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2013 Professional Tour Showcase

Kwazar 1180

Boat Brand: Yellowfin
Motors: Yamaha
Trailer: AmeraTrail
Captain: Marcus Kennedy
Mobile, Alabama
Teammates:
Max Williams
Tyler Kennedy
Robert Young
Jonathan Graham
Mike Ward
Brett Rutledge
Sponsors: Yamaha, Yellowfin, SYN-FAB, Jomar

Accomplishments: The best Gulf team of all time. Marcus is seven time Gulf Division Champion (including 2011) with over 50 king mackerel tournament wins since ྗ. 23 of those are SKA wins. Holds the SKA Divisional three fish aggregate record of 165 pounds. Could go down in history as the best overall fisherman to ever fish SKA competition. Has a great team this year. The team has now set their sites on the title and could do it this year!
Intense 900

Boat Brand: Contender
Motors: Yamaha
Trailer: AmeraTrail
Captain: Neal Foster
Mobile, Alabama
Teammates:
Mark Collier
Jason Herbert
Brian Keevan
Sponsors: Contender, Yamaha, Cannon, Ocean-Tamer Marine Bean Bags, Garmin, AmeraTrail, Ken's Car Tunes, Trailertiresandwheels.com, Tackle This Shoot That, Saltwater Mafia, Ludstud Custom Fishing Rods & Rod &Reel Repair

Accomplishments: Intense started mid 90s and the 1st year finished 5th in Div. 7. The team has finished in the top five every year since and we have won two Division 7 titles and one Division 15 title and 5 Junior Angler titles. It all adds up to well over 100 top five finishes. In 2012 Intense won the Team of the Year Title as well as the 2012 Yamaha Pro Championship.
Under Armour Fishing Team / Caliente 880

Boat Brand: Yellowfin
Motors: Mercury
Trailer: Myco
Captain: Arik Bergerman
St Petersburg
Teammates:
Randy Keys, Florida
Eric Sidor, Florida
Glenn Carr, Florida
Jeff Houser, Florida
Mark Willis, Florida
Joe Medolla, Florida
James Addison, Florida
Ryan Farner, Florida
Sponsors: Under Armour, Yellowfin, Into The Blue, Mercury, Simrad, Myco Trailers, Dogfish Tackle, Yeti, Shimano, Promarine, Sign Zoo, Ocean Tamer Bean Bags, Jet Man Adventures, Kingfishconnection.com, Reel Adrenalin Energy Drinks, Cannon Downriggers

Accomplishments: In 2010, this team achieved a very close 2nd place finish in the Pro division. This along with several 1st place finishes has the team very hungry to reach the top of their game and continue to thrive for success. 2014 will bring even more competition this teamís way as they will compete once again in the SKA Pros as well as adding the Sailfish Circuit to their resume. If there is one thing that is for sure, these guys want to win and wonít quit even after they do so!
Penny-Less 825

Boat Brand: Contender
Motors: Mercury
Trailer: Loadmaster
Captain: Mike Wood
Lake Worth, Florida
Teammates:
Jim Wood
Alex Burgess
David Linsinbigler
Tim Egerton
Joaquin Anico
Tim Egerton
Penny Linsinbigler
Accomplishments: Team Penny-Less consists of David Linsinbigler (boat owner), Alex Burgess, and father and son team, James and Michael Wood. Although James and David have been fishing tournaments since the time of Arthur Smith, James, Michael, and Alex began fishing together as Team Woody/Team Seapremacy (depending on who's boat was being fished) in 2008. David Linsinbigler came on board in 2010, and became the fourth and final member of Team Penny-Less!

With nearly a century of combined fishing experience commercially, professionally, and just for fun, we have managed to put together a very cohesive and well balanced team. We have both the experience of the older men as well as the intellect and talent of two great young guys. Luckily, we are all dedicated to the same thing, fishing, and on tournament days that's what we do.

Since we enjoy the competition and excitement of tournament fishing, this year we decided to seek out a new challenge. The SKA circuit was the perfect choice. We are looking forward to many fun and successful seasons with the SKA, and appreciate the opportunity to compete against such experienced and worthy Teams.

Best of luck to all!
-Team Penny-Less

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Bandit 810

Boat Brand: Invincible
Motors: Suzuki
Trailer: Myco
Captain: Ron Mitchell
Port St. Lucie, Florida
Teammates:
Spencer Ross
Tommy Anderson
Dave Kish
Jaime Fortwangler
Mike McCabe
Dave Hudson
Sam Cory
Tyler Davis
Ted Elliott
Gill Strelec Jr.i
Chase Strelec
Trent Anderson
Evan Kozak
Sponsors: Suzuki Motors, Invincible Boats, Raymarine, Myco Trailers, Accurate Reels, Cannon Downriggers, Snowbee UK, Ocean Tamer Bean Bags, Ande Monofilament, Navionics, Sperry Boat Shoes, Edson, IGX, Rupp, Ocean Slayer, Lentine Marine, ACR, American Fishing Wire, Engel, Fishin Bum

