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Updated: 9/19/2022

Wheeler Ends Another Season On Top

With his back-to-back victories to conclude the MFL Bass Pro Tour season, giving him three wins for the year, Dustin Connell has climbed to 3rd in the season-ending edition of the Bass Fan World Rankings. Jacob Wheeler still has a firm hold on the No. 1 position, with Michael Neal remaining at No. 2.

Both Alton Joneses will spend the off-season among the Top 10 – Jr. is in the seventh position and Sr. gained seven spots to move into 10th.

Chris Johnston was the other newcomer to the Top 10, settling at No. 6.

Current Rankings - 9/19/2022

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Place Prior Start Angler City State Boat/Motor Points
1 1 1 Jacob Wheeler Harrison TN Triton/Evinrude 237.301
2 2 3 Michael Neal Dayton TN Nitro/Yamaha 210.311
3 19 34 Dustin Connell Clanton AL Triton/Mercury 206.934
4 3 2 Ott DeFoe Blaine TN NItro/Mercury 198.739
5 6 4 Justin Lucas Guntersville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 195.191
6 13 7 Chris Johnston Peterborough ON Ranger/Mercury 191.409
7 5 10 Alton Jones, Jr. Lorena TX Phoenix/Mercury 182.570
8 4 5 Brandon Palaniuk Hayden ID Skeeter/Yamaha 182.252
9 15 64 Brandon Lester Fayetteville TN Phoenix/Mercury 179.398
10 17 43 Alton Jones, Sr. Waco TX Ranger/Mercury 178.694
11 8 28 Jordan Lee Cullman AL Ranger/Yamaha 176.900
12 43 18 Austin Felix Eden Prairie MN Phoenix/Mercury 175.313
13 7 9 John Cox Debary FL Crestliner/Mercury 174.553
14 21 13 Patrick Walters Summerville SC Falcon/Yamaha 173.862
15 9 8 Brent Ehrler Redlands CA Ranger/Mercury 172.725
16 16 26 Drew Cook Midway FL Skeeter/Yamaha 171.817
17 11 12 Lee Livesay Longview TX Ballistic/Mercury 171.762
18 14 20 Jason Christie Park Hill OK Xpress/Yamaha 170.115
19 12 21 Kevin VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 169.632
20 10 16 Stephen Browning Hot Springs AR Ranger/Mercury 168.919
21 76 123 Dakota Ebare Brookeland TX Phoenix/Mercury 168.877
22 61 55 Bryan Schmitt Deale MD Ranger/Mercury 168.530
23 32 19 Takumi Ito Chiba Skeeter/Yamaha 166.957
24 28 6 Seth Feider Bloomington MN Bass Cat/Mercury 165.980
25 24 42 Zack Birge Blanchard OK BassCat/Mercury 165.810
26 41 131 Bryan New Belmont NC 165.349
27 25 101 Jesse Wiggins Addison AL Bass Cat/Honda 165.050
28 26 15 Cory Johnston Cavan ON Ranger/Evinrude 164.761
29 35 37 Chris Zaldain Fort Worth TX Skeeter/Yamaha 163.934
30 36 77 Drew Benton Panama City FL Phoenix/Mercury 161.963
31 54 171 Matt Robertson Kuttawa KY 161.926
32 20 25 Bryan Thrift Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 160.812
33 27 22 Adrian Avena Vineland NJ BassCat/Suzuki 160.580
34 59 80 Gerald Swindle Warrior AL Phoenix/Mercury 158.421
35 69 81 Spencer Shuffield Bismarck AR Phoenix/Mercury 158.130
36 39 33 Greg Hackney Gonzales LA Phoenix/Mercury 157.015
