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Updated: 7/31/2017

Palaniuk is the new No. 1

Back-to-back 3rd-place finishes at the St. Lawrence River and Lake Champlain have propelled Brandon Palaniuk to the top of the BassFan World Rankings for the first time. He has a lead of less than a point over Jacob Wheeler, the previous No. 1 who logged finishes of 47th at the St. Lawrence and 4th at Champlain.

"That's a nice surprise," Palaniuk said when informed of his two-place ascension. "As anglers, those Rankings aren't something we talk about a lot, but we all want to be at the top of that list.

"It's not just a one-tour list Ė a lot of other things factor into it and it's all based on numbers and statistics. It's pretty dang cool."

Palaniuk now has a 40-pound lead in the Elite Series Angler of the Year race with just one regular-season tournament and the AOY Championship derby remaining.

"This is just another addition to the awesome 2017 I've had so far. I wouldn't say it's the cherry on top because we haven't gotten there yet, but it's a big squirt of whipped cream."

St. Lawrence winner Kevin VanDam moved up three positions to 3rd in the Rankings. He trails Palaniuk by a little less than 3 1/2 points.

Gerald Swindle was the only newcomer to the top 10 in this edition as he climbed from 10th to 12th. Champlain winner Aaron Martens moved up up 31 spots to claim Swindle's former position.

The next event that will impact the Rankings is the Forrest Wood Cup, set for Aug. 11-13.

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Current Rankings - 7/31/2017

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Place Prior Start Angler City State Boat/Motor Points
1 3 28 Brandon Palaniuk Rathdrum ID Skeeter/Yamaha 206.728
2 1 10 Jacob Wheeler Indianapolis IN Triton/Evinrude 205.864
3 6 17 Kevin VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 203.276
4 2 2 Andy Morgan Dayton TN Bullet/Evinrude 198.695
5 4 4 Bryan Thrift Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 193.403
6 7 13 Jordan Lee Vinemont AL Ranger/Yamaha 191.844
7 8 6 Greg Hackney Gonzales LA Phoenix/Mercury 191.789
8 5 27 Ott DeFoe Knoxville TN NItro/Mercury 191.411
9 9 21 Jason Christie Park Hill OK Ranger/Mercury 187.377
10 12 14 Gerald Swindle Warrior AL Triton/Mercury 184.872
11 11 43 Mark Rose Marion AR Ranger/Mercury 182.197
12 43 9 Aaron Martens Leeds AL Phoenix/Mercury 178.375
13 19 51 Casey Ashley Donalds SC Triton/Mercury 177.827
14 13 5 Keith Combs Huntington TX Ranger/Yamaha 177.660
15 10 1 Scott Martin Clewiston FL Ranger/Evinrude 175.604
16 15 12 Edwin Evers Talala OK Nitro/Mercury 174.634
17 33 35 Brent Ehrler Redlands CA Ranger/Mercury 173.692
18 18 29 Jeff Sprague Point TX Bass Cat/Mercury 171.835
19 17 22 Cody Meyer Grass Valley CA Ranger/Evinrude 171.115
20 23 59 Steve Kennedy Auburn AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 168.212
