2014 Tournament Angler Rankings [June]

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  • The top two spots in our tournament angler rankings remain the same, with Kevin Norling locked at #1 and Wade Strelic securing the 2nd slot. Kevin and Wade ensured they wouldn’t slide by following up their big San Diego Team Night Series win in April with a 2nd place on May 17th.

    Because of their huge field sizes (both over 70 teams), those tournaments weigh heavily on the rankings. Wade threatened to jump to the top spot with a 2nd place in the final National Bass West Tournament of the season on May 3rd, fishing with his dad. But they stumbled with a near last place finish at El Capitan in the ABA tournament on May 31st.

    Mike Walsh finds himself in 3rd this month, propelled upward by a win in the 29 team San Diego Team Day Series Tournament at El Capitan on May 10th. Walsh also fished the San Diego Team Night Series Tournament at El Capitan the following weekend, and while he landed in the middle of the pack, the additional tournament qualified him to meet our 6 tournament minimum to be eligible for the rankings.

    John Blake came all the way up from outside the top 25 to land the 4th spot with his win in the night tournament on May 17th.

    RankAnglerPreviousPointsHighlights
    1Kevin Norling120211st 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 8 tournaments fished, all in bigger fields.
    2Wade Strelic217761st 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.
    3Mike WalshNR14625 top 10s in 6 tournaments fished including 4 top 5s. Won the SD Team Day Series Tournament at El Capitan in May.
    4John BlakeNR1344Won the 70 team SD Team Night Series Tournament at El Capitan on May 17th and a 14th out of 72 in the April event.
    5Noy Villayasane712273rd 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.
    6Jimmy Huynh1011491st at SD Team Day Series Tournament El Capitan in February. 4th in SD Team Night Series Tournament at El Capitan in May.
    7Kevin Martin31078Scoring big points in the huge night tournament fields; 2nd at the first SD Team Night Series Tournament and a 7th in the next.
    7Mike Martin31078Scoring big points in the huge night tournament fields; 2nd at the first SD Team Night Series Tournament and a 7th in the next.
    9Tom Leedom51077Did 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.
    10Jon Strelic610212nd 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.
    11Gene CollinsNR878Won the 70 team SD Team Night Series Tournament at El Capitan on May 17th and a 14th out of 72 in the April event.
    12Rusty Salewske88232nd 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.
    13Scott Wingo98196 top 10s in 12 events fished this season. 1st in SD Team Day Series Tournament at Hodges in April.
    14Art Bailey138154th in SD Team Night Series Tournament at El Capitan in April. 3 top 10s in 7 events.
    15Trevor Lincoln178061st 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.
    16Art Berry257732nd at NBW on El Capitan in January and 3rd at NBW on El Capitan in May. 1st in ABA at El Capitan in February.
    17Greg MiserNR7421st in NBW at Lower Otay in February.
    18Jimmy Young197202nd in SD Team Day Series Tournament at El Capitan in February. 4th in NBW El Capitan Tournament in May.
    19Jason ClokeNR7191st in NBW January El Capitan Tournament.
    20Donald RieseNR7074th in NBW February Lower Otay Tournament, 4th in February SD Team Day Series Tournament at El Capitan.
    20Donald Riese JrNR7074th in NBW February Lower Otay Tournament, 4th in February SD Team Day Series Tournament at El Capitan.
    22Marco Fenelli186862nds in ABA Tournaments; El Cap in February, El Cap on April 5th, and El Cap on April 19th. But a 3rd in larger SD Team Day Series Tournament at Hodges in April, and a 7th in much larger SD Team Night Series Tournament at El Capitan in April were worth much more in ranking points.
    23Roger Gordon156832nd in November El Capitan NBW tournament. 6th in February Lower Otay NBW.
    23Bob Palashewski156832nd in November El Capitan NBW tournament. 6th in February Lower Otay NBW.
    25Todd Holverson146812nd in February Anglers Marine tournament at El Capitan. 2nd in SD Team Series tournament at Hodges in April. Lots of top 10s.

    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 6 qualified local tournaments so far this season have been included for consideration, and the top 25 are posted above.

    Which tournaments are considered?

     

     

    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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