Accomplishments: Angler of the Year '06 and '09, saltwater fishing's most coveted title! Joined a very elite group of anglers. Set the second largest seven fish aggregate in Pros since SKA inception in '91 till it was beaten in '07.
Qualified out of Division 10 every year since '99 for the National Championship before turning Pro.
Finished 13th in 2010 but was in the hunt till the final event. Perennial winner and top ten finisher. Different teammates this year but still could be the best team fishing today. Very consistent and professional, serious about their game, and will be around in the title round this year.
Get Layed 800

Boat Brand: Contender
Motors: Yamaha
Trailer: Loadmaster
Captain: Fred Watkins, Jr
Fairhope, Alabama
Teammates:
Ken Jansen
William Todd Gardner
Butch Sherman Smith
Kayla Williamson
Sponsors: Fairhope Floor Covering, Butch's Auto Repair Shop, TK Woodworks, Fairhope Tire

Accomplishments: Members since 1999 with many accomplishments such as: 2011 Division 7 Small Boat Winner; 2011 4th Place Nationals; 2011 1st Place Division 7 Lady and Senior Anglers; 2011 1st Place West Delta Invitational Venice; 2011 1st place Gorenflo's SKA KMT Biloxi; 2011 1st place Small Boat and 3rd place Overall Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo; 2011 2nd Place 1st Annual Kajun Sportsman King Classic Orange Beach; 2009 Division 7 Small Boat 1st Place; 2009 2nd place Junior Angler; 2009 2nd place Overall 1st place Small Boat Biloxi Bash; 2009 1st place SMall Boat Kajun Sportsman King Classic Fourchon
Spiced Rum III 790

Boat Brand: Contender
Motors: Yamaha
Trailer: Real Extreme
Captain: William Wummer
Riviera Beach, Florida
Teammates:
Don Lamb
Sherri Beswick
Wayne Beswick
Freddie Joseph
Tony Joseph
Howard Tuman
Sponsors: Contender, Yamaha, Tuppens Marine, Gill Media, Medical Center of the Palm Beaches, Gordon & Doner, Canyon Gear, JL Audio, New Port Cove Marina, Juno Bait, Titos Vodka, J Camm Lures, Sailfish Marina, Tow Boat US, Ask The Advisors, Kite Keepers, United K-9 Special Patrol, Reel Tease, Tease Me Tequila, Latham Marine and Admiral Nelson's Rum

Accomplishments: Won fourth place in the 2005 SKA Nationals, qualified for Division 10 for over 10 years, qualified for 10 years to fish the Saltwater Showdown against the 75 best boats in South Florida. Finished 3rd in the 2012 SKA Nationals. Our team is very consistent and we all work together. Having fun is the name of the game. I want to thank my team for all the hard work and dedication.
Papotanic 720

Boat Brand: Invincible
Motors: Yamaha
Trailer: Myco
Captain: Jose Reyes
Houston, Texas
Teammates:
Bill Platt
Gill Strelec, Jr.
Marc Bledsoe
Ernie Pyle Jr.
Ozzie Fischer
Craig Price
Mark Nagelmueller
Bad Company 700

Boat Brand: Contender
Motors: Yamaha
Trailer: Magic Tilt
Captain: Lewis Rogers
St. Augustine, Florida
Teammates:
B.J. Pearson
Kristin Summers
Carolyn Williams
Elena Rogers
Grant Denny
John Rogers
Lisa Anderson
Mike Senior
Melissa Senior
Sponsors: Crowley's Concrete, Century Construction, Air Shock America, Wingate Insurance, River Marine.

Accomplishments: This highly experienced team made the Pros through qualifying not only from Division 4, but 5 also. In '05 the team won the Nassau TFC, earned 14th in the Kingbuster, 13th in aggregate in the Greater Jacksonville Tournament, 9th in St. Mary's, and 16th in Sapalo. Moved to 68th in rankings in '06 and '07 to 30th, and in '08 has climbed to 12th. In 2010 climbed all the way up to 6th. Moving up in rankings quickly! This team has talent, determination, and the will to win. Could be at the top at the end of the year!
Strike Two 680

Boat Brand: Onslow Bay
Motors: Mercury
Trailer: Magic Tilt
Captain: Rob Lupola
Navarre, Florida
Teammates:
Bobby Schoenfeld
Ray Martinez
Ken Odom
Jeff Hall
Sponsors: Mercury, Mojo Sportswear, R&R Tackle, GoPro, Ripcharts, American Fishing Wire, Hi Seas, Accurate, Cannon, Bluewater Candy Lures, Key Marine, Costa Del Mar, Fusion, Shakespeare, Light the Night Boat Lights, George's Marine Electronics

Accomplishments: The 2012 Small Boat Class Team of the Year and Small Boat Class Pro Tour Champions. 2011 SKA Small Boat National Champions. The team also took first place in the Small Boat Class in 2 tournaments in 2012. Going into their 11th year in the SKA, the team continues to improve and has made this good team only better with the addition of Bobby Schoenfeld. Strike Two Fishing Team continues to be a very successful and established fishing team in both the local and national circuit. They have qualified for the National Championships every year since joining the SKA, and rely on their strong teamwork, dedication, experience, and a bonding friendship to continue to grow as a top contender in the SKA.
Hot Grits 600