21 21 11 Shinichi Fukae Osaka Ranger/Mercury 168.176
22 22 53 Bryan Schmitt Deale MD Ranger/Mercury 166.521
23 24 37 David Dudley Lynchburg VA Ranger/Mercury 166.434
24 29 45 James Elam Tulsa OK Phoenix/Mercury 165.616
25 14 41 Bobby Lane Lakeland FL Phoenix/Yamaha 165.075
26 34 19 Michael Neal Dayton TN Bullet/Yamaha 164.909
27 16 24 Randall Tharp Port St. Joe FL Phoenix/Yamaha 164.613
28 47 57 Seth Feider Bloomington MN Bass Cat/Mercury 164.452
29 30 47 Todd Faircloth Jasper TX Skeeter/Yamaha 163.971
30 20 7 Scott Canterbury Odenville AL Ranger/Mercury 163.884
31 32 30 Alton Jones, Sr. Waco TX Skeeter/Yamaha 162.728
32 38 32 Matt Herren Trussville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 162.397
33 35 55 Anthony Gagliardi Prosperity SC Ranger/Evinrude 162.294
34 36 20 Wesley Strader Spring City TN Ranger/Evinrude 162.113
35 25 16 Jacob Powroznik Prince George VA Ranger/Mercury 161.761
36 26 25 Dean Rojas Lake Havasu City AZ Blazer/Suzuki 161.018
37 28 31 Dave Lefebre Erie PA Ranger/Mercury 160.780
38 40 44 Brandon Cobb Greenwood SC Ranger/Evinrude 160.412
39 37 3 John Cox Debary FL Crestliner/Mercury 160.221
40 44 8 Justin Lucas Guntersville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 159.033
41 27 38 Michael Iaconelli Pittsgrove NJ Bass Cat/Yamaha 158.195
42 42 68 Hank Cherry Lincolnton NC Triton/Mercury 157.988
43 31 48 Randy Howell Guntersville AL Triton/Mercury 157.739
44 39 26 Clark Wendlandt Cedar Park TX Ranger/Evinrude 157.667
45 45 23 Matt Arey Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 155.997
46 51 34 Bill Lowen Brookville IN Skeeter/Yamaha 154.783
47 50 61 Shane Lehew Charlotte NC Ranger/Evinrude 154.197
48 55 60 Clark Reehm Shreveport LA Skeeter/Yamaha 152.253
49 52 39 Skeet Reese Auburn CA Ranger/Mercury 152.160
50 41 33 Brett Hite Phoenix AZ Ranger/Mercury 152.131
51 48 54 Ish Monroe Hughson CA Ranger/Yamaha 151.406
52 56 197 Jamie Horton Centerville AL Ranger/Mercury 151.071
53 53 201 Brandon McMillan Belle Glade FL Ranger/Evinrude 150.826
54 49 82 Jason Williamson Aiken SC Nitro/Mercury 150.806
55 46 83 Mark Davis Mt. Ida AR Skeeter/Yamaha 148.852
56 61 62 Clifford Pirch Payson AZ Phoenix/Suzuki 148.742
57 58 64 Terry Bolton, Jr. Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 147.178
58 62 58 Scott Suggs Alexander AR Ranger/Evinrude 146.966
59 64 56 Drew Benton Panama City FL Phoenix/Mercury 146.779
60 54 15 Stetson Blaylock Benton AR Nitro/Mercury 146.616
61 66 115 Cliff Pace Petal MS Skeeter/Yamaha 145.496
62 60 46 J.T. Kenney Palm Bay FL Ranger/Mercury 145.434
63 67 96 Russ Lane Prattville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 143.936
64 214 Alton Jones, Jr. Lorena TX Skeeter/Yamaha 143.620
65 59 18 Chris Zaldain San Jose CA Skeeter/Yamaha 143.202
66 63 50 Larry Nixon Bee Branch AR Ranger/Evinrude 143.091
67 70 100 Bradley Roy Lancaster KY Triton/Mercury 142.663
