedley, Corrine Convery, Lainie Ushiroda); 2. Kawaihae 4:27.70; 3. Kai Ehitu 4:33.13;

Novice A men: 1. Keauhou 8:09.36 (Ken Tanaka, Jason Gabriel, Keone Au, Stewart Solmonson, Chandler Nacino, Jarrod Dryer); 2. Puna 8:15.61; 3. Kai Opua 8:27.13;

Freshmen women: 1. Kai Opua 8:52.95 (Melanie Kelekolio, Tiapepe Ulufaleilupe, Darcy Daniel, Leann Alani, Angela Faanunu, Christina Williams); 2. Puna 8:58.13; 3. Keauhou 9:00.06;

Freshmen men: 1. Kai Opua 7:39.22 (Ina Ynigues Jr, Eddie Hayward, Nathan Grocholski, Theron Ogata, Kawika Leicher, Puni Freitas); 2. Keauhou 7:49.07; 3. Keaukaha 7:56.38

Sophomore women: 1. Kai Opua 9:22.56 (Oilipua Atkinson, Sarah Egan, Rebekah Lussiaa, Nicola Fernandez, Bethany Llanes, Lelia Kanuha); 2. Kawaihae 9:36.08; 3 Kamehameha 10:02.02

Sophomore men: 1. Keauhou 8:08.57 (Ikaika Hauanio, Willy Hose, Noah Gibson, Dillon Parent, Salesi Apina, Kaeo Peterson); 2. Kai Opua 8:30.36; 3. Keaukaha 8:33.49;

Junior women: 1. Kai Opua 9:20.75 (Mara Masuda, Cheryl Villegas, Maile Leslie, Tatiana Tan, Lauren Turnbaugh, Nicki Lacey-Enos); 2. Keauhou 9:57.80; 3. Puna 10:26.61

Junior men: 1. Keauhou 7:44.88 (Ikaika Hauanio, Josh Holt, Daniel Chun, Ikaika Kaawa, Trey Cox III, Jeff Silva); 2. Puna 8:06.88; 3. Kamehameha 8:19.38;

Masters women 40: 1. Kai Opua 9:58.34 (Darcy Daniel, Dani Ho, Lauren Turnbaugh, Amber Youderian, Angela Rey, Kim Kimi); 2. Keaukaha 10:11.13; 3. Kawaihae 10:18.92

Masters men 40: 1. Keauhou 7:51.53 (Thibert Lussiaa, Mesepa Tanoai, Nue Youderian, Ian Foo, Kevin Lindsey, Bruce Ayau); 2. Puna 8:21.73; 3. Keaukaha 8:27.89;

Masters women 60: 1. Keauhou 5:00.97 (Sue Lalanne, Beve Schorr, Sammie Stanbro, Lonny Higgins, Barbara Lasich, Kaeti Ecker); 2. Kamehameha 5:08.72; 3. Keaukaha 5:21.27; SCR Kai Opua; SCR Kawaihae

Masters men 60: 1. Keauhou 4:20.12 (Bob Bruce, Lawrence Goff, Robert Vatter, Mana Manasas, Mel Pauole, Lorrin Ching); 2. Kai Opua 4:34.40; 3. Keaukaha 4:35.77;

Golden masters women 55: 1. Keauhou 4:45.32 (Teri Fong, Beve Schorr, Patty Eames, Leila Duim, Kathy Kaai, Kaeti Ecker); 2. Puna 4:45.98; 3. Kai Opua 5:09.84;

Golden masters men 55: 1. Keaukaha 4:08.93 (David Lipp, Nubs Furumo, Mike Shintaku, Capt. Crunch Millington, Kerry Long, Frantik Jeff Clemenson); 2. Keauhou 4:18.02; 3. Kai Opua 4:21.17;

Senior masters women 50: 1. Keauhou 4:39.61 (Leslie Woods, Joreen Knox, Patty Eames, Carol Carroll, Jan Kuivenhoven, Kim Schneider); 2. Puna 4:48.62; 3.

