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Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Monday, February 19, 2001

By Grant Ellis, Courtesy ASP
Kauai's Roy Powers finished in first place in the O'Neil
Cold Water Classic Open yesterday in Santa Cruz, Calif.

Powers productive in
Cold Water Classic

Star-Bulletin staff

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- Hawaii's Roy Powers took first place in the O'Neil Cold Water Classic Open Division title yesterday.

Powers, from Hanalei, Kauai, beat USA's Adam Replogle, Taylor Knox and Kieran Horn in the final, posting the highest heat score of the event (25.21 out of a possible 30 points) and pocketing $5,000 in prize money.

Powers also finished third in the Pro Junior Division, earning $600.

The O'Neil Cold Water Classic is a three-star Association of Surfing Professionals World Qualifying Series event, with $40,000 in prize money.

HPU softball sweeps

The Hawaii Pacific softball team, off to its best start in school history, swept Hawaii-Hilo, 3-1 and 6-0, yesterday at the HPU field in Kaneohe.

The Sea Warriors (6-0, 6-0 Pacific West Conference) were led by freshman pitchers Jessica Parra and Malia Sullivan, who did not give up an earned run yesterday. They have combined for a 0.64 earned run averaged this season.

Hilo fell to 1-3 overall and also in the PacWest.

UH men win conference

The University of Hawaii men's swimming and diving team captured the Pacific College Swimming Conference overall team championship last weekend, with a total score of 720

Hawaii, which joined the PCSC last year after the WAC dropped men's swimming and diving, took first place in 16 of 20 events at the three-day meet.

"It was an exciting meet," swimming head coach Bruce Kennard said. "(It was) a real combined team effort."

Diving co-head coaches Mike Brown and Anita Rossing were voted conference diving Coaches of the Year, and freshman diver Mike Gowdy was voted conference Diver of the Year at the meet.

Weightlifting records fall

The former University of Hawaii defensive lineman Matt Elam set three state records Saturday at Ward Warehouse during the Oahu Open Weightlifting Championships.

Elam broke the total, snatch and the clean and jerk lift records by a combined 33 pounds.

Chani Matsui, 13, broke similar records in the 95-pound girls' division.

Super Brawl at Blaisdell

Ray "Bradda'' Cooper, the Super Brawl 3 winner and former No. 1-ranked Shooto middleweight fighter, headlines the card of Super Brawl XX on Feb. 23 at Blaisdell Arena.

Cooper will face third-ranked Paul Rodrigues on the nine-bout card that begins at 7:30 p.m.

Arm wrestling at the mall

The second annual Power Unlimited arm wrestling tournament for men and women is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 24, at Center Court in the Windward Mall.

Weigh-in times are 2:30-3:30 p.m., with the competition to follow from 4-7 p.m.

For more information, call 375-8688.

Swamp Romp set

The seventh annual Swamp Romp, a 5.2-mile, six-member team race through mud and swamps and over obstacles, is scheduled for March 17 at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe.

Participants must wear long trousers and boots. The registration fee is $72 and is limited to the first 225 teams.

Information packets will be available at the base's Semper Fit Center, Building 3037, March 15-16.

A family fun course is also scheduled for after the Swamp Romp. For more information, call 254-7590.

XTERRA adds categories

The XTERRA national championship series will have a new U.S. race structure this season that will include age-group and pro champions.

The off-road multi-sport series will include 15 points races, three regional championships and a new U.S. national championship.

The races in Hawaii include the BikeFactory MountainMan Triathlon on Aug. 18 and the world championship at Wailea, Maui on Oct. 14.

For more information, call 1-877-751-8880, or visit the Web site:

World Ultimates here

The World Ultimate Club Championships, featuring some 2,000 ultimate players from 30 different countries, will be held Aug. 4-10 at the Waipio Soccer Complex.

Ultimate uses a flying disc and mixes the elements of soccer, rugby, football and basketball on a 70-yard field.

See line scores and results in
the [Scoreboard] section.

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