68 69 141 Chris Johnston Peterborough ON Ranger/Evinrude 142.047
69 68 36 Jeff Gustafson Keewatin ON Lund/Mercury 142.028
70 57 69 Andy Montgomery Blacksburg SC Nitro/Mercury 141.618
71 93 98 David Walker Sevierville TN Ranger/Evinrude 141.119
72 96 126 Kelley Jaye Dadeville AL Ranger/Mercury 140.348
73 78 84 Josh Bertrand San Tan Valley AZ Nitro/Mercury 138.867
74 112 94 Brandon Lester Fayetteville TN Phoenix/Mercury 138.631
75 72 42 Darrel Robertson Jay OK Ranger/Yamaha 138.615
76 74 52 Adrian Avena Vineland NJ BassCat/Suzuki 138.493
77 80 226 Austin Felix Eden Prairie MN 138.156
78 87 80 Todd Auten Gastonia NC Ranger/Mercury 137.559
79 75 70 John Crews, Jr. Salem VA Bass Cat/Mercury 137.452
80 71 132 David Mullins Mt. Carmel TN Triton/Mercury 137.336
81 77 252 Chris McCall Jasper TX Legend/Evinrude 136.527
82 82 120 Fletcher Shryock Newcomerstown OH Legend/Mercury 135.181
83 73 63 Jared Lintner Arroyo Grande CA Ranger/Mercury 134.789
84 117 142 Brandon Coulter Knoxville TN Triton/Mercury 134.583
85 84 66 Matthew Stefan Junction City WI Skeeter/Yamaha 134.573
86 101 152 Matt Lee Guntersville AL Ranger/Yamaha 134.196
87 65 74 Keith Poche Pike Road AL Skeeter/Yamaha 134.092
88 85 73 Barry Wilson Birmingham AL Ranger/Evinrude 133.997
89 92 147 John Murray Phoenix AZ Ranger/Mercury 133.442
90 111 89 Luke Clausen Otis Orchards WA Ranger/Mercury 133.257
91 81 40 Takahiro Omori Emory TX Ranger/Yamaha 133.251
92 79 87 Fred Roumbanis Russellville AR Legend/Mercury 132.831
93 120 119 Jonathon VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 132.610
94 95 85 Gary Klein Weatherford TX Triton/Mercury 132.413
95 100 78 Brandon Card Caryville TN Bass Cat/Suzuki 132.160
96 76 116 Mark Daniels, Jr. Fairfield CA Ranger/Mercury 131.992
97 102 117 Alex Davis Albertville AL Ranger/Mercury 131.884
98 113 113 Jeff Kriet Ardmore OK Triton/Yamaha 131.857
99 88 123 Mike McClelland Bella Vista AR Ranger/Mercury 130.899
100 90 67 Boyd Duckett Demopolis AL Triton/Mercury 130.434
101 98 92 Jason Reyes Humble TX Ranger/Mercury 130.336
102 89 81 Tommy Biffle Wagoner OK Ranger/Mercury 130.202
103 99 254 Christopher Brasher Spring TX 129.674
104 105 150 Tim Horton Muscle Shoals AL Nitro/Mercury 129.606
105 103 213 Cory Johnston Peterborough ON 129.417
106 86 102 Micah Frazier Newnan GA Ranger/Mercury 128.726
107 141 49 Chris Lane Guntersville AL Legend/Mercury 128.082
108 94 131 Cliff Prince Palatka FL Sterling/Mercury 128.032
109 104 124 Andrew Upshaw Hemphill TX Bass Cat/Mercury 127.192
110 110 90 Michael Wooley Collierville TN Ranger/Mercury 127.134
111 115 110 Davy Hite Ninety Six SC Phoenix/Evinrude 127.014
112 108 93 Greg Vinson Wetumpka AL Phoenix/Mercury 126.477
113 83 111 Mark Menendez Paducah KY Skeeter/Yamaha 126.228
114 107 71 Jim Moynagh Carver MN Ranger/Yamaha 125.412
115 116 175 Casey Scanlon Lenexa KS Nitro/Mercury 124.888
116 118 261 Joshua Weaver Macon GA 124.831
117 122 128 Paul Mueller Naugatuck CT 124.545
