By Jonathan LePera
Special to BassFan


Some new faces entered the top 5 at the midway point of the Mississippi River Bassmaster Elite Series, but with the weights stacked tighter than cord wood, there's an exceptionally small margin for error as the event moves into the weekend.

Aaron Martens moved up from 8th place into the lead with a 17-14 stringer today to edge ahead of Randall Tharp with a two-day total of 34-03. Tharp, who was 7th after day 1, jumped into 2nd behind a 17-12 stringer that gave him 34-02.

Gerald Spohrer added 16-06 to his total and has 32-13 in 3rd. Chris Zaldain moved up 32 spots with a 17-11 stringer to slide into 4th with 32-07. Jacob Powroznik held onto his spot in the top 5 with a 15-08 bag that gave him 32-06.

Day-1 leader Chad Pipkens scraped together 12-06 with a spinning rod and heads into day 3 in 11th place with 30-05.

Here's a look at the top 12 after two days of competition with deficit margins from Martens indicated by red numbers in parentheses:

1. Aaron Martens: 34-03
2. Randall Tharp: 34-02 (0-01)
3. Gerald Spohrer: 32-13 (1-06)
4. Chris Zaldain: 32-07 (1-12)
5. Jacob Powroznik: 32-06 (1-13)
6. Ish Monroe: 32-01 (2-02)
7. Wesley Strader: 30-15 (3-04)
8. Dave Lefebre: 30-14 (3-05)
9. Gary Klein: 30-13 (3-06)
10. Jacob Wheeler: 30-09 (3-10)
11 (tie). Chad Pipkens: 30-05 (3-14)
11. (tie) Hunter Shryock: 30-05 (3-14)

Surging up the leaderboard from 83rd place into 18th was Ott DeFoe, the 2016 winner at La Crosse, with a tournament-best 18-12. If hes figured them out, and has the quality and quantity to last, he could very well be fishing on Sunday.

Also making a big move to make the cut was Kevin VanDam, the current top-ranked angler in the BassFan World Rankings. He caught 15-11 and jumped 35 spots to 31st with 28-10.

After a strong day 1, Darrell Ocamica slipped out of the cut today with a 9-08 limit. He fell from 11th to 66th with 25-10.

Mark Daniels Jr. endured a rough day with 6-12 for three fish, dropping him from 18th to 88th. Boyd Duckett also struggled following a solid start. He logged one 3-02 keeper and fell from 19th to 98th.

Many variables, like weather, water levels and clarity, are well beyond anyone's control, but one factor that seems to be on most anglers' minds heading into the weekend is fish management.

While Saturday's forecast looks to be warm with light northwest winds, Sundays forecast of thundershowers just after the event concludes could inspire a feeding frenzy for the final day.



B.A.S.S./Seigo Saito
Photo: B.A.S.S./Seigo Saito

Martens has relied on areas that he's fished in past Elite Series events at La Crosse.

Martens Has Them Figured Out

> Day 2: 5, 17-14 (10, 34-03)

Martens could very well be on the spots that might win this tournament, but hes afraid that because hes sharing the spots with Zaldain that hell eventually have to rely on his Plan B area. He has no shortage of spots, but none yield the quality that he has been catching so far.

He's familiar with two of the areas, as hes fished them in past Elite Series events, but he was surprised to discover that he and Zaldain think alike.

I graphed the whole lake and the spot Im fishing, there is nothing there but fish, Martens said.

Admittedly, hes finding it hard to break the 3 1/2-ound mark after sifting through 25 fish. He stopped fishing at 8:15 a.m. and went graphing in hopes to find a special spot. He burned five gallons of gas just idling today.

Hes yet to test his back-up plan since he hasnt needed to just yet. That spot would afford him a mixed bag unlike the schools of largemouth that he has been fishing.

Hes confident that other anglers havent found them but finding the right quality could be his greatest obstacle.

