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Updated: 7/10/2018

Wheeler Back On Top

Consecutive single-digit finishes in Bassmaster Elite Series events have pushed Jacob Wheeler back to the top slot in the BassFan World Rankings. He supplants previous No. 1 Kevin VanDam, who slid three places to 4th in the newest edition.

Wheeler holds a lead of slightly more than 1 point over FLW Tour stalwart Bryan Thrift, who posted a 5th-place showing in that circuit's regular-season finale at Lake St. Clair.

Wheeler logged placements of 5th at the Mississippi River and 7th at Lake Oahe. VanDam, who took over the No. 1 position in the Rankings for the first time in 6 years in the previous edition, was 34th at the Mississippi and 63rd at Oahe.

Casey Ashley (9th at the Mississippi and the runner-up at Oahe) made a massive jump from 17th to 6th. Oahe winner Mark Daniels Jr. climbed from 31st to 15th and Chad Grigsby, the winner of the St. Clair FLW Tour event, catapulted from 162nd to 100th.

Skeet Reese, who logged finishes in the 70s in both the Mississippi River and Oahe derbies, dropped from 8th to 24th.

Current Rankings - 7/10/2018

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Place Prior Start Angler City State Boat/Motor Points
329 329 322 Shirley Crain Van Buren AR 1.354
328 328 217 Randy Allen Shreveport LA 4.397
327 326 251 Fabian Rodriguez Ocean City MD 5.240
326 325 203 Ken Iyobe Aichi 5.366
325 323 225 Kotaro Kiriyama Moody AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 6.083
324 327 324 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 6.733
323 324 171 Davy Hite Ninety Six SC Phoenix/Evinrude 7.896
322 314 229 Austin Terry San Angelo TX Ranger/Mercury 20.000
321 312 212 Mike Kernan Wylie TX Skeeter/Yamaha 20.639
320 313 289 Dave Smith Del City OK Ranger/Mercury 24.015
319 322 William Campbell Middlesboro KY 25.850
318 321 Steven Hatala St. Clair Shores MI 26.816
317 317 220 Jay Brainard Enid OK 27.347
316 309 278 Rodney Thomason Maumelle AR 28.386
315 318 315 Jamey Caldwell Carthage NC 29.745
314 319 327 Tony Dumitras Winston GA 30.342
313 283 248 Glenn Browne Ocala FL Ranger/Evinrude 31.310
312 310 316 Bill Hutchison Bessemer AL 31.422
311 308 310 Jeff Cannon Douglasville GA 31.541
310 320 Freddy Hurley Somerset KY 32.411
309 307 308 Mike McCoy Mentor On The Lake OH 32.796
308 315 Matt Garner Seminole OK 33.189
307 285 231 Blake Nick Adger AL Ranger/Mercury 36.061
306 297 288 Darrell Davis Dover FL 36.490
305 275 232 Joe Holland Jefferson ME 37.739
304 316 David Wootton Collierville TN 38.969
303 293 254 Glenn Chappelear Acworth GA 39.453
302 311 Cameron Gautney Muscle Shoals AL 39.478
301 299 296 Bill Smith Burlington KY 39.621
300 303 Ronald Young Lake Wales FL 40.200
299 301 Russell Cecil Willis TX 40.676
298 294 257 Chase Brooks Iraan TX 40.743
297 273 269 Richie Eaves Nauvoo IL 41.614
296 290 291 Harry Moore Valley AL 42.716
295 305 Clint Brown Bainbridge GA 44.272
294 289 290 Alvin Shaw State Road NC Ranger/Evinrude 45.418
293 306 Craig Rozema Simpsonsville SC 45.993
292 300 Greg Mansfield Burnsville MN 46.328
291 304 Andy Wicker Pomaria SC 47.695
290 286 281 Jonathan Henry Grant AL Charger/Mercury 47.987
289 267 271 Tim McDonald Hagerhill KY 49.470
288 279 273 Daniel Kweekul Bryant AR 50.319
