Day: May 13, 2016

Mauga Mu Sweeps the Junior Division at the World Fire Knife Championship

Friday marks the 2nd night of the World Fire Knife Championships! Tonight, we will see the top 6 competitors compete for the top 3 spots for tomorrows finals, BUT FIRST we will see the Junior and Intermediate Divisions compete for their single-round competition.

Mauga Mu had a clean sweep of the Junior Division taking all three spots! For the Intermediate division, Mauga Mu nearly cleaned out that category as well taking 1st and 3rd Place. It is such an honor to have witnessed all of the youth at the competition doing what they love to do! It’s very apparent they have a passion for this craft, which is definitely not for the faint of heart. Excellent job to all the Junior and Intermediate Competitors this year! Manuia!!!

JUNIOR Division (Ages 6-11 yrs)
1st Place – Isaako Milford
2nd Place – Mose Lilo
3rd Place – Matagi Lilo

INTERMEDIATE Division (Ages 12 – 17 yrs)
1st Place – Hale Motupuaka
3rd Place – Hunter “Huntamon” Nery

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2016 MAUGA MU COMPETITIVE TEAM
Ages 6-11:
Lohiau Guillory-Kinimaka
Matagi Lilo
Mose Lilo
Mamalu Lilo
Isaako Milford
Toa Milford
Makoa Nielsen Cabagason

Ages 12-17
Laamea Guillory-Kinimaka
Hale Motupuaka
Hunter “Huntamon” Nery
Kekai Nielsen Cabagason

Ages 18 and Up
Tuika Faumuina
Kuinise Leiataua (founder of Le La O Leiataua)
Mikaele Oloa