B.A.S.S./Seigo Saito
Photo: B.A.S.S./Seigo Saito

Randall Tharp is employing a technique that's been productive for him in the past.

2nd: Tharp Going With Big Stick

> Day 2: 5, 17-12 (10, 34-02)

Tharps success, so far, has come as a bit of a surprise to him. Despite having a successful practice that included several big bites, he never anticipated his areas being as good as they are. He was done fishing by 10 a.m. and went practicing for Day 3.

With water levels rising a foot per day, hes never fished raging current like this. To counter that, he's fishing a confidence technique, keeping his flipping stick in his hand all day.

Using a big weight, hes fishing isolated targets that are holding both smallmouth and largemouth bass. It's the same way he fished en route to a 17th-place finish at La Crosse in 2016. Though his spots arent stacked up, he knows what they are holding on.

The more flow we get, the better it places big fish where I can get a bait to them, he said.

His biggest concern is the rising water levels. Hes camping beside a marsh and wouldnt be surprised to wake up Saturday and it be gone. Hes heard that by early next week, water levels could reach 12 feet from its regular 7-foot depth.

If his current deal falls apart, hes tested his back-up plan and he is just as confident in it. Hes seen other anglers who made the cut around him but no one is fishing the way he is.

Despite losing one in the 5-pound range, his bag was anchored by a 4-09 kicker and he also had a 4-02.

3rd: Spohrer Within Striking Distance

> Day 2: 5, 16-06 (10, 32-13)

Spohrer is fishing a frog and hes not even worried about anyone knowing. His main numbers spot from yesterday wasnt as good as today.

That spot has clear water and grass and those fish dont respond well to bluebird high skies, he said.

Instead, he leaned on his big fish area a little more today. That said, hes confident no other angler has any clue where that area is and that he will have it to himself with the hope that it will continue to yield upgrades for him.

He thinks if he can maintain a 16-pounds-per-day pace, he could be in the mix for the win come Sunday.

Hes also located a school of bass around a specific tree that has given up a fish on his first flip with a Missile Baits D-Bomb each day he's gone to it.

B.A.S.S./Seigo Saito
Photo: B.A.S.S./Seigo Saito

Gerald Spohrer is hoping to maintain the pace he's set through two days.

The boats near him fishing off-shore are on bass that Spohrer knew were there, but as he predicted they have funneled right into where hes fishing once they broke apart. The off-shore spot was stellar in practice and his areas were not, but he knew the tables would turn which is why he banked on his two areas instead.

5th: Frog Still Producing for Powroznik

> Day 2: 5, 15-8 (10, 32-06)

The only sure thing for Powroznik tomorrow is that hes just going fishing. Since the conditions are changing so quickly every day, keeping an open mind will be critical to how he finishes the tournament.

Those watching Bassmaster Live late in the morning were privvy to a flurry of action as Powroznik picked off aggressive largemouth while fishing a frog.

He admitted to missing 10 bites in the afternoon after letting his adrenaline get the best of him.

I ended up fishing right through them going way too fast, he said. Tomorrow, Ill slow right down and pick those areas apart.

Hes not too concerned if he gets more water or current running through the area so long as the water stays clean. Execution will be the most important element.

I think that area, which is 3 miles by 3 miles, has a lot of quality fish, he said.

Hes found his limit fish are out front of the area hes fishing and easier to catch than the quality fish that have buried themselves in the back of the area that few anglers would try to get to.

6th: Monroe In His Comfort Zone

> Day 2: 5, 16-11 (10, 32-01)

Ish Monroe is one of the best frog anglers in the sport and theres no bait hed rather be throwing, especially when hes caught 50 largemouth a day for the first two days of competition. He was happy and surprised with his weight today.

I felt like I could have an opportunity at 15 a day," he said. "I just had a little bit of a better day by adding some 3 - and 3 -pound fish."

Should Monroe eventually win the event, hes got quite the story to tell the crowd.

