Sports in the Hawaiian Islands

1. d) Duke Kahanamoku. Credited for the rebirth of Hawaiian surfing in the early 1900s, “The Duke” also won medals in 3 more Olympic games.

2. a) Takamiyama (Jesse Kuhaula) was the first foreigner to compete in sumo.

3. a) Margo Oberg also was featured in People Magazine and appeared in Magnum, P.I. and ABC Superstars.

4. d) Jesse Sapolu is a local sports great.

5. c) The Stan Sheriff Center also contains the Physiology Research and Training Facility with a 10,000-square-foot weight room.

6. c) Hawai‘i Islanders was the name of the team, and their first game was at Honolulu Stadium against the Vancouver Mounties. The Islanders won, 4-3.

7. c) Surfers. Sunny Garcia won the World Championship in 2000/2001.

8. d) Akebono was the first foreigner to become yokozuna.

9. c) Dave Shoji also led the Wahine to 9 regular-season conference titles.

10. d) Neil Blaisdell played for the Chicago White Sox.

11. a) Vince Goo was coach of the University of Hawai‘i Wahine basketball team in 2000/2001.

12. a) Honolulu Stadium was torn down in 1976.

13. a) After the 2000 season, Mike Fetters singed a $4.25 million, 2 year contract.

14. b) Gaines won a gold medal in swimming in the 1984 Olympics.

15. d) Greg Noll is Da Bull, and is known for his surfing of huge waves in the 1950s and 1960s.

16. c) Thomas Kaulukukui was Hawai‘i’s first All-American.

17. d) The team’s name is the Chaminade University Silverswords.

18. c) Alexander Cartwright is known as the “Father of Baseball” and also founded the Honolulu Fire Department.

19. c) Robbie Naish is a boardsailing champion and kitesurfing pioneer.

20. a) Dave Shoji was national coach of the year in 1982.

21. b) Sumo wrestler Konishki’s real name is Salevaa Atisanoe.

22. a) Taase Faumui went on to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

23. c) Aloha Stadium opened in 1975, and was the first United States stadium to have moveable stands to accommodate baseball, football, and other sports.

24. b) Derek Tatsuno was college baseball’s first 20 game winner.

25. d) The Outrigger Canoe Club also won many Hawaiian Canoe Association state championships.

26. c) The Pro Bowl brings football’s best players to the Hawaiian Islands.

27. b) Jack Nicklaus won the Hawaiian Open in 1974.

28. c) In the 1988 Olympics, Asano won a silver medal in judo, Duplanty won a bronze medal in water polo, and Ruiz-Conforto won a gold medal in synchronized swimming.

29. c) There are more than 80 golf courses in the State of Hawai‘i.

30. b) Mark Allen won the Ironman Triathlon 5 straight times.

31. d) Brigham Young University—Hawai‘i Women’s Volleyball. This O‘ahu team won the national championship four times.

32. b) Jeff Hakman went on to become a millionaire in the surf industry.

33. b) Chris Truby is a third baseman.

34. b) Rainbow Stadium is the home of the University of Hawai‘i baseball team.

35. d) Duke Kahanamoku was honored with a statue in remembrance of his introduction of surfing to Australia.

36. a) Derek Ho was the first Hawaiian to win the ASP world title.

37. c) The losing streak was at 18 games when Jones became coach and turned the team around.

38. d) 69 school records were broken, and 11 more were tied during Jones’ first year as coach.

39. b) Aloha Stadium is the home of the University of Hawai‘i Warriors.

40. b) 2. Ted Makalena won in 1966, and David Ishi won in 1990.

41. b) Prince Charles played polo at Mokulē‘ia.

42. c) Kaua‘i hosts the PGA’s Grand Slam of Golf.

43. a) Sid Fernandez has been a professional baseball player for over 17 years.

44. c) Clyde Aikau won the Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational in 1986.

45. c) Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex also provides facilities for diving.

46. c) 22,636 people completed the marathon, out of the 22,903 who started it. The winner was Jimmy Muindi in the men’s division (2:15:19), and Lyubov Morgunova in the women’s division (2:28:33).

47. c) Mike Fetters. In 2001, Fetters record was 6 wins and 2 losses, with 5 saves.

48. d) 1973. The Honolulu Marathon is held each December.

49. b) Riley Wallace was the coach of the 20001 basketball team, which played in the NCAA Division I tournament, one of America’s premier sporting events.

50. c) Rell Sunn passed away in 1998, and she is still known as the “Queen of Mākaha.”