O-lineman to join Warriors

by Stephen Tsai on July 12, 2017

An offensive lineman who was raised in Hawaii but played his senior season in California will be joining the Warriors as a walk-on.

Stephan Bernal-Wendt is 6 feet 4 and 315 pounds.

He played for Kaiser High as a sophomore and junior before transferring to Salesian High in Los Angeles.

His grandfather, Ma‘afu Wendt, is president of the Hawaii Rugby Union. Bernal-Wendt also is an avid rugby player.

The highlights: Bernal-Wendt video

1 dgdfdgdfgfd July 12, 2017 at 9:43 am

1st

2 Capt Ron July 12, 2017 at 9:46 am

Looking forward to this season big time!

3 Abunai July 12, 2017 at 10:29 am

Wow. That OL looks good on tape. Seemed like every play he was knocking someone down on his rear. But a nice add on since we lost a couple.

4 Da Punchbowl Kid July 12, 2017 at 10:39 am

Excellent! Great on tape – everyone one he touched seemed to find the ground quickly!

Kifi – are you seeing this?!

5 H-Man July 12, 2017 at 10:50 am

Great addition. Timing could not be better. How was Stephen Bernal-Wendt not recruited? He looks good in his Sr. highlight video.

6 Maddog50 July 12, 2017 at 11:47 am

Not surprised at additions-probably a few more esp OL or DL

7 Madd0g50 July 12, 2017 at 11:56 am

Rec’d my invite to new helmet unveiling Aug 13. From Na Koa. If no a member of Na Koa please consider-if sittin in the weeds to get season tickets, jump out and pull the trigger. This will be Coach Rolovich’s first real version of Warrior football. My prediction no blowouts competitive every game, winning season!!!!! I’m all in!!! GoWarriors!

8 808WarriorFan July 12, 2017 at 12:01 pm

OUTSTANDING … love the fact that he’s got a Rugby background … that’s one TOUGH game & he’s got great size … thanks for coming home to be a Rainbow Warrior.

LIVE ALOHA / PLAY WARRIOR / DEFEND THE ROCK … GO ‘BOWS !!!!!

9 808WarriorFan July 12, 2017 at 12:03 pm

Also just curious who he was being recruited by …

10 Kahuna July 12, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Good thing is this guy can play D line also. If Oline does not work out for him, he can move to the other side. We have a walk on in Zeno Choi there already.

I think it’s easier to be a walk on and play D the O. Perfectly honest, I don’t remember a walk on who make any impact as an O linemen.

11 ai-eee-soos July 12, 2017 at 2:10 pm

University of Hawai’i women’s volleyball player Norene Iosia has been named to the 12-player U.S. Women’s Junior National Team (WJNT) and will compete this coming week at the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Women’s U20 World Championship in Boca del Rio and Cordoba, Mexico as announced on Tuesday.

The World Championship event will be held from July 14-23. The U.S. qualified for the World Championship by winning gold at the 2017 Women’s U20 Pan American Cup in San Jose, Costa Rica.

12 ai-eee-soos July 12, 2017 at 2:14 pm

University of Hawai’i men’s basketball head coach Eran Ganot announced the hiring of Marlon Stewart as an assistant coach. Stewart has been working in collegiate basketball for more than a decade, including the last three seasons at the University of Montana.

A native of Washington, Stewart boasts a depth of championship experience. He’s been associated with four different programs across the nation and has been part of the postseason in 12 of the last 13 seasons. He’s also worked with a number of players who have gone on to the NBA, including 2017 NBA Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon.

“We’re excited to add Marlon to the team,” Ganot said. “Marlon is well respected for his
work ethic, coaching acumen, and recruiting, particularly on the international front and in the Northwest. His experience working with winning programs and NBA-caliber players will be a true asset to our student-athletes. He’s passionate about the game, particularly on the defensive end, and we can’t wait to get things going with him.”

13 kapakahi July 12, 2017 at 3:29 pm

#8,

How soon some forget……

Can’t forget C Shawn Ching…..formerly Shawn Alivado.