Senior masters men 50: 1. Kai Opua 4:00.88 (Herb Funk, Mark Aiona, Jeff King, Cole Naehu, Spencer Lavea, Dan Leyva); 2. Puna 4:03.57; 3. Keaukaha 4:09.51; SCR Kamehameha

Mixed masters 60: 1. Kawaihae 5:03.52 (Eunice Veincent, Larry Vidlak, Madi Turner, Kit Roehrig, Sammy Teixeira, Yama Chillingworth); 2. Paddlers of Laka 5:16.09; 3. Kamehameha 5:23.04;

Mixed masters 55: 1. Keauhou 4:45.06 (Teri Fong, Robert Vatter, Kathy Kaai, Peter Lasich, Ned Burns, Kim Schneider); 2. Puna 4:47.71; 3. Kamehameha 4:49.58;

Mixed masters 40: 1. Keauhou 4:11.82 (Thibert Lussiaa, Jan Kuivenhoven, Kevin Lindsey, Nicole Friedley, Joreen Knox, Mesepa Tanoai); 2. Kai Opua 4:15.14; 3. Puna 4:21.90;

Open four women: 1. Kawaihae 4:53.47 (Tiffany Hatanaka, Noelani Spencer, Kapua Christensen, Leilani Griego); 2. Kai Opua 4:54.56; 3. Kamehameha 5:03.73;

Open four men: 1. Keauhou 3:56.23 (Daniel Chun, Keone Au, Nue Youderian, Jeff Silva); 2. Kai Opua 4:07.16; 3. Puna 4:12.67;

Mixed men and women: 1. Kai Opua 4:03.08 (Nathan Grocholski, Oilipua Atkinson, Ina Ynigues Jr., Nicola Fernandez, Kekaulike Tomich, Leann Alani); 2. Keauhou 4:11.60; 3. Puna

June 6, 2012 Posted by | Canoe Racing | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dan Nathaniel Long Distance Canoe Race – Full Results

The Waikoloa men and Na Waa Hanakahi women won races in the iron division at Hilo Bay on Sept. 17 at Kamehameha Canoe Club’s Dan Nathaniel Long Distance Canoe Race.

Crews were given an opportunity to prepare for Sunday’s Na Wahine o Ke Kai, which runs from Molokai to Oahu.

MEN    Iron division

Waikoloa, 1:38.07, nontraditional   Kawaihae, 1:41.30, open glass

Hui Waa o Waiakea, 1:41.48, open koa   Kai Ehitu, 1:44.55, open koa

Kai Ehitu, 1:45.02, open glass   Kai Opua, 1:46.33, 40-plus

Kamehameha, 1:49.15, open glass   Keaukaha, 1:51.59, 50-plus

Kai Ehitu, 1:47.31, 40-plus glass   Kilauea, 1:59.46, open glass

Nine-men fiberglass    Kamehameha, 2:28.44, open glass

Waikoloa, 2:29.19, 40-plus     Kai Opua, 2:30.22, open glass

WOMEN

Iron division    Na Waa Hanakahi, 1:21.06, mix open glass

Na Waa Hanakahi, 1:21.55, mix 40 glass   Kai Ehitu, 1:22.22, koa

Waikoloa, 1:23.28, mix nontraditional   Volcanos National Park, 1:24.45, women glass

Kai Ehitu, 1:26.01, women glass   Kai Ehitu, 1:29.50, women 40

Keaukaha, 1:30.09, mix glass   Keaukaha, 1:32.54, women 55

Kamehameha, n/a, mix glass     Laka, 1:34.07, mix glass

Nine-women fiberglass    Puna, 2:59.24    Kamehameha, 3:05.44    Keauhou, 3:08.24

September 24, 2011 Posted by | Canoe Racing | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Moku O Hawaii Crews claim state titles

Keauhou Novice women do well - photo by Baron Sekiya

Keauhou Novice women do well - photo by Baron Sekiya

Big Island paddling crews were battling for state titles this past Saturday as the Hawaii Canoe Racing Association brought the show to Hilo Bay for the first time since 2002.

