1988 Hawaii team

Team Hawaii first competed at the National High School Finals Rodeo in 1988. The pioneering team included, front from left, DeeDee Keakealani-Bertelmann, Lee Jay Lindsey, Holi Bergin, Shay VanZandt, Ryan White, Craig Diego, Toni Ann Gomes and Dr. Billy Bergin; and Top, Monty Miranda, Billy Benevides, Shawn Aguiar, Chris Lopez and Peter Andrade.

ROCK SPRINGS — Hawaii is no short distance away, nearly 3,000 miles from the Sweetwater Events Complex with almost two-thirds of the journey over the Pacific ocean. Still, 18 competitors made the trip from Hawaii to compete in the Nationals High School Finals Rodeo.

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