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Updated: 6/19/2017

Wheeler Holds Onto Lead

Jacob Wheeler's fourth top-20 finish in six Bassmaster Elite Series tournaments this season allowed him to hold on to the top position in the newest edition of the BassFan World Rankings.

Wheeler, who finished 20th in the Elite derby at Arkansas' Lake Dardanelle, has an advantage of a little more less than two points over Andy Morgan, who climbed one place to 2nd. From there, it's a drop of nearly seven points down to Brandon Palaniuk in 3rd. Palaniuk moved up three places in this edition.

Newly crowned FLW Tour Angler of the Year Bryan Thrift and Elite Series AOY leader Ott DeFoe are 4th and 5th, respectively.

Kevin VanDam, who's held the No. 1 spot on far more occasions that anyone else in the 16-year history of the Rankings, is back inside the top 10 at No. 6. He's followed by Jordan Lee, Greg Hackney, Jason Christie and Scott Martin.

Dardanelle winner Steve Kennedy gained 36 positions to 23rd. Tom Monsoor, who won last week's FLW Tour regular-season finale at the Potomac River, is up 63 spots to 125th.

The next event that will impact the Rankings is the St. Lawrence River Elite Series in New York, which is set for July 20-23.

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Current Rankings - 6/19/2017

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Place Prior Start Angler City State Boat/Motor Points
180 191 Brad Dortch Atmore AL Blazer/Mercury 100.450
203 210 Dustin Connell Clanton AL Triton/Mercury 90.915
211 230 Justin Atkins Florence AL Ranger/Mercury 85.420
212 Jamie Hartman Newport NY Nitro/Mercury 84.642
214 246 Alton Jones, Jr. Lorena TX Skeeter/Yamaha 83.817
216 232 Jeremy Lawyer Sarcoxie MO 82.437
218 224 Johnny McCombs Mount Olive AL 79.241
219 231 Joseph Webster Fulton MS 79.112
223 240 Jesse Wiggins Addison AL Bass Cat/Honda 77.003
228 249 Cody Bird Granbury TX Skeeter/Yamaha 74.377
230 237 Aaron Britt Yuba City CA Ranger/Mercury 73.809
233 251 Joey Cifuentes Clinton AR Ranger/Mercury 72.805
238 270 Robert Behrle Hoover AL 67.257
243 257 Dylan Hays Sheridan AR 65.395
244 255 Dean Alexander Florence TX 65.236
252 265 Jeff Dobson Bartlesville OK 60.526
255 282 Kyle Weisenburger Ottawa OH 58.436
256 259 Derrick Blake Rockwood TN 57.976
259 286 Grae Buck Harleysville PA 56.718
261 278 Brandon Medlock Lake Placid FL 56.050
264 285 Darrell Ocamica New Plymouth ID Phoenix/Yamaha 54.498
265 298 Keith Bryan Novato CA 54.242
270 308 Chad Warren Sand Springs OK 53.688
273 290 Daniel Kweekul Bryant AR 51.999
274 287 Wade Curtiss Meadow Vista CA Phoenix/Mercury 51.818
276 283 Josh Douglas Mound MN 51.147
277 276 Peter Cherkas Des Moines IA 50.579
278 294 Ron Farrow Rock Hill SC 50.558
279 289 Skylar Hamilton Dandridge TN 50.167
281 284 Chris Gosselaar Fresno CA 49.743
284 281 Jonathan Henry Grant AL Charger/Mercury 48.933
286 280 Jim Moulton Merced CA Ranger/Mercury 47.797
287 293 Kyle Cortiana Broken Arrow OK 47.628
289 302 Billy Hines Vacaville CA Ranger/Mercury 46.437
