Hawaii Women Athletes and Breast Implants Sports Ban

Hawaii_Breast_ImplantsIt has not been an issue in Hawaii yet, but last year, the Louisiana State Boxing and Wrestling Commission passed a rule that prohibits female fighters from competing in MMA unless they are medically cleared by the Plastic Surgeon that surgically placed the implants in their chest.

This rule was adopted after a female fighter pulled out of a match due to a problem with her breast implant. The reaction of the commission – We don’t know what would happen if a breast implant ruptured and we need more information about what exactly makes a breast implant explode in one’s chest. Can you say awkward?!

After meeting with Dr. Larry Schlesinger, Hawaii Plastic Surgeon of Breast Implant Center of Hawaii and hearing his professional opinion, we couldn’t agree with him more. Unless you can pack a punch like that of a monster truck we feel confident that the Hawaii women athletes are at no risk to continue with their athletic activity, but should only perform at a level they are skilled in.

The Hawaii Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Larry Schlesinger has also informed us of Dr. Sanjay Grover, another Plastic Surgeon and his findings of the durability of Breast Implants via challenges on youtube – After seeing these video’s I would say that Silicone Implants are pretty tough!  lol

BMW vs. Silicone Implant

Falling from a 7 foot building

And finally – The Monster Truck

Hawaii Women and Girl Sports – Community leagues and Fundraisers

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As the participation in girls sports continue to grow in numbers so does the women.  We have been contacted by women looking for outside community leagues to partake in and unfortunately not too many of the leagues that exist have made themselves publicly known…We hope to change that.  We are opening our doors to be an outlet for events, outside league information, pick up games, fundraisers etc for the awesome Hawaii women and girl athletes.   So if you are a league, and would like a broader reach for potential players/supporters we welcome you to send your information to us so that we can help to push your events.   You can start by contacting us with the below contact form:

7 Time National Champion – HPU Dance Team to Hold Tryouts

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Photo Courtesy – Hawaii Pacific University Athletics

Hawaii Pacific University Dance Team, 7 time national champion, will be holding live auditions for NEW dancers on Friday, April 18th. All interested applicants must be accepted at the Hawaii Pacific University PRIOR to dance tryout date. Admissions process can take up to three weeks so don’t delay your chances!

Audition fee is $25. It is NOT mandatory to be present to audition, you can send in a video with a check or cashiers check made payable to Hawaii Pacific University Dance.

More information is available from the Hawaii Pacific University Athletics  website LINK or you can download their Dance Tryout application right HERE

Kauai Female Wrestling Athletes take KIF Championship.

Kaisa Ishikawa going for the pin. Photo Courtesy: Dennis Fujimoto - The Garden Island

Kaisa Ishikawa going for the pin.
Photo Courtesy: Dennis Fujimoto – The Garden Island

With Waimea and Island School having no female wrestlers Kauai girls take control of the mat for another year as KIF’s female wrestling champions.

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Kauai girls clearly outnumbered the field to repeat another year as girls champions.

Kapaa High School had two girls on the mat and Waimea and Island School had no girls in their stables.

With just two girls in the stable, Kapaa junior Shiori Leger heated up the audience when she met Kauai sophomore Jessica Dinnie in the 155-pound class.

“The pair had the gym on its feet,” said Coach Mac Pigott, the KIF wrestling tournament director. “Leger got the win, handing the dominant Kauai girls team its only loss at the league championships.”

Kapaa junior Anna Marie Lopez was in her first wrestling match of the season, going up against one of three wrestlers ranked by the Hawaii High School Athletic Association.

Lopez came in strong, but the defending Kaisa Ishikawa prevailed to lock up her second KIF title in the 97-pound class in just as many years.

Overall, Kauai girls walked out of the Clem Gomes Gym with five gold medals and a silver medal, while Kapaa savored its gold and silver medal.

For more on his story read: Waimea boys, Kauai girls take KIF wrestling

Tennis: HPU swings to victory over UH Hilo 9-0

Photo Courtesy: HPU Athletics

Photo Courtesy: HPU Athletics

HPU Women’s Tennis team wins over UH Hilo 9 – 0

Singles competition
1. Karen Ramirez (HPU-WT) def. Croad, Trixie (UHH-WT) 6-1, 6-1
2. Celina Goetti (HPU-WT) def. Sato, Chelsea (UHH-WT) 6-0, 6-0
3. Magdalena Smejova (HPU-WT) def. Sugiyama, Rachel (UHH-WT) 6-1, 6-0
4. Lorena Gheorghe (HPU-WT) def. Kahakui, Morrisa (UHH-WT) 6-0, 6-2
5. Vivian Hansen (HPU-WT) def. Fujitake, Megan (UHH-WT) 6-0, 6-0
6. Carrie Shuler (HPU-WT) def. Kaaikala, Shanise (UHH-WT) 6-0, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Celina Goetti/Karen Ramirez (HPU-WT) def. Kahakui, Morrisa/Sugiyama, Rachel (UHH-WT) 8-0
2. Magdalena Smejova/Lorena Gheorghe (HPU-WT) def. Croad, Trixie/Sato, Chelsea (UHH-WT) 8-0
3. Vivian Hansen/Carrie Shuler (HPU-WT) def. Fujitake, Megan/Lockwood, Robin (UHH-WT) 8-0

Swing by their next match against Chaminade at Hawaii’s Central Oahu Regional Park Friday at 10am

Dakota Grossman – Gatorade XC Runner of the Year 2013-2014

We’re a little late to the party but there’s still reason to celebrate it today!!!  Congratulations to Seabury Hall’s (Maui) Senior Dakota Grossman for being the Hawaii Gatorade Girls XC Runner of the Year!