118 91 101 Brent Chapman Lake Quivira KS Triton/Mercury 124.127
119 97 76 Kelly Jordon Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 124.058
120 131 114 Marty Robinson Lyman SC Skeeter/Yamaha 123.841
121 106 160 Cliff Crochet Pierre Part LA Skeeter/Yamaha 122.706
122 121 72 Jimmy Reese Witter Springs CA Ranger/Mercury 122.452
123 119 155 Scott Rook Little Rock AR Ranger/Mercury 122.356
124 127 215 Jay Kendrick Grant AL Triton/Mercury 121.859
125 130 105 Koby Kreiger Bokeelia FL Ranger/Evinrude 121.717
126 123 271 Andy Young Mound MN 121.655
127 128 136 Clayton Batts Macon GA 121.417
128 125 127 Tom Monsoor La Crosse WI Ranger/Mercury 121.080
129 109 97 Stephen Browning Hot Springs AR Triton/Mercury 120.931
130 133 129 Stephen Patek Dallas TX Ranger/Mercury 120.896
131 114 107 Rick Clunn Ava MO Nitro/Mercury 120.122
132 132 121 Zack Birge Blanchard OK BassCat/Mercury 119.542
133 129 88 Chad Morgenthaler Coulterville IL Phoenix/Mercury 118.624
134 126 229 Kurt Mitchell Milford DE 118.425
135 135 122 Pete Ponds Madison MS Ranger/Mercury 117.981
136 136 104 Brian Snowden Reeds Springs MO Nitro/Mercury 117.934
137 175 228 Brock Mosley Collinsville MS 117.928
138 203 Dustin Connell Clanton AL Triton/Mercury 117.589
139 138 179 Carl Jocumsen Queensland Bass Cat 117.107
140 139 234 Jim Jones Big Bend WI 117.010
141 212 Jamie Hartman Newport NY Nitro/Mercury 116.676
142 162 154 Bernie Schultz Gainesville FL Ranger/Mercury 115.851
143 140 240 Brian Latimer Belton SC 115.829
144 142 206 Bradley Hallman Norman OK Phoenix/Mercury 114.972
145 137 103 Britt Myers Lake Wylie SC Bass Cat/Mercury 114.456
146 143 77 Greg Bohannan Rogers AR Ranger/Evinrude 114.431
147 144 135 David Williams Maiden NC Nitro/Mercury 114.008
148 134 109 Clent Davis Montevallo AL Phoenix/Evinrude 113.579
149 168 140 Chad Pipkens Holt MI Skeeter/Yamaha 112.868
150 149 138 James Niggemeyer Van TX Ranger/Yamaha 112.504
151 145 143 Todd Hollowell Fishers IN Ranger/Mercury 112.491
152 124 95 Shaw E. Grigsby, Jr. Gainesville FL Triton/Mercury 112.468
153 152 162 Terry Scroggins San Mateo FL Triton/Yamaha 112.008
154 147 299 Tim Frederick Leesburg FL Falcon/Mercury 111.265
155 146 181 Matt Reed Madisonville TX Nitro/Mercury 109.846
156 151 134 Billy McCaghren Mayflower AR Bass Cat/Mercury 109.605
157 148 164 James Watson Waynesville MO Ranger/Mercury 109.560
158 154 189 Randy Blaukat Joplin MO Ranger/Mercury 108.896
159 153 99 Dan Morehead Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 108.792
160 157 212 Shane Lineberger Lincolnton NC 108.776
161 160 274 Timmy Thompkins Myrtle Beach SC 108.770
162 159 144 Scott Wiley Bay Minette AL Ranger/Mercury 108.178
163 158 161 Lendell Martin, Jr. Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Yamaha 107.481
164 161 91 Jim Tutt Longview TX Ranger/Evinrude 107.468
165 150 75 Tracy Adams Wilkesboro NC Nitro/Mercury 107.214
