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Updated: 6/13/2018

VanDam Returns To No. 1

For the first time in 6 years, Kevin VanDam is back atop the BassFan World Rankings.

VanDam, who finished 27th at last week's Sabine River Bassmaster Elite Series, moved up two places in the new edition. Previous No. 1 Jason Christie, who was 94th last week, fell three spots to 4th.

"That's great," VanDam said when informed of his re-ascension to the top position. "I'm a little but surprised because I've had some tough tournaments, too. I think it's a sign of the times that shows how tough the competition's gotten."

Reigning FLW Tour Angler of the Year Bryan Thrift climbed from 4th to 2nd. Greg Hackney, the winner at the Sabine, jumped from 11th to 3rd, with 2017 Elite Series AOY Brandon Palaniuk rounding out the top 5.

The remainder of the top 10 consists of Jacob Wheeler, current FLW Tour points leader Mark Rose, Skeet Reese, Aaron Martens and back-to-back Bassmaster Classic winner Jordan Lee.

Gerald Swindle, who finished 2nd in last week's event, jumped 11 places to 14th. Bradley Roy, who was 4th at the Sabine and is 2nd to Brent Chapman in this year's Elite Series points race, climbed 15 spots to 15th.

The next tournament that will impact the Rankings is the Mississippi River Bassmaster Elite Series, set to take place June 21-24 out of La Crosse, Wis.

Current Rankings - 6/13/2018

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Place Prior Start Angler City State Boat/Motor Points
1 3 4 Kevin VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 196.218
2 4 7 Bryan Thrift Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 190.356
3 11 9 Greg Hackney Gonzales LA Phoenix/Mercury 189.807
4 1 2 Jason Christie Park Hill OK Ranger/Mercury 188.812
5 6 1 Brandon Palaniuk Rathdrum ID Skeeter/Yamaha 188.085
6 2 3 Jacob Wheeler Indianapolis IN Triton/Evinrude 185.650
7 7 11 Mark Rose Marion AR Ranger/Mercury 179.536
8 15 43 Skeet Reese Auburn CA Ranger/Mercury 176.084
9 10 14 Aaron Martens Leeds AL Phoenix/Mercury 175.582
10 5 6 Jordan Lee Vinemont AL Ranger/Yamaha 175.103
11 9 20 Bobby Lane Lakeland FL Phoenix/Yamaha 174.445
12 8 8 Ott DeFoe Knoxville TN NItro/Mercury 174.333
13 13 17 Cody Meyer Grass Valley CA Ranger/Evinrude 171.623
14 25 10 Gerald Swindle Warrior AL Triton/Mercury 170.910
15 30 53 Bradley Roy Lancaster KY Triton/Mercury 169.708
16 16 23 Seth Feider Bloomington MN Bass Cat/Mercury 168.102
17 17 12 Scott Martin Clewiston FL Ranger/Evinrude 167.749
18 20 88 Luke Clausen Otis Orchards WA Ranger/Mercury 167.436
19 22 29 Wesley Strader Spring City TN Ranger/Evinrude 167.265
20 12 15 Keith Combs Huntington TX Ranger/Yamaha 167.039
21 14 18 Brent Ehrler Redlands CA Ranger/Mercury 166.223
22 18 81 Jamie Hartman Newport NY Nitro/Mercury 165.804
23 19 13 Casey Ashley Donalds SC Triton/Mercury 164.831
24 24 75 Chris Johnston Peterborough ON Ranger/Evinrude 162.277
25 27 77 Josh Bertrand San Tan Valley AZ Nitro/Mercury 162.205
26 26 5 Andy Morgan Dayton TN Bullet/Evinrude 161.551
