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Maverick's Surfing Contest
Winners List

by Vaughn Aubuchon
From the perspective of Surf City Santa Cruz, CA, USA
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Here is a list of all TEN of the Maverick's Surf Contests that have been held to date, along with the list of winners (top 6 finishers) for each contest. I have also listed all the invitees (competitors) for Jeff Clark's 2013/2014 Maverick's Surfing Contest at Pillar Point, Princeton by the Sea, Half Moon Bay, CA.
In 2016, the contest was renamed "Titans of Mavericks".

Maverick's Contest Winners by Year

Titans Invitees for 2015/2016

Maverick's Invitees for 2013/2014

Maverick's Invitees for 2012/2013

Maverick's Invitees for 2009/2010

Maverick's Invitees for 2008/2009

Maverick's Invitees for 2007/2008

Top-6-Finishes by Competitor

Nelscott Reef Classic Tow-in
Winners, Lincoln City, OR

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Years of Maverick's Contests
1998-
1999
1999-
2000
2000-
2001
2001-
2002

2002-
2003

2003-
2004
2004-
2005
2005
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2006
2006-
2007
2007-
2008
2008-
2009
# 1
# 2
none
none
none
# 3
# 4
# 5
none
# 6
none

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2009-
2010
2010-
2011
2011-
2012
2012-
2013
2013-
2014
2014-
2015
2015-
2016
2016-
2017
2017-
2018
2018-
2019

# 7
none
none
# 8
# 9
none
# 10
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Maverick's
Titans of Maver.



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WINNERS List - Maverick's NINE Surf Contests
Half Moon Bay, CA

1st Contest
1998/
1999 Contest
Feb. 17, 1999
2nd Contest
1999/
2000 Contest
Mar. 3, 2000
.
Finish Order
.
Hometown
.
Finish Order
.
Hometown

1. Darryl Virostko

Santa Cruz

1. Darryl Virostko

Santa Cruz

2. Richard Schmidt

Santa Cruz

2. Kelly Slater

Cocoa Beach

3. Ross Clarke-Jones

Australia

3. Tony Ray

Australia

4. Peter Mel

Santa Cruz

4. Peter Mel

Santa Cruz

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5. Zach Wormhoudt

Santa Cruz

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-

6. Matt Ambrose

Pacifica

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3rd Contest
2003/
2004 Contest
Feb. 7, 2004
4th Contest
2004/
2005 Contest
March 2, 2005
.
Finish Order
.
Hometown
.
Finish Order
.
Hometown

1. Darryl Virostko

Santa Cruz

1. Anthony Tashnick

Santa Cruz

2. Matt Ambrose

Pacifica

2. Greg Long

San Clemente

3. Evan Slater

San Clemente

3. Tyler Smith

Santa Cruz

4. Anthony Tashnick

Santa Cruz

4. Zach Wormhoudt

Santa Cruz

5. Peter Mel

Santa Cruz

5. Shane Desmond

Santa Cruz

6. Grant Washburn

San Francisco

6. Matt Ambrose

Pacifica

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5th Contest
2005/
2006 Contest
Feb. 8, 2006
6th Contest
2007/2008 Contest
Jan. 12, 2008
.
Finish Order
.
Hometown
.
Finish Order
.
Hometown

1. Grant Baker

South Africa

1. Greg Long

San Clemente

2. Tyler Smith

Santa Cruz

2. Grant Baker

South Africa

3. Brock Little

Hawaii

3. Jamie Sterling

Hawaii

4. Matt Ambrose

Pacifica

4. Tyler Smith

Santa Cruz

5. Grant Washburn

San Francisco

5. Grant Washburn

San Francisco

6. Evan Slater

San Clemente

6. Evan Slater

San Clemente

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7th Contest
2008/2009 Contest
cancelled, 2009
7th Contest
2009/2010 Contest
February 13, 2010
.
Finish Order
.
Hometown
.
Finish Order
.
Hometown
Cancelled due to lack of waves.

1. Chris Bertish

South Africa

2. Shane Desmond

Santa Cruz

3. Anthony Tashnick

Santa Cruz

4. Dave Wessel

Hawaii

5. Carlos Burle

Brazil

6. Kenny Collins

Santa Cruz

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8th Contest
2010/2011 - 2011/2012 Contest
cancelled, 2011, 2012
8th Contest
2012/2013 Contest
January 20, 2013
.
Finish Order
.
Hometown
.
Finish Order
.
Hometown
Cancelled due to lack of waves.

