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Updated: 2/20/2019

Lee Takes Over Top Spot

Jordan Lee and Edwin Evers have ridden victories in the first two Bass Pro Tour events to the top of the BassFan World Rankings.

Lee improved 22 spots to take over the top spot for the first time after posting a win at the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes and following it up with a 6th-place showing at Lake Conroe. Evers, meanwhile, climbed 27 places to 2nd on the strength of a runner-up finish at the Kissimmee Chain and a win at Conroe.

"I've always seen the guys who have been ranked number one when they're fishing at the top of their game and you want to be there just once, just to say that you were," Lee said. "With it being the only legit way to track who's fishing the best at the time, it's definitely special to say you're the number one angler in the world at the time."

Bryan Thrift dropped one spot to 3rd while Chris Johnston improved 14 spots to 4th thanks to two top-10 finishes in his first two Bassmaster Elite Series outings. Jacob Wheeler, who finished 2018 in the top spot, slipped to 5th in the first ranking of 2019.

Brent Ehrler moved up nine places to 6th while Jason Christie (7th), Justin Lucas (8th) and Josh Bertrand (9th) remained in the top 10. Former No. 1 Scott Martin jumped three spots to 10th following two top-25 finishes to start the FLW Tour season.

Current Rankings - 2/20/2019

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Place Prior Start Angler City State Boat/Motor Points
140 146 146 Aaron Britt Yuba City CA Ranger/Mercury 112.257
158 172 172 Tyler Carriere Youngsville LA 105.853
24 12 12 Mark Rose Wynne AR Ranger/Mercury 159.872
382 321 321 Mike Kernan Wylie TX Skeeter/Yamaha 3.365
155 143 143 Jimmy Reese Witter Springs CA Ranger/Mercury 106.833
290 314 314 Tony Dumitras Winston GA 38.906
281 297 297 Russell Cecil Willis TX 49.773
328 267 267 Tracy Adams Wilkesboro NC Nitro/Mercury 18.714
372 Hensley Powell Whitwell TN 8.172
84 73 73 Greg Vinson Wetumpka AL Phoenix/Mercury 135.451
233 231 231 Tyler Stewart West Monroe LA 82.114
232 220 220 Jim Dillard West Monroe LA Ranger/Mercury 82.536
177 176 176 James Watson Waynesville MO Ranger/Mercury 99.909
235 235 235 Cody Hahner Wausau WI 81.609
272 270 270 Taylor Ashley Warrior AL 58.052
45 37 37 Gerald Swindle Warrior AL Triton/Mercury 146.977
283 277 277 Eric Jackson Walling TN 48.131
209 178 178 Tommy Biffle Wagoner OK Ranger/Mercury 92.739
68 74 74 Alton Jones, Sr. Waco TX Skeeter/Yamaha 139.993
65 80 80 Adrian Avena Vineland NJ BassCat/Suzuki 140.270
386 324 324 Shirley Crain Van Buren AR 1.354
137 112 112 James Niggemeyer Van TX Ranger/Yamaha 113.317
291 295 295 Harry Moore Valley AL 36.437
231 215 215 Billy Hines Vacaville CA Ranger/Mercury 83.292
14 14 14 Mark Daniels, Jr. Tuskegee AL Ranger/Mercury 166.809
91 95 95 Andrew Upshaw Tulsa OK Bass Cat/Mercury 133.039
18 8 8 James Elam Tulsa OK Phoenix/Mercury 163.953
114 102 102 Matt Herren Trussville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 124.274
344 Frank Talley Temple TX 15.900
2 29 29 Edwin Evers Talala OK Nitro/Mercury 184.586
351 David Gaston Sylacauga AL 14.453