27 21 68 Cliff Pace Petal MS Skeeter/Yamaha 161.535
28 29 34 John Cox Debary FL Crestliner/Mercury 160.801
29 23 16 Edwin Evers Talala OK Nitro/Mercury 159.923
30 31 49 Clifford Pirch Payson AZ Phoenix/Suzuki 158.740
31 32 71 Mark Daniels, Jr. Tuskegee AL Ranger/Mercury 157.847
32 50 45 Justin Lucas Guntersville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 157.010
33 41 21 Steve Kennedy Auburn AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 156.580
34 28 38 James Elam Tulsa OK Phoenix/Mercury 156.536
35 35 113 Brent Chapman Lake Quivira KS Triton/Mercury 156.511
36 34 109 Dustin Connell Clanton AL Triton/Mercury 154.035
37 45 39 Todd Faircloth Jasper TX Skeeter/Yamaha 153.720
38 36 46 Brandon McMillan Belle Glade FL Ranger/Evinrude 153.612
39 37 27 David Dudley Lynchburg VA Ranger/Mercury 152.996
40 33 32 Jacob Powroznik Prince George VA Ranger/Mercury 152.693
41 43 36 Michael Iaconelli Pittsgrove NJ Bass Cat/Yamaha 152.465
42 38 26 Scott Canterbury Odenville AL Ranger/Mercury 152.345
43 47 69 Brandon Lester Fayetteville TN Phoenix/Mercury 151.521
44 40 145 David Williams Maiden NC Nitro/Mercury 151.196
45 46 28 Michael Neal Dayton TN Bullet/Yamaha 149.975
46 42 31 Brandon Cobb Greenwood SC Ranger/Evinrude 149.681
47 39 64 Takahiro Omori Emory TX Ranger/Yamaha 149.393
48 54 67 Drew Benton Panama City FL Phoenix/Mercury 148.901
49 49 40 Randy Howell Guntersville AL Triton/Mercury 148.165
50 78 22 Shinichi Fukae Osaka Ranger/Mercury 147.901
51 55 156 Jesse Wiggins Addison AL Bass Cat/Honda 147.619
52 48 74 Jeff Gustafson Keewatin ON Lund/Mercury 146.726
53 85 76 John Crews, Jr. Salem VA Bass Cat/Mercury 146.523
54 51 35 Clark Wendlandt Cedar Park TX Ranger/Evinrude 146.366
55 52 37 Matt Arey Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 146.188
56 44 63 Matt Lee Guntersville AL Ranger/Yamaha 145.288
57 60 19 Jeff Sprague Point TX Bass Cat/Mercury 145.025
58 53 48 Hank Cherry Lincolnton NC Triton/Mercury 144.792
59 56 126 Zack Birge Blanchard OK BassCat/Mercury 144.724
60 58 107 Alex Davis Albertville AL Ranger/Mercury 143.756
61 63 91 Fred Roumbanis Russellville AR Legend/Mercury 143.556
62 67 86 Andy Montgomery Blacksburg SC Nitro/Mercury 143.464
63 75 122 Greg Vinson Wetumpka AL Phoenix/Mercury 143.451
64 61 24 Bryan Schmitt Deale MD Ranger/Mercury 143.339
65 59 59 Mark Davis Mt. Ida AR Skeeter/Yamaha 142.493
66 65 47 Dean Rojas Lake Havasu City AZ Blazer/Suzuki 142.484
67 76 78 Brandon Coulter Knoxville TN Triton/Mercury 141.343
68 79 92 Micah Frazier Newnan GA Ranger/Mercury 140.603
69 66 84 Jonathon VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 139.848
70 72 30 Alton Jones, Sr. Waco TX Skeeter/Yamaha 139.820
71 57 83 Adrian Avena Vineland NJ BassCat/Suzuki 139.702
72 62 94 Jared Lintner Arroyo Grande CA Ranger/Mercury 139.678
73 69 25 Anthony Gagliardi Prosperity SC Ranger/Evinrude 139.627
74 73 41 Shane Lehew Charlotte NC Ranger/Evinrude 138.716
75 83 73 Kelley Jaye Dadeville AL Ranger/Mercury 138.320
76 68 33 Randall Tharp Port St. Joe FL Phoenix/Yamaha 138.204