37 47 61 Matt Arey Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 156.988
38 48 44 Mark Daniels, Jr. Tuskegee AL Ranger/Mercury 156.692
39 18 11 Jeff Sprague Point TX Bass Cat/Mercury 156.473
40 31 49 Buddy Gross Ringgold GA Bullet/Mercury 155.809
41 30 32 Mark Davis Mt. Ida AR Bass Cat/Mercury 155.385
42 34 35 Brandon Cobb Greenwood SC Falcon/Mercury 155.369
43 22 36 David Mullins Mt. Carmel TN Phoenix/Mercury 155.295
44 23 51 Andy Morgan Dayton TN Bullet/Evinrude 154.913
45 51 30 Jeff Gustafson Keewatin ON Lund/Mercury 154.216
46 56 47 Stetson Blaylock Benton AR Nitro/Mercury 153.595
47 45 46 Luke Palmer Coalgate OK 153.101
48 52 39 Andy Montgomery Blacksburg SC Nitro/Mercury 152.838
49 33 50 Fletcher Shryock Grant AL Nitro/Mercury 152.735
50 58 70 Caleb Kuphall Mukwonago WI 151.667
51 67 71 James Elam Tulsa OK Phoenix/Mercury 151.240
52 46 17 Brock Mosley Collinsville MS 150.715
53 63 184 Marc Frazier Newnan GA 150.547
54 29 89 Bradley Roy Lancaster KY Triton/Mercury 150.231
55 38 66 Wesley Strader Spring City TN Ranger/Evinrude 149.504
56 57 60 Gerald Spohrer Gonzales LA Bass Cat/Suzuki 149.215
57 55 82 Casey Ashley Donalds SC Triton/Mercury 149.187
58 42 78 Greg Vinson Wetumpka AL Phoenix/Mercury 148.562
59 37 14 Skeet Reese Auburn CA Ranger/Mercury 146.620
60 72 91 Tyler Rivet Raceland LA 146.613
61 60 144 Ryan Salzman Huntsville AL 145.660
62 139 256 Nick LeBrun Bossier City LA Skeeter/Yamaha 145.496
63 40 40 Mark Rose Wynne AR Bass Cat/Mercury 145.204
64 97 177 KJ Queen Catawba NC 144.893
65 64 38 Josh Bertrand San Tan Valley AZ Nitro/Mercury 144.579
66 44 24 Bobby Lane Lakeland FL Phoenix/Yamaha 144.427
67 91 231 Kenta Kimura Osaka 143.780
68 50 68 Edwin Evers Talala OK Nitro/Mercury 143.260
69 66 53 Luke Clausen Otis Orchards WA Charger/Mercury 143.147
70 49 23 David Dudley Lynchburg VA Ranger/Mercury 143.073
71 84 105 Jonathon VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 142.685
72 62 54 Caleb Sumrall New Iberia LA 142.500
73 65 69 Shane LeHew Charlotte NC Skeeter/Yamaha 142.278
74 81 62 Chad Pipkens Holt MI Skeeter/Yamaha 142.008
75 87 151 Jeremy Lawyer Sarcoxie MO Ranger/Mercury 141.557
76 94 202 Scott Martin Clewiston FL Skeeter/Yamaha 141.026
77 71 58 Cody Meyer Star ID Ranger/Evinrude 140.798
78 86 59 Brandon Card Caryville TN Bass Cat/Suzuki 140.661
79 106 95 Bob Downey Hudson WI 140.256
80 70 85 Brandon Coulter Knoxville TN Falcon/Mercury 138.591
81 75 92 John Crews, Jr. Salem VA Bass Cat/Mercury 138.582
82 53 29 Takahiro Omori Emory TX Bass Cat/Yamaha 138.305
83 77 83 Anthony Gagliardi Prosperity SC Falcon/Evinrude 138.294
84 88 52 Hunter Shryock Newcomerstown OH Phoenix/Mercury 137.897
85 103 87 Todd Faircloth Jasper TX Skeeter/Yamaha 137.860
86 102 57 Clark Wendlandt Cedar Park TX Ranger/Evinrude 137.799
87 78 98 Shinichi Fukae Thomson GA Bass Cat/Mercury 137.070
88 68 65 Scott Canterbury Odenville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 136.456