293 312 Mark Fisher Glenview IL 43.173
297 310 Bill Smith Burlington KY 41.605
298 303 Chad Randles Elkhorn NE 41.118
299 307 Tyler Carriere Youngsville LA 41.107
301 309 Robbie Latuso Gonzales LA 39.252
302 306 Evan Barnes Hot Springs AR 38.719
307 321 Brandon Mosley Choctaw OK 35.789
313 311 Mike McCoy Mentor On The Lake OH 33.212
314 319 Jeff Cannon Douglasville GA 31.146
316 316 Jamey Caldwell Carthage NC 29.257
318 318 Bill Hutchison Bessemer AL 28.463
10 9 1 Scott Martin Clewiston FL Ranger/Evinrude 182.826
2 3 2 Andy Morgan Dayton TN Bullet/Evinrude 201.733
37 18 3 John Cox Debary FL Crestliner/Mercury 162.649
4 2 4 Bryan Thrift Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 194.612
13 12 5 Keith Combs Huntington TX Ranger/Yamaha 178.436
8 10 6 Greg Hackney Gonzales LA Phoenix/Mercury 186.660
20 13 7 Scott Canterbury Odenville AL Ranger/Mercury 170.361
44 49 8 Justin Lucas Guntersville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 156.606
43 41 9 Aaron Martens Leeds AL Phoenix/Mercury 156.902
1 1 10 Jacob Wheeler Indianapolis IN Triton/Evinrude 203.552
21 24 11 Shinichi Fukae Osaka Ranger/Mercury 169.514
15 15 12 Edwin Evers Talala OK Nitro/Mercury 176.815
7 5 13 Jordan Lee Vinemont AL Ranger/Yamaha 190.243
12 14 14 Gerald Swindle Warrior AL Triton/Mercury 180.575
54 55 15 Stetson Blaylock Benton AR Nitro/Mercury 152.056
25 30 16 Jacob Powroznik Prince George VA Ranger/Mercury 167.355
6 11 17 Kevin VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 191.356
59 57 18 Chris Zaldain San Jose CA Skeeter/Yamaha 147.399
34 42 19 Michael Neal Dayton TN Bullet/Yamaha 164.327
36 34 20 Wesley Strader Spring City TN Ranger/Evinrude 163.513
9 7 21 Jason Christie Park Hill OK Ranger/Mercury 184.931
17 29 22 Cody Meyer Grass Valley CA Ranger/Evinrude 173.537
45 40 23 Matt Arey Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 156.393
16 16 24 Randall Tharp Port St. Joe FL Phoenix/Yamaha 174.011
26 37 25 Dean Rojas Lake Havasu City AZ Blazer/Suzuki 166.943
39 35 26 Clark Wendlandt Cedar Park TX Ranger/Evinrude 161.407
5 4 27 Ott DeFoe Knoxville TN NItro/Mercury 191.948
3 6 28 Brandon Palaniuk Rathdrum ID Skeeter/Yamaha 194.933
18 27 29 Jeff Sprague Point TX Bass Cat/Mercury 173.193
32 26 30 Alton Jones, Sr. Waco TX Skeeter/Yamaha 164.919
28 19 31 Dave Lefebre Erie PA Ranger/Mercury 166.918
38 31 32 Matt Herren Trussville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 162.425
41 28 33 Brett Hite Phoenix AZ Ranger/Mercury 158.030
51 48 34 Bill Lowen Brookville IN Skeeter/Yamaha 153.748
33 20 35 Brent Ehrler Redlands CA Ranger/Mercury 164.396
68 61 36 Jeff Gustafson Keewatin ON Lund/Mercury 142.850
24 38 37 David Dudley Lynchburg VA Ranger/Mercury 167.609
27 43 38 Michael Iaconelli Pittsgrove NJ Bass Cat/Yamaha 166.937
52 54 39 Skeet Reese Auburn CA Ranger/Mercury 152.527
81 74 40 Takahiro Omori Emory TX Ranger/Yamaha 137.298
14 17 41 Bobby Lane Lakeland FL Phoenix/Yamaha 176.846
72 64 42 Darrel Robertson Jay OK Ranger/Yamaha 141.332
11 8 43 Mark Rose Marion AR Ranger/Mercury 182.650