166 155 148 John Voyles Petersburg IN Phoenix/Mercury 107.020
167 166 227 Buddy Gross Ringgold GA 106.219
168 164 130 Ramie Colson, Jr. Cadiz KY Bullet/Evinrude 105.896
169 165 145 Powell Kemp Scotland Neck NC 105.843
170 174 168 Ken Iyobe Aichi 105.715
171 163 173 Matt Greenblatt Port St. Lucie FL Ranger/Yamaha 105.635
172 167 263 Jason Abram Chuckey TN Ranger/Yamaha 105.599
173 186 255 Gerald Spohrer Gonzales LA Bass Cat/Mercury 104.652
174 170 86 Brad Knight Lancing TN Phoenix/Mercury 104.509
175 169 65 Troy Morrow Eastanollee GA Ranger/Mercury 104.268
176 172 237 Chris Whitson Louisville TN 104.168
177 177 165 Shawn Murphy Nicholasville KY Ranger/Evinrude 103.752
178 173 158 Rob Kilby Hot Springs AR Ranger/Mercury 102.823
179 176 174 J. Todd Tucker Moultrie GA Phoenix/Mercury 102.816
180 156 108 Morizo Shimizu Osaka Champion/Mercury 101.975
181 178 137 Rusty Trancygier Hahira GA Ranger/Yamaha 101.124
182 223 Jesse Wiggins Addison AL Bass Cat/Honda 100.334
183 180 Brad Dortch Atmore AL Blazer/Mercury 100.017
184 181 257 Luke Dunkin Lawrenceburg TN 99.235
185 182 169 Kurt Dove Fairfax VA Skeeter/Yamaha 98.872
186 183 172 Zell Rowland Montgomery TX Skeeter/Yamaha 98.853
187 179 112 Jason Meninger Gainesville GA Ranger/Yamaha 97.628
188 188 202 David Fritts Lexington NC Ranger/Evinrude 97.588
189 185 178 Randy Allen Shreveport LA 97.363
190 171 170 Chad Grigsby Maple Grove MN Ranger/Mercury 97.088
191 192 184 Jay Yelas Corvallis OR Ranger/Mercury 96.265
192 191 79 Peter Thliveros Jacksonville FL Ranger/Mercury 95.878
193 197 192 Paul Elias Laurel MS Bass Cat/Honda 95.751
194 193 176 Jim Dillard West Monroe LA Ranger/Mercury 95.115
195 187 159 John Devere Berea KY Ranger/Yamaha 94.788
196 190 253 Braxton Setzer Auburn AL 94.653
197 189 205 Drew Montgomery Denver NC 94.576
198 196 193 Rex Huff Corbin KY 94.437
199 184 217 Brett Preuett Monroe LA 94.320
200 194 266 Curtis Richardson Belleville ON 94.044
201 195 306 Bill Day Frankfort KY 93.095
202 201 118 Mike Surman Boca Raton FL Ranger/Evinrude 92.553
203 198 125 Jason Johnson Dawsonville GA Phoenix/Mercury 92.169
204 199 182 Kerry Milner Bono AR 91.562
205 200 151 Mike Kernan Wylie TX Skeeter/Yamaha 91.199
206 202 157 Jason Lambert Michie TN Ranger/Evinrude 89.664
207 205 166 Dennis Tietje Roanoke LA Nitro/Mercury 89.615
208 206 187 Kotaro Kiriyama Moody AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 89.600
209 208 207 Bill McDonald Greenwood IN Ranger/Evinrude 88.534
210 204 222 John Hunter, Jr. Shelbyville KY Falcon/Suzuki 88.445
211 207 196 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 88.381
212 211 Justin Atkins Florence AL Ranger/Mercury 86.287
213 209 284 Nick Gainey Charleston SC 85.348
214 215 186 Jimmy Houston Cookson OK Ranger/Mercury 83.741
215 216 Jeremy Lawyer Sarcoxie MO 83.000
216 213 167 Jimmy Brewer Marshall TX 81.777
217 217 190 Charlie Evans Gilbertsville KY 81.569