89 95 204 Pat Schlapper Eleva WI 134.475
90 115 223 Jacopo Gallelli Firenze 134.429
91 96 79 Matt Lee Guntersville AL Ranger/Yamaha 134.270
92 117 281 Cody Huff Ava MO 133.969
93 73 63 Bill Lowen Brookville IN XPress/Yamaha 133.726
94 74 27 Wes Logan Springville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 133.707
95 109 110 Jared Lintner Arroyo Grande CA Ranger/Mercury 133.702
96 118 120 Terry Scroggins San Mateo FL Triton/Yamaha 132.780
97 85 90 Ish Monroe Hughson CA Skeeter/Yamaha 132.553
98 89 97 Chris Lane Guntersville AL Nitro/Mercury 132.171
99 98 106 Carl Jocumsen Queensland Bass Cat/Evinrude 131.139
100 100 48 Kyle Welcher Opelika AL 130.976
101 79 133 Clifford Pirch Payson AZ Phoenix/Suzuki 130.829
102 113 115 Matt Becker Finleyville PA Phoenix/Mercury 130.806
103 83 56 Fred Roumbanis Russellville AR Triton/Mercury 130.678
104 82 41 Steve Kennedy Auburn AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 129.440
105 124 126 Kurt Mitchell Milford DE 129.331
106 108 114 Ray Hanselman Del Rio TX 128.916
107 93 45 Hank Cherry Lincolnton NC Bass Cat/Mercury 128.433
108 275 Jay Przekurat Stevens Point WI Nitro/Mercury 127.890
109 92 180 Joshua Stracner Vandiver AL 127.514
110 134 121 David Walker Sevierville TN Ranger/Evinrude 126.883
111 90 86 Russ Lane Prattville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 126.876
112 80 73 Scott Suggs Bryant AR Ranger/Evinrude 126.782
113 128 102 Cole Floyd Leesburg OH Phoenix/Mercury 126.637
114 180 262 Justin Cooper Zwolle LA 126.414
115 125 168 Jon Canada Helena AL Triton/Mercury 126.277
116 105 137 Dean Rojas Lake Havasu City AZ Blazer/Suzuki 125.992
117 142 162 Mitch Crane Columbus MS 125.794
118 110 31 Brent Chapman Lenexa KS Triton/Mercury 125.774
119 99 72 Matt Herren Trussville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 125.340
120 159 100 Paul Mueller Naugatuck CT Triton/Mercury 125.076
121 112 107 Britt Myers Lake Wylie SC Bass Cat/Mercury 124.525
122 104 99 Randall Tharp Port St. Joe FL Phoenix/Yamaha 124.510
123 119 116 Randy Sullivan Breckenridge TX 124.456
124 123 67 Jake Whitaker Fairview NC Triton/Mercury 124.427
125 157 88 Keith Combs Huntington TX Ranger/Yamaha 123.950
126 101 108 Jason Williamson Aiken SC Nitro/Mercury 123.204
127 140 94 Cliff Pace Petal MS Skeeter/Yamaha 123.100
128 149 163 Roy Hawk Lake Havasu City AZ 122.901
129 121 74 Chad Morgenthaler Coulterville IL Phoenix/Mercury 122.067
130 107 174 Justin Hamner Birmingham AL 121.902
131 120 96 Micah Frazier Newnan GA Ranger/Mercury 121.303
132 146 146 Jeff Kriet Ardmore OK Triton/Yamaha 121.242
133 127 113 Ron Nelson Berrien Springs MI Ranger/Mercury 121.101
134 122 76 Todd Auten Gastonia NC Ranger/Mercury 121.017
135 155 161 Marty Robinson Lyman SC Skeeter/Yamaha 120.988
136 176 197 Jacob Wall New Hope AL Triton/Mercury 120.893
137 133 122 Jay Yelas Lincoln City OR Skeeter/Yamaha 120.670
138 158 111 Koby Kreiger Bokeelia FL Ranger/Evinrude 120.667