1. Peter Mel

Santa Cruz

2. Alex Martins

Brazil

3. Greg Long

San Clemente

4. Zach Wormhoudt

Santa Cruz

5. Mark Healey

Hawaii

6. Shawn Dollar

Santa Cruz

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9th Contest
2013/2014 Contest
January 24, 2014
10th Contest
2014/2015 Contest
cancelled, 2015
.
Finish Order
.
Hometown
.
Finish Order
.
Hometown

1. Grant Baker

S. Africa

Cancelled due to lack of waves.

2. Shane Dorian

Hawaii

3. Ryan Augenstein

Santa Cruz

4. Tyler Fox

Santa Cruz

5. Greg Long

San Clemente

6. Anthony Tashnick

Santa Cruz

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10th Contest
2015/2016 Contest
February 12, 2016

.
Finish Order
.
Hometown
.
Finish Order
.
Hometown

1. Nic Lamb

Santa Cruz

2. Travis Payne

Pacifica

3. Greg Long

San Clemente

4. Tyler Fox

Aptos

5. Jamie Mitchell

AUS

6. Carlos Burle

Brazil






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2015/2016 INVITEES List (24)

Titans of Mavericks - The Contestants
Friday Feb. 12, 2016 - The Tenth Contest

Contestant (heat)

.

Hometown

.
Contestant (heat)

.

Hometown

Ryan Augenstein (4)

Santa Cruz

1. Nic Lamb (4)

Santa Cruz

Chris Bertish (2)

South Africa

3. Greg Long (4)

San Clemente

6. Carlos Burle (1)

Brazil

Rusty Long (3)

San Clemente

Kohl Christensen (2)

Hawaii

Alex Martins (3)

Brazil

Ken Collins (2) INJ.

Santa Cruz

5. Jamie Mitchell (1)

Australia

Shane Desmond (3)

Santa Cruz

Ryan Seelbach (1)

San Francisco

Shane Dorian (4) INJ.

Hawaii

Jamie Sterling (2)

Hawaii

Derek Dunfee (1)

La Jolla

Anthony Tashnick (1)

Santa Cruz

Colin Dwyer (1)

Pacifica, CA

Grant Washburn (4)

San Francisco

Nathan Fletcher (3)

San Clemente

Dave Wassel (4)

Hawaii

4. Tyler Fox (2)

Aptos

Ben Wilkinson (3)

Australia

Mark Healey (2)

Hawaii

Zack Wormhoudt (3)

Santa Cruz

Alternates
Alternates

ALT - Matt Becker

Santa Barbara

ALT - P. Shaughnessy

Santa Cruz

ALT - Danilo Couto

Brazil

ALT - S. Shaughnessy

Santa Cruz

ALT - Aaron Gold

Hawaii

ALT - Frank Solomon

South Africa

ALT - Kealii Mamala

Hawaii

ALT - Nic Vaughan

Los Angeles

2. Travis Payne (4)

Pacifica

ALT - Ian Walsh

Hawaii

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Notes:
"Skindog" - Ken Collins

Missing -
Shawn Dollar (Santa Cruz)
Grant Baker (South Africa)

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2013/2014 INVITEES List (24)

Maverick's Surf Contest Invitees - The Contestants
Friday Jan. 24, 2014 - The Ninth Contest

Contestant (heat)

.

Hometown

.
Contestant (heat)

.

Hometown

3. Ryan Augenstein (1-s1-F)

Santa Cruz

Nic Lamb (3)

Santa Cruz

1. Grant Baker (4-s2-F)

South Africa

5. Greg Long (3-s2-F)

San Clemente

Chris Bertish (1)

South Africa

Rusty Long (4)

San Clemente

Carlos Burle (3)

Brazil

Alex Martins (x)

Brazil

Kohl Christensen (4-s2)

Hawaii

Peter Mel (2-s1)

Santa Cruz

Ken Collins (1-s1)

Santa Cruz

Ryan Seelbach (2-s1)

San Francisco

Shawn Dollar (4-s2)

Santa Cruz

Jamie Sterling (1)

Hawaii

2. Shane Dorian (3-s2-F)

Hawaii

6. Anthony Tashnick (1-s1-F)

Santa Cruz

Colin Dwyer (2)

Pacifica, CA

Grant Washburn (2)

San Francisco

Nathan Fletcher (4)

San Clemente

Dave Wassell (x)

Hawaii

4. Tyler Fox (2-s1-F)

Santa Cruz

Ben Wilkinson (3)

Australia

Mark Healey (1)