77 70 66 Brett Hite Phoenix AZ Ranger/Mercury 138.045
78 74 70 Austin Felix Eden Prairie MN 137.621
79 64 79 Russ Lane Prattville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 136.929
80 77 61 Alton Jones, Jr. Lorena TX Skeeter/Yamaha 136.550
81 94 138 Gerald Spohrer Gonzales LA Bass Cat/Suzuke 136.138
82 88 62 Chris Zaldain San Jose CA Skeeter/Yamaha 136.060
83 95 99 Brock Mosley Collinsville MS 136.008
84 82 218 Joseph Webster Fulton MS 135.945
85 71 96 Paul Mueller Naugatuck CT 135.322
86 102 44 Matt Herren Trussville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 134.861
87 84 117 Marty Robinson Lyman SC Skeeter/Yamaha 133.479
88 106 124 Scott Rook Little Rock AR Ranger/Mercury 133.405
89 89 206 Justin Atkins Florence AL Ranger/Mercury 133.055
90 101 55 Bill Lowen Brookville IN Skeeter/Yamaha 132.985
91 92 105 Mike McClelland Bella Vista AR Ranger/Mercury 132.314
92 91 89 Matthew Stefan Junction City WI Skeeter/Yamaha 131.676
93 122 103 Keith Poche Pike Road AL Skeeter/Yamaha 131.617
94 90 222 Johnny McCombs Mount Olive AL 131.380
95 80 58 Jason Williamson Aiken SC Nitro/Mercury 130.886
96 87 80 John Murray Phoenix AZ Ranger/Mercury 130.840
97 81 82 David Walker Sevierville TN Ranger/Evinrude 130.836
98 93 56 J.T. Kenney Palm Bay FL Ranger/Mercury 130.720
99 98 42 Dave Lefebre Erie PA Ranger/Mercury 129.899
100 86 98 Mark Menendez Paducah KY Skeeter/Yamaha 129.053
101 105 95 Andrew Upshaw Hemphill TX Bass Cat/Mercury 128.502
102 100 146 Chad Pipkens Holt MI Skeeter/Yamaha 128.116
103 97 60 Stetson Blaylock Benton AR Nitro/Mercury 128.033
104 103 148 Greg Bohannan Rogers AR Ranger/Evinrude 127.872
105 96 54 Ish Monroe Hughson CA Ranger/Yamaha 127.715
106 99 179 Brad Dortch Atmore AL Blazer/Mercury 127.255
107 109 87 David Mullins Mt. Carmel TN Triton/Mercury 125.580
108 104 50 Terry Bolton, Jr. Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 125.085
109 116 119 Boyd Duckett Demopolis AL Triton/Mercury 124.671
110 108 205 Jason Lambert Michie TN Ranger/Evinrude 124.118
111 114 97 Jason Reyes Humble TX Ranger/Mercury 123.313
112 119 155 James Niggemeyer Van TX Ranger/Yamaha 123.197
113 115 102 Cory Johnston Peterborough ON 123.131
114 117 154 Clent Davis Montevallo AL Phoenix/Evinrude 122.772
115 112 65 Larry Nixon Bee Branch AR Ranger/Evinrude 122.750
116 120 236 Jordan Osborne Longview TX Bass Cat/Mercury 122.589
117 128 210 Jeremy Lawyer Sarcoxie MO 121.108
118 111 151 Bradley Hallman Norman OK Phoenix/Mercury 120.906
119 126 172 Jason Abram Chuckey TN Ranger/Yamaha 120.670
120 107 101 Fletcher Shryock Newcomerstown OH Legend/Mercury 120.382
121 130 158 Billy McCaghren Mayflower AR Bass Cat/Mercury 120.101
122 134 85 Chris McCall Jasper TX Legend/Evinrude 119.921
123 110 115 Chris Lane Guntersville AL Legend/Mercury 119.813
124 121 129 Cliff Crochet Pierre Part LA Skeeter/Yamaha 119.347
125 124 139 Carl Jocumsen Queensland Bass Cat 119.293
126 137 135 Stephen Browning Hot Springs AR Triton/Mercury 118.986