40 50 44 Brandon Cobb Greenwood SC Ranger/Evinrude 159.604
29 25 45 James Elam Tulsa OK Phoenix/Mercury 166.709
60 56 46 J.T. Kenney Palm Bay FL Ranger/Mercury 146.352
30 21 47 Todd Faircloth Jasper TX Skeeter/Yamaha 165.766
31 32 48 Randy Howell Guntersville AL Triton/Mercury 165.478
141 132 49 Chris Lane Guntersville AL Legend/Mercury 115.639
63 47 50 Larry Nixon Bee Branch AR Ranger/Evinrude 145.010
19 22 51 Casey Ashley Donalds SC Triton/Mercury 171.938
74 71 52 Adrian Avena Vineland NJ BassCat/Suzuki 139.391
22 23 53 Bryan Schmitt Deale MD Ranger/Mercury 169.497
48 46 54 Ish Monroe Hughson CA Ranger/Yamaha 154.604
35 44 55 Anthony Gagliardi Prosperity SC Ranger/Evinrude 163.589
64 58 56 Drew Benton Panama City FL Phoenix/Mercury 144.724
47 36 57 Seth Feider Bloomington MN Bass Cat/Mercury 154.719
62 67 58 Scott Suggs Alexander AR Ranger/Evinrude 145.394
23 59 59 Steve Kennedy Auburn AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 168.821
55 60 60 Clark Reehm Shreveport LA Skeeter/Yamaha 152.004
50 53 61 Shane Lehew Charlotte NC Ranger/Evinrude 154.514
61 75 62 Clifford Pirch Payson AZ Phoenix/Suzuki 145.700
73 69 63 Jared Lintner Arroyo Grande CA Ranger/Mercury 139.925
58 45 64 Terry Bolton, Jr. Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 147.767
169 152 65 Troy Morrow Eastanollee GA Ranger/Mercury 105.374
84 68 66 Matthew Stefan Junction City WI Skeeter/Yamaha 136.331
90 70 67 Boyd Duckett Demopolis AL Triton/Mercury 134.226
42 39 68 Hank Cherry Lincolnton NC Triton/Mercury 157.052
57 51 69 Andy Montgomery Blacksburg SC Nitro/Mercury 148.585
75 73 70 John Crews, Jr. Salem VA Bass Cat/Mercury 139.190
107 90 71 Jim Moynagh Carver MN Ranger/Yamaha 127.914
121 110 72 Jimmy Reese Witter Springs CA Ranger/Mercury 123.409
85 82 73 Barry Wilson Birmingham AL Ranger/Evinrude 136.287
65 63 74 Keith Poche Pike Road AL Skeeter/Yamaha 144.520
150 140 75 Tracy Adams Wilkesboro NC Nitro/Mercury 110.423
97 121 76 Kelly Jordon Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 130.795
143 126 77 Greg Bohannan Rogers AR Ranger/Evinrude 114.005
100 80 78 Brandon Card Caryville TN Bass Cat/Suzuki 130.439
191 170 79 Peter Thliveros Jacksonville FL Ranger/Mercury 96.071
87 94 80 Todd Auten Gastonia NC Ranger/Mercury 135.149
89 100 81 Tommy Biffle Wagoner OK Ranger/Mercury 134.636
49 33 82 Jason Williamson Aiken SC Nitro/Mercury 154.577
46 62 83 Mark Davis Mt. Ida AR Skeeter/Yamaha 156.386
78 76 84 Josh Bertrand San Tan Valley AZ Nitro/Mercury 138.495
95 104 85 Gary Klein Weatherford TX Triton/Mercury 131.576
170 139 86 Brad Knight Lancing TN Phoenix/Mercury 105.326
79 78 87 Fred Roumbanis Russellville AR Legend/Mercury 138.458
129 124 88 Chad Morgenthaler Coulterville IL Phoenix/Mercury 120.675
111 98 89 Luke Clausen Otis Orchards WA Ranger/Mercury 126.582
110 87 90 Michael Wooley Collierville TN Ranger/Mercury 126.701
161 154 91 Jim Tutt Longview TX Ranger/Evinrude 108.169
98 79 92 Jason Reyes Humble TX Ranger/Mercury 130.485
108 116 93 Greg Vinson Wetumpka AL Phoenix/Mercury 127.776
