Results of the East Hawaii Challenge canoe races in Hilo

By Jane Bockus | Special to Hawaii 24/7

Today (March 31) was beautiful day in Hilo for the East Hawaii Challenge race for OC-1, OC-2 and Rudderless V-1 canoes that brought 76 participants out to paddle on the 7.3 mile short course and the 10.5 mile long course, both of which began at Richardson’s Park in Keaukaha, and finished in front of Laka’s halau at Hilo Bayfront.

This was a very well organized event, with lots of prizes, delicious food, and happy paddlers.

Mahalo to Aaron Makaimoku and Sampson Castillo for sponsoring this super event and for being flexible enough to switch the date when treacherous conditions cancelled the original date last week.

HIPA is proud of you!

2018 HIPA EAST HAWAII CHALLENGE - SHORT COURSE 7.3 miles
OVERALLTIMENAME(S)DIVISION PLACE
11:07:00DolanTakushi1 M OC1 Novice
21:09:08TR Ireland2 M OC1 Novice
31:09:18Matthew Kaaihue1 M OC1 40-49
41:09:31Bryson Luta2 M V1 Open
51:09:35Lorin Sellars1 M OC1 19-39
61:09:44Nate Grocholski2 M OC1 40-49
71:09:53Jeff Molder1 M OC1 50-59
81:10:34Trey Green3 M OC1 Novice
91:11:21Jim Elliott2 M OC1 50-59
101:12:27Stan Cann1 M OC1 60+
111:12:42Nick Ah Yo3 M OC1 40-49
121:12:45John Roberts2 M OC1 60+
131:12:50James Hanley1 M V1 40+
141:13:54Greg Kane3 M OC1 60+
151:14:22Rich Milham4 M OC1 60+
161:15:23Christian Giardina3 M OC1 50-59
171:16:26Kenneth Kam Jr.4 M OC1 50-59
181:16:36Rodrigo Romo4 M OC1 40-49
191:16:44Kerry Long5 M OC1 60+
201:19:18Amanda DeGraeve1 F OC1 19-39
211:20:04Kieran Hampstead4 M OC1 Novice
221:20:35William P. Brosnahan III5 M OC1 40-49
231:20:46Zach Pratt2 M V1 40+
241:20:47Michele Padayo2 F OC1 19-39
251:25:05Nicolas Luis5 M OC1 Novice
261:25:09Trevella Williams1 F OC1 Novice
271:26:37Sarah Graves2 F OC1 Novice
281:28:09Don Weir & Tracy Lewis1 MM OC2 50+
291:28:21Hugh Broughton6 M OC1 40-49
301:29:15Gerry Hala Latu1 F OC1 40-49
311:31:48Amy Cook3 F OC1 19-39
321:34:04Lahela Parker-Bailey3 F OC1 Novice
331:42:14Karen Mickievic1 F OC1 60+
341:50:11Ruth Hamakawa1 F OC1 50-59
2018 HIPA EAST HAWAII CHALLENGE - LONG COURSE, 10.5 MILES
OVERALLTIMENAME(S)DIVISION PLACE
11:33:27Kua Nolan1 1 M OC1 19-39
21:37:19Chance Agpoon2 M OC1 19-39
31:37:29Kaiea Cann3 M OC1 19-39
41:38:18Jeremy Padayao4 M OC1 19-39
51:40:39Chase Von Nordhei1 M V1 Open
61:40:59Bruce Ayau1 M OC1 50-59
71:41:13Lloyd Ganoot1 M OC1 40-49
81:41:19Kama Lee Loy5 M OC1 19-39
91:41:34Bill Morris1 M OC1 60+
101:43:31Koa Spoon2 M V1 Open
111:43:52Kili Wakana6 M OC1 19-39
121:44:16Nathan Kaluhiwa2 M OC1 50-59
131:44:16Theron Ogata2 M OC1 40-49
141:45:12Louie Mendonca3 M OC1 50-59
151:46:13Sean Kaawa3 M OC1 40-49
161:47:09Afa Tuaolo2 M OC1 60+
171:47:13Kepa Weller7 M OC1 19-39
181:48:27Andrea & David OkitaMix OC2 19-49
191:48:44Kekoa Sumera-Lee3 M V1 Open
201:49:22Keahi Warfield8 M OC1 19-39
211:49:47Robert Olson4 M OC1 40-49
221:52:09Kekoa Yockman9 M OC1 19-39
231:52:28Kim Kimi & Sheila Cadaoas1 FF OC2 50+
241:52:39Leilani Olson1 F OC1 19-39
251:53:16Hanalei Akazawa10 M OC1 19-39
261:54:36Scott Laursen5 M OC1 40-49
271:55:24Melanie Kelekolio1 F OC1 50-59
281:55:50Joshua Allen4 V1 Open
291:55:57Laura Birse1 F OC1 40-49
301:57:58Alec Fierman11 M OC1 19-39
311:58:20Jason Napihaa6 M OC1 40-49
322:00:42Beverly Tuaolo1 F OC1 60+
332:05:00Eric Baicy7 M OC1 40-49
342:06:25Troy Parker-Bailey1 M V1 40+
352:09:03Harriet Parsons3 F OC1 19-39
362:10:27Linda Robb2 F OC1 60+
372:14:32Kristin Crews2 F OC1 40-49