25th Pana‘ewa Rodeo Stampede Results
An estimated 9,000 Big Island residents and visitors turned out over Presidents’ Day weekend for the 25th Annual Hawai‘i Horse Owners Panaewa Stampede Rodeo from Feb. 18 to 20, 2017, at the Pana‘ewa Equestrian Center in Hilo.
Over the three-day weekend, 185 cowboys and cowgirls competed in the rodeo.
Each year the rodeo includes a rodeo clown, a professional announcer, a wide variety of food booths, craft booths and leather and saddle making exhibits, as well as, cultural and historical displays.
This year’s event saluted National Rodeo Finalist Cody Cabral, a Hilo native. Cabral was just two years old when the very first Pana‘ewa Stampede Rodeo was held and carried the Hawai‘i flag at the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) where he competed in steer wrestling.
A barrelman for the NFR in his 9th year as the Pana‘ewa Stampede Rodeo Clown, JJ Harrison is a highlight of the rodeo activities. From serious athlete, comedian and award-winning rodeo clown, Harrison kept the crowd engaged, laughing and coming back for more.
This year’s novelty events included Chute Dogging, Knockerball Bulls and Ranch Mugging (no horses).
“We are one of the only rodeo I know of that always has an event or two that allows for the spectators to come and sign up and ‘play with real live bulls’ in the arena,” explained Nancy Cabral, rodeo secretary and mother of Cody Cabral.
“We always feature our ‘Hawai‘i’s Own’ events of Po‘o Wai U and Double Mugging,” explained Nancy. “They were developed in Hawai‘i as roping techniques to help the paniolo cowboy rope and control the wild steers that they had to catch in the thick jungles of Hawai‘i. These unique events are done nowhere else in the world. “
Hawai‘i’s paniolo heritage is a cowboy culture over two centuries old. Paniolo traditions continue and are seen at the rodeo when cowboys and cowgirls compete in unique Hawai‘i events like Wahine Calf Mugging, Po‘o Wai U and Double Mugging.
During Po‘o Wai U, wild cattle are lassoed and tied to an aumana, a Y shaped tree. In the rodeo competitors must quickly rope the horns of a steer and tie it to the aumana with a non-choke knot.
In Double Mugging, two cowboys/cowgirls work together to rope a steer, take it down and tie its legs. The team with the fastest time wins.
Keiki competed in Mutton Busting (sheep riding), roping, barrel racing and junior bull riding.
In Mutton Busting, keiki are placed atop a sheep inside a chute. Once the child is on, the chute opens, releasing the sheep. As the sheep runs, the child holds on, attempting to ride to the buzzer.
Colt Mandaloniz was a crowd favorite, riding after the buzzer sounded. He scored a 63.
The Pana’ewa Stampede Rodeo is held each year over President’s Day weekend.
The 26th Annual Pana’ewa Stampede Rodeo will be held Feb. 17 to 19, 2018.
- Caithlynn Rae Cabral-AhSing was crowned the 2017 Rodeo Queen.
- All-Round Cowboy: Kalai Nobriga
- Reserve All-Round Cowboy: Bronson Branco
- All-Round Cowgirl: Macey Loando
- Reserve All-Round Cowgirl: Nahe Nobriga.
Youth Team Roping 1st Go Short Average
- Eli Higa & Levi Higa: 10.93 8.5 19.45
- Westin Joseph & Trisyn Kalawaia: 11.5 13.72 25.22
- Trystin Hooper & Daniel Miranda: 12.47 12.78 25.25
- Camela Haalilio & Kaohu Ha‘alilio: 18.68 11.59 30.28
Youth Barrel Racing 1st Go Short Average
- Khevain Nobriga: 20.09 19.34 39.43
- Lauren DeGuair: 20.06 20.06 40.12
- Kircia Derasin: 20.47 19.66 40.13
Sheep Riding Score
- Kalia Andrade: 63
- Colt Mandaloniz: 63
- Shavanie Urubio: 58
- Blake Willis: 53
Junior Bull Riding Score
- Chance Miranda: 68
Bull Riding Score
- Joseph Westin: 73
- Kalawaia Trisyn: 68
Bareback Bronc Riding Score
- Rykart Hidaro: 67
Wahine Double Mugging Time
- Nahe Nobriga & Gabby Lorenzo-Beaudet: 24.750
- Shannon Benevides & Daphne Joseph: 28.160
- Pua Kauhaihao & Nahe Nobriga: 32.070
- Makayla Awa & Cassidy Serion: ,40.410
- Macey Loando & Gabby Lorenzo-Beaudet: 49.900
Wahine Breakaway Roping Final Time
- Macey Loando: 1.930
- Kalysa Hamilton: 2.280
- Daphne Joseph: 2.320
Wahine Barrel Racing 1st Go Short Average
- Kilihea Mockchew: 18.38 18.12 36.50
- Camela Ha‘alilio: 18.47 18.25 36.72
- Pua Kauhaihao: 18.53 18.22 36.75
- Hannah McArdle: 18.82 18.22 37.04
- Ikena Nakoa: 18.75 18.50 37.25
Kane-Wahine Ribbon Mugging Final Time
- Kepa Boteilho-Benevides & Shannon Benevides: 13.810
- Jeremiah Benevides & Macey Loando: 14.060
- Bronson Branco & Macey Loando: 16.400
- Kaohu Ha‘alilio & Pua Kauhaihao: 17.220
- JR Henriques & Nahe Nobriga: 22.060
Double Mugging Final Time
- Bronson Branco & Kalai Nobriga: 23.090
- Jeremiah Benevides & Bronson Branco: 26.160
- Kevin Hill & Herman Holland: 26.900
- JR Henriques & Sam Auld: 28.560
- Sam Auld & Kalai Nobriga: 29.560
- Allen Aku III & Pono Kaleohano: 29.600
Po‘o Wai U Time
- Bronson Branco: 18.120
- Kalai Nobriga: 18.50
- Nicky Boy Rapzoa: 21.31
- Trystin Hooper: 26.06
- Ken Miranda: 28.00
Tie Down Roping Final Time
- Kalai Nobriga: 15.430
- Kevin Hill: 20.130
- Bronson Branco: 20.600
Open Team Roping 1st Go Final Time Average
- Kelly Medeiros & Aki Smith: 6.1 5.16 11.26
- Aki Smith Gilbert Smith: 5.47 6.56 12.03
- JRHenriques & Nahe Nobriga: 6.69 6.03 12.72
- Billy Benevides & Trisyn Kalawaia: 6.15 8.22 14.37
- Lyons DeGuair & Chad Serion: 7.47 7.00 14.47
Century Team Roping 1st Go Final Time Average
- Clifford Lorenzo & Ken Miranda: 15.63 8.720 24.35
- John Fitzgerald & Clayton Low: 16.31 17.090 33.40