112 96 94 Brandon Lester Fayetteville TN Phoenix/Mercury 126.127
124 113 95 Shaw E. Grigsby, Jr. Gainesville FL Triton/Mercury 122.099
67 72 96 Russ Lane Prattville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 142.854
109 93 97 Stephen Browning Hot Springs AR Triton/Mercury 126.899
93 92 98 David Walker Sevierville TN Ranger/Evinrude 132.728
153 143 99 Dan Morehead Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 109.873
70 65 100 Bradley Roy Lancaster KY Triton/Mercury 142.349
91 91 101 Brent Chapman Lake Quivira KS Triton/Mercury 133.750
86 86 102 Micah Frazier Newnan GA Ranger/Mercury 135.770
137 133 103 Britt Myers Lake Wylie SC Bass Cat/Mercury 117.302
136 129 104 Brian Snowden Reeds Springs MO Nitro/Mercury 117.441
130 125 105 Koby Kreiger Bokeelia FL Ranger/Evinrude 120.631
225 207 106 Randy Haynes Counce TN Ranger/Mercury 76.123
114 123 107 Rick Clunn Ava MO Nitro/Mercury 125.730
156 162 108 Morizo Shimizu Osaka Champion/Mercury 109.037
134 135 109 Clent Davis Montevallo AL Phoenix/Evinrude 118.993
115 115 110 Davy Hite Ninety Six SC Phoenix/Evinrude 125.507
83 119 111 Mark Menendez Paducah KY Skeeter/Yamaha 136.463
179 195 112 Jason Meninger Gainesville GA Ranger/Yamaha 100.518
113 118 113 Jeff Kriet Ardmore OK Triton/Yamaha 125.959
131 111 114 Marty Robinson Lyman SC Skeeter/Yamaha 120.336
66 88 115 Cliff Pace Petal MS Skeeter/Yamaha 144.512
76 85 116 Mark Daniels, Jr. Fairfield CA Ranger/Mercury 138.844
102 103 117 Alex Davis Albertville AL Ranger/Mercury 129.635
201 216 118 Mike Surman Boca Raton FL Ranger/Evinrude 92.096
120 105 119 Jonathon VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 123.458
82 77 120 Fletcher Shryock Newcomerstown OH Legend/Mercury 136.634
132 134 121 Zack Birge Blanchard OK BassCat/Mercury 119.305
135 136 122 Pete Ponds Madison MS Ranger/Mercury 118.041
88 102 123 Mike McClelland Bella Vista AR Ranger/Mercury 134.862
104 130 124 Andrew Upshaw Hemphill TX Bass Cat/Mercury 128.749
198 205 125 Jason Johnson Dawsonville GA Phoenix/Mercury 93.754
96 83 126 Kelley Jaye Dadeville AL Ranger/Mercury 131.075
125 188 127 Tom Monsoor La Crosse WI Ranger/Mercury 121.559
122 117 128 Paul Mueller Naugatuck CT 122.957
133 142 129 Stephen Patek Dallas TX Ranger/Mercury 119.187
164 168 130 Ramie Colson, Jr. Cadiz KY Bullet/Evinrude 106.282
94 120 131 Cliff Prince Palatka FL Sterling/Mercury 132.438
71 95 132 David Mullins Mt. Carmel TN Triton/Mercury 142.123
239 221 133 Jayme Rampey Liberty SC 67.078
151 145 134 Billy McCaghren Mayflower AR Bass Cat/Mercury 110.396
144 141 135 David Williams Maiden NC Nitro/Mercury 112.387
128 128 136 Clayton Batts Macon GA 120.755
178 179 137 Rusty Trancygier Hahira GA Ranger/Yamaha 102.297
149 148 138 James Niggemeyer Van TX Ranger/Yamaha 110.844
210 193 139 Austin Terry San Angelo TX Ranger/Mercury 85.576
168 160 140 Chad Pipkens Holt MI Skeeter/Yamaha 105.387
69 84 141 Chris Johnston Peterborough ON Ranger/Evinrude 142.664
117 122 142 Brandon Coulter Knoxville TN Triton/Mercury 124.826