    Moku O Hawaii clubs did not disappoint the large home crowd as early on in the 39 race schedule the Puna Boys 16 captured the state championship paddling in lane 10 of the 14 lane competition.

   The six member crew made up of Hapa Aki, Keola Sumera-Lee, Kalae Ke III, Aimoku Johansen and brothers Luke and Lono Leasure-Lucas pulled in the first state title of the day for Puna Canoe Club crews.

    “It feels amazing to have won the state title,” Johansen said.  “You could feel everyone in the canoe pulling together and we all gave just a little extra today.”

Puna boys 14 placed 3rd at state
Puna boys 14 placed 3rd at state

Sumera-Lee was sitting in seat two behind the stroker, Aki, and believed that it was the power seats that helped lead the crew to victory.  “We have to keep up with the stroker and we were switching sides every 15 stokes.  The power boys really came through,” Sumera-Lee said.

   “We worked pretty hard during the season and four of us have been together for four years.  It is a perfect blend for us,” Ke III said.

    The four members of the state champion Puna 16 crew that Ke III was talking about – Aki, Sumera-Lee, Ke III and Lono Leasure-Lucas – were members of the boys 13 crew that won the state championship last year.

   The Puna women, Novice A, also came up big in winning their first state title.  Stroker, Michele Gunderson, set the pace and allowed the power women behind her to make the canoe fly.

Puna women, "backbone of team"
Puna women, “backbone of team”

“The last few races we just kept doing the same thing and we peaked at the right time, just like our coaches said would happen,” Gunderson said.

   “We really jelled as a crew and we talked before the race and got each other pumped up.  From the beginning our coaches told us we could win states.  We felt that we really had a chance and it came through,” she said.

   Gunderson was supported by power paddlers Kanani Yockman, Shannon Johnson, Aimee Kama, Rose Calumag, and steersman Cherie Kauahi.

   “It’s not how you start a season, but how you finish the season that matters,” Gunderson said.

    Defending Moku O Hawaii team champions, Kai Opua, grabbed state titles in the girls 16 and boys’ 15 division.

    Matelita Taumoefolau was ecstatic about her girls’ team title.  “I’ve been paddling every summer for the past four years,” she said.

   “Today we won with a totally different crew.  This was the first time we put this crew together, but we all knew we could bring the power,” Taumoefolau said.

   The Kai Opua girls won in the center of the field, lane 8, and Taumoefolau believes that the brisk wind changed the currents to help the outside lanes.

   Sitting in seat number five, Mia Mardikian, felt confident going into the race.  “We knew we were strong and could bring it on.  Our coaches really know us and they believed in us.  Today was about natural chemistry,” she said.

   Taumoefolau and Mardikian were aided by Zara Nicholson, Kamella Dowells, Kiinahe Amone and Ashley Gross.

   The winning Kai Opua boys 15 crew consisted of Marshall Castillon, Kainoa and Micah Tanoai, Conner Costales, Kaiwi Canda Alvarez and steersman Chase Vonnorheim.

   Tui Tonga pulled in a big win during the men’s Novice A, 1-mile race, when their crew of Jerome Slade, Joe Meheula, Earl Cox III, Daniel Chun, Daniel Demello and Andreas Gaeta took home the gold medal.

    “We got more heart than anyone else here,” said steersman, Gaeta, after the race.  “It comes down to heart and who wants it the most.  Today we raced against the best and we are the best.”

    Tui Tonga’s crew raced in lane 6 and Gaeta believes that the middle lanes were running perfectly.