Boat Brand: Donzi
Motors: Mercury
Trailer: Loadmaster
Captain: Ned Grady
Kinston, North Carolina
Teammates:
Ward Whitfield
Julia Grady
Andy Hinton
David Stallings
Al Morris
Carr Whitfield
Parrish Hinton
Sponsors: Mercury Marine

Rock Doc 590

Boat Brand: Contender
Motors: Yamaha
Trailer: AmeraTrail
Captain: Bob Wiggins
Charleston, South Carolina
Teammates:
Dowell Coker
Chris Lacey
James (Jimbo) Smoak
Hugh Kesler
Holly Kesler
Tyler Kesler
Keaton Kesler
Bryson Smoak
Stephen Martin
John Ward
Sponsors: Contender, Yamaha, Hanckel Marine, Cannon Downriggers, Rigid Industries Lighting, K2-Coolers, AmeraTrail Trailers, Optima Batteries, GoPro Cameras, Oakley Sunglasses, Fender Spike, Propglove, Fishrazr

Accomplishments: The Rock Doc team has a "never give up attitude" and are as consistant as any team on the Pro Tour with 9 National Championship invites. The team has earned an 11th place finish in the Championship, plus several senior angler and lady angler honors in Divisional competition. Bob has put together a very impressive team that includes time honored skills, youth and aggressiveness. The team is fishing a new 39 ST Yamaha powered Contender this year so they will always be in the hunt when we get to the final event. And don't be surprised if they walk away with number one honors. One of the best in the country!
Crisis 580

Boat Brand: Yellowfin
Motors: Yamaha
Trailer: American
Captain: Clint Zavros
Stapleton, Alabama
Teammates:
Kristin Zavros
Penny Wise 580

Boat Brand: Contender
Motors: Yamaha
Trailer: Loadmaster
Captain: Mike Penny
St. Petersburg Beach, Florida
Teammates:
Jack Penny Jerry Solovskoy Jeff Silverthorne Kevin Farner Mark Nahon Doug Henriott
Liquid Fire 550

Boat Brand: Intrepid
Motors: Yamaha
Trailer: AmeraTrail
Captain: C. "Mark" Henderson
Cape Carteret, North Carolina
Teammates:
Joshua Henderson
Crockett Henderson
Audrey Henderson
Brendan Vining
Chris Waters
John Molfetto
Sponsors: Intrepid Powerboats, Yamaha, Cannon Downriggers, Accurate Reels, Stevenson Auto Group, American Rodsmiths, NBOA Marine Insurance, Crystal Coast Graphics, Taco Metals, Rigid Industries LED Lighting, American Fishing Wire, Simrad, Best Buy Marine, AmeraTrail, ICOM, Fish Hard Gear, Blue Water Candy, Optima Batteries, Mate Series, Yozuri, Angler's Envy, Fusion, Ocean Tamer, Minn Kota, Valvoline, Spro, VMC Hooks, Costa Del Mar, Columbia, Sanderson Boatworks, Sportsman's Toy Store, Jerry Stroud

Accomplishments: In 2008 as a rookie pro team, Liquid Fire earned both the 2008 Angler of the Year and Junior Angler of the Year in addition to the 2008 Dan Schaad Family Achievement Award.
2012 accomplishments to date include: 1st place NBOA Gulf Coast Open including 1st place Jr., 4th place Big Pig Shootout, 8th place Kajun Sportsman King Classic including 1st place Jr.
In 2011, Crockett won 4 out of 5 Pro Jr. events helping him earn 2011 Pro Jr. Angler of the Year Title. ཇ accomplishments include: 3rd Rumble in the Jungle and 1st Jr., 4th Sneads Ferry and 1st Jr., 6th East Coast Got-Em-On and 3rd Jr., 1st Jr. Sarasota Pro Event, 1st Jr. Jensen Beach Pro Event, 6th Fourchon Pro Event and 1st Jr., 1st Jr. Little River Pro Event.
2010 accomplishments include: 11th East Coast Got-Em-On and 3rd Jr., 3rd South Brunswick and 2nd Jr., 4th Atlantic Beach and 1st Aggregate plus 1st Jr., 1st Cedar Point KMT, 4th Carolina Kingfish Classic and 1st Jr.
Liquid Fire has qualified for the SKA National Championship each year since career began in 2004. Plus, Joshua and Crockett have received too many junior angler awards to mention. This is Crockett's final year as a junior.
To learn more about this family fishing team and their sponsors, please visit www.liquidfirefishing.com and www.facebook.com/liquidfirefishing for additional info and exciting videos.
Final Approach 540

Boat Brand: Contender
Motors: Yamaha
Trailer: Magic Tilt
Captain: James Demyan, Jr.
Southern Pines, North Carolina
Teammates:
Jason Tierney
Mike Williams
Dave Smith
Daniel Allen
Donald Johnson Jr.
The Reel Won 530

Boat Brand: Yellowfin
Motors: Yamaha
Trailer: AmeriTrail
Captain: Robert A. Woithe
Placida, Florida
Teammates:
Susan Woithe
Robert Woithe
Rob Woithe
Bruce Woithe
Luke Woithe
Sponsors: Yamaha, Ingman Marine, The Boat House

