Island Gym’s, owner and manager, Chuck Ferguson and gym member David Feather took home first places finishes last month in the first annual National Physique Committee-sanctioned “Stingrey Classic” bodybuilding, fitness and figure competition on O‘ahu.
Ferguson won first place in the Men’s Master Heavy weight division, while Feather won first place in the Men’s Open Heavyweight division.
There are two more Hawai‘i NPC-sanctioned events coming up this year. The “Hawaiian Island Body Building Championships” in the summer and the “Paradise Cup” in the winter.
Ferguson competed in both of those events last year, finishing third in the Men’s Master Heavyweight division at both competitions.
For more information on upcoming events, call Ferguson at the Island Gym at 335-2706.
Surfing contest for Mother’s Day weekend
Surfing The Nations announced its “Freedom Surf Contest.”
The drug free surf contest which is sponsored by the office of the mayor, the city and the county will be held Mother’s Day Weekend, May 12 and 13 at Queen’s in Waikiki.
Contestant applications are available at surfersgivingback.com or most local surf shops.
In addition to the surf contest, there will be a stage with anti-drug use speakers as well as live music from local artists Simplicity, Breeze and Lopaka, to name a few.
For more information, visit surfersgivingback.com.
UH powers over Fresno State
HONOLULU — The No. 16 Rainbow Wahine softball team (41-8, 12-1 WAC) cranked six home runs and 17 hits en route to a 18-2 win over No. 25 Fresno State. Senior Tyleen Tausaga went 3-for-3 with a pair of home runs, four runs scored, and five RBI to lead Hawai‘i. On the mound, junior Kate Robinson allowed two runs on four hits with a walk and four strike outs.
The Rainbow Wahine began the game bringing twelve batters to the plate. Fresno State pitcher Robin Mackin struck out the first batter of the game, but then Hawai‘i went on a roll. Clare Warwick started the rally with a single up the middle. Kaulana Gould followed with a single.
Tausaga was then hit by a pitch to load the bases. Robinson then came through with a single that drove in both Warwick and a racing Gould from second.
Brandi Peiler stepped to the plate and promptly smacked a three-run home run to right-centerfield.
Valana Manuma kept the rally going with a single to left which was followed by the inning’s second home run.
This time it was Alana Power who drove the pitch over the left-centerfield fence.
Mackin then got the second out on another strike out, but Warwick then got her second hit of the inning with two outs, and Mackin was lifted for relief-pitcher Merryann Barr who proceeded to get the final out of the inning on a ground-out to short. At the end of one complete inning, the ‘Bows were up 7-0.
Tausaga then crushed a two-run home run, the third of the inning, to center field to push Hawai‘i’s lead to 15-0.
Hawai‘i and Fresno State will square off again today in a double header starting at 2 p.m.