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U12 Juggling Champs


03.09.13 - U12 Juggling ChampsThe winners of the U12 Juggling Competition have been crowned! Mika Makekau of Hawaii Rush walked away as top juggler with 4123! Outstanding job!

"I am so honored to be the best juggler in the contest and juggling is beneficial to my game so that I have more control on the ball," said Mika after the competition.

Jared's coach Andrew Kummer said this about his young Champion, "Jared is very much deserving of this recognition. He works hard at his game and it shows in his ability to handle the ball in tight spaces. Juggling has certainly proven to be a factor in his overall comfort on the ball."

Here are the winners, the Rush records and a breakdown of the clubs and their scores

Golden Touch for the females: 
1.) Kyeesia 'Mika' Makekau, Number: 4123 Club: Hawaiigold-trophy-cup2.) Mari Annest, Number: 4081 Club: Colorado
3.) Alysha Somera, Number: 1556 Club: Hawaii 

Golden Touch for the males: 
1.) Jared 'Sunny' Sun, Number: 721 Club: Colorado
2.) Connor Drought, Number: 635 Club: Washington
3.) Clay Obara, Number: 526 Club: Virginia 

See complete results for the U12 Competition here.

Competition often brings out the best in players, even if they are not the winner. Below is a message from 2nd place finisher Mari Annest of the Colroado Rush to her coach after the competition:

"Hi Erik,
I know the juggling competition is over and i am sorry for that. I was really bummed out when i was  2nd  in the Golden Touch because i thought i had it.

I am sorry, because i know i could have and should have kept going. When I saw that Mika (from Hawaii) had beaten me, I went outside, because I knew I could do better.

When I went out, I got 4463. I wish that I had kept going in the juggling competition, because I know that it would have helped our team.


Coming soon will be the U13 Juggling Competition. Stay tuned!


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