326 Bradford Beavers Summerville SC Ranger/Mercury 18.994
299 Patrick Walters Summerville SC Falcon/Yamaha 30.900
346 293 293 Alvin Shaw State Road NC Ranger/Evinrude 15.467
305 317 317 Steven Hatala St. Clair Shores MI 26.146
257 259 259 Richard Lowitzki St. Charles IL 65.666
195 230 230 Wes Logan Springville AL Blazer/Mercury 95.110
222 243 243 Chris Groh Spring Grove IL Phoenix/Mercury 85.845
101 98 98 John Murray Spring City TN Ranger/Mercury 126.875
29 32 32 Wesley Strader Spring City TN Ranger/Evinrude 157.115
218 192 192 Christopher Brasher Spring TX 87.166
246 251 251 Daryl Biron South Windsor CT 74.565
296 309 309 Freddy Hurley Somerset KY 31.925
280 289 289 Craig Rozema Simpsonsville SC 50.335
364 Randy Allen Shreveport LA 10.884
359 Drew Ratley Shreveport LA 12.026
213 128 128 Clark Reehm Shreveport LA Skeeter/Yamaha 91.181
159 152 152 John Hunter, Jr. Shelbyville KY Falcon/Suzuki 105.765
38 33 33 Matt Arey Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 151.095
3 2 2 Bryan Thrift Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 182.302
234 218 218 Bob Morin Seymour TN 81.975
67 83 83 David Walker Sevierville TN Ranger/Evinrude 140.034
294 308 308 Matt Garner Seminole OK 33.299
342 275 275 Powell Kemp Scotland Neck NC 16.159
92 99 99 Jeremy Lawyer Sarcoxie MO Ranger/Mercury 132.929
349 Charles Ingram Santa Fe TN Ranger/Honda 14.881
264 278 278 Tim Cales Sandstone WV 61.909
343 Dale Hightower Sand Springs OK 15.900
199 282 282 Chad Warren Sand Springs OK 94.589
9 4 4 Josh Bertrand San Tan Valley AZ Nitro/Mercury 170.388
161 174 174 Terry Scroggins San Mateo FL Triton/Yamaha 104.598
252 263 263 Miles Howe San Juan Capistrano CA 67.565
385 320 320 Austin Terry San Angelo TX Ranger/Mercury 2.128
268 260 260 Allen Boyd Salem IN 59.923
76 78 78 John Crews, Jr. Salem VA Bass Cat/Mercury 137.513
99 79 79 Fred Roumbanis Russellville AR Triton/Mercury 127.427
183 223 223 Tom Redington Royse City TX 98.208
354 Derrick Snavely Rogersville TN 14.096
128 94 94 Greg Bohannan Rogers AR Ranger/Evinrude 117.300
207 190 190 Derrick Blake Rockwood TN 92.851
285 284 284 Ron Farrow Rock Hill SC 46.774
240 226 226 Dennis Tietje Roanoke LA Nitro/Mercury 79.810
214 205 205 Randy Haynes Ripley MS Ranger/Mercury 89.443
112 185 185 Buddy Gross Ringgold GA Bullet/Mercury 124.564
320 Ed Loughran III Richmond VA 20.775
119 121 121 Brian Snowden Reeds Springs MO Nitro/Mercury 123.410
6 15 15 Brent Ehrler Redlands CA Ranger/Mercury 173.579
348 Tyler Rivet Raceland LA 15.150
133 118 118 Larry Nixon Quitman AR Ranger/Evinrude 114.081
129 117 117 Carl Jocumsen Queensland Bass Cat/Evinrude 116.119
95 115 115 Anthony Gagliardi Prosperity SC Falcon/Evinrude 131.160
337 Joel Willert Prior Lake MN 17.307
143 126 126 Russ Lane Prattville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 110.593
333 Quentin Cappo Prairieville LA 17.525
230 186 186 Matt Greenblatt Port St. Lucie FL Ranger/Yamaha 83.679
30 50 50 Randall Tharp Port St. Joe FL Phoenix/Yamaha 155.869
309 Tyler Woolcott Port Orange FL 24.733
256 287 287 Andy Wicker Pomaria SC 65.805
374 Robert Case Point TX 6.744
19 54 54 Jeff Sprague Point TX Bass Cat/Mercury 163.250