287 282 277 Peter Cherkas Des Moines IA 50.643
286 292 244 Chris Neau New Orleans LA 50.916
285 261 234 Yusuke Miyazaki Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 50.931
284 277 276 Ron Farrow Rock Hill SC 51.057
283 270 270 Chad Warren Sand Springs OK 52.434
282 245 169 Chris Whitson Louisville TN 52.892
281 281 Tim Cales Sandstone WV 53.729
280 302 Bill Weidler Helena AL Triton/Mercury 53.787
279 242 162 Dan Morehead Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 54.359
278 266 239 Eric Jackson Walling TN 54.916
277 287 David Nichol Gainesville GA 54.987
276 268 263 Brandon Medlock Lake Placid FL 55.357
275 246 211 J. Todd Tucker Moultrie GA Phoenix/Mercury 56.310
274 280 305 Ryan Chandler Hobart IN 56.471
273 232 173 Powell Kemp Scotland Neck NC 56.765
272 274 David Larson Mound MN 57.370
271 284 Taylor Ashley Warrior AL 57.734
270 259 292 Mark Fisher Glenview IL 58.170
269 298 Rick Morris Bracey VA Falcon/Mercury 58.567
268 253 159 Lendell Martin, Jr. Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Yamaha 58.941
267 276 Rob Jordan Flowery Branch GA 59.249
266 288 Miles Howe San Juan Capistrano CA 60.301
265 229 168 Tracy Adams Wilkesboro NC Nitro/Mercury 60.499
264 243 195 Bill Day Frankfort KY 60.979
263 227 190 Drew Montgomery Denver NC 61.555
262 257 272 Richard Lowitzki St. Charles IL 62.446
261 264 Furman (Joe) Thompson Clayton GA 62.553
260 295 Randy Sullivan Breckenridge TX 62.659
259 291 Chris Groh Spring Grove IL Phoenix/Mercury 63.061
258 250 216 Jimmy Houston Cookson OK Ranger/Mercury 63.064
257 226 137 Stephen Patek Dallas TX Ranger/Mercury 63.281
256 263 Allen Boyd Salem IN 64.004
255 247 297 Chad Randles Elkhorn NE 64.145
254 265 294 Kyle Monti Okeechobee FL Phoenix/Mercury 64.374
253 254 284 Jim Moulton Merced CA Ranger/Mercury 65.439
252 296 Hunter Shryock Newcomerstown OH Phoenix/Mercury 65.717
251 244 299 Evan Barnes Hot Springs AR 66.174
250 252 Sheldon Collings Grove OK Ranger/Mercury 66.998
249 241 223 Matt Wittekiend Angleton TX 67.764
248 237 226 Gary Yamamoto Mineola TX Legend/Yamaha 68.373
247 236 249 Daryl Biron South Windsor CT 68.859
246 248 238 Cody Kelley Conway AR 69.075
245 240 219 Scott Ashmore Broken Arrow OK Legend/Yamaha 69.193
244 209 227 Kenneth (Boo) Woods Oneida KY Ranger/Mercury 69.206
243 249 213 Jimmy Brewer Marshall TX 72.993
242 271 Wes Logan Springville AL Blazer/Mercury 73.209
241 235 180 Troy Morrow Eastanollee GA Ranger/Mercury 73.253
240 272 Todd Castledine Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Mercury 73.584
239 233 242 Dean Alexander Florence TX 73.918
238 239 209 Nick Gainey Charleston SC 73.943
237 269 Cody Hahner Wausau WI 73.984
236 230 224 Cody Bird Granbury TX Skeeter/Yamaha 74.586
235 255 293 Robert Pearson Oak Hill VA Ranger/Evinrude 75.115
234 225 215 Charlie Evans Gilbertsville KY 75.695
233 258 Matt Becker Finleyville PA 76.071
232 278 Caleb Sumrall New Iberia LA 76.769
231 251 Tyler Stewart West Monroe LA 76.912
230 222 280 Chris Gosselaar Fresno CA 78.081
229 220 194 Curtis Richardson Belleville ON 78.787
228 214 187 Zell Rowland Montgomery TX Skeeter/Yamaha 79.471
227 231 233 Tom Redington Royse City TX 80.302
226 213 207 Dennis Tietje Roanoke LA Nitro/Mercury 80.324
225 223 214 Jesse Tacoronte Orlando FL 80.338
