Murayama nails All Around honor

  • Courtesy of KAGRA

    Coryssa Silva rounds the second barrel during the 3D Barrel Racing event, Sunday at the KAGRA rodeo at the CJM Country Stables.

  • Courtesy of KAGRA

    Coralyn Murayama heads up the line after rounding the final pole in the Pole Bending event, Sunday at the KAGRA rodeo.

POIPU — Coralyn Murayama held off a challenge by Coryssa Silva to be named All Around Cowgirl following the Kauai All Girl Rodeo Association event that wrapped up Sunday at CJM Country Stables in Poipu.

During the Barrel Racing and Pole Bending events, Murayama was a consistent fourth place in the first D of both events while Coryssa finished second in the Barrel Racing, and first in Pole Bending.

Murayama continued to show in the middle of the leaders, finishing third in the Steer Undecorating event on a 14.00 second average over two go’s while Coryssa did not appear on the leaderboard.

The eventual All Around Cowgirl went on to finish second in Breakaway Roping with a 10.95 average over two go’s, and teamed with Kim Medeiros in Dally Team Roping, finishing fourth with an 18.32 average on one go.

Coryssa served as the header and Shannie Wong was the heeler to capture top honors with a 32.50 average on two go’s.

The next KAGRA rodeo is penciled in for April 28 at the CJM Country Stables with the grand entry starting at 10 a.m. There is no admission charge to view the action from ocean-view bleacher seating.


3D Barrel Racing, 1st D: Casera Silva (18.190), Coryssa Silva (18.221), Pat Hashimoto-Ferreira (18.418), Cora Murayama (18.530), Hunter Akita-Remedy (19.003)

3D Barrel Racing, 2nd D: Francesca Bivens (19.691), Trish Lorenzo (19.702), Shan Wilson (19.781), Kuu Kaneko (20.214), Francesca Michetti (20.300)

3D Barrel Racing, 3rd D: Debbie Bail-Lena (21.229), Marie Bivens (21.279), Kelli Anthony (21.299), Janey Low (21.446), Tracy Vierra (21.720)

Pole Bending, 1st D: Coryssa Silva (21.762), Hunter Akita (22.592), Wehilani Blackstad (22.88), Cora Murayama (23.549), Pat Hashimoto-Ferreira (23.632)

Pole Bending, 2nd D: Nancy McMahon-Willie (24.128), Hallie Cristobal (24.163), Gayle Thompson (25.324)

Pole Bending, 3rd D: Janey Low-Cotton (26.35), Kim Medeiros-Missy (26.623), Dena Souza (27.44), Amber Kaonohi-Gypsy (29.013), Wailana Blackstad (29.549)

Steer Undecorating: Hallie Cristobal (5.68/2), Casera Silva (7.95/2), Coralyn Murayama (14.00/2), Kim Medeiros (21.20/2), Amber Kaonohi (2.96/1)

Breakaway Roping: Kim Medeiros (10.23/2), Cora Murayama (10.95/2), Kiara Ruiz (13.59/2), Coryssa Silva (15.01/2), Shannie Wong (17.1)

Dally Team Roping: Coryssa Silva/Shannie Wong (32.50/2), Marti Snyder/Casera Silva (12.48/1), Kristyn Vasconcelles/Trish Lorenzo (14.99/1), Cora Murayama/Kim Medeiros (18.32/1)

All Around Cowgirl: Coralyn Murayama

Reserve All Around Cowgirl: Coryssa Silva


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


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