I missed my turn to the spot that I was going to start at and got right up on a sand bar," he recalled. "I pushed my boat up off and was so tired I just put my trolling motor down and took a break. I looked up and saw an area like what Ive been fishing and caught a limit in 10 minutes."

The spot he fished on day 1 was 1 -miles from the spot on the sand bar so he just fished his way there, which took him until 1 p.m. because he was catching so many fish.

Upon arriving at his spot today that hed found in pre-fish, theyd moved 50 yards, but once he located, the flurry continued.

They have highways for these fish to come in and with these current conditions, they are filtering to these areas, he said.

Hes cautiously optimistic and vows to just going fishing and not putting too much on it. For some reason, when I do that I fish better, he added.

104th: Avena Misses Out

> Day 2: 5, 9-7 (7, 13-9)

Adrian Avena shook his head in disbelief after finishing in the triple digits for the first time in his career.

Hed fished the Mississippi River the last time the Elites visited in 2016 and he fished it last summer as his girlfriend only lives a half-hour from the river.

Looking back, running to Pool 9 on Thursday and coming back with two fish sealed his fate. Todays 13-9 bag wasn't enough to overcome the hole he'd dug.

Despite the disappointing finish, hed already started to take stock on where things went wrong.

I spread myself out way too thin here this time, he said. I needed to pick one pool and make the best of it and figure it out. You cant fish them all and hope to learn anything worthwhile.

Notable

> Day 2 stats 107 anglers, 95 limits (3 fewer than day 1), 2 fours, 6 threes, 1 two, 2 ones, 1 zero (same as day 1).

