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Merrie Monarch Festival 2016


March 31 - April 2, 2016



Congratulations To The Competition Winners Of

The 53rd Annual Merrie Monarch Festival

Hilo, Hawaii


Judges

(In Alphabetical Order)

Keith Awai

Ed Collier

Ainsley Halemanu

Lahela Kaʻaihue

Etua Lopes

Piʻilani Lua

Holoua Stender


1st Place
Highest Combined Points 
1,214 points

Hālau Nā Mamo O Puʻuanahulu (Kāne)

Nā Kumu Hula William “Sonny” Kahakuleilehua Haunuʻu Ching and Joseph Lōpaka Igarta-De Vera
Kapahulu, Honolulu, Oʻahu

1st Place 
1,202 points 

Halau O Ka Ua Kani Lehua
Kumu Hula Johnny Lum Ho
Hilo, Hawaiʻi

2nd Place 
1,185 points

Ka Lā ʻŌnohi Mai o Haʻehaʻe
Nā Kumu Hula Tracie Kaʻōnohilani Farias Lopes and Robert Keawe Lopes
Puahuʻula, Kāneʻohe, Koʻolaupoko, Oʻahu

3rd Place 
1,181 points

Hālau Manaola
Kumu Hula Nani Lim Yap
Kohala, Hawaiʻi

1st Place
1,214 points

Hālau Nā Mamo O Puʻuanahulu
Nā Kumu Hula William “Sonny” Kahakuleilehua Haunuʻu Ching and Joseph Lōpaka Igarta-De Vera
Kapahulu, Honolulu, Oʻahu

2nd Place
1,202 points

Halau Hula ʻO Kahikilaulani
Kumu Hula Nahokuokalani “Nahoku” Gaspang
Hilo, Hawaiʻi

3rd Place
1,193 points

Ke Kai O Kahiki
Kumu Hula Laʻakea Perry
Waiʻanae, Oʻahu

1st Place
1,134 points

Kayli Kaʻiulani Carr
Hālau Hiʻiakaināmakalehua
Nā Kumu Hula Robert Keʻanokealakahikikapoleikamakaʻopua “Keʻano” Kaʻupu IV and Kauhilonohonua “Lono” Padilla
Kalihi, Honolulu, Oʻahu

2nd Place
1,123 points

Brylyn Noelani Aiwohi
Hālau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leināʻala
Kumu Hula Leināʻala Pavao Jardin
Kalāheo, Kauaʻi

3rd Place
1,107 points

Ecstasy Jetta Laverne Kamakalikolehua Ligon
Ka Lā ʻŌnohi Mai o Haʻehaʻe
Nā Kumu Hula Tracie Kaʻōnohilani Farias Lopes and Robert Keawe Lopes
Puahuʻula, Kāneʻohe, Koʻolaupoko, Oʻahu

4th Place
1,105 points

ʻAulani Kameaʻiʻomakamae Latorre-Holt
Hula Hālau ʻO Kamuela
Nā Kumu Hula Kauʻionālani “Kauʻi” Kamanaʻo and Kunewa Mook
Kalihi, Honolulu, Oʻahu and Waimānalo, Oʻahu

5th Place
1,090 points

Kayshlyn Keauli'imailani Victoria “Auliʻi” De Sa
Halau O Ka Ua Kani Lehua
Kumu Hula Johnny Lum Ho
Hilo, Hawaiʻi