145 155 143 Todd Hollowell Fishers IN Ranger/Mercury 111.822
159 150 144 Scott Wiley Bay Minette AL Ranger/Mercury 108.457
165 153 145 Powell Kemp Scotland Neck NC 106.252
262 241 146 Darrell Davis Dover FL 55.808
92 89 147 John Murray Phoenix AZ Ranger/Mercury 133.270
155 186 148 John Voyles Petersburg IN Phoenix/Mercury 109.223
231 212 149 Marcus Evans Angola IN 73.725
105 106 150 Tim Horton Muscle Shoals AL Nitro/Mercury 128.455
200 198 151 Mike Kernan Wylie TX Skeeter/Yamaha 92.158
101 131 152 Matt Lee Guntersville AL Ranger/Yamaha 130.007
241 225 153 Tony Davis Williston FL 65.989
162 169 154 Bernie Schultz Gainesville FL Ranger/Mercury 107.539
119 127 155 Scott Rook Little Rock AR Ranger/Mercury 123.744
248 227 156 Brandon Hunter Benton KY 63.567
202 196 157 Jason Lambert Michie TN Ranger/Evinrude 91.026
173 182 158 Rob Kilby Hot Springs AR Ranger/Mercury 103.717
187 176 159 John Devere Berea KY Ranger/Yamaha 97.401
106 99 160 Cliff Crochet Pierre Part LA Skeeter/Yamaha 128.411
158 164 161 Lendell Martin, Jr. Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Yamaha 108.520
152 167 162 Terry Scroggins San Mateo FL Triton/Yamaha 109.889
246 228 163 Glenn Chappelear Acworth GA 64.310
148 158 164 James Watson Waynesville MO Ranger/Mercury 111.057
177 166 165 Shawn Murphy Nicholasville KY Ranger/Evinrude 102.503
205 202 166 Dennis Tietje Roanoke LA Nitro/Mercury 90.065
213 204 167 Jimmy Brewer Marshall TX 83.897
174 161 168 Ken Iyobe Aichi 103.618
182 189 169 Kurt Dove Fairfax VA Skeeter/Yamaha 98.878
171 151 170 Chad Grigsby Maple Grove MN Ranger/Mercury 104.910
240 229 171 Jonathan Newton Rogersville AL Ranger/Evinrude 66.158
183 184 172 Zell Rowland Montgomery TX Skeeter/Yamaha 98.862
163 147 173 Matt Greenblatt Port St. Lucie FL Ranger/Yamaha 106.678
176 177 174 J. Todd Tucker Moultrie GA Phoenix/Mercury 102.675
116 114 175 Casey Scanlon Lenexa KS Nitro/Mercury 125.485
193 197 176 Jim Dillard West Monroe LA Ranger/Mercury 94.835
253 236 177 Travis Fox Lowell AR 60.066
185 181 178 Randy Allen Shreveport LA 98.534
138 159 179 Carl Jocumsen Queensland Bass Cat 117.094
271 242 180 Charles Ingram Santa Fe TN Ranger/Honda 53.678
146 138 181 Matt Reed Madisonville TX Nitro/Mercury 111.396
199 187 182 Kerry Milner Bono AR 92.718
226 215 183 Blake Nick Adger AL Ranger/Mercury 76.012
192 185 184 Jay Yelas Corvallis OR Ranger/Mercury 95.741
235 217 185 Yusuke Miyazaki Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 71.724
215 209 186 Jimmy Houston Cookson OK Ranger/Mercury 83.067
206 199 187 Kotaro Kiriyama Moody AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 89.673
227 223 188 Blake Smith Lakeland FL 74.675
154 157 189 Randy Blaukat Joplin MO Ranger/Mercury 109.331
217 208 190 Charlie Evans Gilbertsville KY 81.855
234 219 191 Tom Redington Royse City TX 72.495
197 203 192 Paul Elias Laurel MS Bass Cat/Honda 94.058
196 200 193 Rex Huff Corbin KY 94.248
291 267 194 Mike Boyles Highlandville MO 44.993
295 275 195 Tim Malone Gatlinburg TN 41.921
207 214 196 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 89.443
