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Hale Kea Farms hosts US Team Roping Island Championships

<p>Young Daniel Miranda of Waimea comes from a big paniolo family and excels in many rodeo sports, especially dummy roping as shown here during the U.S. Team Roping Island Championships at Hale Kea Farms Z-bar Ranch, Aug. 10-11. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)</p>

Young Daniel Miranda of Waimea comes from a big paniolo family and excels in many rodeo sports, especially dummy roping as shown here during the U.S. Team Roping Island Championships at Hale Kea Farms Z-bar Ranch, Aug. 10-11. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)

<p>Roger Kaivi Machen, left and Shane Jose Sr., right, catch both ends of a calf to win the best total average on four runs at the Island Championships of Team Roping at Hale Kea Z-bar Ranch in Waimea on Aug. 10. For this No.10 class roping, they won nearly $4,000 in prize money. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)</p>

Roger Kaivi Machen, left and Shane Jose Sr., right, catch both ends of a calf to win the best total average on four runs at the Island Championships of Team Roping at Hale Kea Z-bar Ranch in Waimea on Aug. 10. For this No.10 class roping, they won nearly $4,000 in prize money. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)

<p>Ty Kauai, Waimea, ropes the heels of the steer that his partner, Lexis Andrade of Naalehu has already roped. The team won first place in the No. 13 roping class and also got the fastest time of 6:56 seconds for a total prize winnings of $1,933, gold buckles and a slot in the National Championships in the Aug. 10 and 11, U.S. Team Roping Island Championships at Hale Kea Z bar Ranch in Waimea. The property owned by Parker Ranch is up for sale and this will likely be the last roping event held there. Lexis has won over 30 trophy buckles and is still in high school. Kauai also rides bucking bulls. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)</p>

Ty Kauai, Waimea, ropes the heels of the steer that his partner, Lexis Andrade of Naalehu has already roped. The team won first place in the No. 13 roping class and also got the fastest time of 6:56 seconds for a total prize winnings of $1,933, gold buckles and a slot in the National Championships in the Aug. 10 and 11, U.S. Team Roping Island Championships at Hale Kea Z bar Ranch in Waimea. The property owned by Parker Ranch is up for sale and this will likely be the last roping event held there. Lexis has won over 30 trophy buckles and is still in high school. Kauai also rides bucking bulls. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)

<p>Zanga Shutte, one of the best “heelers” in the country and current owner of Z-bar Ranch at Hale Kea Farms in Waimea, catches both rear legs with partner Chris Awa of S. Kona who has already roped the calf’s neck. This team won almost $1,400, buckles and a chance to compete at the national finals at Island Championships sanctioned by the U.S. Team Roping Championships. This was likely the last roping event to be held at Hale Kea Farms in Waimea due to its pending sale. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)</p>

Zanga Shutte, one of the best “heelers” in the country and current owner of Z-bar Ranch at Hale Kea Farms in Waimea, catches both rear legs with partner Chris Awa of S. Kona who has already roped the calf’s neck. This team won almost $1,400, buckles and a chance to compete at the national finals at Island Championships sanctioned by the U.S. Team Roping Championships. This was likely the last roping event to be held at Hale Kea Farms in Waimea due to its pending sale. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)

<p>Kaden Profili and Taylor Grubaugh show winning form to place first in the Island Championships Team Roping event at Hale Kea Farms in Waimea. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)</p>

Kaden Profili and Taylor Grubaugh show winning form to place first in the Island Championships Team Roping event at Hale Kea Farms in Waimea. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)

<p>The coveted No. 8 roping class was won by 11-year-old Kaden Profili of Jacksonville, Texas, and his partner, Taylor Grubaugh of Ozark, Mo. showing off their buckles presented by host and promoter Zanga Shutte. They beat out teams from all over Hawaii, Idaho, Texas, California at the annual Island Championships Team Ropinig event sanctioned by the U.S. Team Roping Championships held for the last time at Hale Kea Farms arena in Waimea. Prize money for just this event totaled nearly $30,000 of which Kaden and Taylor split at least $3,000 plus buckles and a seeded slot in the National Championships in Oklahoma. The fastest time cash award of $402 went to Willie Stevens of Kealakekua and Trevor Child of Waimea. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)</p>

The coveted No. 8 roping class was won by 11-year-old Kaden Profili of Jacksonville, Texas, and his partner, Taylor Grubaugh of Ozark, Mo. showing off their buckles presented by host and promoter Zanga Shutte. They beat out teams from all over Hawaii, Idaho, Texas, California at the annual Island Championships Team Ropinig event sanctioned by the U.S. Team Roping Championships held for the last time at Hale Kea Farms arena in Waimea. Prize money for just this event totaled nearly $30,000 of which Kaden and Taylor split at least $3,000 plus buckles and a seeded slot in the National Championships in Oklahoma. The fastest time cash award of $402 went to Willie Stevens of Kealakekua and Trevor Child of Waimea. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Young Daniel Miranda of Waimea comes from a big paniolo family and excels in many rodeo sports, especially dummy roping as shown here during the U.S. Team Roping Island Championships at Hale Kea Farms Z-bar Ranch, Aug. 10-11. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Roger Kaivi Machen, left and Shane Jose Sr., right, catch both ends of a calf to win the best total average on four runs at the Island Championships of Team Roping at Hale Kea Z-bar Ranch in Waimea on Aug. 10. For this No.10 class roping, they won nearly $4,000 in prize money. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Ty Kauai, Waimea, ropes the heels of the steer that his partner, Lexis Andrade of Naalehu has already roped. The team won first place in the No. 13 roping class and also got the fastest time of 6:56 seconds for a total prize winnings of $1,933, gold buckles and a slot in the National Championships in the Aug. 10 and 11, U.S. Team Roping Island Championships at Hale Kea Z bar Ranch in Waimea. The property owned by Parker Ranch is up for sale and this will likely be the last roping event held there. Lexis has won over 30 trophy buckles and is still in high school. Kauai also rides bucking bulls. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Zanga Shutte, one of the best “heelers” in the country and current owner of Z-bar Ranch at Hale Kea Farms in Waimea, catches both rear legs with partner Chris Awa of S. Kona who has already roped the calf’s neck. This team won almost $1,400, buckles and a chance to compete at the national finals at Island Championships sanctioned by the U.S. Team Roping Championships. This was likely the last roping event to be held at Hale Kea Farms in Waimea due to its pending sale. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Kaden Profili and Taylor Grubaugh show winning form to place first in the Island Championships Team Roping event at Hale Kea Farms in Waimea. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)

The coveted No. 8 roping class was won by 11-year-old Kaden Profili of Jacksonville, Texas, and his partner, Taylor Grubaugh of Ozark, Mo. showing off their buckles presented by host and promoter Zanga Shutte. They beat out teams from all over Hawaii, Idaho, Texas, California at the annual Island Championships Team Ropinig event sanctioned by the U.S. Team Roping Championships held for the last time at Hale Kea Farms arena in Waimea. Prize money for just this event totaled nearly $30,000 of which Kaden and Taylor split at least $3,000 plus buckles and a seeded slot in the National Championships in Oklahoma. The fastest time cash award of $402 went to Willie Stevens of Kealakekua and Trevor Child of Waimea. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)