Accomplishments: Fishing the trail since 1993, this is the top family fishing team in the country. They have earned many top finishes from Fourchon to Morehead. Won The Dan Schaad family award in 2000 & 2011. Bob won top Sr. in 1996&2000; Susan was top Lady in 2000 & Top Lady Pro in 2011. Now fishing with a 3rd generation, grandsons Rob & Luke; both won Jr. angler in their first tournaments. The team is looking forward to many more fun days on the water.
Reelentless 520

Boat Brand: Contender
Motors: Yamaha
Trailer: Ameratrail
Captain: Bennie Goldman, Sr.
Dauphin Island, Alabama
Teammates:
Bennie Goldman, Jr.
Jeremy Goldman
Pam Goldman
John Wallington
Jeff Hamilton
Sea Cruiser 520

Boat Brand: Contender
Motors: Yamaha
Trailer: AmeraTrail
Captain: Don Jackson, Sr.
Metairie, Louisiana
Teammates:
Donnie Jackson Jr
Jordan Caronia
Russell Frazier
Russell Webb
Chris Kopfler
Frank Barreca
Robert Adkins
Accomplishments: Won Div. 7 in 2008. Won numerous SKA and other king mackerel tournaments.
Sweet Caroline III 510

Boat Brand: Donzi
Motors: Mercury
Trailer: Myco
Captain: Ronald Hildum
Green Cove Springs, Florida
Teammates:
Brad Patterson
Matt Everett
Mike Syrakis
Ron Hildum Sr.
Lil Devil.com 490

Boat Brand: SeaHunter
Motors: Yamaha
Trailer: Float On
Captain: Michael Jacquin
Fort Pierce, Florida
Teammates:
Paul Jacquin
Robert Jacquin
Chris Carter
Kevin Beeten
Chris Blackwell
Kadri Benton
David Faircloth
Pete Weisburg
Accomplishments: This team fishes the east coast of Florida events and is accomplished in all species. Great on preparation and has a superb team to accomplish a title run. Extremely professional and ambitious which should see them in the winners circle at the end of the season.
Team Animal House 470

Boat Brand: Wellcraft
Motors: Yamaha
Trailer: Road King
Captain: John Parks
Jacksonville, North Carolina
Teammates:
Matt Henderson
Charlie Neal
Sponsors: This is a veteran team of both the SKA and FLW circuits and is considered to be one of the best teams to ever come out of North Carolina. Well respected! Finished 28th in 2010 and is expected to excel this year.

Reel Thrill / Team Bone Suckin' Sauce 450

Boat Brand: Onslow Bay
Motors: Mercury
Trailer: Loadmaster
Captain: Vaughn Ford
Youngsville, North Carolina
Teammates:
Walt Nelson
Jay Bucklen
Graeson Ford
Nick Brown
Kim Ford
Jason Spratley
Sponsors: Bone Suckin' Sauce, Mercury, Cape Fear Sportswear, Optima Batteries, Calusa Castnets, SeaKnight Tackle Company

Accomplishments: Back for their second year competing in the SKA Professional Trail, The Reel Thrill / Team Bone Suckin' Sauce is striving to add Team of the Year to their list of accomplishments. As two-time National Champions (2010 and 2012) in the SKA's Small Boat Class, they are the only team in SKA history to win National Titles in both Atlantic and Gulf Waters. The Team is Captained by Vaughn Ford, who is joined by his son Graeson, and friends Walt Nelson and Jay Bucklen.
Black Gold 440

Boat Brand: Yellowfin
Motors: Yamaha
Trailer: Loadmaster
Captain: Mike McDuffie
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Teammates:
Jordan Williamson
Don Williamson
Neill Newton
Matt Williamson
Danny Sykes
Accomplishments: This talented team won the ཁ Rumble in the Jungle event, in 2011 took second and in 2013 took 3rd in Sneads Ferry, and took a first on the FLW tours Wrightsville Beach stop. The team has 25 top ten finishes combined while finishing 4th at Nationals in 2010 and has 68 combined tournament experiences. They have had 3 national television appearances and several articles in national publications.
Young Guns 420

Boat Brand: Fountain
Motors: Mercury
Trailer: Loadmaster
Captain: Lance Irvine
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Teammates:
Hunter Irvine
Sean Hamil
Carl Torresson
Houston Smith
Joe Hector
Doug Perez
Tom Bardes
Carol Torresson Sr.
Team OIFC 410

Boat Brand: Yellowfin
Motors: Yamaha
Trailer: AmeraTrail
Captain: Brant McMullan
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
Teammates:
Brant McMullan
Rube McMullan
Brayden McMullan
Caroline McMullan
Amy McMullan
Katelynn Kincer
Stephanie McMullan
Sponsors: Ocean Isle Fishing Center

Accomplishments: The McMullan team consists of: Brant and Barrett, brothers and team leaders; Rube, the patriarch and head bait jigger; Amy and Stephanie, anglers and wives to Brant and Barrett; and Caroline, 7 year old daughter to Brant and Amy, top junior angler, angler in training and team cheerleader. They are considered to be one of the best fishing families in the Carolinas, setting the biggest fish SKA record of 74.1 pounds to win the 2009 National Championship, 2011 National Champions, 6 time top 10 or better finish in SKA Nationals, and 1st place in at least one SKA event per year since 2006. One of the best family fishing teams in the country!
Open Wide / Eastern Asphalt 410