139 114 214 Gregory DiPalma Millville NJ 120.281
140 116 134 Dave Lefebre Erie PA Ranger/Mercury 120.237
141 156 117 Justin Atkins Florence AL Falcon/Evinrude 119.937
142 126 119 Tim Horton Muscle Shoals AL Nitro/Mercury 118.824
143 152 109 Derek Hudnall Baton Rouge LA Skeeter/Yamaha 118.671
144 131 160 Randy Howell Guntersville AL Triton/Mercury 118.374
145 111 103 Jamie Hartman Greenbriar AR Nitro/Mercury 118.329
146 144 218 John Hunter, Jr. Shelbyville KY Falcon/Suzuki 118.264
147 175 178 Grae Buck Harleysville PA Bass Cat/Mercury 117.950
148 177 176 Kyle Cortiana Broken Arrow OK 117.771
149 186 188 Evan Barnes Hot Springs AR 117.425
150 145 164 Kelly Jordon Mineola TX Bass Cat/Mercury 117.222
151 205 118 Kyle Hall Granbury TX 117.045
152 154 196 Corey Neece Bristol TN 116.795
153 162 124 Skylar Hamilton Dandridge TN Caymas/Yamaha 116.083
154 219 296 Josh Bragg Jacksonville AL 116.048
155 160 129 James Watson Waynesville MO Ranger/Mercury 116.015
156 185 158 Alex Davis Albertville AL Ranger/Mercury 115.467
157 147 93 Brad Whatley Bivins TX Phoenix/Mercury 115.417
158 191 302 Josh Butler Hayden AL Phoenix/Mercury 114.493
159 136 148 Gary Klein Mingus TX Triton/Mercury 113.975
160 141 104 Clent Davis Montevallo AL Phoenix/Evinrude 113.692
161 201 186 Joey Cifuentes Clinton AR Ranger/Mercury 112.960
162 151 130 Mike Huff Corbin KY 112.722
163 137 125 Cliff Prince Palatka FL Phoenix/Mercury 112.705
164 203 236 Cody Pike Powhatan VA 112.551
165 138 84 Ed Loughran Richmond VA Bass Cat/Mercury 112.098
166 143 153 Dylan Hays El Dorado AR Nitro/Mercury 111.617
167 172 145 Boyd Duckett Guntersville AL Triton/Mercury 111.453
168 132 139 Tommy Biffle Wagoner OK Ranger/Mercury 111.324
169 129 112 John Murray Spring City TN Ranger/Mercury 111.247
170 150 128 Bernie Schultz Gainesville FL Ranger/Mercury 110.908
171 171 150 Jim Moynagh Carver MN Ranger/Yamaha 110.751
172 170 175 Darold Gleason Leesville LA 110.706
173 165 149 Randy Pierson Oakdale CA 110.678
174 135 136 Mark Menendez Paducah KY Skeeter/Yamaha 110.571
175 153 127 Cliff Crochet Pierre Part LA Skeeter/Yamaha 110.440
176 148 221 Joseph Webster Fulton MS 109.790
177 196 278 Josh Douglas Mound MN 109.041
178 169 157 Paul Elias Laurel MS Bass Cat/Honda 108.843
179 161 132 Bill Weidler Helena AL Skeeter/Yamaha 108.818
180 188 200 Jared McMillan Belle Glade FL Ranger/Mercury 108.696
181 164 75 Frank Talley Temple TX 108.499
182 166 138 Destin DeMarion Grove City PA 107.898
183 174 154 Brett Hite Phoenix AZ Vexus/Mercury 107.447
184 167 173 Keith Poche Pike Road AL Triton/Mercury 106.920
185 179 155 Brian Snowden Reeds Springs MO Nitro/Mercury 104.798
186 187 181 Jason Reyes Humble TX Ranger/Mercury 104.796
187 210 210 Braxton Setzer Auburn AL Ranger/Evinrude 104.707
188 168 152 Joshua Weaver Macon GA 104.655
189 190 273 Jacob Powroznik North Prince George VA Ranger/Mercury 104.303
190 173 159 Shaw E. Grigsby, Jr. Gainesville FL Triton/Mercury 103.487
191 178 209 David Williams Maiden NC Nitro/Mercury 103.085
192 199 215 Chad Warren Sand Springs OK 102.846
193 163 135 Mike McClelland Blue Eye MO Ranger/Mercury 102.176
194 130 142 Rusty Salewske Alpine CA Ranger/Evinrude 102.014
195 255 301 Brian Latimer Belton SC Falcon/Mercury 100.744
196 181 141 Matthew Stefan Junction City WI Skeeter/Yamaha 100.599
197 193 225 Derrick Snavely Rogersville TN 100.119
198 194 208 Rick Clunn Ava MO Nitro/Mercury 100.106
199 197 169 Jason Lambert Michie TN Blazer/Evinrude 100.048
200 248 299 Chase Serafin White Lake MI 99.838
201 184 172 Garrett Paquette Canton MI 99.599
202 258 293 Larry Nixon Quitman AR Ranger/Mercury 99.247
203 227 248 Casey Scanlon Lenexa KS Nitro/Mercury 99.221
204 192 187 Quentin Cappo Prairieville LA Skeeter/Yamaha 99.023
205 260 Jacob Foutz Charleston TN 98.784
206 182 272 Clabion Johns Social Circle GA 98.367
207 183 198 Brad Knight Lancing TN Phoenix/Mercury 98.291
208 189 147 Chris Groh Spring Grove IL Phoenix/Mercury 97.091
209 204 195 Harvey Horne Bella Vista AR Xpress/Yamaha 96.550
210 207 166 Tom Monsoor La Crosse WI Ranger/Mercury 96.115
211 233 258 Lane Olson Tigard OR 95.443
212 249 297 Trevor Fitzgerald Belleview FL 95.116
213 209 190 Gary Clouse La Vergne TN Phoenix/Mercury 94.366
214 215 199 Terry Bolton, Jr. Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 94.278
215 221 239 Barron Adams Mineral Bluff GA 94.001
216 220 237 Pete Ponds Madison MS Ranger/Mercury 93.783
217 200 179 Cody Hollen Beaverton OR 93.716
218 214 252 Tai Au Glendale AZ 93.495
219 289 Masayuki Matsushita Tokoname-Shi 93.376
220 222 213 John Voyles Petersburg IN Phoenix/Mercury 93.114
221 216 205 Robbie Latuso Gonzales LA 93.107
222 212 211 Darrell Davis Dover FL 92.194
223 243 227 Tyler Woolcott Port Orange FL 91.811
224 240 240 J Todd Tucker Moultrie GA Phoenix/Mercury 91.728
225 253 276 Ramie Colson, Jr. Cadiz KY Bullet/Evinrude 90.591
226 198 156 Miles Burghoff Hixson TN Nitro/Mercury 90.563
227 211 182 Kerry Milner Bono AR 90.550
228 235 220 Jimmy Reese Witter Springs CA Ranger/Mercury 90.496
229 223 232 Laramy Strickland Bushnell FL 90.273
230 232 259 Miles Howe San Juan Capistrano CA 89.470
231 213 193 Kyle Monti Okeechobee FL Phoenix/Mercury 88.762
232 195 219 Dicky Newberry Houston TX 88.232
233 217 167 Jimmy Washam Covington TN Ranger/Mercury 88.185
234 206 241 Mike Surman Boca Raton FL Ranger/Evinrude 87.107
235 313 Alex Redwine Blue Ash OH 85.953
236 230 143 Scott Dobson Clarkston MI 85.713
237 234 233 Kyle Gelles Pingree ID 84.920
238 224 203 Rob Digh Denver NC 84.701
239 262 263 Kyle Weisenburger Ottawa OH 84.121
240 228 170 Shane Lineberger Lincolnton NC 83.956
241 244 192 Yusuke Miyazaki Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 83.597
242 254 244 Matt Reed Madisonville TX Nitro/Mercury 83.260
243 245 251 Clayton Batts Macon GA 82.043
244 236 201 David Fritts Lexington NC Ranger/Evinrude 82.015
245 267 304 Cal Lane Guntersville AL 82.011
246 208 234 Clark Reehm Shreveport LA Skeeter/Yamaha 81.992
247 263 267 Lance Crawford Broken Bow OK 81.603
248 264 261 Chad Grigsby Maple Grove MN Vexus/Mercury 81.477
249 272 316 Joe Wieberg Freeburg MO 81.467
250 277 318 Troy Stokes Brownstown MI 80.571
251 268 295 Ricky Robinson Greenback TN 80.428
252 271 247 Tyler Stewart West Monroe LA 79.829
253 226 140 Jason Abram Piney Flats TN Caymas/Mercury 79.546
254 225 212 Dale Hightower Sand Springs OK 79.480
255 251 253 Jason Vance Battle Ground IN 79.412
256 242 275 Colby Miller Elmer LA 79.286
257 241 229 Jamie Horton Centerville AL Ranger/Mercury 78.649
258 252 235 Greg Bohannan Bentonville AR Ranger/Evinrude 78.380
259 287 Daisuke Aoki Minamitsurugun 78.002
260 286 Matty Wong Honolulu HI 77.927
261 339 Martin Villa Charolottsville VA 77.733
262 270 284 Michael Iaconelli Pittsgrove NJ Bass Cat/Yamaha 77.567
263 282 320 Steve York Bronson MI 77.397
264 274 310 Todd Walters Kernersville NC 76.037
265 307 Nick Hatfield Greenville TN 75.977
266 218 185 Jim Tutt Longview TX Ranger/Evinrude 75.451
267 250 250 Brandon Mosley Choctaw OK 75.134
268 246 238 Bill McDonald Greenwood IN Bass Cat/Mercury 74.604
269 247 217 Tommy Dickerson Orange TX 73.912
270 278 242 Billy Hines Vacaville CA Ranger/Mercury 73.386
271 238 216 Aaron Britt Yuba City CA Ranger/Mercury 73.188
272 297 Jonathan Kelley Old Forge PA 73.045
273 231 183 Kelley Jaye Dadeville AL Ranger/Mercury 73.017
274 237 257 Brandon McMillan Belle Glade FL Bass Cat/Mercury 72.974
275 257 206 Scott Wiley Bay Minette AL Ranger/Mercury 72.861
276 261 270 Randy Despino Colfax LA 72.628
277 269 254 Blake Smith Lakeland FL Ranger/Yamaha 72.567
278 310 335 Jason Lieblong Conway AR 70.795
279 202 191 Brett Preuett Monroe LA 69.682
280 295 333 Grant Galloway Houlka MS 69.552
281 320 Jeff Reynolds Calera OK Phoenix/Mercury 67.868
282 311 Andrew Loberg Rocklin CA 67.833
283 265 228 James Niggemeyer Van TX Ranger/Yamaha 67.244
284 266 222 Darrel Robertson Jay OK Ranger/Yamaha 66.783
285 273 255 Tom Redington Royse City TX 66.595
286 276 266 Lawson Hibdon Versailles MO 65.426
287 292 314 Colby Schrumpf Highland IL 63.962
288 229 207 Rick Morris Bracey VA Falcon/Mercury 63.636
289 280 269 Ryan Davidson Huntington WV 63.594
290 279 288 Ron Farrow Rock Hill SC 61.415
291 281 280 Robert Nakatomi Sacramento CA 61.211
292 291 292 Charlie Evans Gilbertsville KY 60.406
293 285 282 Richard Lowitzki St. Charles IL 60.209
294 293 279 Gary Yamamoto Mineola TX Legend/Yamaha 59.016
295 331 Andy Newcomb Covington TN 58.776
296 301 313 Takayuki Koike Ohtsu 58.581
297 316 Blake Hall Decatur AL 58.138
298 336 Phillip Dutra Guntersville AL 56.042
299 296 285 Rusty Trancygier Hahira GA Ranger/Yamaha 55.606
300 305 264 Tim Frederick Leesburg FL Falcon/Mercury 55.522
301 312 Christian Greico Tampa FL 52.887
302 324 346 Shannon Abbott Oceanside CA 50.826
303 299 265 Jordan Osborne Longview TX Bass Cat/Mercury 50.525
304 239 194 Troy Morrow Eastanollee GA Ranger/Mercury 50.515
305 330 Shonn Goodwin Moore OK 50.504
306 256 230 Jesse Tacoronte Orlando FL 50.490
307 322 326 Scott Towry Lawrenceburg TN 49.687
308 303 291 Jim Neece Jr Bristol TN 48.722
309 327 Keith Carson DeBary FL 48.634
310 326 Jimmy Neece, Jr. Bristol TN 46.217
311 318 306 Terry Luedtke Burton TX 46.128
312 344 Robby Lefere Jackson MI 45.625
313 283 246 Kevin Martin Crown City OH 45.431
314 343 Cole Hewett Orange Park FL 43.105
315 338 Steve Lopez Oconomowoc WI 43.021
316 308 300 Dave Parsons Yantis TX 42.959
317 284 249 Erik Luzak Fenelon Falls ON 42.692
318 259 189 Bradford Beavers Summerville SC Ranger/Mercury 41.883
319 294 226 Aaron Martens Leeds AL Phoenix/Mercury 40.875
320 323 338 Jason Blair West Palm Beach FL 40.681
321 340 360 Michael Matthee Centurion 40.619
322 329 Jeff Bridges Prosper TX 39.861
323 333 Mickey Beck Lebanon TN 39.613
324 321 309 Mark Fisher Glenview IL 39.137
325 304 260 Lendell Martin, Jr. Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Yamaha 38.558
326 309 298 Nick Gainey Charleston SC 36.950
327 288 243 Brad Dortch Atmore AL Blazer/Mercury 36.504
328 302 277 Daryl Biron South Windsor CT 35.306
329 328 290 Matt Greenblatt Port St. Lucie FL Ranger/Yamaha 35.000
330 332 312 Dion Hibdon Sunrise Beach MO Ranger/Evinrude 34.826
331 298 245 Jon Englund Farwell MN 34.746
332 342 Ricardo Gonzalez Monterrey 32.644
333 325 317 Jason Meninger Gainesville GA Ranger/Yamaha 31.645
334 345 Cameron Mattison Benton LA 31.581
335 347 Mitchell Webb Skiatook OK 31.417
336 335 319 Randy Ramsey Ceresco MI Ranger/Mercury 31.031
337 300 268 Scott Ashmore Broken Arrow OK Legend/Yamaha 30.682
338 337 322 Jason Wilson Lincolnton NC 30.335
339 314 286 Cody Nichols Fayette AL 29.640
340 317 287 Jake Ormond Sterlington LA 29.360
341 353 Cole Harris Raleigh NC 29.157
342 306 271 Zell Rowland Montgomery TX Skeeter/Yamaha 28.811
343 290 224 Tyler Carriere Youngsville LA 28.179
344 360 Stephen Albertson Stuart FL 27.848
345 352 Bruce Parsons Arbela MO 27.654
346 319 289 Kurt Dove Fairfax VA Skeeter/Yamaha 26.233
347 350 Lance Oligschlaeger Gallatin TN 25.580
348 341 336 Mark Blevins Palatka FL 24.820
349 354 Stuart Arthur Benton MO Ranger/Evinrude 24.780
350 346 341 Danny Kirk Bartow GA Ranger 22.133
351 334 303 Chris Neau New Orleans LA 21.087
352 349 River Lee Nacogdoches TX 20.365
353 356 Jeff McLain Columbus MS 20.172
354 359 Charles Ingram Santa Fe TN Ranger/Honda 17.225
355 315 165 Greg DiPalma Millville NJ 13.542
356 357 355 Kevin Riney Jonesboro AR 11.902
357 348 315 Kevin Meeks Smyrna TN 8.104
358 370 Eric Oliverson Nixa MO 5.849
359 358 321 Charles Sim Ottawa ON Ranger 5.125
360 371 363 Justin O''Brian Cooper Zwolle LA 4.350

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