224 207 265 Keith Bryan Novato CA 80.838
223 217 163 Jim Tutt Longview TX Ranger/Evinrude 80.962
222 260 Ray Hanselman Del Rio TX 81.655
221 224 200 Peter Thliveros Jacksonville FL Ranger/Mercury 81.775
220 221 198 Jim Dillard West Monroe LA Ranger/Mercury 82.367
219 228 268 Bob Morin Seymour TN 82.480
218 256 Scott Dobson Clarkston MI 82.742
217 204 152 Todd Hollowell Fishers IN Ranger/Mercury 82.758
216 201 237 Robert Behrle Hoover AL 83.235
215 234 Jared McMillan Belle Glade FL Ranger/Evinrude 83.618
214 215 136 Pete Ponds Madison MS Ranger/Mercury 84.089
213 238 Roy Hawk Salt Lake City UT 86.499
212 202 274 Wade Curtiss Meadow Vista CA Phoenix/Mercury 86.506
211 216 283 Billy Hines Vacaville CA Ranger/Mercury 86.603
210 218 230 Blake Smith Lakeland FL 86.737
209 210 201 Mike Surman Boca Raton FL Ranger/Evinrude 87.330
208 262 Jake Whitaker Fairview NC Triton 21 trX/Mercury 87.871
207 196 176 Rusty Trancygier Hahira GA Ranger/Yamaha 88.840
206 200 197 Jason Johnson Dawsonville GA Phoenix/Mercury 89.120
205 168 120 Andy Young Mound MN 89.592
204 208 161 Timmy Thompkins Myrtle Beach SC 89.655
203 178 245 Randy Haynes Counce TN Ranger/Mercury 89.929
202 195 178 Rob Kilby Hot Springs AR Ranger/Mercury 91.944
201 211 261 Grae Buck Harleysville PA 91.952
200 205 247 Tyler Carriere Youngsville LA 93.053
199 191 142 Rick Clunn Ava MO Nitro/Mercury 93.055
198 212 252 Jeff Dobson Bartlesville OK 93.136
197 188 188 Jay Yelas Corvallis OR Ranger/Mercury 93.141
196 190 183 Paul Elias Laurel MS Bass Cat/Honda 94.104
195 199 182 Morizo Shimizu Osaka Champion/Mercury 94.350
194 176 204 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 94.823
193 193 140 Jim Jones Big Bend WI 94.855
192 206 150 Shane Lineberger Lincolnton NC 95.264
191 187 184 Luke Dunkin Lawrenceburg TN 95.918
190 184 196 John Devere Berea KY Ranger/Yamaha 96.359
189 185 260 Derrick Blake Rockwood TN 96.718
188 197 177 Buddy Gross Ringgold GA 98.052
187 194 235 Darrell Ocamica New Plymouth ID Phoenix/Yamaha 98.164
186 189 181 Brett Preuett Monroe LA 98.291
185 198 170 Matt Greenblatt Port St. Lucie FL Ranger/Yamaha 98.343
184 219 175 Brad Knight Lancing TN Phoenix/Mercury 98.389
183 192 127 Clayton Batts Macon GA 98.534
182 182 157 Shaw E. Grigsby, Jr. Gainesville FL Triton/Mercury 98.585
181 177 121 Joshua Weaver Macon GA 98.795
180 203 199 David Fritts Lexington NC Ranger/Evinrude 99.103
179 169 93 Todd Auten Gastonia NC Ranger/Mercury 99.808
178 167 141 Brian Latimer Belton SC 99.870
177 175 132 Bernie Schultz Gainesville FL Ranger/Mercury 100.096
176 157 106 Christopher Brasher Spring TX 100.880
175 179 133 Kurt Mitchell Milford DE 101.088
174 163 208 Bill McDonald Greenwood IN Ranger/Evinrude 101.350
173 156 191 Rex Huff Corbin KY 101.862
172 165 302 Brandon Mosley Choctaw OK 102.263
171 173 185 Kurt Dove Fairfax VA Skeeter/Yamaha 102.584
170 174 160 Terry Scroggins San Mateo FL Triton/Yamaha 102.804
169 170 186 Jason Meninger Gainesville GA Ranger/Yamaha 103.632
168 146 144 James Watson Waynesville MO Ranger/Mercury 103.708
167 181 164 Randy Blaukat Joplin MO Ranger/Mercury 103.733
166 149 111 Michael Wooley Collierville TN Ranger/Mercury 103.916
165 141 275 Josh Douglas Mound MN 103.978
164 171 166 Scott Wiley Bay Minette AL Ranger/Mercury 104.289