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THE WINNER: Dakota Grossman 

THE BASICS

School: Seabury Hall (Makawao, Hawaii)
Grade: Senior
Position: Distance runner
Height: 5-foot-9

Athletic achievement: She raced to her fourth straight individual state championship this past season with a time of 18:17.04, leading the Spartans to a third-place finish as a team. Grossman was also the fastest Hawaii competitor at the 2013 Nike Cross Northwest championships, earning 24rd place in 19:13.7. Nationally, she is one of only four prep runners in history to win Gatorade State Cross Country Runner of the Year honors in all four years of high school.

Academic excellence: Grossman has maintained a 3.56 GPA.

Exemplary character: She has volunteered locally on behalf of her school’s Art With Heart program and served as a student council representative. She’s also donated her time to several charity road races.

THE PRAISE

“There is no doubt that Dakota Grossman is the best runner in the state and probably the best in the 10 years since I’ve been coaching here,” said Michael Franklin, head coach at Hawaii Prep (Waimea, Hawaii). “She is naturally gifted and also works hard to push herself. Her drive and talent has helped to increase the level of our sport in the state during the past four years.”

THE FUTURE: Grossman remains undecided upon a collegiate destination.

17 year old Calera Uchigakiuchi Schlesinger: Empowering Girls to Change the World.

Empowerment stories inspire action and Stepping up to the heroic action is 17 year old Student Athlete, Calera Uchigakiuchi Schlesinger of Sacred Hearts Academy: Empowering Girls to Change the World.

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Calera Uchigakiuchi Schlesinger

Cal of Mongolian descent, adopted at 22 months by successful plastic surgeon, Larry Schlesinger and Arlene Uchigakiuchi, studies Shoto-kan karate (brown belt) under Sensei George Kotaka: WKF World Champion 2008, MMA and Boxing under trainer Jon Shimokawa and swims under instructor, Don Pump.

Cal's Aloha Recipes: A Teenagers Family Cookbook

Cal’s heroic action entwines her artistic abilities and love for cooking -  Her very 1st business/charity venture publication – “Cal’s Aloha Recipes – A Teenager’s Family Cookbook.” She will be donating 100% of all proceeds to the Sacred Hearts Scholarship Fund Gala and Silent Auction on October 18. These scholarships benefit the 24% of Sacred Hearts students receiving financial aid.

I am thrilled that I get the opportunity to assist in endowing this scholarship.  Moreover I am honored to have this opportunity to combine my love of cooking, some of my artwork, and a truly deep seated gratitude and affection for Ms. Gopaul (book dedication) and Sacred Hearts Academy… I would like to encourage all the younger students to take a moment and realize what a great center of learning we all attend , and also realize how lucky we all are because of the care and love we each receive every day from the teachers, counselors and administration.   

Calera Schlesinger

PROJECT D.A.T.E. STAY IN SCHOOL CAMPAIGN – SAT, SEP 28, 2013

WHAT: PROJECT D.A.T.E. SUNSET IN MAPUNAPUNA “STAY IN SCHOOL CAMPAIGN”
WHEN: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2013 5PM-9PM
WHERE: 2678 KILIHAU STREET, MAPUNAPUNA, HAWAII

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Tour de Cure Hawaii

Photo Courtesy: Cardinal Health Foundation (FB)

Photo Courtesy: Cardinal Health Foundation (FB)

Date: September 7, 2013
Start Location: Kapiolani Park
Event Manager: Lawrence Duenas “LJ”
Email: lduenas@diabetes.org
Phone: (808) 947-5979
 
Registration Fee: $25
Fundraising Minimum: $200 | (*Children 12 and under Fundraising Minimum is $100; see below for Keiki Registration information)
Route Distances: 50mi | 10mi | 25mi | and 5mi (Ohana/Keiki)

Tour de Cure is back Hawaii…

Aloha!

Tour de Cure is back in Hawaii and we look forward to more than just a cycling event, but a life-changing event. A day full of fun and excitement where riders of all levels join forces in the fight to Stop Diabetes® here in Hawaii and raise critical funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy in support of the American Diabetes Association.

The Tour is a ride, not a race. Whether you are an occasional rider or an experienced cyclist, there is a route just for you starting from sunny Queen Kapiolani Park up to towards the beautiful Kailua Town.

WE CHALLENGE YOU to take the Ride of Your Life and sign up today!

Jennifer Jones: Hawaii’s Champion Figure Skater

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Jennifer Jones is well aware of the irony of her life.

“They’ll say ‘representing the Hawaii Figure Skating Club, and they’ll say your name…and it’s always [said like] a question”.

That hasn’t stopped her from dominating the fledgling sport of Showcase figure skating.

“It came to about 10 years ago as a recognized national sport, and it fuses figure skating with theater” she explained.

In the sport, competitors skate in three different disciplines: light entertainment, drama, and improv, where skaters must come up with a routine, just minutes after hearing the music that has been chosen for them.

“They’re going to play a song you may or may not have heard..it could be rap, it could be rhapsody in blue”.

Jones not only competed in, but took home gold in all three categories at the recently completed National Championships. That brought her career total to 37 medals in the span of a decade.

Jones says she’ll compete at Nationals one more time before returning to work full time at the Ice Palace, where she’s a skating instructor.

“As a coach, you go so much more into just teaching that axle or just teaching that spin. You’re teaching these kids lifelong lessons that they may not realize they’re learning at the time”.

How’s that for irony.