Hawaii

Zack Wormhoudt (3-s2)

Santa Cruz

Alternates

Notes:
"Skindog" - Ken Collins
"Twiggy" - Grant Baker

Heat 1, Heat 2, Heat 3, Heat 4
Semifinal Heat 1 - Fox, Tashnick, Augenstein, Collins, Seelbach, Mel
Semifinal Heat 2 - Wormhoudt, Long, Baker, Dollar, Christensen, Dorian
Final Heat - Baker, Dorian, Augenstein, Fox, Long, Tashnick

1. Shane Desmond (4)

Santa Cruz

2. Danilo Couto (2)

Brazil

3. Derek Dunfee

San Diego

4. Kelly Slater

Florida

5. Tyler Smith

Santa Cruz

6. Frank Solomon

South Africa

150 - 500

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2012/2013 INVITEES List (24)

Maverick's Surf Contest Invitees - The Contestants
Monday Jan. 20, 2013 - The Eighth Contest

Contestant (heat)

.

Hometown

.
Contestant (heat)

.

Hometown

Matt Ambrose (x)

Pacifica

Rusty Long (x)

San Clemente

Ryan Augenstein (x)

Santa Cruz

2. Alex Martins (x)

Brazil

Grant Baker (x)

South Africa

1. Peter Mel (x)

Santa Cruz

Chris Bertish (x)

South Africa

Ryan Seelbach (x)

San Francisco

Carlos Burle (x)

Brazil

Kelly Slater (x)

Florida

Kenny Collins (x)

Santa Cruz

Tyler Smith (x)

Santa Cruz

Shane Desmond (x)

Santa Cruz

Jamie Sterling (x)

Hawaii

6. Shawn Dollar (x)

Santa Cruz

Anthony Tashnick (x)

Santa Cruz

Shane Dorian (x)

Hawaii

Grant Washburn (x)

San Francisco

Nathan Fletcher (x)

San Clemente

Dave Wassell (x)

Hawaii

5. Mark Healey (x)

Hawaii

Ben Wilkinson (x)

Hawaii

3. Greg Long (x)

San Clemente

4. Zack Wormhoudt (x)

Santa Cruz

Alternates

1. Tyler Fox

Santa Cruz

10. Ion Banner

Half Moon Bay

2. Josh Loya

Santa Cruz

11. Kohl Christensen

Hawaii

3. Colin Dwyer

Pacifica

12. Shawn Rhodes (x)

Pacifica

4. Nic Lamb

Santa Cruz

13. Mike Gerhardt

Santa Cruz

5. Danilo Couto

Brazil

14. Garret McNamara

Hawaii

6. Derek Dunfee

San Diego

15. Russel Smith

Santa Cruz

7. Ben Andrews

San Francisco

16. Jamie Mitchel

Australia

8. Andrew Marr

South Africa

17. Frank Solomon

South Africa

9. Travis Payne

Pacifica

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150 - 500

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2009/2010 INVITEES List (24)

Maverick's Surf Contest Invitees - The Contestants
Saturday Feb. 13, 2010 - The Seventh Contest

Contestant (heat)

.

Hometown

.
Contestant (heat)

.

Hometown

Matt Ambrose

Pacifica

Peter Mel

Santa Cruz

Ben Andrews

San Francisco

Shawn Rhodes

Pacifica

Grant Baker

South Africa

Ryan Seelbach

San Francisco

Ion Banner

Half Moon Bay

Evan Slater

San Clemente

1 - Chris Bertish

South Africa

Tyler Smith

Santa Cruz

5 - Carlos Burle

Brazil

Jamie Sterling

Hawaii

6 - Kenny Collins

Santa Cruz

3 - Anthony Tashnick

Santa Cruz

2 - Shane Desmond

Santa Cruz

Darryl Virostco

Santa Cruz

Nathan Fletcher

San Clemente

Grant Washburn

San Francisco

Brock Little

Hawaii

4 - Dave Wassell

Hawaii

Greg Long

San Clemente

Tim West

H. Moon Bay

Josh Loya

Santa Cruz

Zack Wormhoudt

Santa Cruz


Note that this year's invitees are IDENTICAL to last year's,
except that Danilo Couto and Alex Martins are not mentioned.

150 - 500

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2008/2009 INVITEES List (26)

Maverick's Surf Contest Invitees - The Contestants
March ??, 2009 - The Seventh Contest
Due to a lack of waves, the 2008/2009 contest has been cancelled.
March 2, and March 3, (2005 & 2000) are the latest that the contest has ever occurred before.