163 180 255 Kyle Weisenburger Ottawa OH 104.370
162 153 174 Shawn Murphy Nicholasville KY Ranger/Evinrude 104.382
161 183 167 Ramie Colson, Jr. Cadiz KY Bullet/Evinrude 105.004
160 161 240 Robbie Latuso Gonzales LA 105.119
159 172 104 Cliff Prince Palatka FL Sterling/Mercury 105.150
158 144 130 Tom Monsoor La Crosse WI Ranger/Mercury 105.433
157 152 147 Britt Myers Lake Wylie SC Bass Cat/Mercury 105.720
156 150 192 John Hunter, Jr. Shelbyville KY Falcon/Suzuki 106.229
155 151 134 Kelly Jordon Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 106.312
154 142 118 Jim Moynagh Carver MN Ranger/Yamaha 106.448
153 166 286 Kyle Cortiana Broken Arrow OK 106.819
152 160 153 Matt Reed Madisonville TX Nitro/Mercury 106.850
151 154 90 Barry Wilson Birmingham AL Ranger/Evinrude 107.533
150 135 114 Tommy Biffle Wagoner OK Ranger/Mercury 108.058
149 159 131 Jay Kendrick Grant AL Triton/Mercury 108.451
148 186 228 Joey Cifuentes Clinton AR Ranger/Mercury 108.626
147 139 243 Skylar Hamilton Dandridge TN 108.657
146 164 57 Scott Suggs Alexander AR Ranger/Evinrude 109.238
145 145 202 Kerry Milner Bono AR 109.243
144 158 221 Aaron Britt Yuba City CA Ranger/Mercury 109.377
143 130 51 Jamie Horton Centerville AL Ranger/Mercury 111.262
142 137 116 Tim Horton Muscle Shoals AL Nitro/Mercury 111.912
141 132 125 Jimmy Reese Witter Springs CA Ranger/Mercury 112.072
140 133 123 Koby Kreiger Bokeelia FL Ranger/Evinrude 112.918
139 155 149 Tim Frederick Leesburg FL Falcon/Mercury 113.474
138 138 165 John Voyles Petersburg IN Phoenix/Mercury 115.519
137 136 110 Casey Scanlon Lenexa KS Nitro/Mercury 115.666
136 121 158 Billy McCaghren Mayflower AR Bass Cat/Mercury 115.857
135 126 135 Stephen Browning Hot Springs AR Triton/Mercury 116.292
134 134 128 Chad Morgenthaler Coulterville IL Phoenix/Mercury 116.338
133 140 143 Brian Snowden Reeds Springs MO Nitro/Mercury 116.783
132 116 236 Jordan Osborne Longview TX Bass Cat/Mercury 116.977
131 118 151 Bradley Hallman Norman OK Phoenix/Mercury 117.572
130 147 112 Jeff Kriet Ardmore OK Triton/Yamaha 117.668
129 112 155 James Niggemeyer Van TX Ranger/Yamaha 118.275
128 119 172 Jason Abram Chuckey TN Ranger/Yamaha 118.795
127 148 72 Darrel Robertson Jay OK Ranger/Yamaha 118.864
126 129 193 Braxton Setzer Auburn AL 118.880
125 127 108 Brandon Card Caryville TN Bass Cat/Suzuki 119.481
124 124 129 Cliff Crochet Pierre Part LA Skeeter/Yamaha 119.700
123 108 50 Terry Bolton, Jr. Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 120.387
122 131 52 Clark Reehm Shreveport LA Skeeter/Yamaha 120.747
121 123 115 Chris Lane Guntersville AL Legend/Mercury 123.195
120 122 85 Chris McCall Jasper TX Legend/Evinrude 123.219
119 128 100 Gary Klein Weatherford TX Triton/Mercury 123.313
118 143 241 Dylan Hays Sheridan AR 123.334
117 125 139 Carl Jocumsen Queensland Bass Cat 123.800
116 97 82 David Walker Sevierville TN Ranger/Evinrude 124.766
115 113 102 Cory Johnston Peterborough ON 124.977
114 115 65 Larry Nixon Bee Branch AR Ranger/Evinrude 124.988
113 120 101 Fletcher Shryock Newcomerstown OH Legend/Mercury 125.343
112 114 154 Clent Davis Montevallo AL Phoenix/Evinrude 125.977
111 79 79 Russ Lane Prattville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 127.241
110 100 98 Mark Menendez Paducah KY Skeeter/Yamaha 127.365
