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8/17/2007
Remitz Pulls Away





Derek Remitz – a Minnesotan turned Alabaman by way of Texas – is one of the great stories to emerge during the 2007 season. He won the Bassmaster Elite Series opener at Amistad, finished 2nd in the following California Delta event, and went on the lead every edition of the BassFan Rookie of the Year Race this year. In this newest edition, which factors in the Potomac River Elite Series, he benefits from his 19th-place finish there and extends his lead over Casey Ashley to a little less than 30 points.

Keep in mind that last year, the Race lead shifted hands many times, and Jared Lintner won by a little more than 7 points. So the Remitz reign this season is nothing short of remarkable.

Here's a look at how Remitz has finished in the regular season so far this year:

Potomac River: 19th
Erie/Niagara: 66th
Lake Champlain: 104th
Grand Lake: 20th
Smith Mt.: 56th
Guntersville: 80th
Clarks Hill: 5th
Clear Lake: 75th
California Delta: 2nd
Lake Amistad: 1

The FLW Tour season's over, and only one BASS regular-season event remains (Toho in September), so Remitz appears to be a lock to win the title of best true rookie in all of fishing.

Ashley finished 35th at the Potomac and remains in 2nd.

Matt Sphar, after his 46th-place finish at the Potomac, remains in 3rd.

Bryan Thrift, who fishes the FLW Tour, benefits from movement around him and climbs four spots into 4th. Thrift finished his season on a strong note with his 5th at the Forrest Wood Cup, but that event doesn't factor into the Rookie Race.

BASS rookies Jason Williamson (44th), Scott Campbell (45th), and Marty Robinson (58th) each drop one spot after the Potomac to 4th, 5th, and 6th respectively in the Rookie Race.

James Niggemeyer's 16th-place finish at the Potomac moves him up a spot to 8th.

Bryan Hudgins finished near-last at the Potomac and falls two spots to 9th.



   8/17/2007 ROY Standings


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Place Sort by Place
Prior
Angler
City
State
Boat/Motor
Tour
Points
1     
1     
Derek Remitz
Grant
AL
Triton/Mercury
MULTI
167.417 
2     
2     
Casey Ashley
Donalds
SC
Triton/Mercury
BPT
137.750 
3     
3     
Matthew Sphar
Pavilion
NY
Bass Cat/Mercury
BASS
130.833 
4     
8     
Bryan Thrift
Shelby
NC
Ranger/Evinrude
BPT
130.725 
5     
4     
Jason Williamson
Aiken
SC
Nitro/Mercury
BASS
128.417 
6     
5     
Scott Campbell
Springfield
MO
Triton/Mercury
BASS
127.083 
7     
6     
Marty Robinson
Lyman
SC
Skeeter/Yamaha
BPT
126.000 
8     
9     
James Niggemeyer
Van
TX
Ranger/Yamaha
FLW
123.917 
9     
7     
Bryan Hudgins
Orange Park
FL
Ranger/Mercury
BASS
120.417 
10     
10     
James Kennedy
Lacombe
LA

BASS
115.750 
11     
13     
Andy Montgomery
Blacksburg
SC
Nitro/Mercury
BPT
114.417 
12     
12     
Matt Amedeo
Clinton
OH

BASS
110.167 
13     
14     
Hank Cherry
Lincolnton
NC
Bass Cat/Mercury
BASS
109.458 
14     
11     
Glenn Delong
Bellville
OH
Champion/Mercury
FLWT
107.667 
15     
15     
Craig Dowling
Grant
AL
Legend/Mercury
MULTI
93.467 
16     
16     
Frank Meyer
Marianna
FL

FLWT
80.325 
17     
17     
James Davis, Jr.
Ferriday
LA

FLWT
72.200 
18     
18     
Matt Arey
Shelby
NC
Ranger/Evinrude
BASS
71.092 
19     
19     
Vu (Ted) Nguyen
Lake Havasu City
AZ

MULTI
59.850 
20     
20     
Jim Short
Ocean Pines
MD

FLWT
59.058 
21     
21     
Mike Todd
Norman
OK

FLWT
58.108 
22     
22     
Monte Knight
Quitman
MS

MULTI
55.733 
23     
23     
Mark Mauldin
Cleveland
TN
Ranger/Yamaha
FLWT
51.300 
24     
24     
Chris Slopak
Hot Springs
AR

MULTI
44.492 
25     
25     
Fred Contaoi
Lakeport
CA

MULTI
40.850 
26     
-      
David Hayward
Sylvania
OH

FLW
25.333 
27     
26     
Randy Sanford
Carriere
MS

FLWT
25.017 
28     
27     
Alex Ormand
Bessemer City
NC

FLWT
24.225 
29     
-      
James Schneider
Albany
NY

FLW
23.275 
30     
28     
Jerry Goble
Sherrills Ford
NC

FLWT
22.008 
31     
29     
Mike Hastings
Buda
TX

FLWT
20.108 
32     
30     
Scott Dameron
Beckley
WV

FLWT
17.733 
33     
31     
Hub Bechtol
Austin
TX

FLWT
16.308 
34     
32     
Jacky Roberts
Georgetown
TX

FLWT
13.458 
35     
33     
Patrick Anderson
Buda
TX

FLWT
11.717 
36     
34     
Shannon Shuler
Ypsilanti
MI

FLWT
9.975 
37     
35     
Lynn Green
Lenoir
TN

FLWT
9.658 
38     
36     
Brian Penso
Houston
TX

FLWT
7.442 
39     
37     
Bob Kujan, Jr.
Belton
TX

FLWT
6.967 
40     
38     
Tony Dadante
Derby
NY

MULTI
5.383 
41     
39     
Jack Faulkner
Jacksboro
TN

FLWT
4.117 
42     
40     
Quint Bourgeois
Knoxville
TN

FLWT
2.692 
43     
41     
Eddie Ball
Newport
TN

FLWT
1.267 
44     
42     
James Dills
Maynardsville
TN

FLWT
0.633 


About the ROY Race
The BassFan Rookie of the Year Race/Award recognizes the best rookie in all of tour-level professional fishing for the current year or season. Unlike the league rookie races, only true rookies are eligible: To qualify as a rookie for the BassFan race, a tour angler cannot have fished the pro (boater) side of any Bassmaster or FLW tour/series-level event before.

  • BassFan Rookie of the Year Race points are calculated using a methodology loosely similar to the BassFan World Rankings (points based on finish with bonuses given for winning and finishing high). Only regular-season events count. Championships do not.
     
  • The BassFan Rookie of the Year Race was created in 2002 as the first rookie race in professional bass fishing. Like Rookie of the Year awards in all sports, it recognizes top-performing newcomers to the professional ranks.

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