35 44 44 Michael Iaconelli Pittsgrove NJ Bass Cat/Yamaha 151.925
356 A.J. Slegona Pine Bush NY 14.024
72 70 70 Keith Poche Pike Road AL Triton/Mercury 139.004
134 132 132 Cliff Crochet Pierre Part LA Skeeter/Yamaha 113.541
378 Kevin Finley Phoenix AZ 4.675
66 69 69 Brett Hite Phoenix AZ Ranger/Mercury 140.260
103 131 131 John Voyles Petersburg IN Phoenix/Mercury 126.571
81 101 101 Cory Johnston Peterborough ON Ranger/Evinrude 135.906
4 18 18 Chris Johnston Peterborough ON Ranger/Evinrude 178.660
44 34 34 Cliff Pace Petal MS Skeeter/Yamaha 147.341
28 35 35 Clifford Pirch Payson AZ Phoenix/Suzuki 157.132
7 5 5 Jason Christie Park Hill OK Ranger/Mercury 171.168
60 55 55 Drew Benton Panama City FL Phoenix/Mercury 142.238
96 82 82 J.T. Kenney Palm Bay FL Ranger/Mercury 130.602
173 184 184 Cliff Prince Palatka FL Phoenix/Mercury 100.401
334 280 280 Dan Morehead Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 17.483
102 111 111 Mark Menendez Paducah KY Skeeter/Yamaha 126.745
71 130 130 Terry Bolton, Jr. Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 139.242
377 Chuck Medley Owens Cross Roads AL 5.317
303 Charles Sim Ottawa ON Ranger 26.518
210 153 153 Kyle Weisenburger Ottawa OH 92.666
48 36 36 Luke Clausen Otis Orchards WA Ranger/Mercury 146.778
203 204 204 Morizo Shimizu Osaka Champion/Mercury 93.881
75 57 57 Shinichi Fukae Osaka Ranger/Mercury 137.562
178 225 225 Jesse Tacoronte Orlando FL 99.648
312 Tommy Dickerson Orange TX 24.234
267 253 253 Kenneth (Boo) Woods Oneida KY Ranger/Mercury 60.745
380 Chip Harrington Olathe KS 4.104
216 248 248 Kyle Monti Okeechobee FL Phoenix/Mercury 87.837
25 27 27 Scott Canterbury Odenville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 159.519
298 312 312 Glenn Browne Ocala FL Ranger/Evinrude 31.452
331 Randy Pierson Oakdale CA 17.650
262 238 238 Robert Pearson Oak Hill VA Ranger/Evinrude 62.771
238 232 232 Keith Bryan Novato CA 80.207
34 28 28 Jacob Powroznik North Prince George VA Ranger/Mercury 152.272
146 133 133 Bradley Hallman Norman OK Phoenix/Mercury 108.852
166 163 163 Shawn Murphy Nicholasville KY Ranger/Evinrude 103.444
62 25 25 Jamie Hartman Newport NY Nitro/Mercury 141.598
39 47 47 Micah Frazier Newnan GA Ranger/Mercury 150.420
175 239 239 Hunter Shryock Newcomerstown OH Phoenix/Mercury 100.199
113 125 125 Fletcher Shryock Newcomerstown OH Nitro/Mercury 124.435
164 170 170 Darrell Ocamica New Plymouth ID Phoenix/Yamaha 104.134
279 281 281 Chris Neau New Orleans LA 53.245
171 213 213 Caleb Sumrall New Iberia LA 101.127
287 296 296 Richie Eaves Nauvoo IL 40.450
49 86 86 Paul Mueller Naugatuck CT Triton/Mercury 146.770
330 Cody Murray Nampa ID 17.878
271 274 274 Lendell Martin, Jr. Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Yamaha 58.779
206 233 233 Todd Castledine Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Mercury 93.275
168 209 209 Timmy Thompkins Myrtle Beach SC 101.545
289 299 299 Cameron Gautney Muscle Shoals AL 39.746
152 155 155 Tim Horton Muscle Shoals AL Nitro/Mercury 106.986
55 109 109 Mark Davis Mt. Ida AR Skeeter/Yamaha 143.308
79 107 107 David Mullins Mt. Carmel TN Triton/Mercury 136.158
132 77 77 Johnny McCombs Mount Olive AL 114.322
274 272 272 David Larson Mound MN 55.821