Contestant (heat)

.

Hometown

.
Contestant (heat)

.

Hometown

Matt Ambrose (x)

Pacifica

Peter Mel (x)

Santa Cruz

Ben Andrews (x)

San Francisco

Shawn Rhodes (x)

Pacifica

Grant Baker (x)

South Africa

Ryan Seelbach (x)

San Francisco

Ion Banner (x)

H. Moon Bay

Evan Slater (x)

San Clemente

Chris Bertish (x)

South Africa

Tyler Smith (x)

Santa Cruz

Carlos Burle (x)

Brazil

Jamie Sterling (x)

Hawaii

Kenny Collins (x)

Santa Cruz

Anthony Tashnick (x)

Santa Cruz

Shane Desmond (x)

Santa Cruz

Darryl Virostco (x)

Santa Cruz

Nathan Fletcher (x)

San Clemente

Grant Washburn (x)

San Francisco

Brock Little (x)

Hawaii

Dave Wassell (x)

Hawaii

Greg Long (x)

San Clemente

Tim West (x)

H. Moon Bay

Josh Loya (x)

Santa Cruz

Zack Wormhoudt (x)

Santa Cruz

Danilo Couto (x)

Brazil

Alex Martins (x)

San Francisco

Late Additions = GREEN
NEW THIS YEAR = Ben Andrews, Chris Bertish, Carlos Burle, Nathan Fletcher, Dave Wassell, Tim West.

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2007/2008 INVITEES List (24)

Maverick's Surf Contest Invitees - The Contestants
Saturday Jan. 12, 2008 - The Sixth Contest

Contestant (heat)

.

Hometown

.
Contestant (heat)

.

Hometown

Matt Ambrose (2)

Pacifica

Peter Mel (4)

Santa Cruz

2 - Grant Baker- (4)

South Africa

Shawn Rhodes (1)

Pacifica

Ion Banner (1)

Half Moon Bay

Ryan Seelbach (3)

San Francisco

Ross Clarke-Jones (3)

Australia

6 - Evan Slater (3)

San Clemente

Kenny Collins (2)

Santa Cruz

Russell Smith (1)

Santa Cruz

Randy Cone (3)

San Francisco

4 - Tyler Smith (4)

Santa Cruz

Danilo Couto (2)

Brazil

3 - Jamie Sterling (1)

Hawaii

Shane Desmond (3)

Santa Cruz

Anthony Tashnick (4)

Santa Cruz

Brock Little (1)

Hawaii

Darryl Virostco (4)

Santa Cruz

1 - Greg Long (1)

San Clemente

5 - Grant Washburn (2)

San Francisco

Josh Loya (2)

Santa Cruz

John Whittle (2)

South Africa

Garrett McNamara (3)

Hawaii

Zack Wormhoudt (4)

Santa Cruz

2008 - WINNERS POSTED ABOVE.

150 - 500

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"Most Maverick's Finishes"
in the "Top-6-Positions"

Over All Contests Held to Date, including "Titans"

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#
of
Top
6

Wins
.
Maverick's Surf Contest Number
Titans
1st
Feb.
1999
2nd
Mar.
2000
2
0
0
1
2
0
0
2
2
0
0
3
3rd
Feb.
2004
4th
Mar.
2005
5th
Feb.
2006
2
0
0
7
6th
Jan.
2008
2
0
0
9
7th
Feb.
2010