Boat Brand: Contender
Motors: Yamaha
Trailer: AmeraTrail
Captain: Benson Ybanez
Cedar Point, North Carolina
Teammates:
Athan Parker
Tim Morton
Ben Yansom
Clifton Parker
Jim Poe
David Bunn
Robert Hall
Sponsors: Contender, Yamaha, Ocean Tamers, Blue Water Candy Lures, Eastern Asphalt, The Reel Outdoors, Dudley's Marina, Avet Reels, Crystal Coast Graphics, Pelagic, Thee Fisherman's Soap, Dental Works

Accomplishments: This new school old school fishing team has been together only two seasons but has loads of talent. Open Wide Fishing team has over 30 total years of tournament experience onboard. This will be the first season they try their hand at the Pro Division of the SKA. Open Wide is a perennial highly competitive team dating back to the late 1990's with many top 5 finishes as well as many more top 10 appearances in SKA sanctioned events in the Carolinas. This team's goal is to be in the running at the end of the season by working hard, being patient and most importantly having fun doing so! This team is currently fishing a 33ST Contender powered by Twin 350 Yamaha engines which will get them to the fishing grounds safely and efficiently. With their "know-how" and "won't-give-up" attitude look for this team to continue their momentum from last season into 2013 with great success. Follow Open Wide Fishing Team's success on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OpenWideAdventures.
ProMarineUSA.com / Kingpin 410

Boat Brand: Jupiter
Motors: Evinrude
Trailer: Loadmaster
Captain: Chad Hickman
St. Petersburg, Florida
Teammates:
Ken Dellane
Gary Hickman
Stevie Dellane
Brad Hickman
Brian Brandano
Sponsors: ProMarineUSA.com, Gulf Coast Auto Body and Service, Advanced Water Filtration.

Accomplishments: They have been a perennial winners in SKA's Division 6. Finished third overall in '10 Pro Tour. The team is a good cohesive team that has a lot of talent. There may be better teams fishing the Pro's this year but none with the determination of this team. Watch for their boat name atop leader boards this season and at the top when the season ends!
Reel Quick 400

Boat Brand: Contender
Motors: Yamaha
Trailer: Loadmaster
Captain: Jerry Carter
Jacksonville, Florida
Teammates:
Jeremy Carter
Jim Thomas
Windy Conditions 400

Boat Brand: Contender
Motors: Yamaha
Trailer: AmeriTrail
Captain: Henry Tillett
Beaufort, North Carolina
Teammates:
Clint Richardson
Wendy Tillett
Gage Bass
Steele Park
Henry Tillett II
Sponsors: Henrys' Muffler Shops

Accomplishments: This fishing team was started by Henry Tillett & Clint Richardson in the early 2000's on Clint's 23' boat "Finatic". We fished Divisions 9 & 12; winning Division 12 Small Boat Class in 2005 & placing second in Small Boat Class Division 9 in 2008. We also qualified "Finatic" almost every year in Division 9. In 2007 we started fishing Divisions 1 & 2 on the "Windy Conditions". We were able to finish 5th in Division 2 in 2007 & 2008. 2011 was a great year with a 5th place overall and 1st place Junior angler in The Reel Outdoors Bone Suckin Sauce Onslow Bay KMT & a 3rd overall, 2nd place Junior angler,1st place Lady angler in the season ending Swansboro Rotary club KMT to end up 8th in competitive Division 1 overall, 2nd place overall Lady & a 2nd place Junior in the Atlantic Beach KMT gave Gage a 3rd overall points finish for our Junior angler. The team has had several tournament top 5 & top 10 finishes every year with to many Junior, Lady, and Small Boat awards to mention.
Liquid Nitro Energy 390

Boat Brand: Deep Impact
Motors: Mercury
Trailer: Myco
Captain: Jason Solano
Cocoa, Florida
Teammates:
Ryan Beal
Mitch Skubak
Steven Barrett
Jon Wescott
Craig Hughes
Spencer Ross
Vinny Ambrogia
Kevin Lee
Sponsors: Deep Impact, Mercury, Monster Energy

Accomplishments: Second year on the Pro Tour. Has the talent on the team, good sponsors, and a great ride. They have the ability but determination will be the factor as to where they finish this year. On paper they have the ability to be big winners!
Lunasea 380

Boat Brand: Contender
Motors: Yamaha
Trailer: Real Extreme
Captain: Rich Sujat
Boca Raton, Florida
Teammates:
Lorenzo Guariniello, Florida
Rich Ebersold, Florida
Steve Ocampo, Florida
Sponsors: Contender, Yamaha, Real X Trailers, Professional Home Construction, Tile Design Enterprises, Inc., Sunny State Nursery & Landscape, Beacon Irrigation & Lighting

Accomplishments: First Place finishes includes Division 8's 2012 Big Dog Fat Cat KMT, 2007 Ft. Pierce Classic and 1st Place Wahoo at the 2009 Pompano Beach Saltwater Slam. Other top five finishes include finishing 4th at the Big Dog Fat Cat in 2010, and a 3rd Place finish at the 2009 Canaveral Mac Attack. Ranked 5th Place in the Open Class standings for Division 10 in both 2009 and 2012. Joined the 60lb. Club in 2013 with a winning 60.96 king caught at the Palm Beach 440.
East Coast Sports 360

Boat Brand: Onslow Bay
Motors: Yamaha
Trailer: Magic Tilt
Captain: Randall Edens
Hampstead, North Carolina
Teammates:
George Edens
Cole Edens
Chris Gaddy
Jeremy Newton
Sponsors: East Coast Sports, Yamaha, Magic Tilt Trailers, Onslow Bay Boats, Zander Guy Real Estate, Blackbeard's Treasure Campground.