More recently, C Derek Fa’avi, OT Keoni Steinhoff, C Bronson Tiwanak, and C Brenden Urban were all initial walk-on OL who became starters for UH….

14 pukalani boy July 12, 2017 at 3:46 pm

Good timing to get offensive lineman since we have injuries there. Goodluck Stephan…..

15 ai-eee-soos July 12, 2017 at 4:18 pm

#11 kapakahi:

I remember C Derek Fa’avi.

Undersized, but one TOUGH hombre !!!

Thanks for bringing his name up.

Nice info on google. key in “Derek Faavi hawaii football”

16 DaveLetterMan July 12, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Howzit Tsaikos!
Center Asotui Eli Selected To Rimington Trophy Fall Watch List

17 rich2176 July 12, 2017 at 5:22 pm

Hey Everybody –
It’s been way too long since I posted. I’ve been very busy with work and golf tournaments. I got a call from Rainbow Cliff today asking if I was still alive. YES!!
Anyway, I plan on going to the UH/UCLA game in September, and will try to arrange the best Cattle Call ever in memory of Las Vegas for the UH/UNLV game in November. I may even try for the Reno game on October 7th.

This will be another great year for Warrior Football and all of your support is required!!

All the best,
Rich2176

More details later, but I miss all of you. I can be reached at rich2176 @ yahoo.com

18 RainbowCliff July 12, 2017 at 5:38 pm

Howz It Tsaiko Nation !

Just got off the phone with Rich 127 as it was just WONDERFUL hearing from him!

My guy has been plenty busy in the LA entertainment industry as even Stephen Spielberg can’t touch him. Bottom line we got talking about Vegas and wanting to have a memorable calf call that he CAN make happen with a solid connection he has maintained over the years. All we need to know IF it comes available who will show up from Tsaiko Nation adding to this way over do reunion ?

Just leave a post and Steve when you read this start the ball rolling on your Tsaiko Schedule that you do so very well. Rich Darvey is BACK !

19 rich2176 July 12, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Also…we’ll need a good Cattle Call in Pasadena/Glendale, or where most folks have their hotel. Even if I can’t make the game due to a golf tournament that day (dang 2:00pm kickoff), I can certain spend time Friday night with the traveling Tsaikos.

20 RainbowCliff July 12, 2017 at 6:14 pm

Richie Rich I’m there !

Looking forward to a GREAT Tsaiko Calf Call Reunion !

Your the BEST !

21 islandman July 12, 2017 at 7:10 pm

This guy plays like superman, early in the video, he took out 3 guys including the ref.

22 Tarai July 12, 2017 at 7:41 pm

16-17 Varsity Football

Stephan
Bernal-Wendt

JerseyPos #71 OL, DL Nat. Rank 1,671 CA Rank 137

23 Tarai July 12, 2017 at 7:52 pm
24 Akamai Okole July 12, 2017 at 9:42 pm

Great Evening All!

Did someone mention fuud?

Das it

25 LizKauai July 13, 2017 at 5:57 am

Rich2176 and Rainbow Cliff – I will be with you in spirit! Away game cattle calls are among my fsvorite Tsai-ko memories. God Bless you guys… and lasvegas …
:mrgreen:

26 A-House July 13, 2017 at 6:59 am

Rich2176 & Rainbow Cliff:

Masaboy and I will attend the UCLA game — hope you still have my cell phone # — call me when time permits!

will be at the Embassy Suites in Garden Grove — Friday is free day!!!

what about Hawnstyle and others?

27 Kapahulu July 13, 2017 at 9:44 am

Na Koa yesterday sent out email for Tailgate Parties for UH Football games at UCLA (Rose Bowl) September 9th 10am to 1:30 pm and Las Vegas (Friday November 3rd 5-8pm Ohana Ballroom California Hotel).

28 Kapahulu July 13, 2017 at 9:47 am

A-House
I’ll be at the UCLA Tailgate Party and game at the Rose Bowl September 9th.
There will be a lot of former UH players there also.

29 Stephen Tsai July 13, 2017 at 10:15 am

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