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Casera Silva is 2018 top cowgirl

  • Elise Parraga-Silva / Contributed photo

    Casera Silva and Coryssa Silva show off the hardware that came with their honors of All Around Cowgirl and Reserve All Around Cowgirl during the Kauai All Girl Rodeo Association year-end awards gathering.

The Kauai All Girl Rodeo Association closed its year by naming Casera Silva as the All Around Cowgirl during its recent year-end gathering, where year-end point standings were also announced.

Casera, earning a fast time buckle in the breakaway roping event with a 2.99-second go, finished the year with 272 points (earned by placements in the six KAGRA events throughout the year) to edge past sister Coryssa Silva by 50 points.

Working through the year, Casera finished tops in the goat-tying events and emerged as the top heeler in dally team roping. She finished second in three events, including in barrel racing and pole bending, where Coryssa topped Casera in the first D of each event. Casera rounded out the year with a third finish in breakaway roping.

Coryssa finished the year with top earnings in two events — barrel racing and pole bending.

KAGRA will launch its 2019 season with a free event on Jan. 20 at 10 a.m. at CJM Country Stables in Poipu. The public is invited to view the action beginning with the grand entry.

KAGRA Year-end Point Standings

All Around Cowgirl: Casera Silva (272);

Reserve All Around Cowgirl: Coryssa Silva (232).

3D barrel racing, 1st D: Coryssa Silva (58), Casera Silva (53), Coralyn Murayama (34);

3D barrel racing, 2nd D: Tracy Vierra (36), Nancy McMahon (27), Shanlynn Wilson (26);

3D barrel racing, 3rd D: Gayle Thompson (31), Isabella Bivens (25), Hallie Cristobal (25);

Pole bending, 1st D: Coryssa Silva (50), Casera Silva (40), Wehilani Blackstad (29);

Pole bending, 2nd D: Amber Kahauohi (32), Debbie Bail (27), Shannlynn Wilson (23);

Pole bending, 3rd D: Gayle Thompson (29), Robin Medeiros (24), Dena Souza (23);

Goat tying: Casera Silva (50), Kim Medeiros (43), Hallie Cristobal (42);

Steer undecorating: Hallie Cristobal (50), Casera Silva (48), Coralyn Murayama (37);

Breakaway roping: Kristyn Vasconcelles (39), Amber Kanaohi (33), Casera Silva (32); fast time buckle: Casera Silva (2.99)

Dally team roping, header: Hallie Cristobal (76), Marti Snyder (48), Kristyn Vasconcelles (31);

Dally team roping, heeler: Casera Silva (76), Kim Medeiros (58), Amber Kanaohi (44);

All Around Cowgirl: Casera Silva (272);

Reserve All Around Cowgirl: Coryssa Silva (232).

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

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