243 210 210 Andy Young Mound MN 76.335
144 169 169 Josh Douglas Mound MN 110.129
251 294 294 J Todd Tucker Moultrie GA Phoenix/Mercury 67.990
250 236 236 Zell Rowland Montgomery TX Skeeter/Yamaha 68.279
77 93 93 Clent Davis Montevallo AL Phoenix/Evinrude 136.454
339 Hunter Freeman Monroe LA 17.183
211 188 188 Brett Preuett Monroe LA 92.117
120 127 127 Gary Klein Mingus TX Triton/Mercury 123.380
275 254 254 Gary Yamamoto Mineola TX Legend/Yamaha 54.796
258 303 303 Yusuke Miyazaki Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 64.707
157 157 157 Kelly Jordon Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 105.914
314 Greg DiPalma Millville NJ 22.275
189 175 175 Kurt Mitchell Milford DE 96.525
304 Drew Cook Midway FL Skeeter/Yamaha 26.400
307 318 318 William Campbell Middlesboro KY 26.088
100 85 85 Jason Lambert Michie TN Triton/Evinrude 127.143
361 Marty Lawrence Mesa AZ 11.740
269 257 257 Jim Moulton Merced CA Ranger/Mercury 59.237
373 310 310 Mike McCoy Mentor On The Lake OH 7.937
224 217 217 Wade Curtiss Meadow Vista CA Phoenix/Mercury 84.943
122 134 134 Billy McCaghren Mayflower AR Bass Cat/Mercury 121.335
370 316 316 Rodney Thomason Maumelle AR 9.025
236 242 242 Jimmy Brewer Marshall TX 81.231
116 91 91 Chad Grigsby Maple Grove MN Ranger/Mercury 123.710
57 26 26 David Williams Maiden NC Nitro/Mercury 143.228
139 158 158 Matt Reed Madisonville TX Nitro/Mercury 112.325
254 221 221 Pete Ponds Madison MS Ranger/Mercury 66.609
220 187 187 Clayton Batts Macon GA 86.404
204 193 193 Joshua Weaver Macon GA 93.462
58 66 66 David Dudley Lynchburg VA Ranger/Mercury 142.988
93 89 89 Marty Robinson Lyman SC Skeeter/Yamaha 132.699
261 283 283 Chris Whitson Louisville TN 63.245
40 59 59 Alton Jones, Jr. Lorena TX Skeeter/Yamaha 150.188
297 Lee Livesay Longview TX Ballistic/Mercury 31.525
194 229 229 Jim Tutt Longview TX Ranger/Evinrude 95.377
109 124 124 Jordan Osborne Longview TX Bass Cat/Mercury 125.420
89 88 88 Scott Rook Little Rock AR Ranger/Mercury 134.041
147 198 198 Shane Lineberger Lincolnton NC 108.385
121 105 105 Hank Cherry Lincolnton NC Bass Cat/Mercury 122.623
188 202 202 Jay Yelas Lincoln City OR Skeeter/Yamaha 96.591
192 166 166 David Fritts Lexington NC Ranger/Evinrude 96.226
124 139 139 Casey Scanlon Lenexa KS Nitro/Mercury 119.647
181 142 142 Tim Frederick Leesburg FL Falcon/Mercury 98.752
15 11 11 Aaron Martens Leeds AL Phoenix/Mercury 166.033
223 195 195 Luke Dunkin Lawrenceburg TN 85.114
200 196 196 Paul Elias Laurel MS Bass Cat/Honda 94.584
208 182 182 Brad Knight Lancing TN Phoenix/Mercury 92.797
11 10 10 Bradley Roy Lancaster KY Triton/Mercury 168.776
190 208 208 Blake Smith Lakeland FL 96.376
12 19 19 Bobby Lane Lakeland FL Phoenix/Yamaha 167.907
170 159 159 Britt Myers Lake Wylie SC Bass Cat/Mercury 101.436
288 302 302 Ronald Young Lake Wales FL 39.983
69 41 41 Brent Chapman Lake Quivira KS Triton/Mercury 139.799
336 279 279 Brandon Medlock Lake Placid FL 17.397
104 138 138 Roy Hawk Lake Havasu City AZ 126.202
43 39 39 Dean Rojas Lake Havasu City AZ Blazer/Suzuki 148.794
345 Gary Clouse La Vergne TN Phoenix/Mercury 15.775
375 323 323 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 6.733