109 110 205 Jason Lambert Michie TN Ranger/Evinrude 127.368
108 111 97 Jason Reyes Humble TX Ranger/Mercury 127.375
107 107 87 David Mullins Mt. Carmel TN Triton/Mercury 127.565
106 106 179 Brad Dortch Atmore AL Blazer/Mercury 127.968
105 103 60 Stetson Blaylock Benton AR Nitro/Mercury 128.592
104 95 58 Jason Williamson Aiken SC Nitro/Mercury 128.768
103 75 73 Kelley Jaye Dadeville AL Ranger/Mercury 129.119
102 104 148 Greg Bohannan Rogers AR Ranger/Evinrude 129.167
101 73 25 Anthony Gagliardi Prosperity SC Ranger/Evinrude 129.346
100 162 189 Chad Grigsby Maple Grove MN Ranger/Mercury 129.380
99 101 95 Andrew Upshaw Hemphill TX Bass Cat/Mercury 129.588
98 109 119 Boyd Duckett Demopolis AL Triton/Mercury 129.695
97 83 99 Brock Mosley Collinsville MS 129.920
96 64 24 Bryan Schmitt Deale MD Ranger/Mercury 130.256
95 96 80 John Murray Phoenix AZ Ranger/Mercury 130.366
94 92 89 Matthew Stefan Junction City WI Skeeter/Yamaha 130.667
93 88 124 Scott Rook Little Rock AR Ranger/Mercury 130.858
92 117 210 Jeremy Lawyer Sarcoxie MO 130.919
91 91 105 Mike McClelland Bella Vista AR Ranger/Mercury 131.010
90 86 44 Matt Herren Trussville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 131.685
89 58 48 Hank Cherry Lincolnton NC Triton/Mercury 132.372
88 72 94 Jared Lintner Arroyo Grande CA Ranger/Mercury 133.346
87 60 107 Alex Davis Albertville AL Ranger/Mercury 133.409
86 98 56 J.T. Kenney Palm Bay FL Ranger/Mercury 133.599
85 69 84 Jonathon VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 133.688
84 94 222 Johnny McCombs Mount Olive AL 133.742
83 99 42 Dave Lefebre Erie PA Ranger/Mercury 133.839
82 90 55 Bill Lowen Brookville IN Skeeter/Yamaha 134.102
81 102 146 Chad Pipkens Holt MI Skeeter/Yamaha 134.298
80 84 218 Joseph Webster Fulton MS 134.731
79 82 62 Chris Zaldain San Jose CA Skeeter/Yamaha 135.356
78 61 91 Fred Roumbanis Russellville AR Legend/Mercury 135.974
77 71 83 Adrian Avena Vineland NJ BassCat/Suzuki 136.724
76 87 117 Marty Robinson Lyman SC Skeeter/Yamaha 136.806
75 89 206 Justin Atkins Florence AL Ranger/Mercury 136.815
74 67 78 Brandon Coulter Knoxville TN Triton/Mercury 137.202
73 78 70 Austin Felix Eden Prairie MN 137.621
72 85 96 Paul Mueller Naugatuck CT 137.674
71 77 66 Brett Hite Phoenix AZ Ranger/Mercury 139.621
70 63 122 Greg Vinson Wetumpka AL Phoenix/Mercury 140.273
69 39 27 David Dudley Lynchburg VA Ranger/Mercury 140.446
68 68 92 Micah Frazier Newnan GA Ranger/Mercury 140.741
67 43 69 Brandon Lester Fayetteville TN Phoenix/Mercury 141.253
66 54 35 Clark Wendlandt Cedar Park TX Ranger/Evinrude 141.278
65 80 61 Alton Jones, Jr. Lorena TX Skeeter/Yamaha 141.400
64 62 86 Andy Montgomery Blacksburg SC Nitro/Mercury 141.552
63 74 41 Shane Lehew Charlotte NC Ranger/Evinrude 141.689
62 70 30 Alton Jones, Sr. Waco TX Skeeter/Yamaha 141.721
61 65 59 Mark Davis Mt. Ida AR Skeeter/Yamaha 142.108
60 53 76 John Crews, Jr. Salem VA Bass Cat/Mercury 142.160
59 93 103 Keith Poche Pike Road AL Skeeter/Yamaha 143.741
58 81 138 Gerald Spohrer Gonzales LA Bass Cat/Suzuke 143.833
57 52 74 Jeff Gustafson Keewatin ON Lund/Mercury 143.839
56 51 156 Jesse Wiggins Addison AL Bass Cat/Honda 144.109
55 56 63 Matt Lee Guntersville AL Ranger/Yamaha 144.437
54 57 19 Jeff Sprague Point TX Bass Cat/Mercury 144.642
