Fishing for a Cause

Annual Whippas Tournament draws crowds.

Lee DeRouin won first place in the non-papio division, for total weight.

 

 

 

 

 

By Lloyd Yonemura

The 31st Annual Molokai Whippas Invitational Fishing Tournament drew over 80 anglers to the reefs of Molokai on May 3. The Molokai Whippas is a chartered faculty club of Molokai High School and proceeds from the tournament fund a $1000 scholarship for a graduating senior. The club also supports faculty workshops and training activities.

The club formed in 1977 and over $20,000 has been awarded over the past 31 years. The tournament is open to all Department of Education employees on Molokai and their invited guests each year.

Since its inception, the entire tournament has been and continues to be dependent on donations for prizes or to the scholarship fund. The tournament committee gratefully acknowledges the support and contributions of the following individuals and businesses who have provided donations to this year's tournament and continued to support the goals of the club.

A tremendous mahalo to: Darryl Arizo, Allen/Jenny Ashitomi, Bill Chang, Tim Clarke, Glen Gillia, Hana Pa'a Fishing, Warren Hananoki, Shige/Jane Inouye, Lorey Ishihara, Izuo Brothers, J&E Fishing Supplies, Jerry/Sheila Kawahara/H&S Paint, Don Kida, Michael Kodama, Jimmy Louis, McCully Bicycle, Molokai Drugs/Kim Svetin/ David/Judy Mikami, MKB Sports, Francis/Michelle Naeole/Mike's Catering, Fred Nagao, Nanko Fishing Supplies, Wayne Ng/Design Ng, David Nosse, Eddie/Marlene Okahara, Dick Oshima, Daniel Oshita, Bill/Linda Puleloa, Fred Reyes, Mark Santiago, Dennis Sasaki, Glenn Sasaki, Wayne/Arlene Shinozuka, Mike/Leoda Shizuma, Cyrus/Phyllis Siu, Daniel Siu, Guy/Lisa Takata, Judy Tanaka, Toshi/Helene Yonemura, Bob/Pearl Yoshida.

Hope we didn't miss anyone! Mahalo Nui Loa!!!!

2008 Whippas Invitation Results

MEN'S PAPIO – LARGEST

1. Joe Yamamoto
2. Kyle Lum
3. Wally Ito
4. Don Tanaka

MEN'S PAPIO – MOST

1. Glen Gillia
2. James Kau
3. Paul Tanaka
4. Garith Usui

MEN'S PAPIO – TOTAL WEIGHT

1. Dennis Sasaki
2. Tim Clarke
3. Daniel Mahiai
4. Jake Ah Sing

WOMEN'S PAPIO – LARGEST

1. Janice Espiritu

WOMEN'S PAPIO – MOST

1. Sheldeen Takeo

WOMEN'S PAPIO – TOTAL WEIGHT

1. Annette Gorospe

NON-PAPIO – LARGEST

1. Ike Sanchez
2. Jerry Kawahara
3. Glenn Sasaki

NON-PAPIO – MOST

1. Wally Arine
2. Ashley Gorospe
3. Lillian Miyaki

NON-PAPIO – TOTAL WEIGHT

1. Lee DeRouin
2. Bradley Sakamoto
3. Clyde Kobashigawa

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