149 197 197 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 107.524
125 164 164 Tom Monsoor La Crosse WI Ranger/Mercury 118.700
106 87 87 Brandon Coulter Knoxville TN Falcon/Mercury 125.740
88 53 53 Jeff Gustafson Keewatin ON Lund/Mercury 134.645
85 96 96 Jonathon VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 135.100
20 6 6 Kevin VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 163.116
126 84 84 Matthew Stefan Junction City WI Skeeter/Yamaha 118.382
185 167 167 Randy Blaukat Joplin MO Ranger/Mercury 97.415
353 304 304 Joe Holland Jefferson ME 14.392
142 129 129 Darrel Robertson Jay OK Ranger/Yamaha 110.599
156 122 122 Chris McCall Jasper TX Legend/Evinrude 106.539
42 40 40 Todd Faircloth Jasper TX Skeeter/Yamaha 149.167
358 Jacob Wall Jacksonville OR 13.168
239 222 222 Peter Thliveros Jacksonville FL Ranger/Evinrude 80.185
292 300 300 Chase Brooks Iraan TX 35.700
324 Ryan Salzman Huntsville AL 19.948
22 20 20 Keith Combs Huntington TX Ranger/Yamaha 162.495
136 108 108 Jason Reyes Humble TX Ranger/Mercury 113.340
78 60 60 Ish Monroe Hughson CA Ranger/Yamaha 136.441
340 Dicky Newberry Houston TX 16.736
270 256 256 Evan Barnes Hot Springs AR 58.887
221 203 203 Rob Kilby Hot Springs AR Ranger/Mercury 86.382
118 137 137 Stephen Browning Hot Springs AR Triton/Mercury 123.612
265 227 227 Robert Behrle Hoover AL 61.200
105 97 97 Chad Pipkens Holt MI Skeeter/Yamaha 126.082
249 271 271 Ryan Chandler Hobart IN 71.276
302 Miles Burghoff Hixson TN Nitro/Mercury 27.374
318 Colby Schrumpf Highland IL 21.022
357 Jonathan Canada Helena AL 13.525
215 269 269 Bill Weidler Helena AL Triton/Mercury 88.094
13 3 3 Brandon Palaniuk Hayden ID Skeeter/Yamaha 167.903
5 1 1 Jacob Wheeler Harrison TN Triton/Evinrude 174.771
383 Alton Wilhoit Harrah OK 3.176
228 201 201 Grae Buck Harleysville PA Triton/Mercury 84.048
381 Rex Jaeger Hamilton OH 3.390
219 212 212 Rusty Trancygier Hahira GA Ranger/Yamaha 87.084
295 286 286 Tim McDonald Hagerhill KY 32.202
94 104 104 Boyd Duckett Guntersville AL Triton/Mercury 132.322
53 58 58 Matt Lee Guntersville AL Ranger/Yamaha 144.572
52 68 68 Chris Lane Guntersville AL Nitro/Mercury 144.927
50 72 72 Randy Howell Guntersville AL Triton/Mercury 146.503
8 7 7 Justin Lucas Guntersville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 170.518
225 250 250 Sheldon Collings Grove OK Ranger/Mercury 84.492
212 179 179 Bill McDonald Greenwood IN Ranger/Evinrude 91.506
37 43 43 Brandon Cobb Greenwood SC Falcon/Mercury 151.845
26 9 9 Cody Meyer Grass Valley CA Ranger/Evinrude 159.182
360 291 291 Jonathan Henry Grant AL Charger/Mercury 11.790
162 148 148 Jay Kendrick Grant AL Triton/Mercury 104.577
1 22 22 Jordan Lee Grant AL Ranger/Yamaha 186.606
310 246 246 Cody Bird Granbury TX Skeeter/Yamaha 24.729
148 165 165 Robbie Latuso Gonzales LA 107.589
27 45 45 Gerald Spohrer Gonzales LA Bass Cat/Suzuki 158.296
16 17 17 Greg Hackney Gonzales LA Phoenix/Mercury 165.926
278 273 273 Mark Fisher Glenview IL 53.550
241 241 241 Charlie Evans Gilbertsville KY 78.230
369 Tim Malone Gatlinburg TN 9.100
151 189 189 Todd Auten Gastonia NC Ranger/Mercury 106.990
277 276 276 David Nichol Gainesville GA 53.740
198 194 194 Bernie Schultz Gainesville FL Ranger/Mercury 94.593
