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By Linnea Botelho
Hawaii ACTRA Chapter

HAWAII – This year’s ACTRA Hawaii State Finals started off with beautiful Hawaiian weather which lasted pretty much the whole weekend. We got blessings on Saturday afternoon but it helped to keep the dust under control. We had lots of participation from the outer islands which made for a great weekend of 1,262 teams. The finals started out on Friday with the #8.5 Roping being won by Bronson Branco and Ethan Awa. The next roping was the Century Roping being won by Ken Miranda and Zanga Schutte. We finished up the day with the #10.5 Handicap Roping, won by the brother and sister team of Makayla Awa and Ethan Awa. The second day of the finals started beautiful blue skies with the Pacific Ocean in the background. We started the day off with the #7 Handicap Roping that was won by Daniel Miranda and Ethan Awa. The #5.5 Roping followed with lots of rain to keep us all cool. Winning the roping was a mother-son team (Tisha Awa and Ethan Awa). The blue skies and sunshine return for the last day of our finals. We started it off with the #4 Roping and the young guns came out to rope. Winning the roping was Kelvin Medeiros and Daniel Miranda. We wrapped the weekend off with the #3 Roping being won by Dusty DeLuz and Kama Kalaukoa. Big mahalo to all of our sponsors Hawaii County Fair Foundation, American Pacific Inc – International, DeMattos Plumbing, West Hawaii Concrete, Kumumea, Just In Time 2 Grind, Danny and Freline Pajimola, HPM, DeRego Services, Nolan Nobriga and Bob Hamilton. Mahalo to all the workers and volunteers that came to help and make this another terrific finals. Now it is off to Nationals in Reno!  Good luck to everyone!

Results from the Hawaii State Finals are as follows; payoff is per man. All ropings were $30/man, four partners, four steers, progressive after the first.


#8.5 Roping

Overall round payoffs: 1. Bronson Branco and Ethan Awa, 5.87, $212. 2. Makayla Awa and Ethan Awa, 6.17, $141.
Average: 1. Bronson Branco and Ethan Awa, 26.87, $565. 2. Troy Gomes and Kevin Hill, 29.79, $423. 3. Chris Awa and Keola Loando, 30.22, $282. 4. Kahiau Onaka and Bronson Branco, 32.68, $141.


Century Roping

Overall round payoffs: 1. Brian DeMattos and Zanga Schutte, 6.33, $192. 2. Brian DeMattos and Zanga Schutte, 6.56, $115. 3. Geoy Purdy and Zanga Schutte, 6.83, $77.
Average: 1. Ken Miranda and Zanga Schutte, 28.26, $537. 2. Chris Awa and Ken Miranda, 30.13, $384. 3. Jason Loando and Luis Rincon, 34.06, $292. 4. Wally Ching and Franklin Boteilho, 36.32, $215. 5. Dewey Matsumoto and Stephen DeLuz, 38.22, $108.


#10.5 Hdcp.

Overall round payoffs 1. Kelvin Medeiros and Ethan Awa, 5.61, $272. 2. Kahiau Onaka and Bronson Branco, 5.87, $204. 3. Devin Lopes and Shane DeLuz, 6.26, $136. 4. Kahiau Onaka and Bronson Branco, 6.28, $68.
Average: 1. Makayla Awa and Ethan Awa, 21.66, $817. 2. Kahiau Onaka and Bronson Branco, 23.20, $572. 3. Poch Nobriga Jr. and Nolan Nobriga, 25.71, $435. 4. Shane DeLuz and Shawn Aguiar, 28.71, $327. 5. Daniel Miranda and Ken Miranda, 30.69, $245. 6. Makayla Awa and Bobby DeMattos, 34.62, $190. 7. Chris Awa and Kevin Hill, 35.18, $136.


#7 Hdcp.

Overall round payoffs: 1. Wyatt Rita and Chaz Rita, 5.94, $270. 2. Wyatt Rita and Chaz Ritz, 6.37, $170. 3. Matthew Loando and Keola Loando, 6.37, $170. 4. Tucker Gomes and Bronson Branco, 6.52, $108. 5. Kevin Hill and Herman Holland, 6.60, $54.
Average: 1. Daniel Miranda and Ethan Awa, 30.05, $924. 2. Kahiau Onaka and Franklin Boteilho, 30.40, $647. 3. Hailey Onaka and Zanga Schutte, 30.61, $493. 4. Poch Nobriga Jr. and Kevin Hill, 33.45, $369. 5. Wyatt Ruiz and Lance Fu, 3.98, $272. 6. Kahiau Onaka and Joshua Gomes, 35.01, $216. 7. Lenaia Andrade and Shawn Aguiar, 35.32, $154.


#5.5 Roping

Overall round payoffs: 1. Marty Souza and Shane DeLuz, 6.65, $300. 2. Brian Bugado and Ty Kauai, 6.86, $214. 3. Tucker Gomes and Chaz Rita, 6.98, $163. 4. Kelvin Medeiros and Kelly Medeiros, 7.02, $120. 5. Bobby Boy Manuel and Joshua Gomes, 7.05, $60.
Average: 1. Tisha Awa and Ethan Awa, 35.59, $1,029. 2. Tatiana Loando and Sam Auld, 37.01, $721. 3. Kale Onaka and Kelly Medeiros, 40.24, $549. 4. Mike Smith and Shawn Aguiar, 40.67, $412. 5. Zanga Schutte and Lance Fu, 41.51, $309. 6. Wally Ching and Franklin Boteilho, 42.27, $245. 7. Roger Kaiwi and Kahiau Onaka, 42.58, $172.

#4 Roping
Overall round payoffs: 1. Marty Souza and Kama Kalaukoa, 6.39, $327. 2. Booboo Tolentino and Sam Auld, 6.81, $233. 3. Poch Nobriga Jr. and Trisyn Kalawaia, 6.90, $177. 4. Lenaia Andrade and Justin Jose, 7.13, $131. 5. Hailey Onaka and Chris Awa, 7.29, $65.
Average: 1. Kelvin Medeiros and Daniel Miranda, 39.04, $1,046. 2. Peter Andrade and Shawn Aguiar, 42.60, $710. 3. Wally Ching and Cookie Kawamoto, 46.41, $560. 4. Wally Ching and Kimo Mant, 46.93, $411. 5. Tatiana Loando and Chris Awa, 47.79, $336. 6. Makayla Awa and Butch Gomes, 48.68, $299. 7. Wally Ching and Kainoa DeGuair, 55.33, $224. 8. Marty Souza and Kama Kalaukoa, 29.96, $149.


#3 Roping

Overall round payoffs: 1. Walter Gomes and Brandy Gomes, 7.33, $241. 2. Zayven Menino and Shannon Benevides, 7.40, $181. 3. Albert Duarte and Butch Gomes, 7.68, $120. 4. Eli Higa and Shannon Benevides, 7.75, $60.
Average: 1. Dusty DeLuz and Kama Kalaukoa, 26.65, $723. 2. Keoni Akita and Wyatt Ruiz, 31.51, $506. 3. Laurie Diego and Duane Shimogawa, 33.61, $386. 4. Albert Duarte and Butch Gomes, 33.83, $289. 5. Zayven Menino and Shannon Benevides, 36.69, $217. 6. Kacy Boteilho and Shannon Benevides, 37.73, $169. 7. Kacy Boteilho and Kainoa DeGuair, 39.05, $120.