Congrats to all the Big Island players and friends who have safely returned from Hopu Ka Lewa 9. Another fun filled, exciting, and exhausting tourney. The Big Island players were spread amongst a variety of teams:
Swing of Fire
Torres Ranchos Spirit Team
Where's my McDreamy
All teams did well and played hard. After 7+ games we were all happy yet tired.
It was especially exciting to see so many of our players win spirit awards for their team: Nick, Keoki, and Sarah K. And Swing of Fire brought home the coveted "Most Spirited Team" award, for which we tied with the awesome Sippin' Sallies and had to battle for over a game of twister. Katie, Eric, and Sarah N. fought hard on the twister board and Katie was the last one standing....YAY!
Swing of Fire placed second in the Boat Race competition losing closely to the Swingers & Dumpers. Next year, we'll get that trophy back!
BIG thanx to Unky Dave for being such an amazing captain and fearless leader, to Timber and Katie for being fantastic assistant captains, to JeanE and Katie for leading us to the spirit award, and to JP for drinking us into the boat race finals!
And a big mahalo to the HOPU tournament committee for their hard work and dedication.
Yay for HOPU!
Edited to add: this one is for you, Nick...