127 113 108 Brandon Card Caryville TN Bass Cat/Suzuki 118.981
128 118 100 Gary Klein Weatherford TX Triton/Mercury 118.333
129 125 193 Braxton Setzer Auburn AL 117.989
130 129 51 Jamie Horton Centerville AL Ranger/Mercury 117.062
131 135 52 Clark Reehm Shreveport LA Skeeter/Yamaha 116.985
132 136 125 Jimmy Reese Witter Springs CA Ranger/Mercury 116.856
133 133 123 Koby Kreiger Bokeelia FL Ranger/Evinrude 116.535
134 131 128 Chad Morgenthaler Coulterville IL Phoenix/Mercury 115.576
135 127 114 Tommy Biffle Wagoner OK Ranger/Mercury 115.134
136 138 110 Casey Scanlon Lenexa KS Nitro/Mercury 115.067
137 123 116 Tim Horton Muscle Shoals AL Nitro/Mercury 114.960
138 141 165 John Voyles Petersburg IN Phoenix/Mercury 114.731
139 160 243 Skylar Hamilton Dandridge TN 113.969
140 150 143 Brian Snowden Reeds Springs MO Nitro/Mercury 113.894
141 139 275 Josh Douglas Mound MN 113.290
142 140 118 Jim Moynagh Carver MN Ranger/Yamaha 112.228
143 142 241 Dylan Hays Sheridan AR Nitro/Mercury 111.876
144 148 130 Tom Monsoor La Crosse WI Ranger/Mercury 110.923
145 147 202 Kerry Milner Bono AR 110.841
146 145 144 James Watson Waynesville MO Ranger/Mercury 110.749
147 132 112 Jeff Kriet Ardmore OK Triton/Yamaha 110.273
148 152 72 Darrel Robertson Jay OK Ranger/Yamaha 108.717
149 149 111 Michael Wooley Collierville TN Ranger/Mercury 108.608
150 154 192 John Hunter, Jr. Shelbyville KY Falcon/Suzuki 108.280
151 144 134 Kelly Jordon Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 108.220
152 156 147 Britt Myers Lake Wylie SC Bass Cat/Mercury 108.114
153 146 174 Shawn Murphy Nicholasville KY Ranger/Evinrude 107.972
154 153 90 Barry Wilson Birmingham AL Ranger/Evinrude 107.355
155 158 149 Tim Frederick Leesburg FL Falcon/Mercury 107.305
156 155 191 Rex Huff Corbin KY 106.832
157 162 106 Christopher Brasher Spring TX 106.828
158 164 221 Aaron Britt Yuba City CA Ranger/Mercury 106.598
159 159 131 Jay Kendrick Grant AL Triton/Mercury 106.495
160 151 153 Matt Reed Madisonville TX Nitro/Mercury 106.143
161 186 240 Robbie Latuso Gonzales LA 106.071
162 161 189 Chad Grigsby Maple Grove MN Ranger/Mercury 106.069
163 173 208 Bill McDonald Greenwood IN Ranger/Evinrude 105.838
164 163 57 Scott Suggs Alexander AR Ranger/Evinrude 105.550
165 167 302 Brandon Mosley Choctaw OK 105.481
166 168 286 Kyle Cortiana Broken Arrow OK 105.477
167 170 141 Brian Latimer Belton SC 105.375
168 171 120 Andy Young Mound MN 105.063
169 175 93 Todd Auten Gastonia NC Ranger/Mercury 104.982
170 172 186 Jason Meninger Gainesville GA Ranger/Yamaha 104.901
171 166 166 Scott Wiley Bay Minette AL Ranger/Mercury 104.879
172 143 104 Cliff Prince Palatka FL Sterling/Mercury 103.567
173 165 185 Kurt Dove Fairfax VA Skeeter/Yamaha 103.315
174 169 160 Terry Scroggins San Mateo FL Triton/Yamaha 103.274
175 157 132 Bernie Schultz Gainesville FL Ranger/Mercury 102.688
176 176 204 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 102.397
177 178 121 Joshua Weaver Macon GA 100.346
178 174 245 Randy Haynes Counce TN Ranger/Mercury 100.308
179 180 133 Kurt Mitchell Milford DE 100.075
