Wyatt Rita is Koloa Plantation Days Rodeo champion

POIPU — Wyatt Rita topped the Poo Wai U, a unique paniolo roping technique used to secure cattle onto trees, and teamed with Levi Rita to capture two events en route to being named the All Around Champion for the 20th annual Paniolo Heritage Koloa Plantation Days Rodeo that wrapped up Sunday in the midst of the islandwide power blackout at the CJM Country Stables.