Hawaii High School Rodeo Association welcomes first rodeo of the season

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<p>Hawaii’s reigning High School Rodeo Queen, Kayla Ann Kalauli, rounds the second barrel for a second place finish in the first of the season High School Rodeo Association rodeo at Parker arena last Sunday, Oct. 7. Come check the action for free the first weekend in November. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)</p>
<p>Ryan Sanborn jumps off his horse to grab and wrestle a steer to the ground in the opening season of Hawaii High School Rodeo Association first rodeo of the season. Lani Nakachi rides along side to keep the steer close to Sanborn’s horse. High school rodeos are held the first weekend of each month except December at Parker arena in Waimea. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)</p>
<p>Pua Kauhaihao leaps from her horse after roping the steer that her partner, Kelsey Kaniho is trying to control. Both will attempt to throw the steer and Kauhaihao will tie three legs in a timed event unique to Hawaii rodeo called double mugging. This event is rough and mostly features boys, but don’t tell Pua. She placed in the top three in at least five different events at Sunday’s Hawaii High School Rodeo Association monthly series of rodeos at Parker arena in Waimea. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)</p>
<p>In the junior division of Hawaii High School Rodeo, R.B. Botelho ropes a steer in the Breakaway Roping event. Botelho comes from a long line of paniolo on the Big Island. This mid age group ran two rodeos into the dark on Saturday in the first of the season monthly rodeos at Parker arena. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)</p>
<p>Yound Westin Joseph throws a steer that must weigh three times his 60 pounds in the Chute Dogging event at the Hawaii Junior High School Rodeo Association rodeo Saturday at Parker arena in Waimea. His dad, Danny, far right, cheers him on. They drive all the way up from the south end of the island to compete in the monthly events. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)</p>
<p>In the keiki division of the Hawaii High School Rodeo Association first rodeo of the season, Ryder Okumura throws his loop in the “Dummy Roping” event where the youngest wranglers learn the basics of rodeoing. Saturday’s rodeo was windy with light Waimea mist at Parker arena. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)</p>
<p>Always a crowd pleaser, Kaitlyn Silveira rounds the second barrel in the keiki division of the Hawaii High School Rodeo Association rodeo this past Saturday, Oct. 5, in Waimea. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)</p>

Hawaii’s reigning High School Rodeo Queen, Kayla Ann Kalauli, rounds the second barrel for a second place finish in the first of the season High School Rodeo Association rodeo at Parker arena last Sunday, Oct. 7. Come check the action for free the first weekend in November. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Ryan Sanborn jumps off his horse to grab and wrestle a steer to the ground in the opening season of Hawaii High School Rodeo Association first rodeo of the season. Lani Nakachi rides along side to keep the steer close to Sanborn’s horse. High school rodeos are held the first weekend of each month except December at Parker arena in Waimea. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Pua Kauhaihao leaps from her horse after roping the steer that her partner, Kelsey Kaniho is trying to control. Both will attempt to throw the steer and Kauhaihao will tie three legs in a timed event unique to Hawaii rodeo called double mugging. This event is rough and mostly features boys, but don’t tell Pua. She placed in the top three in at least five different events at Sunday’s Hawaii High School Rodeo Association monthly series of rodeos at Parker arena in Waimea. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)

In the junior division of Hawaii High School Rodeo, R.B. Botelho ropes a steer in the Breakaway Roping event. Botelho comes from a long line of paniolo on the Big Island. This mid age group ran two rodeos into the dark on Saturday in the first of the season monthly rodeos at Parker arena. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Yound Westin Joseph throws a steer that must weigh three times his 60 pounds in the Chute Dogging event at the Hawaii Junior High School Rodeo Association rodeo Saturday at Parker arena in Waimea. His dad, Danny, far right, cheers him on. They drive all the way up from the south end of the island to compete in the monthly events. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)

In the keiki division of the Hawaii High School Rodeo Association first rodeo of the season, Ryder Okumura throws his loop in the “Dummy Roping” event where the youngest wranglers learn the basics of rodeoing. Saturday’s rodeo was windy with light Waimea mist at Parker arena. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Always a crowd pleaser, Kaitlyn Silveira rounds the second barrel in the keiki division of the Hawaii High School Rodeo Association rodeo this past Saturday, Oct. 5, in Waimea. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)

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