218 220 223 Scott Ashmore Broken Arrow OK Legend/Yamaha 79.535
219 219 Joseph Webster Fulton MS 79.045
220 222 246 Jay Brainard Enid OK 78.735
221 218 Johnny McCombs Mount Olive AL 77.207
222 221 244 Kenneth (Boo) Woods Oneida KY Ranger/Mercury 76.174
223 210 139 Austin Terry San Angelo TX Ranger/Mercury 75.842
224 232 298 Matt Wittekiend Angleton TX 75.319
225 227 188 Blake Smith Lakeland FL 75.080
226 224 219 Gary Yamamoto Mineola TX Legend/Yamaha 74.990
227 226 183 Blake Nick Adger AL Ranger/Mercury 74.470
228 228 Cody Bird Granbury TX Skeeter/Yamaha 73.593
229 230 Aaron Britt Yuba City CA Ranger/Mercury 73.261
230 233 Joey Cifuentes Clinton AR Ranger/Mercury 72.333
231 234 191 Tom Redington Royse City TX 72.051
232 235 185 Yusuke Miyazaki Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 71.807
233 229 272 Joe Holland Jefferson ME 71.685
234 268 331 Jesse Tacoronte Orlando FL 70.874
235 236 302 Jordan Osborne Longview TX Bass Cat/Mercury 70.773
236 237 198 Cody Kelley Conway AR 69.255
237 238 Robert Behrle Hoover AL 67.875
238 242 305 Eric Jackson Walling TN 66.871
239 243 Dylan Hays Sheridan AR 65.725
240 245 233 Glenn Browne Ocala FL Ranger/Evinrude 65.337
241 264 Darrell Ocamica New Plymouth ID Phoenix/Yamaha 64.988
242 244 Dean Alexander Florence TX 64.624
243 225 106 Randy Haynes Counce TN Ranger/Mercury 64.221
244 247 210 Chris Neau New Orleans LA 63.971
245 249 232 Charlie Weyer West Hills CA Triton/Mercury 63.928
246 231 149 Marcus Evans Angola IN 63.412
247 250 293 Daryl Biron South Windsor CT 63.372
248 301 Robbie Latuso Gonzales LA 61.541
249 251 245 Fabian Rodriguez Ocean City MD 60.875
250 279 Skylar Hamilton Dandridge TN 60.316
251 252 Jeff Dobson Bartlesville OK 59.502
252 239 133 Jayme Rampey Liberty SC 59.108
253 241 153 Tony Davis Williston FL 58.693
254 257 300 Chase Brooks Iraan TX 58.184
255 255 Kyle Weisenburger Ottawa OH 58.154
256 254 251 George Kapiton Inverness FL 58.105
257 240 171 Jonathan Newton Rogersville AL Ranger/Evinrude 57.966
258 260 256 Shawn Gordon Russellville AR 57.747
259 258 230 Troy Gibson Eufaula AL 57.648
260 256 Derrick Blake Rockwood TN 57.294
261 261 Brandon Medlock Lake Placid FL 57.058
262 248 156 Brandon Hunter Benton KY 56.881
263 259 Grae Buck Harleysville PA 56.859
264 246 163 Glenn Chappelear Acworth GA 56.418
265 267 262 Richie Eaves Nauvoo IL 55.824
266 270 Chad Warren Sand Springs OK 53.880
267 299 Tyler Carriere Youngsville LA 53.581
268 253 177 Travis Fox Lowell AR 53.545
269 265 Keith Bryan Novato CA 53.332
270 263 260 Bob Morin Seymour TN 53.148
271 266 327 Tim McDonald Hagerhill KY 53.012
272 269 247 Richard Lowitzki St. Charles IL 52.663
273 280 208 Keith Amerson Bethel Springs TN 51.690
274 274 Wade Curtiss Meadow Vista CA Phoenix/Mercury 51.239
275 275 199 Dave Smith Del City OK Ranger/Mercury 51.193
276 276 Josh Douglas Mound MN 51.081
277 273 Daniel Kweekul Bryant AR 50.869
278 277 Peter Cherkas Des Moines IA 50.464
