REDWINGS MEMORIAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
POINT PANIC, O`AHU      JULY 29-30, 2006     

PEDRO REFUERZO WINS THE GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY FOR 2006!

Aloha na hoa o ka nalu: here are the results of the 2006 REDWINGS Memorial World Championships of Handboarding and the Royal Richard Memorial World Championships of Paepo Boarding. The waves, wind and weather were excellent for our contestants and everyone got plenty of waves in the 4 to 7 foot range to show off their world class skills in heats that lasted up to 90 minutes. In the very competitive╩ Senior Men's Division (31-40 yrs) Kai Santos and Wyatt Tillotson again battled it out with Kai narrowly winning in a split decision. Wyatt made an almost miraculous recovery╩after sustaining a very serious leg injury at Panics last year, came back to just outscore╩Kai and╩win the Pro Division and both took home a handsome share of the $500 purse. But, at the end of the grueling 2 day meet, it was Point Panic's Homeboy, Pedro Refuerzo whose stamina, athletic gracefulness and stunning spinners prevailed to win the Grand Championship Division. This was clearly Pedro's weekend as he also took first place in the hotly contested Men's Masters Division and place a close 3rd in the Pro Division. Young Kaneali`i Wilcox surprised us all by winning the Junior Men's Division and placing 4th in the GC in his first time out at Panics. . .and at the other end of the age scale, Panics'╩great old-timer Nigel Robertson easily won the Dugong's Division with multiple long rides from Dougie Land all the wall to the wall.╩

In the hour and a half long Paepo Championship event Jarrett Liu and Claude Higa again were in tight competion for the title, but this year Claude prevailed in 1st place. . .╩and Gene Lehano came in a very close third.

Ho`omaikai╩to all of the dedicated athletes who entered this year and mahalo nui loa to our 2006 REDWINGS Meet Committee Members and to╩our diligent judges, scorers, and logistics crew╩from╩the Lehalo Ohana and the Hawai`i State Bodysurfing Association, who gave so much of their time to make this event possible. We are grateful to our sponsors (Viper Surfing Fins, Hydro Sports, Patagonia, Buttons Hawaii, JR's Caps & Embroidery, Manoa Honey Company, the Whitford Family), our donors (The Outrigger-Duke Kahanamoku Foundation, CTS Foundation, Joe Santo, Ken Robbins, Don Weir, Joshua Tyler), and to the state agencies who are the stewards and protectors of our precious Kaka`ako State Waterfront╩Park (HCDA) and Point Panic Ocean Waters (DLNR, Divisions of Boating and Ocean Recreation and Conservation and Resource Enforcement).

CONTACT: MM KLIKS
mmkliks@hawaii.rr.com
www.redwingsmemorial.com

HANDBOARD GRAND CHAMPIONSHIPS
 
PLACEMENT NAME TOTAL POINTS SCORED
 
1ST PEDRO REFUERZO 73.5
2ND KAI SANTOS 67.5
3RD WYATT TILLOTSON 61
4TH KANEALI`I WILCOX 51.5
5TH MEALOHA HOOTEN 43
6TH PILI LEHANO 41
7TH MICHAEL KLIKS 40.5
8TH LARRY RUSSO 18.5
 
HANDBOARD DIVISIONS
FINALS
PRO OPEN
1ST WYATT TILLOTSON
2ND KAI SANTOS
3RD PEDRO REFUERZO
 
WOMEN'S OPEN
1ST MEALOHA HOOTEN
2ND KATIE MIN
 
JUNIOR MEN (18-30 YRS)
1ST KANEALI`I WILCOX
2ND PILI LEHANO
3RD TAI CHONG
 
SENIOR MEN (31-40 YRS)
1ST KAI SANTOS
2ND WYATT TILLOTSON
3RD JARRETT LIU
4TH ANDY STENGER
 
MEN' S MASTERS (41-58)
1ST PEDRO REFUERZO
2ND LARRY RUSSO
3RD RICHARD MIN
4TH WAYNE TAKAMINE
5TH ALEC COOKE
 
DUGONGS (>58)
1ST NIGEL ROBERTSON
2ND MICHAEL KLIKS
3RD TOM MASTERSON
4TH MIKE McMANAMAN
5TH WAYNE HO
 
PAEPO BOARDING
 
FLIES-INCINERATORS
MAMALA BAY, O`AHU
 
CHAMPIONSHIPS
 
FINALS
1ST CLAUDE HIGA
2ND JARRETT LIU
3RD GENE LEHANO
4TH MIKE WONG
5TH KATIE MIN
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