Hawaii Beat

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Irons wins his second
Winner’s Bells title

Kauai surfer Andy Irons claimed his second straight Winner's Bell by beating Joel Parkinson 17.54-15.4 at Australia yesterday.

Irons is the first to win the event in successive years since fellow Hawaii surfer Sunny Garcia in 1996.

Irons won $30,000 and is the ASP's reigning champion.

Chen, Bloch highlight UH swimmers banquet

Yan Chen and Cheyne Bloch were the big winners at the Hawaii Swimming Banquet this week, being named the Swimmers of the Year.

Chen, a sophomore from Da Lian, China, broke three UH records this year while Bloch broke six marks.

YingJuan Zhen and Peter Thew were recognized as the rookies of the year.

Waianae's Guillermo gets USA's top ranking

Samson Guillermo of Waianae received USA Boxing's top ranking among bantamweights for the first quarter of the season.

Guillermo, who attends Northern Michigan, qualified for the Pan American games and the Olympic trials.

Joining Guillermo in the USA rankings are Hawaii products Dat Nguyen of Wailuku as the No. 3 featherweight and Deustch Puu of Salt Lake, who is the sixth ranked super heavyweight.

Viloria named NABF champion of the year

Waipahu flyweight Brian Viloria was named the North American Boxing Federation's champion of the year Wednesday.

The 2000 Olympian is 12-0 with seven knockouts in his professional career and defended his NABF flyweight title twice last year.

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