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Merrie Monarch crowns Halau Na Mamo o Puuanahulu

Hawaii 24/7 Staff

Three nights of hula wrapped up Saturday in Hilo, with two Hilo halau among the top scorers.

A total of 29 groups — nine kane and 20 wahine — competed in the kahiko (ancient-style) portion Friday and auana (modern-style) portion Saturday in the 53rd annual Merrie Monarch Festival.

On Thursday night, 12 solo dancers squared off for the title of Miss Aloha Hula, which went to Kayli Kaiulani Carr of Halau Hiiakainamakalehua.

Judges this year included Keith Awai, Ed Collier, Ainsley Halemanu, Lahela Kaaihue, Etua Lopes, Piilani Lua and Holoua Stender.

Overall Winner

* Halau Na Mamo o Puuanahulu, kumu William “Sonny” Ching and Lopaka Igarta-De Vera, 1,214 points

Wahine Kahiko

* Halau o Ka Ua Kani Lehua, kumu Johnny Lum Ho, 592

* Halau Manaola, kumu Nani Lim Yap, 586

* Halau Hiiakainamakalehua, kumu Robert Keano Kaupu & Lono Padilla, 582

* Halau Na Mamo o Puuanahulu, kumu William “Sonny” Ching & Lopaka Igarta-De Vera, 579

* Ka La Onohi Mai O Haehae, kumu Tracie & Keawe Lopes, 578

Wahine Auana

* Halau o Ka Ua Kani Lehua, kumu Johnny Lum Ho, 610

* Halau Mohala Ilima, kumu Mapuana de Silva, 608

* Ka La Onohi Mai O Haehae, kumu Tracie & Keawe Lopes, 607

* Hula Halau O Kamuela, kumu Kauionalani Kamanao & Kunewa Mook, 599

* Halau Na Mamo o Puuanahulu, kumu William “Sonny” Ching & Lopaka Igarta-De Vera, 597

Wahine Overall

* Halau o Ka Ua Kani Lehua, kumu Johnny Lum Ho, 1,202

* Ka La Onohi Mai O Haehae, kumu Tracie & Keawe Lopes, 1,185

* Halau Manaola, kumu Nani Lim Yap, 1,181

Kane Kahiko

* Halau Hula O Kahikilaulani, kumu Nahokuokalani Gaspang, 607

* Ke Kai O Kahiki, Kumu Hula Laakea Perry, 601

* Halau Na Mamo o Puuanahulu, kumu William “Sonny” Ching & Lopaka Igarta-De Vera, 596

* Kawailiula, kumu Chinky Mahoe, 590

Kane Auana

* Halau Na Mamo o Puuanahulu, kumu William “Sonny” Ching & Lopaka Igarta-De Vera, 618

* Halau Hula O Kahikilaulani, kumu Nahokuokalani Gaspang, 595

* Ke Kai O Kahiki, Kumu Hula Laakea Perry, 592

* Kawailiula, kumu Chinky Mahoe, 591

Kane Overall

* Halau Na Mamo o Puuanahulu, kumu William “Sonny” Ching & Lopaka Igarta-De Vera, 1,214

* Halau Hula O Kahikilaulani, kumu Nahokuokalani Gaspang, 1,202

* Ke Kai O Kahiki, Kumu Hula Laakea Perry, 1,193

— Find out more:
www.merriemonarch.com

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