Published On: Mon, Feb 22nd, 2010
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Heard Museum 2010 Hoop Dance contest winners

 Source: Heard Museum

2010 World Champion Derrick Davis (Photo courtesy of Heard Museum)

Following are the winners of the 20th Annual World Championship Hoop Dance Contest held at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Ariz. on Feb. 13-14:

Senior Division (40 years and older)

• First Place: Moontee Sinquah, Hopi/Tewa/Choctaw, Polacca, Ariz., 230 points

• Second Place: Terry Goedel, Yakama/Tulalip, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 214 points

• Third Place: No third competitor

Adult Division (18-39 years)

• World Champion: Derrick Suwaima Davis, Hopi/Choctaw, Old Oraibi, Ariz., 240 points

• Second Place: Charles Denny, Cree/Ute, Fort Duchesne, Utah, 236 points

• Third Place: Tony Duncan, San Carlos Apache, of Mesa, Ariz., 235 points

• Fourth Place: Brian Hammill, Ho Chunk, of New River, Ariz., 228 points

• Fifth Place: Quentin Pipestem, Tsuu-Tina, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 223 points

• Sixth Place: Lane Jensen, Navajo/Maricopa, of Dilcon, Ariz., 222 points

Teen Division (13-17 years) Sponsored by the Jeff Kahn Family

• First Place: Christian R. J. Hazell, Metis Nation, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 228 points

• Second Place: Peanutt Roberts, Choctaw/Nakota, of Atwood, Okla., 217 points

• Third Place: Sampson Sixkiller Sinquah, Hopi-Tewa/Choctawa/Pima/Cherokee, of Polacca, Ariz., 214 points

Youth Division (6-12 years)

• First Place: Tyrese Jensen, Navajo/Maricopa, of Dilcon, Ariz., 239 points

• Second Place: Beedoskah Stonefish, Odawa/Chippewa/Delaware/Pottawotami, of Peshawbestown, Mich., 224 points

• Third Place: Talon Duncan, San Carlos Apache, of Mesa, Ariz., 218 points

Note:  EBCI tribal members Eddie Swimmer and Daniel Tramper are both past World Champions of this event.  Swimmer won the first event held in 1990.

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