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<p>Pua Kauhaihao was in second place in yearly total points in the goat tying event at the Hawaii High School Rodeo Association 2012-2013 season, and Saturday she had the fastest time of the year at 8:28 seconds at the Big Island District finals in Waimea. She will be competing against all rodeo contestants across Hawaii at the state finals at the end of May. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)</p>
<p>Kekoa Loando, left, and Lexis Andrade try to wrestle an angry steer to the ground and tie it up in double mugging, a Hawaii event, at the Big island district finals for high school rodeo Saturday in Waimea. To view more photos, visit the North Hawaii News website at northhawaiinews.com. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)</p>
<p>Ryan Sanborn, in pink, and Peter Rincon have a tough time trying to wrestle this steer down to tie it up in the double mugging event at the Big Island district finals rodeo this past Saturday in Waimea. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)</p>
<p>Kayla Ann Kalauli is the fastest high school barrel racer in the Hawaii Island district, and she will compete against the rest of the state’s contestants at the end of May during the state finals. Here, last Saturday, she shows her winning form at the Waimea Big Island district finals rodeo. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)</p>
<p>Top All Around Hawaii Island High School Rodeo cowgirl, Kayla Ann Kalauli, center won a trophy saddle. She will compete May 31 and June 1 at the state finals rodeo in Waimea. Come and cheer on your favorites from all over the state. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)</p>
<p>Top All Around Cowboy in the H.S. Hawaii Island district finals rodeo is Kahiau Onaka, center, presented by Big Island HHSRA President Katie Cooper and his sister, Hailey, B.I. Junior Representative. Next stop on the way to the Nationals is the state finals rodeo at the end of May. Come out to Parker Arena Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)</p>

Pua Kauhaihao was in second place in yearly total points in the goat tying event at the Hawaii High School Rodeo Association 2012-2013 season, and Saturday she had the fastest time of the year at 8:28 seconds at the Big Island District finals in Waimea. She will be competing against all rodeo contestants across Hawaii at the state finals at the end of May. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Kekoa Loando, left, and Lexis Andrade try to wrestle an angry steer to the ground and tie it up in double mugging, a Hawaii event, at the Big island district finals for high school rodeo Saturday in Waimea. To view more photos, visit the North Hawaii News website at northhawaiinews.com. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Ryan Sanborn, in pink, and Peter Rincon have a tough time trying to wrestle this steer down to tie it up in the double mugging event at the Big Island district finals rodeo this past Saturday in Waimea. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Kayla Ann Kalauli is the fastest high school barrel racer in the Hawaii Island district, and she will compete against the rest of the state’s contestants at the end of May during the state finals. Here, last Saturday, she shows her winning form at the Waimea Big Island district finals rodeo. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Top All Around Hawaii Island High School Rodeo cowgirl, Kayla Ann Kalauli, center won a trophy saddle. She will compete May 31 and June 1 at the state finals rodeo in Waimea. Come and cheer on your favorites from all over the state. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)

Top All Around Cowboy in the H.S. Hawaii Island district finals rodeo is Kahiau Onaka, center, presented by Big Island HHSRA President Katie Cooper and his sister, Hailey, B.I. Junior Representative. Next stop on the way to the Nationals is the state finals rodeo at the end of May. Come out to Parker Arena Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1. (PHOTO BY JOCK GOODMAN| SPECIAL TO NHN)