180 181 255 Kyle Weisenburger Ottawa OH 99.787
181 182 164 Randy Blaukat Joplin MO Ranger/Mercury 99.631
182 177 157 Shaw E. Grigsby, Jr. Gainesville FL Triton/Mercury 99.608
183 179 167 Ramie Colson, Jr. Cadiz KY Bullet/Evinrude 99.057
184 184 196 John Devere Berea KY Ranger/Yamaha 98.212
185 191 260 Derrick Blake Rockwood TN 97.643
186 183 228 Joey Cifuentes Clinton AR Ranger/Mercury 97.564
187 189 184 Luke Dunkin Lawrenceburg TN 96.853
188 187 188 Jay Yelas Corvallis OR Ranger/Mercury 96.809
189 185 181 Brett Preuett Monroe LA 96.792
190 190 183 Paul Elias Laurel MS Bass Cat/Honda 96.334
191 195 142 Rick Clunn Ava MO Nitro/Mercury 96.288
192 194 127 Clayton Batts Macon GA 95.568
193 188 140 Jim Jones Big Bend WI 95.018
194 212 235 Darrell Ocamica New Plymouth ID Phoenix/Yamaha 94.186
195 198 178 Rob Kilby Hot Springs AR Ranger/Mercury 93.723
196 192 176 Rusty Trancygier Hahira GA Ranger/Yamaha 93.680
197 193 177 Buddy Gross Ringgold GA 93.512
198 196 170 Matt Greenblatt Port St. Lucie FL Ranger/Yamaha 93.108
199 203 182 Morizo Shimizu Osaka Champion/Mercury 92.870
200 197 197 Jason Johnson Dawsonville GA Phoenix/Mercury 92.628
201 200 237 Robert Behrle Hoover AL 91.721
202 201 274 Wade Curtiss Meadow Vista CA Phoenix/Mercury 91.713
203 204 199 David Fritts Lexington NC Ranger/Evinrude 91.683
204 202 152 Todd Hollowell Fishers IN Ranger/Mercury 91.140
205 219 247 Tyler Carriere Youngsville LA 90.330
206 199 150 Shane Lineberger Lincolnton NC 90.212
207 205 265 Keith Bryan Novato CA 89.033
208 206 161 Timmy Thompkins Myrtle Beach SC 88.984
209 207 227 Kenneth (Boo) Woods Oneida KY Ranger/Mercury 88.962
210 208 201 Mike Surman Boca Raton FL Ranger/Evinrude 87.889
211 209 261 Grae Buck Harleysville PA 87.248
212 216 252 Jeff Dobson Bartlesville OK 86.534
213 214 207 Dennis Tietje Roanoke LA Nitro/Mercury 86.478
214 213 187 Zell Rowland Montgomery TX Skeeter/Yamaha 86.198
215 215 136 Pete Ponds Madison MS Ranger/Mercury 85.624
216 211 283 Billy Hines Vacaville CA Ranger/Mercury 85.391
217 210 163 Jim Tutt Longview TX Ranger/Evinrude 84.761
218 218 230 Blake Smith Lakeland FL 84.350
219 217 175 Brad Knight Lancing TN Phoenix/Mercury 83.624
220 220 194 Curtis Richardson Belleville ON 82.917
221 224 198 Jim Dillard West Monroe LA Ranger/Mercury 82.621
222 223 280 Chris Gosselaar Fresno CA 81.130
223 221 214 Jesse Tacoronte Orlando FL 80.338
224 226 200 Peter Thliveros Jacksonville FL Ranger/Evinrude 80.175
225 225 215 Charlie Evans Gilbertsville KY 80.026
226 222 137 Stephen Patek Dallas TX Ranger/Mercury 80.013
227 230 190 Drew Montgomery Denver NC 77.905
228 227 268 Bob Morin Seymour TN 77.840
229 229 168 Tracy Adams Wilkesboro NC Nitro/Mercury 77.520
230 232 224 Cody Bird Granbury TX Skeeter/Yamaha 75.273
231 228 233 Tom Redington Royse City TX 75.185
232 237 173 Powell Kemp Scotland Neck NC 74.481
233 234 242 Dean Alexander Florence TX 74.271
234 231 Jared McMillan Belle Glade FL Ranger/Evinrude 73.448
235 233 180 Troy Morrow Eastanollee GA Ranger/Mercury 73.206