Weather Forecast

> Sat., June 23 Partly Cloudy - 84/64
- Wind: From the NW at 3 mph

> Sun., June 24 P.M. T-Storms - 83/64
- Wind: From the SSE at 7 mph

Day 2 Standings

1. Aaron Martens -- Leeds, AL -- 10, 34-03 -- 110
Day 1 -- 5, 16-05 -- Day 2 -- 5, 17-14

2. Randall Tharp -- Port St. Joe, FL -- 10, 34-02 -- 109
Day 1 -- 5, 16-06 -- Day 2 -- 5, 17-12

3. Gerald Spohrer -- Gonzales, LA -- 10, 32-13 -- 108
Day 1 -- 5, 16-07 -- Day 2 -- 5, 16-06

4. Chris Zaldain -- Laughlin, NV -- 10, 32-07 -- 107
Day 1 -- 5, 14-12 -- Day 2 -- 5, 17-11

5. Jacob Powroznik -- North Prince George, VA 10 -- 32-06 -- 106
Day 1 -- 5, 16-14 -- Day 2 -- 5, 15-08

6. Ish Monroe -- Hughson, CA -- 10, 32-01 -- 105
Day 1 -- 5, 15-06 -- Day 2 -- 5, 16-11

7. Wesley Strader -- Spring City, TN -- 10, 30-15 -- 104
Day 1 -- 5, 16-04 -- Day 2 -- 5, 14-11

8. Dave Lefebre -- Erie, PA -- 10, 30-14 -- 103
Day 1 -- 5, 16-09 -- Day 2 -- 5, 14-05

9. Gary Klein -- Mingus, TX -- 10, 30-13 -- 102
Day 1 -- 5, 15-13 -- Day 2 -- 5, 15-00

10. Jacob Wheeler -- Harrison, TN -- 10, 30-09 -- 101
Day 1 -- 5, 15-15 -- Day 2 -- 5, 14-10

11. Chad Pipkens -- Lansing, MI -- 10, 30-05 -- 100
Day 1 -- 5, 17-15 -- Day 2 -- 5, 12-06

12. Hunter Shryock -- Newcomerstown, OH -- 10, 30-05 -- 99
Day 1 -- 5, 15-13 -- Day 2 -- 5, 14-08

13. Jason Christie -- Park Hill, OK -- 10, 30-04 -- 98
Day 1 -- 5, 15-02 -- Day 2 -- 5, 15-02

14. Alton Jones -- Lorena, TX -- 10, 30-03 -- 97
Day 1 -- 5, 14-09 -- Day 2 -- 5, 15-10

15. Keith Poche -- Pike Road, AL -- 10, 30-01 -- 96
Day 1 -- 5, 14-03 -- Day 2 -- 5, 15-14

16. Alton Jones Jr. -- Waco, TX -- 10, 30-00 -- 95
Day 1 -- 5, 14-08 -- Day 2 -- 5, 15-08

17. Josh Bertrand -- San Tan Valley, AZ -- 10, 30-00 -- 94
Day 1 -- 5, 14-15 -- Day 2 -- 5, 15-01

18. Ott DeFoe -- Blaine, TN -- 10, 29-13 -- 93
Day 1 -- 5, 11-11 -- Day 2 -- 5, 18-02

19. Cliff Pace -- Petal, MS -- 10, 29-13 -- 92
Day 1 -- 5, 16-14 -- Day 2 -- 5, 12-15

20. Casey Ashley -- Donalds, SC -- 10, 29-13 -- 91
Day 1 -- 5, 16-07 -- Day 2 -- 5, 13-06

21. Matt Lee -- Guntersville, AL -- 10, 29-13 -- 90
Day 1 -- 5, 14-11 -- Day 2 -- 5, 15-02

22. Stetson Blaylock -- Benton, AR -- 10, 29-12 -- 89
Day 1 -- 5, 14-00 -- Day 2 -- 5, 15-12

23. Chris Lane -- Guntersville, AL -- 10, 29-10 -- 88
Day 1 -- 5, 15-00 -- Day 2 -- 5, 14-10

24. Clifford Pirch -- Payson, AZ -- 10, 29-06 -- 87
Day 1 -- 5, 15-14 -- Day 2 -- 5, 13-08

25. Cliff Crochet -- Pierre Part, LA -- 10, 29-01 -- 86