53 49 40 Randy Howell Guntersville AL Triton/Mercury 145.013
52 76 33 Randall Tharp Port St. Joe FL Phoenix/Yamaha 145.108
51 105 54 Ish Monroe Hughson CA Ranger/Yamaha 145.409
50 50 22 Shinichi Fukae Osaka Ranger/Mercury 146.953
49 38 46 Brandon McMillan Belle Glade FL Ranger/Evinrude 147.402
48 59 126 Zack Birge Blanchard OK BassCat/Mercury 148.145
47 47 64 Takahiro Omori Emory TX Ranger/Yamaha 148.508
46 48 67 Drew Benton Panama City FL Phoenix/Mercury 148.962
45 33 21 Steve Kennedy Auburn AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 149.051
44 46 31 Brandon Cobb Greenwood SC Ranger/Evinrude 149.301
43 45 28 Michael Neal Dayton TN Bullet/Yamaha 150.219
42 41 36 Michael Iaconelli Pittsgrove NJ Bass Cat/Yamaha 152.588
41 34 38 James Elam Tulsa OK Phoenix/Mercury 152.589
40 55 37 Matt Arey Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 153.106
39 66 47 Dean Rojas Lake Havasu City AZ Blazer/Suzuki 153.206
38 37 39 Todd Faircloth Jasper TX Skeeter/Yamaha 153.291
37 36 109 Dustin Connell Clanton AL Triton/Mercury 153.499
36 29 16 Edwin Evers Talala OK Nitro/Mercury 156.461
35 35 113 Brent Chapman Lake Quivira KS Triton/Mercury 157.002
34 26 5 Andy Morgan Dayton TN Bullet/Evinrude 158.031
33 44 145 David Williams Maiden NC Nitro/Mercury 159.212
32 42 26 Scott Canterbury Odenville AL Ranger/Mercury 159.541
31 40 32 Jacob Powroznik Prince George VA Ranger/Mercury 160.554
30 28 34 John Cox Debary FL Crestliner/Mercury 161.143
29 20 15 Keith Combs Huntington TX Ranger/Yamaha 161.620
28 16 23 Seth Feider Bloomington MN Bass Cat/Mercury 162.551
27 14 10 Gerald Swindle Warrior AL Triton/Mercury 162.930
26 19 29 Wesley Strader Spring City TN Ranger/Evinrude 163.111
25 27 68 Cliff Pace Petal MS Skeeter/Yamaha 163.254
24 8 43 Skeet Reese Auburn CA Ranger/Mercury 165.591
23 22 81 Jamie Hartman Newport NY Nitro/Mercury 165.653
22 18 88 Luke Clausen Otis Orchards WA Ranger/Mercury 166.404
21 24 75 Chris Johnston Peterborough ON Ranger/Evinrude 167.154
20 30 49 Clifford Pirch Payson AZ Phoenix/Suzuki 167.616
19 25 77 Josh Bertrand San Tan Valley AZ Nitro/Mercury 169.096
18 11 20 Bobby Lane Lakeland FL Phoenix/Yamaha 169.208
17 21 18 Brent Ehrler Redlands CA Ranger/Mercury 169.294
16 31 71 Mark Daniels, Jr. Tuskegee AL Ranger/Mercury 171.416
15 17 12 Scott Martin Clewiston FL Ranger/Evinrude 171.585
14 32 45 Justin Lucas Guntersville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 171.753
13 12 8 Ott DeFoe Knoxville TN NItro/Mercury 174.519
12 9 14 Aaron Martens Leeds AL Phoenix/Mercury 175.198
11 10 6 Jordan Lee Vinemont AL Ranger/Yamaha 175.414
10 13 17 Cody Meyer Grass Valley CA Ranger/Evinrude 176.086
9 7 11 Mark Rose Marion AR Ranger/Mercury 176.576
8 15 53 Bradley Roy Lancaster KY Triton/Mercury 177.764
7 3 9 Greg Hackney Gonzales LA Phoenix/Mercury 178.024
6 23 13 Casey Ashley Donalds SC Triton/Mercury 179.577
5 5 1 Brandon Palaniuk Rathdrum ID Skeeter/Yamaha 184.873
4 1 4 Kevin VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 188.745
3 4 2 Jason Christie Park Hill OK Ranger/Mercury 189.056
2 2 7 Bryan Thrift Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 195.860
1 6 3 Jacob Wheeler Indianapolis IN Triton/Evinrude 196.940

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