Accomplishments: Randall and his team are the 2008 National Champions in the Class of 23, sport fishing's most coveted honor! A perennial winner in North Carolina waters, he has won many events plus his team won Division 2's Class of 23 in ང. Cole has won many Junior Angler honors and awards. The team qualified in ག and གྷ for the FLW Tour Championship. Randall won the SKA's Sportmanship Award in ༽ and has joined the Pro ranks this year for a run at the other title, 'Angler of the Year.' Has got a good shot especially with the team he has!
Logan's Run 310

Boat Brand: Yellowfin
Motors: Yamaha
Trailer: Loadmaster
Captain: D. Logan
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
Teammates:
David Logan
All In 300

Boat Brand: Cape Horn
Motors: Yamaha
Trailer: Star Line
Captain: Kenneth Strickland
Greensboro, North Carolina
Teammates:
Roy Strickland
Greg Apple
James Hammonds
Mitch Yates
Christy Strickland
Richard Williams
James Faucette
Tim Wayt
Shock Wave 290

Boat Brand: Hydra Sports
Motors: Yamaha
Trailer: Magic Tilt
Captain: Milton Via
Madison, North Carolina
Teammates:
Zach Shackleton
Michael Stewart
Cory Jones
Momma Said 280

Boat Brand: Contender
Motors: Yamaha
Trailer: Ameratrail
Captain: John Smith Jr.
St. Petersburg, FL
Teammates:
Michael E. Howes
Ryan Polen
Mikey Howes
Irv Albright
Paul Rogers

C-Sick 275

Boat Brand: Mako
Motors: Yamaha
Trailer: TNT
Captain: Bruce Brown
Wilmington, North Carolina
Teammates:
Stacy Brown
Benjy Brown
Chuck Willis
Michelle Brown
Hailey Brown
Native Premonitions 260

Boat Brand: Yellowfin
Motors: Evinrude
Trailer: Loadmaster
Captain: Leon Wilcox
Davie, Florida
Teammates:
Peter Weisberg
James Hammonds, Jr.
Michael Stokes
Mike Carter
Jimmy Stecki
Joe Fulner III
Chris Carter
Missy Lyshon
Kevin Beeten
Les Stuart
Sponsors: Best Buy Marine Seminole Media Production, Simrad, GOST, Kluch Clothing, Sea Vision, NBOA, Icom

Accomplishments: Leon has earned six top ten finishes in just two years. Qualified for the National Championship past three years. Has extreme confidence plus the team works together. Leon is a smart fisherman and adapts to the environment quickly. Won Fort Pierce and earned a second in Key West. Has earned the respect of his peers fishing the Tour.
ProMarine 250

Boat Brand: Yellowfin
Motors: Mercury/Yamaha
Trailer: Myco
Captain: Kevin Hannon
Seminole, Florida
Teammates:
Jim Naset
Rick Cook
Chris Blackwell
Joe Spangler
Sponsors: ProMarineUSA.com, Performance Outboard & Machine, Dogfish Tackle, UFlex.

Accomplishments: Their list of accomplishments run very deep. 40 money finishes since '99 including wins in the Fort Pierce Open, St. Simons Open, and in Divisions 6, 10, and 11. Earned 2nd in Key West Pros, 8th in Jensen Beach Pros, and 8th in Little River Pros in '07. Earned 2nd in '08 National Championship. Finished 4th overall on Pro Tour in '07 and 11th in '08, 15th in '09. This is a great team with a terrific sponsor. Should be at the top or real close going into the final event of the year.
Wild Ride 250

Boat Brand: Fountain
Motors: Mercury
Trailer: Myco
Captain: Randy Griffin Jr.
Hampstead, North Carolina
Teammates:
Ayden Griffin
Shayna Griffin
Chris Blum
Randy Griffin Sr.
Marc Pincus
Cindy Urbiss
Sponsors: Mercury Motors, Raymarine, Marker 17 Marine

Accomplishments: Since '01 Randy and his team have racked up three firsts and six seconds in professional competition. The amazing thing is that most of these were in un-familiar waters like Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Jr. Ayden won top Junior Angler Championship in Biloxi in 2011. They have more than earned the respect of the fishing fraternity.
Big Bad Wolf 230

Boat Brand: Contender
Motors: Yamaha
Trailer: Myco
Captain: Stacy Wester
Wilmington, North Carolina
Teammates:
Andy Justice
Reed Weatherford
Brian Justice
Sponsors: Contender, Yamaha