Day 1 -- 5, 16-05 -- Day 2 -- 5, 12-12

26. Chris Groh -- Spring Grove, IL -- 10, 29-01 -- 85
Day 1 -- 5, 15-00 -- Day 2 -- 5, 14-01

27. Marty Robinson -- Lyman, SC -- 10, 29-00 -- 84
Day 1 -- 5, 15-04 -- Day 2 -- 5, 13-12

28. Justin Lucas -- Guntersville, AL -- 10, 28-12 -- 83
Day 1 -- 5, 14-10 -- Day 2 -- 5, 14-02

29. Bradley Roy -- Lancaster, KY -- 10, 28-12 -- 82
Day 1 -- 5, 14-03 -- Day 2 -- 5, 14-09

30. Michael Iaconelli -- Pitts Grove, NJ -- 10, 28-11 -- 81
Day 1 -- 5, 14-15 -- Day 2 -- 5, 13-12

31. Kevin VanDam -- Kalamazoo, MI -- 10, 28-10 -- 80
Day 1 -- 5, 12-15 -- Day 2 -- 5, 15-11

32. James Elam -- Tulsa, OK -- 10, 28-10 -- 79
Day 1 -- 5, 13-09 -- Day 2 -- 5, 15-01

33. Caleb Sumrall -- New Iberia, LA -- 10, 28-09 -- 78
Day 1 -- 5, 15-03 -- Day 2 -- 5, 13-06

34. John Murray -- Spring City, TN -- 10, 28-07 -- 77
Day 1 -- 5, 14-00 -- Day 2 -- 5, 14-07

35. Keith Combs -- Huntington, TX -- 10, 28-06 -- 76
Day 1 -- 5, 15-13 -- Day 2 -- 5, 12-09

36. Cliff Prince -- Palatka, FL -- 10, 28-06 -- 75
Day 1 -- 5, 15-06 -- Day 2 -- 5, 13-00

37. Jonathon VanDam -- Gobles, MI -- 10, 28-06 -- 74
Day 1 -- 5, 15-04 -- Day 2 -- 5, 13-02

38. Morizo Shimizu -- Osaka, Japan -- 10, 28-05 -- 73
Day 1 -- 5, 12-02 -- Day 2 -- 5, 16-03

39. Dean Rojas -- Lake Havasu City, AZ -- 10, 28-05 -- 72
Day 1 -- 5, 15-03 -- Day 2 -- 5, 13-02

40. Bill Lowen -- Brookville, IN -- 10, 28-05 -- 71
Day 1 -- 5, 13-03 -- Day 2 -- 5, 15-02

41. Takahiro Omori -- Emory, TX -- 10, 28-02 -- 70
Day 1 -- 5, 15-02 -- Day 2 -- 5, 13-00

42. Drew Benton -- Panama City, FL -- 10, 28-01 -- 69
Day 1 -- 5, 14-13 -- Day 2 -- 5, 13-04

43. Brent Ehrler -- Redlands, CA -- 10, 28-00 -- 68
Day 1 -- 5, 13-09 -- Day 2 -- 5, 14-07

44. Greg Vinson -- Wetumpka, AL -- 10, 28-00 -- 67
Day 1 -- 5, 14-06 -- Day 2 -- 5, 13-10

45. Jeff Kriet -- Ardmore, OK -- 10, 27-14 -- 66
Day 1 -- 5, 13-11 -- Day 2 -- 5, 14-03

46. Brett Hite -- Phoenix, AZ -- 10, 27-13 -- 65
Day 1 -- 5, 12-14 -- Day 2 -- 5, 14-15

47. Fletcher Shryock -- Dennison, OH -- 10, 27-10 -- 64
Day 1 -- 5, 14-14 -- Day 2 -- 5, 12-12

48. Jake Whitaker -- Fairview, NC -- 10, 27-09 -- 63
Day 1 -- 5, 13-08 -- Day 2 -- 5, 14-01

49. Brent Chapman -- Lake Quivira, KS -- 10, 27-07 -- 62
Day 1 -- 5, 15-12 -- Day 2 -- 5, 11-11

50. John Crews Jr -- Salem, VA -- 10, 27-07 -- 61
Day 1 -- 5, 13-04 -- Day 2 -- 5, 14-03

The following anglers did not make the cut and will not fish on day 3.