197 160 160 Jason Meninger Gainesville GA Ranger/Yamaha 94.722
167 180 180 Shaw E. Grigsby, Jr. Gainesville FL Triton/Mercury 102.706
46 75 75 Joseph Webster Fulton MS 146.912
245 237 237 Chris Gosselaar Fresno CA 75.049
306 264 264 Bill Day Frankfort KY 26.116
41 71 71 Chris Zaldain Fort Worth TX Skeeter/Yamaha 149.184
255 268 268 Rob Jordan Flowery Branch GA 66.329
266 247 247 Dean Alexander Florence TX 61.103
97 65 65 Justin Atkins Florence AL Falcon/Evinrude 129.710
242 219 219 Todd Hollowell Fishers IN Ranger/Mercury 77.239
187 224 224 Matt Becker Finleyville PA 97.095
51 46 46 Brandon Lester Fayetteville TN Phoenix/Mercury 145.821
316 Jon Englund Farwell MN 21.233
110 141 141 Jake Whitaker Fairview NC Triton/Mercury 125.070
145 171 171 Kurt Dove Fairfax VA Skeeter/Yamaha 109.993
74 90 90 Dave Lefebre Erie PA Ranger/Mercury 138.594
352 322 322 Jay Brainard Enid OK 14.428
54 61 61 Takahiro Omori Emory TX Ranger/Yamaha 143.618
276 258 258 Chad Randles Elkhorn NE 54.461
135 114 114 Dylan Hays El Dorado AR Nitro/Mercury 113.386
70 63 63 Austin Felix Eden Prairie MN 139.351
248 245 245 Troy Morrow Eastanollee GA Ranger/Mercury 71.647
253 305 305 Darrell Davis Dover FL 67.362
362 311 311 Jeff Cannon Douglasville GA 11.217
31 23 23 Casey Ashley Donalds SC Triton/Mercury 153.498
347 285 285 Peter Cherkas Des Moines IA 15.438
323 265 265 Drew Montgomery Denver NC 20.279
317 Rob Digh Denver NC 21.025
332 Dakota Ebare Denham Springs LA 17.593
141 207 207 Ray Hanselman Del Rio TX 112.025
321 319 319 Dave Smith Del City OK Ranger/Mercury 20.535
17 24 24 John Cox Debary FL Crestliner/Mercury 164.497
98 113 113 Bryan Schmitt Deale MD Ranger/Mercury 127.799
56 31 31 Andy Morgan Dayton TN Bullet/Evinrude 143.237
32 42 42 Michael Neal Dayton TN Nitro/Yamaha 152.738
205 206 206 Jason Johnson Dawsonville GA Phoenix/Mercury 93.304
363 Bailey Boutries Daphne AL 10.955
160 151 151 Skylar Hamilton Dandridge TN 105.238
329 266 266 Stephen Patek Dallas TX Ranger/Mercury 18.590
384 Jason Christy Dadeville AL 2.819
115 100 100 Kelley Jaye Dadeville AL Ranger/Mercury 123.865
107 135 135 Chad Morgenthaler Coulterville IL Phoenix/Mercury 125.601
315 Mike Huff Corbin KY 21.400
176 177 177 Rex Huff Corbin KY 99.918
247 261 261 Jimmy Houston Cookson OK Ranger/Mercury 74.248
226 249 249 Cody Kelley Conway AR 84.265
117 103 103 Brock Mosley Collinsville MS 123.637
260 301 301 David Wootton Collierville TN 63.575
191 173 173 Michael Wooley Collierville TN Ranger/Mercury 96.278
379 Randy Despino Colfax LA 4.603
319 Luke Palmer Coalgate OK 20.900
180 145 145 Joey Cifuentes Clinton AR Ranger/Mercury 99.567
10 13 13 Scott Martin Clewiston FL Ranger/Evinrude 169.158
263 262 262 Furman (Joe) Thompson Clayton GA 62.316
227 214 214 Scott Dobson Clarkston MI 84.094
59 48 48 Dustin Connell Clanton AL Triton/Mercury 142.780
311 Austin Wilson Citrus Heights CA 24.361
371 Brant Grimm Church Hill TN 8.529
150 120 120 Jason Abram Chuckey TN Ranger/Yamaha 107.419
202 168 168 Brandon Mosley Choctaw OK 93.931
63 56 56 Shane Lehew Charlotte NC Ranger/Evinrude 140.896
244 244 244 Nick Gainey Charleston SC 75.276
376 Charles Stratton Chafee MO 6.459