56 52 197 Jamie Horton Centerville AL Ranger/Mercury 150.711
237 238 198 Cody Kelley Conway AR 69.024
275 262 199 Dave Smith Del City OK Ranger/Mercury 51.722
308 296 200 Chris Baumgardner Gastonia NC Ranger/Evinrude 35.665
53 66 201 Brandon McMillan Belle Glade FL Ranger/Evinrude 152.060
188 183 202 David Fritts Lexington NC Ranger/Evinrude 97.396
327 323 203 Nate Wellman Newaygo MI Phoenix/Mercury 13.129
341 338 204 Shad Schenck Waynetown IN Ranger/Mercury 5.033
189 190 205 Drew Montgomery Denver NC 97.058
142 149 206 Bradley Hallman Norman OK Phoenix/Mercury 114.432
208 201 207 Bill McDonald Greenwood IN Ranger/Evinrude 86.842
280 269 208 Keith Amerson Bethel Springs TN 50.071
332 333 209 Kevin Short Mayflower AR Bass Cat/Mercury 7.818
247 250 210 Chris Neau New Orleans LA 63.964
157 172 212 Shane Lineberger Lincolnton NC 108.589
103 112 213 Cory Johnston Peterborough ON 129.433
333 329 214 Derek Remitz Grant AL Triton/Mercury 7.691
127 109 215 Jay Kendrick Grant AL Triton/Mercury 120.869
340 336 216 James Biggs Euless TX Ranger/Evinrude 5.040
184 171 217 Brett Preuett Monroe LA 98.589
305 271 218 Troy Broussard Beaumont TX 37.251
224 213 219 Gary Yamamoto Mineola TX Legend/Yamaha 76.533
311 288 220 Robbie Dodson Harrison AR Ranger/Mercury 34.551
330 326 221 Kevin Hawk Guntersville AL Ranger/Mercury 11.401
204 194 222 John Hunter, Jr. Shelbyville KY Falcon/Suzuki 90.600
220 218 223 Scott Ashmore Broken Arrow OK Legend/Yamaha 79.095
300 277 224 Terry Segraves Kissimmee FL Ranger/Evinrude 40.647
338 337 225 Spencer Shuffield Bismarck AR Phoenix/Mercury 5.232
80 81 226 Austin Felix Eden Prairie MN 138.183
166 156 227 Buddy Gross Ringgold GA 106.022
175 180 228 Brock Mosley Collinsville MS 102.729
126 108 229 Kurt Mitchell Milford DE 121.416
258 254 230 Troy Gibson Eufaula AL 57.367
304 291 231 Dalton Cooksey New Concord KY 38.300
249 247 232 Charlie Weyer West Hills CA Triton/Mercury 63.332
245 245 233 Glenn Browne Ocala FL Ranger/Evinrude 64.541
139 144 234 Jim Jones Big Bend WI 116.280
325 322 235 Charlie Hartley Grove City OH Ranger/Mercury 15.825
303 292 236 Bill Terrell Memphis TN 38.513
172 178 237 Chris Whitson Louisville TN 104.853
306 297 238 Michael Hall Annandale VA 35.958
329 328 239 Kevin Ledoux Choctaw OK Bass Cat/Mercury 11.669
140 137 240 Brian Latimer Belton SC 116.089
342 346 241 Dion Hibdon Sunrise Beach MO Ranger/Evinrude 4.723
336 335 242 Michael Murphy Lexington SC Ranger/Evinrude 5.487
312 305 243 Nick Prvonozac Warren OH 33.896
221 226 244 Kenneth (Boo) Woods Oneida KY Ranger/Mercury 77.955
251 248 245 Fabian Rodriguez Ocean City MD 61.099
222 222 246 Jay Brainard Enid OK 77.841
269 261 247 Richard Lowitzki St. Charles IL 53.725
345 343 248 Stacey D. King Reeds Spring MO Nitro/Mercury 3.194
334 331 249 Kenyon Hill Norman OK Triton/Yamaha 7.522
347 342 250 Vic Vatalaro Kent OH Ranger/Yamaha 3.049
254 252 251 George Kapiton Inverness FL 59.010
77 107 252 Chris McCall Jasper TX Legend/Evinrude 138.678
190 174 253 Braxton Setzer Auburn AL 96.349