Accomplishments: With three out of five 1st place finishes on the 2011 Pro Tour, the reigning Angler of the Year team hails from North Carolina, the birthplace of live bait kingfishing.The team has been a perennial "Contender" on the SKA Pro Tour since joining that rank back in the late 90s. Stacy Wester, Team Captain and Fishing Teams Manager for Contender Boats, Inc., lays claim to weighing five tournament fish over 50 pounds in five different states. Their average fish weight for all TEN Pro fish last year was over 40 pounds!
Eren's Addiction Too 230

Boat Brand: Contender
Motors: Mercury
Trailer: Ameratrail
Captain: Jack Bracewell
Summerville, South Carolina
Teammates:
Eren Bracewell
Ben Harter
Sponsors: Contender, Mercury, Rigid Industries, Ameratrail, Wet Sounds, Palmetto Primary Care Physicians, Scotty Downriggers, Smith, Icom, Garmin, Smith Optics Elite, Mojo Sports Apparel, Optima Batteries, Active Grafix, Sanderson Boatworks

Accomplishments: In '07 and '08 won Division 3, Class of 23 and in '11 they won the Open Class. In '08 also won second place in Open Class in Division 9. Eren was also South Carolina's Top Lady Angler in '07, '08, and '11. Finished 14th on the Pro Tour in '10 which included a 6th place finish in Jensen Beach, 2nd in St. Simons. In '08 Jack won the prestigious SKA Director's Award. This is a world-class team, which never gives up. Certainly capable of winning any event they enter, including the Pros.
Team Zebra 230

Boat Brand: Yellowfin
Motors: Yamaha
Trailer: Loadmaster
Captain: David Tedder
Colfax, North Carolina
Teammates:
Jeff Smith
John Sledge
Carl Cliver
Ashley Tedder
Sponsors: Zebra Environmental & Industrial Services

Accomplishments: Started in SKA competition last year. Won Atlantic Beach KMT in '09 plus earned 6th in Division 1 last year. In their rookie season on the Tour, the team finished 18th. Teammates have lots of experience, enough to help David win the title? Don't bet against them.
Barbara Ann 210

Boat Brand: Wellcraft
Motors: Yamaha
Captain: Dr. John Adcox, Jr.
Jacksonville, Florida
Teammates:
Barbara Adcox
Bo Audesey
Matthew Poulos
Deborah Hawkins
Miller Tyme 210

Boat Brand: Sea Hunter
Motors: Evinrude
Trailer: Float On
Captain: Doug Miller
Ft. Pierce, Florida
Teammates:
Brian Black
Joey Casson
Mark Blackwell
Joseph Miller
Caleb Miller
Sponsors: Seahunter Boats, St Lucie Battery and Tire

Accomplishments: 3 top 15 finishes at Nationals, Division 8 winner 2010 4th place finish div 10 2010. Cape Canaveral record holder. Fish hard! Have fun.. Canaveral Tournament 2010
Mangler 200

Boat Brand: Contender
Motors: Yamaha
Trailer: Pinnacle
Captain: Mo Mangan
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
Teammates:
Tom Mangan
Jason Hehr
Steve Schmidt
Brian McKean
TortTeaser 200

Boat Brand: Yellowfin
Motors: Mercury
Trailer: AmeraTrail
Captain: Brandon W. Smith
Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina
Teammates:
Lovick Horsby
Newton Hornsby
Alex Pournelle
Mary Smith
Greg Weathers
Sponsors: Yellowfin, Mercury Marine, Simrad, AmeraTrail, OceanLED, Wet Sounds, Cannon, Shimano, GoPro, Yeti, Kristal Fishing, Frigate Gear, Simms and Smith Law LLC

Accomplishments: Countless top 10 rankings since 2000, First Place finishes include: [2000] SKA 20' and Under, Division 2; [2001] Tangle Oaks Open, Wilmington, NC; [2002] 23 and Under, Overall, and Aggregate Hanckel Marine Kingfish Classic, Charleston, SC; 23 and Under; Tailwalker Marine KMT, Georgetown, SC; USAA 23' and Under, South Carolina Division; SKA 23' and Under, Division 14; [2003] Frantic Atlantic Yearly Aggregate Standing/Bonus Award [2007] Overall; SKA Pro Tournament - St. Simons, GA; [2008] Overall; BMI Kings for Kids, Beaufort, SC; [2011] 23' and Under; Marsh Walk King Stalk, Murrell's Inlet, SC.
Hammer Down 150

Boat Brand: Contender
Motors: Yamaha
Trailer: Magic Tilt
Captain: Monty Bates, Sr.
Aiken, South Carolina
Teammates:
Chris Bates
Keith Shaffer
Michael Music
Casey O'Connell
Mark Gallup
Sponsors: Contender, Tailwalker Marine

Accomplishments: Everything the other teams do, this team does a time and a half. These guys have made this team a consistent Nationals qualifier out of Division 3 and are proven winners taking the Sullivans Island Saltwater Classic in 2010. It's time to put the Hammer Down this year and let karma do its thing.
Team Instigator 140

Boat Brand: Yellowfin
Motors: Mercury
Trailer: Loadmaster
Captain: Scott Smith
Charlotte, North Carolina
Teammates:
Keith Logan
Ryan Bright
Kelly Fisher
Solid Surface 140