51. Stephen Browning -- Hot Springs, AR -- 10, 27-05 -- 60
Day 1 -- 5, 15-02 -- Day 2 -- 5, 12-03

52. Micah Frazier -- Newnan, GA -- 10, 27-05 -- 59
Day 1 -- 5, 12-09 -- Day 2 -- 5, 14-12

53. Steve Kennedy -- Auburn, AL -- 10, 27-05 -- 58
Day 1 -- 5, 13-08 -- Day 2 -- 5, 13-13

54. Bill Weidler -- Helena, AL -- 10, 26-14 -- 57
Day 1 -- 5, 11-08 -- Day 2 -- 5, 15-06

55. Brandon Palaniuk -- Hayden, ID -- 10, 26-11 -- 56
Day 1 -- 5, 13-08 -- Day 2 -- 5, 13-03

56. Seth Feider -- Bloomington, MN -- 10, 26-05 -- 55
Day 1 -- 5, 12-07 -- Day 2 -- 5, 13-14

57. David Mullins -- Mt Carmel, TN -- 10, 26-05 -- 54
Day 1 -- 5, 13-01 -- Day 2 -- 5, 13-04

58. Randy Howell -- Guntersville, AL -- 10, 26-04 -- 53
Day 1 -- 5, 14-07 -- Day 2 -- 5, 11-13

59. Brian Snowden -- Reeds Spring, MO -- 10, 26-04 -- 52
Day 1 -- 5, 13-10 -- Day 2 -- 5, 12-10

60. Kyle Monti -- Okeechobee, FL -- 10, 26-03 -- 51
Day 1 -- 5, 12-01 -- Day 2 -- 5, 14-02

61. Todd Faircloth -- Jasper, TX -- 10, 26-00 -- 50
Day 1 -- 5, 15-04 -- Day 2 -- 5, 10-12

62. Scott Rook -- Little Rock, AR -- 10, 26-00 -- 49
Day 1 -- 5, 11-03 -- Day 2 -- 5, 14-13

63. Shaw Grigsby Jr. -- Gainesville, FL -- 10, 26-00 -- 48
Day 1 -- 5, 11-15 -- Day 2 -- 5, 14-01

64. Dustin Connell -- Clanton, AL -- 10, 25-15 -- 47
Day 1 -- 5, 14-08 -- Day 2 -- 5, 11-07

65. Tim Horton -- Muscle Shoals, AL -- 10, 25-13 -- 46
Day 1 -- 5, 12-09 -- Day 2 -- 5, 13-04

66. Darrell Ocamica -- New Plymouth, ID -- 10, 25-10 -- 45
Day 1 -- 5, 16-02 -- Day 2 -- 5, 09-08

67. Gerald Swindle -- Guntersville, AL -- 10, 25-09 -- 44
Day 1 -- 5, 13-02 -- Day 2 -- 5, 12-07

68. Jordan Lee -- Grant, AL -- 10, 25-06 -- 43
Day 1 -- 5, 12-10 -- Day 2 -- 5, 12-12

69. Paul Mueller -- Naugatuck, CT -- 10, 25-04 -- 42
Day 1 -- 5, 09-15 -- Day 2 -- 5, 15-05

70. Terry Scroggins -- San Mateo, FL -- 10, 25-03 -- 41
Day 1 -- 5, 11-05 -- Day 2 -- 5, 13-14

71. Skeet Reese -- Auburn, CA -- 10, 25-03 -- 40
Day 1 -- 5, 13-09 -- Day 2 -- 5, 11-10

72. Brock Mosley -- Collinsville, MS -- 8, 25-00 -- 39
Day 1 -- 3, 09-09 -- Day 2 -- 5, 15-07

73. Shin Fukae -- Palestine, TX -- 10, 24-13 -- 38
Day 1 -- 5, 13-09 -- Day 2 -- 5, 11-04

74. Roy Hawk -- Lk Havasu Cty, AZ -- 10, 24-11 -- 37
Day 1 -- 5, 12-03 -- Day 2 -- 5, 12-08

75. Ray Hanselman Jr -- Del Rio, TX -- 10, 24-08 -- 36
Day 1 -- 5, 12-06 -- Day 2 -- 5, 12-02

76. Jesse Wiggins -- Cullman, AL -- 10, 24-07 -- 35
Day 1 -- 5, 11-04 -- Day 2 -- 5, 13-03

77. Tyler Carriere -- Youngsville, LA -- 10, 24-07 -- 34
Day 1 -- 5, 12-08 -- Day 2 -- 5, 11-15

78. Mike McClelland -- Bentonville, AR -- 10, 24-02 -- 33
Day 1 -- 5, 13-15 -- Day 2 -- 5, 10-03

79. Matt Herren -- Ashville, AL -- 10, 23-12 -- 32
