Vasconcelles earns All Around Cowgirl

POIPU — Kim Medeiros earned the fastest time in the Goat Tying event Sunday during the final 2013 rodeo at the CJM Country Stables.

Working through a 21.625 go, Kim Medeiros topped the Goat Tying event at the Kauai All Girls Rodeo Association event.

But that was the only event she overshadowed Kristyn Vasconcelles, who finished the event as All Around Cowgirl.

Kim Medeiros settled for Reserve All Around Cowgirl honors.

Kim Medeiros topped the Goat Tying on a 21.625 average, her fastest time stopping the clock at 9.927.

During the Dally Team Roping event, Kim Medeiros served as heeler for Karen Akita as the duo roped top honors with a 30.58 average on two go’s, the only team to mark a successful 2-go event.

Kristyn Vasconcelles opened strong, marking a second place in the 1st D of 3D Barrel Racing while Kim Medeiros marked fourth and fifth place in the 1st D.

Kristyn Vasconcelles finished with an 18.239 go while Kim Medeiros posted go’s of 18.577 for fourth and 18.666 for fifth (aboard two different steeds).

Cheyanne Tannery, recently returning from the National High School rodeo, topped the 1st D with a 17.895 go.

Her horsemanship continued to shine as the Kauai High School student also captured top honors in the 3D Pole Bending event with a 21.091 go, edging out Karen Akita by a .636 second.

Kristyn Vasconcelles topped Kim Medeiros in the 2nd D of Poles, posting a 23.776 go to Kim Medeiros’ 24.255, her second ride aboard Lehua earning her a No Time.

Kristyn Vasconcelles earned top honors and fastest time honors in the Steer Undecorating event, posting a 5.09 average on two go’s while Kim Medeiros finished third in the event with a 10.19 average on two go’s.

Kristyn Vasconcelles blazed out of the chute with a 2.14 go for fastest time honors.

Kristyn Vasconcelles rounded out her day finishing fourth in the Breakaway Roping event with an 18.20 average on two go’s.

During the 3D Barrel Racing, Sandra Akita fell to third place in the 1st D by a mere .157 second to Kristyn Vasconcelles.

The tight competition continued to the 2nd D where Cora Murayama edged out Britni Ludington-Braun by a mere 0.022 second for first place.

Murayama stopped the clock at 19.507 followed by Ludington-Braun at 19.529. Sierra Medeiros followed at 19.783 followed by Bongo Lee (19.806) and Trish Lorenzo (19.984).

Tami Yamamoto topped the 3rd D of Barrels at 21.526 followed by Tammy Puu (22.274), Karen Akita (22.544), Bongo Lee (22.684) and Brianne Matsuyama (22.859).

Coryssa Silva topped the 2nd D of the 3D Pole Bending event on a 23.642 go followed by Kristyn, Nancy McMahon (23.979, Kim, and Cristina Dela Fuente (24.767.

Elise Silva topped the 3rd D of Pole Bending on a 25.295 go followed by Trish Lorenzo (25.730), Karen Akita (26.096), Wailana Blackstad (26.803), and Bongo Lee (27.821).

Following Kim and Kristyn in the Goat Tying event, Alexis Vasconcelles filled in the No. 3 berth on a 25.303 go followed by Marti Snyder (26.847) and Hallie Cristobal (27.291).

Following Kristyn in the Steer Undecorating event, Laureen Naumu-Balocan posted a 7.85 average on two go’s followed by Kim, Marti Snyder (14.24/2) and Cora Murayama (14.68/2).

Cora Murayama topped the Breakaway Roping on a 13.95 average on two go’s followed by Hallie Cristobal (14.52/2), Marti Snyder (17.27/2), Kristyn and Trish Lorenzo (21.81/2).

Following the team of Karen Akita and Kim Medeiros in the Dally Team Roping, Cora Murayama teamed with Trish Lorenzo for an 8.67 on one go, followed by Wailana Blackstad teaming with Bongo Lee for an 11.01 on one go, Hallie Cristobal teaming with Bongo Lee for a 14.38 on one go, and Cora Murayama teaming with Britni Ludington-Braun for a 15.61 on one go.

Kim Medeiros, the KAGRA secretary, said with the final results of the year posted, announcements of the top cowgirls will be made during the annual awards banquet.

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• Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@


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