Boat Brand: Hunley
Motors: Mercury
Trailer: Magic Tilt
Captain: Andy Nettles
Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
Teammates:
Ben Albrecht
E J Nettles
Drew Nettles
Matthew Nettles
Bryce Bell
Tideline 140

Boat Brand: Wellcraft
Motors: Yamaha
Trailer: Road King
Captain: Dieter Cardwell
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Teammates:
Mike Lundy
Kevin Alley
Tom Little
Sponsors: Yamaha, Raymarine, Turbo Props, Cardwell Medical, Blackberry Marine

Accomplishments: Dieter and Mike are Charter members of the SKA, numbers 67 and 326 respectively. Dieter was on the Board of Directors the first six years of the organization. Kevin joined the team in 2001. Tom is new this year. This is Dieter's 34th year of king mackerel tournament fishing with numerous wins and places.
That's My Dog 120

Boat Brand: Yellowfin
Motors: Mercury
Trailer: Loadmaster
Captain: Forrest Taylor
Ocean Isle, North Carolina
Teammates:
Richard McRae
Jordan Sullivan
Cody Roscoe
David Hooks
Tripp Hooks
Cody Roscoe
Reel Nole 110

Boat Brand: Sea Vee
Motors: Mercury
Trailer: South Florida Trailers
Captain: Chris Osceola
Hollywood, Florida
Teammates:
Kirk Beattie
Dan Reese
Alex Pellerito
BoatsDirectUSA.com 100

Boat Brand: Blackwater
Motors: Mercury
Captain: Eric Neidorf
Cooper City, Florida
Teammates:
Nick Stylianoudakis
Pete Stylianoudakis
Paul Neidorf
Ronnie Kline
Robert Weisberg
Corey Black
Peter Weisberg
Jason Stelmacki
Jeff Zebrasky
Robert Rollins
Sponsors: BoatsDirectUSA.com, OffleaseOnly.com, Blackwater Boats, Mercury, Garmin, Audiopipe, Penn Fishing Reels, Chaos Rods

Judy Bee 100

Boat Brand: Contender
Motors: Yamaha
Trailer: Magic Tilt
Captain: Phillip Brock
Holden Beach, North Carolina
Teammates:
Edward Bland
Louis Brock Jeff Harrell
Jeremy Carr
Jeffrey T. Harrell
Jaime Carr
Sponsors: Tailwalker Marine, Contender, Yamaha, Bouldin's Heating & Air

Accomplishments: This is a young crew I have put together. They work together great and should win a tournament this year. The Captain placed 4th in Yamaha Outboards/Contender Boats VIP King Mackerel "Shoot Out" Myrtle Beach, SC. Won Holden Beach Fishing Club King Tournament 1999,2000,2001. Placed in tournaments last 15 years. First year fishing Pro Tour but plan to have fun.
Mining My Bidness 100

Boat Brand: Contender
Motors: Yamaha
Trailer: AmeraTrail
Captain: Chuck Permenter
Little River, South Carolina
Teammates:
Patrick Bellamy
Todd Sanders
Charlie Permenter
Kent Taylor
My Three Sons 100

Boat Brand: Yellowfin
Motors: Yamaha
Trailer: Myco
Captain: Terry Grantham
Florence, South Carolina
Teammates:
David Perry
Ralph Justice
John Walpole Jr.
Sponsors: All Star Sports, Inc., Yamaha, Cannon Downriggers.

Accomplishments: This very successful team finished 2nd in the Open Division in '98, improving on their 5th place in the '97 Open. In '99, they won the final tournament in their home division to qualify for an outstanding nine times in a row for the National Championship. They have wins in Frantic Atlantic, Wrightsville Beach, Hilton Head, Topsail Beach, and Sarasota. Earned second in Fourchon, Louisiana Pro event in '09. Terry and his team are without a doubt the most respected team on the circuit They are one of the oldest fishing teams, in terms of fishing together, on the circuit, and are poised and ready to win the 2011 Top Angler of the Year award.
Seafood Kitchen 100

Boat Brand: Contender
Motors: Yamaha
Trailer: AmeraTrail
Captain: Russell Stuart
Jacksonville, Florida
Teammates:
Rocky Cusack
Cody Putnal
Larry Porter
Mike Collins
Tom Rady
Mark Titus
Nelson Railey
David Heavenridge
Sponsors: Contender, Yamaha, Seafood Kitchen

Accomplishments: Seafood Kitchen has won too many awards to count over the years and has been the team to beat in Division 5 competition. Won Greater Jacksonville last year. All members of the team are veteran competitors with the ability to win it all. Fishing with borrowed boats this year till their new 39' Contender is delivered this summer. Has the ability to attract many sponsors.
Strike Zone 60

Boat Brand: Yellowfin
Motors: Mercury
Trailer: Myco
Captain: Dave Workman, Jr.
Jacksonville, Florida
Teammates:
Rick Stinson
Trivial Pursuit 60

Boat Brand: Fountain
Motors: Mercury
Trailer: Loadmaster
Captain: Ronnie Worsham
Jacksonville, Florida
Teammates:
Matt Worsham
David Worsham
Mark Worsham
Matt Marvin




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