Day 1 -- 5, 12-07 -- Day 2 -- 5, 11-05

80. Mark Menendez -- Paducah, KY -- 10, 23-10 -- 31
Day 1 -- 5, 12-06 -- Day 2 -- 5, 11-04

81. Rick Morris -- Lake Gaston, VA -- 10, 23-09 -- 30
Day 1 -- 5, 13-05 -- Day 2 -- 5, 10-04

82. Tommy Biffle -- Wagoner, OK -- 10, 23-09 -- 29
Day 1 -- 5, 11-11 -- Day 2 -- 5, 11-14

83. Bobby Lane Jr. -- Lakeland, FL -- 9, 23-07 -- 28
Day 1 -- 5, 13-07 -- Day 2 -- 4, 10-00

84. Brandon Card -- Knoxville, TN -- 10, 23-07 -- 27
Day 1 -- 5, 12-07 -- Day 2 -- 5, 11-00

85. Jared Lintner -- Arroyo Grande, CA -- 10, 23-04 -- 26
Day 1 -- 5, 13-14 -- Day 2 -- 5, 09-06

86. Edwin Evers -- Talala, OK -- 10, 22-15 -- 25
Day 1 -- 5, 10-05 -- Day 2 -- 5, 12-10

87. Fred Roumbanis -- Russellville, AR -- 10, 22-10 -- 24
Day 1 -- 5, 11-08 -- Day 2 -- 5, 11-02

88. Mark Daniels Jr. -- Tuskegee, AL -- 8, 22-05 -- 23
Day 1 -- 5, 15-09 -- Day 2 -- 3, 06-12

89. Brandon Coulter -- Knoxville, TN -- 10, 22-02 -- 22
Day 1 -- 5, 10-07 -- Day 2 -- 5, 11-11

90. Kelley Jaye -- Dadeville, AL -- 10, 21-01 -- 21
Day 1 -- 5, 10-14 -- Day 2 -- 5, 10-03

91. David Fritts -- Lexington, NC -- 8, 20-10 -- 20
Day 1 -- 3, 08-10 -- Day 2 -- 5, 12-00

92. Paul Elias -- Laurel, MS -- 10, 19-11 -- 19
Day 1 -- 5, 08-04 -- Day 2 -- 5, 11-07

93. Andy Montgomery -- Blacksburg, SC -- 9, 19-09 -- 18
Day 1 -- 5, 09-05 -- Day 2 -- 4, 10-04

94. Greg Hackney -- Gonzales, LA -- 8, 19-08 -- 17
Day 1 -- 5, 11-13 -- Day 2 -- 3, 07-11

95. Brandon Lester -- Fayetteville, TN -- 10, 19-08 -- 16
Day 1 -- 5, 09-13 -- Day 2 -- 5, 09-11

96. David Walker -- Sevierville, TN -- 6, 19-04 -- 15
Day 1 -- 1, 02-02 -- Day 2 -- 5, 17-02

97. Bernie Schultz -- Gainesville, FL -- 10, 18-15 -- 14
Day 1 -- 5, 09-07 -- Day 2 -- 5, 09-08

98. Boyd Duckett -- Guntersville, AL -- 6, 18-10 -- 13
Day 1 -- 5, 15-08 -- Day 2 -- 1, 03-02

99. Hank Cherry Jr -- Lincolnton, NC -- 7, 18-05 -- 12
Day 1 -- 4, 11-03 -- Day 2 -- 3, 07-02

100. Skylar Hamilton -- Dandridge, TN -- 7, 17-10 -- 11
Day 1 -- 4, 08-04 -- Day 2 -- 3, 09-06

101. Robbie Latuso -- Gonzales, LA -- 8, 17-05 -- 10
Day 1 -- 5, 12-10 -- Day 2 -- 3, 04-11

102. Jason Williamson -- Wagener, SC -- 8, 17-03 -- 9
Day 1 -- 3, 06-05 -- Day 2 -- 5, 10-14

103. Russ Lane -- Prattville, AL -- 6, 16-10 -- 8
Day 1 -- 5, 14-03 -- Day 2 -- 1, 02-07

104. Adrian Avena -- Vineland, NJ -- 7, 13-09 -- 7
Day 1 -- 2, 04-02 -- Day 2 -- 5, 09-07

105. Randy Sullivan -- Breckenridge, TX -- 7, 13-08 -- 6
Day 1 -- 5, 08-14 -- Day 2 -- 2, 04-10

106. Kelly Jordon -- Flint, TX -- 3, 07-06 -- 5
Day 1 -- 0, 00-00 -- Day 2 -- 3, 07-06

107. Rick Clunn -- Ava, MO -- 2, 05-07 -- 4
Day 1 -- 2, 05-07 -- Day 2 -- 0, 00-00