99 101 254 Christopher Brasher Spring TX 130.474
186 192 255 Gerald Spohrer Gonzales LA Bass Cat/Mercury 98.322
260 258 256 Shawn Gordon Russellville AR 56.207
181 175 257 Luke Dunkin Lawrenceburg TN 98.934
310 301 258 Craig Livesay Johnson City TN 35.007
352 353 259 Nick Hensley Cumming GA 2.284
263 253 260 Bob Morin Seymour TN 55.135
118 97 261 Joshua Weaver Macon GA 124.547
267 260 262 Richie Eaves Nauvoo IL 53.926
167 165 263 Jason Abram Chuckey TN Ranger/Yamaha 105.565
348 359 264 Lionel Botha Okeechobee FL 2.903
358 340 265 Richard Peek Centre AL 1.893
194 206 266 Curtis Richardson Belleville ON 94.383
272 268 267 Alvin Shaw State Road NC Ranger/Evinrude 52.210
331 334 268 Joseph Sancho New Windsor NY 8.113
290 272 269 Harry Moore Valley AL 46.118
282 273 270 Tommy Dickerson Orange TX 49.603
123 173 271 Andy Young Mound MN 122.709
229 235 272 Joe Holland Jefferson ME 73.881
343 349 273 Troy Hollowell Paducah KY 4.213
160 163 274 Timmy Thompkins Myrtle Beach SC 108.207
288 279 275 Sven Hilland Sanford FL 47.219
351 345 276 Rich Dalbey Greenville TX Ranger/Mercury 2.466
285 263 277 Robert Pearson Oak Hill VA Ranger/Evinrude 48.803
283 264 279 Rodney Thomason Maumelle AR 49.357
339 339 280 Mark Goines Shady Point OK Ranger/Mercury 5.087
294 299 281 Kevin Johnson Valencia CA 42.313
292 295 282 Kyle Monti Okeechobee FL Phoenix/Mercury 44.501
209 220 284 Nick Gainey Charleston SC 85.636
344 341 285 Colby Schrumpf Highland IL 4.138
296 300 286 Kyle Mabrey McCalla AL 41.780
337 350 287 Byron Velvick Boerne TX Triton/Mercury 5.358
350 347 289 Tommy Martin Hemphill TX Nitro/Mercury 2.612
309 304 290 Ryan Chandler Hobart IN 35.225
354 358 291 Casey Martin New Market AL Ranger/Evinrude 2.175
357 363 292 Clay Elliott Ozark AL 1.920
250 239 293 Daryl Biron South Windsor CT 63.064
355 352 294 Dustin Grice Hewitt TX 1.993
321 320 295 Shirley Crain Van Buren AR 21.569
359 354 296 Ryan Davidson Huntington WV 1.629
232 233 298 Matt Wittekiend Angleton TX 73.297
147 146 299 Tim Frederick Leesburg FL Falcon/Mercury 111.305
257 256 300 Chase Brooks Iraan TX 57.806
349 351 301 Kyle A. White Tightwad MO 2.867
236 234 302 Jordan Osborne Longview TX Bass Cat/Mercury 71.226
315 313 303 Gene Eisenmann Frisco TX 30.409
353 367 304 Kevin Stewart Elk Grove CA Phoenix/Mercury 2.212
242 243 305 Eric Jackson Walling TN 65.769
195 211 306 Bill Day Frankfort KY 94.338
317 314 307 James Stricklin, Jr. Texarkana AR 28.715
319 315 309 Rick Cotten Guntersville AL 27.705
320 317 311 Shane Melton Kokomo IN 26.393
346 357 313 Stephen McKinnie Umatila FL 3.121
356 361 314 Michael Williamson Fort Smith AR 1.957
322 325 315 Jerry Lawler Athens AL 19.737
335 344 316 Tony Dumitras Winston GA 6.656
324 327 317 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 17.356
326 330 321 Larry Schroeder Clayton OH 13.335
360 355 322 Joe Gerard Concordia KS 1.484
328 332 324 Matt Vermilyea Perrysburg OH 12.165
266 274 327 Tim McDonald Hagerhill KY 54.057
268 266 331 Jesse Tacoronte Orlando FL 53.789

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