366 Michael Matthee Centurion 10.420
174 149 149 Jamie Horton Centerville AL Ranger/Mercury 100.392
73 62 62 Clark Wendlandt Cedar Park TX Ranger/Evinrude 138.847
111 136 136 Brandon Card Caryville TN Bass Cat/Suzuki 124.998
172 162 162 Jim Moynagh Carver MN Ranger/Yamaha 100.753
367 315 315 Jamey Caldwell Carthage NC 9.703
338 Garrett Paquette Canton MI 17.275
163 156 156 Ramie Colson, Jr. Cadiz KY Bullet/Evinrude 104.287
284 290 290 Greg Mansfield Burnsville MN 47.133
365 306 306 Bill Smith Burlington KY 10.785
335 288 288 Daniel Kweekul Bryant AR 17.404
182 150 150 Scott Suggs Bryant AR Ranger/Evinrude 98.659
82 76 76 Bill Lowen Brookville IN XPress/Yamaha 135.734
327 Troy Roder Brookeland TX 18.806
350 Derek Fulps Broken Arrow OK 14.881
273 252 252 Scott Ashmore Broken Arrow OK Legend/Yamaha 57.246
138 147 147 Kyle Cortiana Broken Arrow OK 113.177
325 Corey Neece Bristol TN 19.877
196 240 240 Randy Sullivan Breckenridge TX 94.841
184 228 228 Rick Morris Bracey VA Falcon/Mercury 97.879
300 Nick LeBrun Bossier City LA 28.428
153 144 144 Kerry Milner Bono AR 106.873
154 140 140 Koby Kreiger Bokeelia FL Ranger/Evinrude 106.836
169 211 211 Mike Surman Boca Raton FL Ranger/Evinrude 101.509
23 21 21 Seth Feider Bloomington MN Bass Cat/Mercury 160.277
33 38 38 Zack Birge Blanchard OK BassCat/Mercury 152.574
21 16 16 Ott DeFoe Blaine TN NItro/Mercury 162.668
47 67 67 Andy Montgomery Blacksburg SC Nitro/Mercury 146.779
313 Brad Whatley Bivins TX Phoenix/Mercury 24.150
201 154 154 Barry Wilson Birmingham AL Ranger/Evinrude 94.482
229 199 199 Jim Jones Big Bend WI 83.683
293 313 313 Bill Hutchison Bessemer AL 33.478
341 Ron Nelson Berrien Springs MI Ranger/Mercury 16.594
186 191 191 John Devere Berea KY Ranger/Yamaha 97.110
86 106 106 Stetson Blaylock Benton AR Nitro/Mercury 135.024
179 183 183 Brian Latimer Belton SC Falcon/Mercury 99.639
237 234 234 Curtis Richardson Belleville ON 80.622
193 216 216 Jared McMillan Belle Glade FL Ranger/Mercury 95.908
83 49 49 Brandon McMillan Belle Glade FL Bass Cat/Mercury 135.492
355 Harvey Horne Bella Vista AR 14.025
80 64 64 Mike McClelland Bella Vista AR Ranger/Mercury 136.022
165 161 161 Scott Wiley Bay Minette AL Ranger/Mercury 104.003
322 Derek Hudnall Baton Rouge LA 20.525
217 200 200 Jeff Dobson Bartlesville OK 87.441
286 292 292 Clint Brown Bainbridge GA 45.043
108 181 181 Rick Clunn Ava MO Nitro/Mercury 125.590
90 119 119 Braxton Setzer Auburn AL 133.425
64 51 51 Steve Kennedy Auburn AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 140.473
36 30 30 Skeet Reese Auburn CA Ranger/Mercury 151.847
131 116 116 Brad Dortch Atmore AL Blazer/Mercury 115.946
308 Sam George Athens AL 25.733
61 92 92 Jared Lintner Arroyo Grande CA Ranger/Mercury 142.165
123 123 123 Jeff Kriet Ardmore OK Triton/Yamaha 121.098
259 255 255 Matt Wittekiend Angleton TX 64.468
301 Wade Strelic Alpine CA 27.588
130 81 81 Alex Davis Albertville AL Ranger/Mercury 116.060
127 110 110 Jason Williamson Aiken SC Nitro/Mercury 117.506
368 307 307 Blake Nick Adger AL Ranger/Mercury 9.285
87 52 52 Jesse Wiggins Addison AL Bass Cat/Honda 134.674
282 298 298 Glenn Chappelear Acworth GA 48.602

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