236 241 249 Daryl Biron South Windsor CT 72.318
237 236 226 Gary Yamamoto Mineola TX Legend/Yamaha 72.266
238 262 Roy Hawk Lake Havasu City AZ 71.944
239 239 209 Nick Gainey Charleston SC 71.812
240 242 219 Scott Ashmore Broken Arrow OK Legend/Yamaha 70.584
241 238 223 Matt Wittekiend Angleton TX 69.903
242 240 162 Dan Morehead Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 69.894
243 247 195 Bill Day Frankfort KY 69.719
244 243 299 Evan Barnes Hot Springs AR 68.920
245 235 169 Chris Whitson Louisville TN 68.822
246 246 211 J. Todd Tucker Moultrie GA Phoenix/Mercury 68.276
247 245 297 Chad Randles Elkhorn NE 68.030
248 244 238 Cody Kelley Conway AR 68.027
249 248 213 Jimmy Brewer Marshall TX 66.828
250 250 216 Jimmy Houston Cookson OK Ranger/Mercury 66.666
251 251 Tyler Stewart West Monroe LA 66.089
252 252 Sheldon Collings Grove OK Ranger/Mercury 65.760
253 249 159 Lendell Martin, Jr. Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Yamaha 64.292
254 255 284 Jim Moulton Merced CA Ranger/Mercury 64.131
255 253 293 Robert Pearson Oak Hill VA Ranger/Evinrude 63.797
256 258 Scott Dobson Clarkston MI 63.746
257 256 272 Richard Lowitzki St. Charles IL 62.956
258 257 Matt Becker Finleyville PA 62.850
259 259 292 Mark Fisher Glenview IL 62.516
260 282 Ray Hanselman Del Rio TX 62.259
261 254 234 Yusuke Miyazaki Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 62.065
262 294 Jake Whitaker Fairview NC Triton/Mercury 61.268
263 260 Allen Boyd Salem IN 59.142
264 261 Furman (Joe) Thompson Clayton GA 58.767
265 279 294 Kyle Monti Okeechobee FL Phoenix/Mercury 58.388
266 264 239 Eric Jackson Walling TN 56.271
267 266 271 Tim McDonald Hagerhill KY 55.993
268 263 263 Brandon Medlock Lake Placid FL 55.714
269 265 Cody Hahner Wausau WI 55.155
270 269 270 Chad Warren Sand Springs OK 55.009
271 268 Wes Logan Springville AL Blazer/Mercury 54.791
272 267 Todd Castledine Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Mercury 54.668
273 270 269 Richie Eaves Nauvoo IL 53.384
274 273 David Larson Mound MN 52.030
275 274 232 Joe Holland Jefferson ME 51.845
276 271 Rob Jordan Flowery Branch GA 51.754
277 276 276 Ron Farrow Rock Hill SC 50.937
278 293 Caleb Sumrall New Iberia LA 50.509
279 275 273 Daniel Kweekul Bryant AR 50.393
280 277 305 Ryan Chandler Hobart IN 49.828
281 280 Tim Cales Sandstone WV 49.692
282 278 277 Peter Cherkas Des Moines IA 49.587
283 272 248 Glenn Browne Ocala FL Ranger/Evinrude 48.846
284 281 Taylor Ashley Warrior AL 48.387
285 283 231 Blake Nick Adger AL Ranger/Mercury 47.641
286 286 281 Jonathan Henry Grant AL Charger/Mercury 46.878
287 285 David Nichol Gainesville GA 46.750
288 287 Miles Howe San Juan Capistrano CA 46.717
289 288 290 Alvin Shaw State Road NC Ranger/Evinrude 45.781
290 284 291 Harry Moore Valley AL 44.998
291 302 Chris Groh Spring Grove IL Phoenix/Mercury 44.829
292 290 244 Chris Neau New Orleans LA 44.145
293 289 254 Glenn Chappelear Acworth GA 43.987
294 291 257 Chase Brooks Iraan TX 43.719
295 308 Randy Sullivan Breckenridge TX 43.157