279 282 270 Tommy Dickerson Orange TX 49.791
280 284 Jonathan Henry Grant AL Charger/Mercury 49.749
281 278 Ron Farrow Rock Hill SC 49.594
282 281 Chris Gosselaar Fresno CA 49.060
283 283 279 Rodney Thomason Maumelle AR 48.915
284 286 Jim Moulton Merced CA Ranger/Mercury 48.031
285 262 146 Darrell Davis Dover FL 47.868
286 287 Kyle Cortiana Broken Arrow OK 47.241
287 289 Billy Hines Vacaville CA Ranger/Mercury 46.850
288 288 275 Sven Hilland Sanford FL 46.705
289 271 180 Charles Ingram Santa Fe TN Ranger/Honda 46.285
290 272 267 Alvin Shaw State Road NC Ranger/Evinrude 45.977
291 290 269 Harry Moore Valley AL 45.735
292 292 282 Kyle Monti Okeechobee FL Phoenix/Mercury 45.354
293 293 Mark Fisher Glenview IL 44.225
294 294 281 Kevin Johnson Valencia CA 43.806
295 285 277 Robert Pearson Oak Hill VA Ranger/Evinrude 43.416
296 297 Bill Smith Burlington KY 41.805
297 300 224 Terry Segraves Kissimmee FL Ranger/Evinrude 40.749
298 296 286 Kyle Mabrey McCalla AL 40.743
299 298 Chad Randles Elkhorn NE 40.493
300 302 Evan Barnes Hot Springs AR 39.381
301 309 290 Ryan Chandler Hobart IN 36.421
302 291 194 Mike Boyles Highlandville MO 36.282
303 307 Brandon Mosley Choctaw OK 35.800
304 313 Mike McCoy Mentor On The Lake OH 33.816
305 295 195 Tim Malone Gatlinburg TN 33.738
306 312 243 Nick Prvonozac Warren OH 33.437
307 304 231 Dalton Cooksey New Concord KY 33.370
308 303 236 Bill Terrell Memphis TN 33.019
309 305 218 Troy Broussard Beaumont TX 31.405
310 310 258 Craig Livesay Johnson City TN 31.299
311 315 303 Gene Eisenmann Frisco TX 30.950
312 306 238 Michael Hall Annandale VA 30.925
313 314 Jeff Cannon Douglasville GA 30.625
314 317 307 James Stricklin, Jr. Texarkana AR 29.539
315 319 309 Rick Cotten Guntersville AL 29.318
316 318 Bill Hutchison Bessemer AL 28.579
317 316 Jamey Caldwell Carthage NC 28.369
318 308 200 Chris Baumgardner Gastonia NC Ranger/Evinrude 26.317
319 320 311 Shane Melton Kokomo IN 25.992
320 311 220 Robbie Dodson Harrison AR Ranger/Mercury 25.834
321 322 315 Jerry Lawler Athens AL 20.226
322 321 295 Shirley Crain Van Buren AR 17.755
323 324 317 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 17.356
325 326 321 Larry Schroeder Clayton OH 13.474
326 325 235 Charlie Hartley Grove City OH Ranger/Mercury 13.179
327 328 324 Matt Vermilyea Perrysburg OH 12.537
328 327 203 Nate Wellman Newaygo MI Phoenix/Mercury 8.528
329 330 221 Kevin Hawk Guntersville AL Ranger/Mercury 7.727
330 335 316 Tony Dumitras Winston GA 6.300
331 334 249 Kenyon Hill Norman OK Triton/Yamaha 5.366
332 337 287 Byron Velvick Boerne TX Triton/Mercury 5.358
333 332 209 Kevin Short Mayflower AR Bass Cat/Mercury 5.282
334 329 239 Kevin Ledoux Choctaw OK Bass Cat/Mercury 5.219
335 333 214 Derek Remitz Grant AL Triton/Mercury 4.945
336 331 268 Joseph Sancho New Windsor NY 4.270
337 344 285 Colby Schrumpf Highland IL 4.138

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