Tribune-Herald Athlete of the Week: Keaau paddler Tadeo

  • May Ann Tadeo

May Ann Tadeo • paddling

Keaau is the new BIIF paddling super power, and Tadeo is at the middle of all the success.


The senior steered the Cougars’ mixed crew to its third league championship Saturday, and she also was the steersman as Keaau’s girls dethroned three-time defending champion Kamehameha.

“It feels so good. … That’s why we’ve stayed together all these years,” she told the Tribune-Herald.

5 questions

Favorite movie: Superbad

Favorite food: Corn chowder

Favorite song: “Spring Day,” by BTS

Favorite sports moment: Canoe


surfing by the lighthouse at the Hilo Bay

Favorite spot on the Big Island: Wherever coach Grant Kaaua isn’t 🙂