296 303 Hunter Shryock Newcomerstown OH Phoenix/Mercury 42.897
297 292 288 Darrell Davis Dover FL 41.273
298 319 Rick Morris Bracey VA Falcon/Mercury 41.147
299 296 296 Bill Smith Burlington KY 40.045
300 295 Greg Mansfield Burnsville MN 39.880
301 297 Russell Cecil Willis TX 38.938
302 316 Bill Weidler Helena AL Triton/Mercury 38.079
303 298 Ronald Young Lake Wales FL 36.752
304 301 Andy Wicker Pomaria SC 35.495
305 304 Clint Brown Bainbridge GA 34.713
306 307 Craig Rozema Simpsonsville SC 32.189
307 310 308 Mike McCoy Mentor On The Lake OH 32.094
308 309 310 Jeff Cannon Douglasville GA 31.840
309 305 278 Rodney Thomason Maumelle AR 31.756
310 314 316 Bill Hutchison Bessemer AL 31.397
311 311 Cameron Gautney Muscle Shoals AL 31.043
312 300 212 Mike Kernan Wylie TX Skeeter/Yamaha 30.778
313 317 289 Dave Smith Del City OK Ranger/Mercury 30.604
314 306 229 Austin Terry San Angelo TX Ranger/Mercury 30.487
315 315 Matt Garner Seminole OK 30.460
316 312 David Wootton Collierville TN 30.195
317 299 220 Jay Brainard Enid OK 29.545
318 318 315 Jamey Caldwell Carthage NC 29.360
319 313 327 Tony Dumitras Winston GA 29.307
320 320 Freddy Hurley Somerset KY 28.087
321 321 Steven Hatala St. Clair Shores MI 25.948
322 322 William Campbell Middlesboro KY 20.460
323 325 225 Kotaro Kiriyama Moody AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 10.769
324 324 171 Davy Hite Ninety Six SC Phoenix/Evinrude 10.558
325 323 203 Ken Iyobe Aichi 9.630
326 327 251 Fabian Rodriguez Ocean City MD 7.775
327 335 324 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 6.733
328 326 217 Randy Allen Shreveport LA 6.679
329 337 322 Shirley Crain Van Buren AR 5.710
330 328 266 Travis Fox Lowell AR 5.650
331 333 253 Charlie Weyer West Hills CA Triton/Mercury 5.268
332 341 295 Kyle Mabrey McCalla AL 4.533
333 340 259 George Kapiton Inverness FL 4.498
334 334 285 Sven Hilland Sanford FL 4.154
335 332 246 Marcus Evans Angola IN 3.913
336 331 258 Troy Gibson Eufaula AL 3.500
337 336 282 Tommy Dickerson Orange TX 3.260
338 347 264 Jonathan Newton Rogersville AL Ranger/Evinrude 3.019
339 329 256 Brandon Hunter Benton KY 2.434
340 349 306 Tim Malone Gatlinburg TN 2.365
341 351 301 Mike Boyles Highlandville MO 2.262
342 338 304 Dalton Cooksey New Concord KY 2.193
343 330 250 Jayme Rampey Liberty SC 2.124
344 348 262 Tony Davis Williston FL 2.055
345 346 311 Gene Eisenmann Frisco TX 1.883
346 345 307 Bill Terrell Memphis TN 1.780
347 339 279 Keith Amerson Bethel Springs TN 1.642
348 353 298 Terry Segraves Kissimmee FL Ranger/Evinrude 1.608
349 342 267 Shawn Gordon Russellville AR 1.470
350 355 318 James Stricklin, Jr. Texarkana AR 1.401
351 343 287 Charles Ingram Santa Fe TN Ranger/Honda 1.367
352 354 320 Shane Melton Kokomo IN 1.264
353 352 313 Troy Broussard Beaumont TX 1.229
354 344 309 Craig Livesay Johnson City TN 1.161
355 350 312 Michael Hall Annandale VA 1.126
356 356 321 Jerry Lawler Athens AL 0.954
357 357 300 Kevin Johnson Valencia CA 0.851
358 358 323 Larry Schroeder Clayton OH 0.782

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