   “We got lucky as we pulled it together at the half mile portion of the race.  The inside lanes were sticky at the turn, but we kicked it in really hard with a quarter mile to go,” Gaeta said.

   Keauhou also scored big wins in both the mixed and men’s Novice B (first year paddlers) Divisions.

   For the mixed winning crew the combination of Aaron Brown, Annet Rodriguez, Bobby Friedman, Paul Masci, Wrayra Fairchild and Kolina Chao finished the season on a high note.

     “The best part of paddling is being part of a team,” steersman, Rodriguez said.  “It’s stressful being the steersman because I don’t want to let anyone down.  I didn’t expect to win today, but we did it for one of our team members who is stricken with cancer, Delta Thompson.”

   “The entire team is behind him and his fight with cancer and we are all motivated to do well for him,” she said.

    Keauhou’s Novice B men also pulled out a state medal using Bart Blosser, Dan Chilton, Jeff Silva, Josh Holt, Justing Warren and Hana Cook.

   Silva, who steered the canoe, believed in the old adage of hard work.  “The harder your work the more it pays off in the end,” he said.

“I feel very comfortable in the water and used my knowledge of surfing to help steer the canoe in the changing currents.  Our crew was confident going into the race and they trusted me,” Silva said.

   “Today all our training and hard work paid off.  We were undefeated during the entire season if you don’t count the first race when we were disqualified,” Silva said with a grin.

   Keaukaha was not to be denied a state medal as they used their Girls 18 under crew to claim top honors.

    Three of their girls were part of the Pahoa High girls winning crew that made big news earlier in the year when they won a Big Island Interscholastic Federation title.

   Dagger girls Loke Picanco, Shayna Lynn Bertilacci and Beautiful Wilson combined with Kamehameha School paddlers Kiani Matsumoto, Kao Sutton and Shelby Picanco to capture a HCRA state title with Keaukaha Canoe Club.

   “There are so many good teams out here that we didn’t know how we were going to do coming into today. We were in lane 11 during the race and it felt smooth,” stroker Loke Picanco said.

    “We finished second to Kai Opua during the Moku championships and during the two weeks since we have been working very hard.  All the hard work paid off,” she said.

August 2, 2009 Posted by | Canoe Racing | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Big Island Crews Looking to Win State Titles

Puna Canoe Club is hoping to pocket some age group titles.  Coach Afa Tuaolo, far left

Puna Canoe Club is hoping to pocket some age group titles. Coach Afa Tuaolo, far left

Several Big Island canoe paddling crews are hoping to come away with state titles on Saturday when the Hawaii Canoe Racing Association host the State Championships at Hilo Bay.

    The competition will draw some 3,000 paddlers representing 60 clubs from around the state.

The highly competitive event will mark the close of the regatta season for the various clubs before the long distance season opens in two weeks.

   Several Big Island crews will be looking to come away with state titles which include the Kawaihae girls 12, Puna boys 14, Kai Opua’s boys 18 and women’s open 4, and Keauhou’s mixed masters 40, 55 and 60 as well as senior men’s masters.

   Kai Opua dominated the Moku O Hawaii season, racking up 234 points to claim the team title over Puna (195) and Keauhou (166). 

    Kai Opua has moved up to the AAAA Division this year and will compete against the state’s top canoe paddling teams.

Puna boys 14 are undefeated
Puna boys 14 are undefeated

The teams to beat are perennial powerhouse, Hawaiian Canoe Club of Maui, defending state champion Lanikai and current Oahu Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association champion, Kaneohe.

   Puna’s head coach, Afa Tuaolo, is cautiously optimistic about his club doing well at states.  “We had a pretty good day at the island championships because we didn’t let mistakes hurt us,” he said.

   About 8,000 spectators and participants are expected to be at Hilo Bay on Saturday.  Opening ceremonies began at 8 a.m. with the first of 39 races to start at 9 a.m.

  

July 31, 2009 Posted by | Canoe Racing | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment