2014 Tournament Angler Rankings [August]

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With only two qualifying tournaments taking place in July, there was little movement among the top 25 of the rankings. Frank Morrin was the big mover, vauling up from 20th last month to take the 3rd spot this month. That jump was attributed to his win against 64 other teams in the San Diego Team Night Series Tournament at El Capitan on July 12th.

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  • For the 4th straight month, Kevin Norling leads the rankings followed by the man he fished with for many of their big points events, Wade Strelic. Mike Walsh slid down a spot with a couple rough finishes in July, but still finds himself in 4th and within striking distance of taking over the top spot with another big finish in a high-participation event.

    Tom Leedom dropped to 5th, losing a few ranking points with a finish outside the top 10 in the 30 boat San Diego Team Day Series Tournament at El Capitan on July 26th.

    Looking ahead to next month, there is plenty of opportunity to shake things up for anglers with a couple big events; the annual “two-day” taking place August 11th and 12th and another big night tournament which already took place on August 2nd, but will be included on the next release of the rankings.

    RankAnglerPreviousPointsHighlights
    1Norling, Kevin117441st at SD Team Night Series Tournament at El Capitan in April and 2nd in May, both huge 70+ team fields. 2nd in NBW at Lower Otay in February. 5 top 10s in 9 tournaments fished, all in bigger fields.
    2Strelic, Wade214441st at SD Team Night Series Tournament at El Capitan in April and 2nd in May, both huge 70+ team fields. Won SD Team Day Series Tournament at El Capitan in March. Two wins in ABA tournaments at El Capitan, but small fields didn’t reward big ranking points.
    3Morrin, Frank2013851st in July at El Capitan in 65 team SDT Night Series field and 5th in big 70 team field for the April SDT Night Series Tournament at El Capitan. 7th out of 55 in the June night event. 4th in final SD Team Day Series Tournament.
    4Walsh, Mike31254Won back-to-back SD Team Day Series Tournaments at El Capitan in May and June fishing his wife Jennifer. Has 7 top 10s and 5 top 5s out of 8 tournaments fished this year.
    5Leedom, Tom4980Did damage in NBW Tournaments; 1st at El Capitan in November, 3rd at El Capitan in January, and 3 other top 15 finishes in good field sizes. 3 top 10s out of 7 events, but had a bad day at El Capitan in February with a 41st out of 48 in the SD Team Day Series.
    6Menzel, Matt59682nd out of 55 teams in the SD Team Night Series Tournament at El Capitan on June 7th. 2nd out of 35 teams in the Day Series Tournament at El Capitan on March 22nd.
    6Purcell, Matthew59682nd out of 55 teams in the SD Team Night Series Tournament at El Capitan on June 7th. 2nd out of 35 teams in the Day Series Tournament at El Capitan on March 22nd.
    8Villayasane, Noy109503rd out of 37 team Anglers Marine Tournament at El Capitan in February. 1st at SD Team Day Series Tournament El Capitan in February. 4th in SD Team Night Series Tournament at El Capitan in May.
    9Huynh, Jimmy89491st at SD Team Day Series Tournament El Capitan in February. 4th in SD Team Night Series Tournament at El Capitan in May.
    10Strelic, Jon118782nd in NBW Tournament at El Cap in May, 9th at Anglers Marine Tournament on El Capitan in February. Back to back 1sts in ABAs on El Capitan in April, setting records for limit sizes in competition. 1st at SD Team Day Series at El Capitan in March.
    11Wilson, Larry9877Won 2 of the 4 Federation Tournaments of the year, with a 3rd in another. 10th out of 55 in the SD Team Night Series Tournament in June.
    12Blake, John7872Won the 70 team SD Team Night Series Tournament at El Capitan on May 17th and a 14th out of 72 in the April event.
    13Lincoln, Trevor22817Won the 30 team SDTDS tournament at El Capitan on July 26th. 1st at Federation Tournament on El Capitan in January. Followed it up with 2 runner-up finishes; Otay in February and El Capitan in May. 1st in small 10 boat ABA field in May at Otay. 4th in SD Team Night Series Tournament at El Cap in April.
    14Garcia, JerryNR7882nd at Diamond Valley in June at the Anglers Marine Owners Invitational. 2 ABA top-10s. 2 SDTNS top-20s.
    15Hallauer, Jim167853rd in Anglers Marine Invitational at Diamond Valley on June 21st. Three 2nds, a 3rd and a 4th in the small ABA Tournaments.
    16Miser, Greg147751st in NBW at Lower Otay in February. 5th out of 55 in June SD Team Night Series Event.
    17Berry, Art197732nd at NBW on El Capitan in January and 3rd at NBW on El Capitan in May. 1st in ABA at El Capitan in February.
    18Martin, Kevin12761Scored big points in the huge night tournament fields; 2nd at the first SD Team Night Series Tournament and a 7th in the next.
    18Martin, Mike12761Scored big points in the huge night tournament fields; 2nd at the first SD Team Night Series Tournament and a 7th in the next.
    20Salewske, Rusty217392nd in Anglers Marine Tournament at El Capitan in February and top 10s in same series at Diamond Valley in January and Castaic in April. 41st out of 152 in FLW Series Pro Event at Havasu in January.
    21Wingo, Scott177281st in SD Team Day Series Tournament at Hodges in April. Top 5s in back-to-back NBW Tournaments at El Capitan (Dec. and Jan.).
    22Collins, Gene18702Won the 70 team SD Team Night Series Tournament at El Capitan on May 17th.
    23Belden, Klayton156942nd in May SD Team Day Series Tournament and a 6th in March – both at El Capitan. 4th out of 55 in June SD Team Night Series Tournament at Lower Otay.
    24Hinkle, StuNR6902 top-3s in SDTDS tournaments this year.
    25Battisti, Derek256822nd out of 48 teams in SD Team Day Series Tournament at El Capitan in February.

    For COMPLETE rankings of all qualified anglers (those who fished at least 7 tournaments this tournament season), click here.

    About the rankings

    The SDFish.com Tournament Angler Computer Rankings are meant to quantify the success of an individual anglers tournament season. They are not based on opinion, or make any claim to decide who the best, or worst anglers are. They are based on an anglers’ performance, and their performance alone.

    Which anglers are considered?

    All anglers who fish a minimum of 7 qualified local tournaments so far this season have been included for consideration, and the top 25 are posted above.

    Which tournaments are considered?

    • 5 tournaments in the 2013/2014 National Bass West San Diego Region season (the March 8th tournament was not included, as no results are available due to a computer malfunction at National Bass West)
    • 6 tournament in the 2014 American Bass Association San Diego Region season
    • 4 tournament in the 2014 California Bass Federation Southern California Region season
    • 4 tournament in the Anglers Marine Owners Invitational Series
    • FLW Western Series Pro/Am at Lake Havasu
    • FLW Western Series Pro/AM at the California Delta
    • 6 tournament in the San Diego Team Series (Day) season
    • 4 tournament in the San Diego Team Series (Night) season

    How are the rankings formulated?

    Each qualifying tournament is weighted based on the number of entries in the field. A proprietary formula awards points each finishing position for each individual angler (team tournaments score each angler independently) from the top down. Those points are then divided by the total number of tournaments an angler fishes, and a multiplier is applied to remove the decimals.

    2014 Season Rankings

    Rankings will be updated throughout the year, and a new set of rankings will be published at the start of every month including all qualified tournaments from the start of the 2014 season (includes some tournaments from 2013) through the previous month. See our 2014 tournament schedule for a full list of tournaments that’ll be considered for the angler rankings, excluding the club level tournaments.

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