2
0
1
1

2
0
1
2

8th
Jan.
2013
9th
Jan.
2014
2
0
1
5
10th
Feb.
2016

Greg Long

5

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-

-

-

-

-

2nd

-

-

1st

-

-

-

-

3rd
5th

-

3rd

M. Ambrose

4

-

6th
2nd
6th
4th

-

-

-

-

-

Peter Mel

4
4th
4th
5th

-

-

-

-

1st

-

-

A. Tashnick

4

-

-

4th
1st

-

-

3rd

-

6th

-

D. Virostko

3
1st
1st
1st

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Evan Slater

3

-

-

3rd

-

6th
6th

-

-

-

-

G. Washburn

3

-

-

6th

-

5th
5th

-

-

-

-

Tyler Smith

3

-

-

-

3rd
2nd
4th

-

-

-

-

Z. Wormh.

3

-

5th

-

4th

-

-

-

4th

-

-

Grant Baker

3

-

-

-

-

1st
2nd

-

-

1st

-

-

S. Desmond

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

5th

-

-

-

-

2nd

-

-

-

-

-

-

Carlos Burle

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

5th

-

-

6th

Tyler Fox

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

4th
4th

Brock Little

1

-

-

-

-

3rd

-

-

-

-

-

Shane Bertish

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

1st

-

-

-

J. Sterling

1

-

-

-

-

-

3rd

-

-

-

-

Dave Wessel

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

4th

-

-

-

Kenny Collins

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

6th

-

-

-

Alex Martins

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2nd

-

-

Mark healey

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

5th

-

-

S. Dollar

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

6th

-

-

Shane Dorian

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2nd

-

R. Augenstein

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3rd

-

Nic Lamb

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1st

Travis Payne

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2nd

J. Mitchell

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

5th

Blue above = from Santa Cruz

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There was no Maverick's surfing contest in 2000/2001, due to sponsor delay,
and poor late (March) waves.
There was no Maverick's Contest in 2001/2002, due to a lack of sponsorship.
There was no Maverick's Contest in 2002/2003, due to a lack of sponsorship.
There was no Maverick's Surf Contest in 2006/2007, due to a lack of waves.
There was no Maverick's Surf Contest in 2008/2009, due to a lack of waves.
There was no Maverick's Surf Contest in 2010/2011, due to a lack of waves.
There was no Maverick's Surf Contest in 2011/2012, due to a lack of waves.
There was no Maverick's Surf Contest in 2014/2015, due to a lack of waves.

48% (13/27) of all the "Top 6" Maverick's finishes, overall, are by surfers from Santa Cruz, CA.
50% - Stated another way, 5 out of the 10 multiple top-6 finishers are from Santa Cruz, CA.

Stay tuned.

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WINNERS List -
Nelscott Reef Surf Contests
Lincoln City, OR

1st Contest
2005
/2006 Classic Tow-In
Dec. 12, 2005
2nd Contest
2006
/2007 Classic Tow-In
Dec. 10, 2006
Finish Order
Hometown
Finish Order
..
Hometown

1. Jake Wormhoudt

Santa Cruz

1. Garrett McNamara

Hawaii

    Zack Wormhoudt

Santa Cruz

    Kealii Mamala

Hawaii

2. Shane Desmond

Santa Cruz

2. Brad Gerlach

S. California

    Tyler Fox

Santa Cruz

    Mike Parsons

S. California

3. Peter Mel

Santa Cruz

3. Adam Replogle

Santa Cruz

    Anthony Tashnick

Santa Cruz

    Alistair Craft

Santa Cruz

4. Jeff Clark

H. Moon Bay

4. Raph Bruhwiler

Canada

    Mike Brummet

Santa Cruz

    Keith Malloy

S. California

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5. Greg Long

San Clemente

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-

    Rusty Long

San Clemente

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3rd Contest
2007/2008 Classic Tow-In
Jan. 13, 2008
4th Contest
2008/2009 Classic Tow-In
Dec. 1, 2008
Finish Order
Hometown
Finish Order
..
Hometown

1. Adam Reprogle

Santa Cruz

1. Adam Reprogle

Santa Cruz

    Alistair Craft

Santa Cruz

    Alistair Craft

Santa Cruz

2. Yuri Soledade

Brazil

2. Jeff Schmucker

Australia

    Rodrigo Resende

Brazil

    Josiah Schmucker

Australia

3. Eraldo Gueiros

Brazil

3. Russell Smith

Santa Cruz

    Everaldo Pato

Brazil

    Tyler Smith

Santa Cruz

4. Osh Bartlett

Santa Cruz

4. Jake Wormhoudt

Santa Cruz

    Tyler Fox

Santa Cruz

    Zack Wormhoudt

Santa Cruz

5. Homer Henard

Santa Cruz

5. Brad Gerlach

S. Calif.

    Matt Rockhold

Santa Cruz

    Mike Parsons

S. Calif.

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5th Contest
2009/2010 Classic Tow-In
Oct. 23, 2009
6th Contest
2010/2011 Classic Tow-In
Nov. ?, 2010
Finish Order
.Hometown
.Finish Order
..
Hometown

1. Adam Reprogle

Santa Cruz

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-

    Alistair Craft

Santa Cruz

-

-

2. Ross Clarke-Jones

-

-

-

   Ian Walsh

-

-

-

3. Ikaika Kalama

-

-

-

    Kainoa Havanio

-

-

-

4. Jeff Kafka

-

-

-

    Travis Payne

-

-

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DISCLAIMER
Although the author has tried to be as accurate as possible, errors are possible.

Any reported error will be checked and fixed.

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