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Old 08-10-2007, 08:24 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Congratulations to the Winners of the 2007 Nationals!

Word from the Ft. Bragg area of California is that we have winners of the 2007 Nationals. My good friend Dave Edlunds (USoA Tournament Director) just called in to me the more expanded results which are added below.

Congratulations go to these fine men and women's winners:

Men's winner - Dennis Haussler

This is the second win for Dennis. He won in the year 2000.]

Women's winner - Amanda Ernst

The daughter of World Record White Sea Bass holder Bill Ernst. Amanda is an amazing 17 year old young lady!

The Rankings are as follows:

Top Five Men's Winners:

1.) Dennis Haussler

2.) Paul Castillou

3.) Mike Pender

4.) Mike McGuire

5.) Dave Edlunds


Top Five Women's Winners:

1.) Amanda Ernst

2.) Janis Smith

3.) Brandi Easter

4.) Faye Swenson

5.) Tonya Beirne


Top Men's Team Members:

Dennis Haussler, Mike McGuire and Alan Stehar


Top Mixed Team Members:

Robin Hie and Brandi Easter


Way to go everyone! (sorry about any name mispellings)

Dave then gave us the scoop on the current standings for the U.S. International Teams for the World's competition next year:

U.S. International Top Men's Team Rankings:

1.) Mojarra Guinovart

2.) Mike Pender

3.) Harolf Dean

4.) Dave Edlund (alternate)

5.) Mike Hickey and Dennis Hausslar (tied) (optional)


U.S. International Top Women's Team Rankings:

1.) & 2.) Sheri Daye & Amanda Ernst (tied)

3.) Faye Swenson

4.) Janis Smith (alternate)

5.) Brandi Easter (optional)


This is getting exciting as it looks like the USA is going to field an amazing and talented pair of teams to represent us at the World's Competition next year. Dave says the top three are the team, but the subsequent positions are alternates or optionals. I know it is a bit confusing, but Dave said he will explain further after tonight's banquet. For more info on that event see this link:

http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=41009
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Old 08-10-2007, 11:48 AM   #2
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Re: Congratulations to the Winners of the 2007 Nationals!

I talked with Brandi yesterday while she was on her way home from Nationals. Her mixed team came 1st! Brandi Easter & ?. Way to go guys!!

P.S. Brandi - YIPPEE!! See ya in a few months..

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Old 08-10-2007, 12:38 PM   #3
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Re: Congratulations to the Winners of the 2007 Nationals!

Way to go, Dennis!!!!
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Old 08-10-2007, 01:31 PM   #4
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Re: Congratulations to the Winners of the 2007 Nationals!

Let's here it for "TEAM IMERSION"!!!!!!

Way to go Dennis and Mike!


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Old 08-10-2007, 03:09 PM   #5
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Re: Congratulations to the Winners of the 2007 Nationals!

Great news! We have added the top winners list for some of the rankings for Nationals and the standings for the worlds competition at the top of this thread. Enjoy! Congratulations to these winners and all the contestants at 2007 Nationals!
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Re: Congratulations to the Winners of the 2007 Nationals!

Congratulations to everyone.

Congrats to Dennis and to his teammates, including Mike and Alan.
I am sure you will do well at the tournament of the Americas in October!
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Re: Congratulations to the Winners of the 2007 Nationals!

Congratulations everyone!

Awesome job Amanda! Is that the youngest female national champion? I 'll bet that made for a proud father.

Great job Faye our New England representative.

Congratulations to Brandi and her teammate for a first place mixed finish.
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Re: Congratulations to the Winners of the 2007 Nationals!

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Congratulations everyone!

Awesome job Amanda! Is that the youngest female national champion? I 'll bet that made for a proud father.

Great job Faye our New England representative.

Congratulations to Brandi and her teammate for a first place mixed finish.
Oh yeah! I almost forgot. I just got off the phone again with Dave and he said Amanda is history's youngest female winner. Way to go girl!
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Re: Congratulations to the Winners of the 2007 Nationals!

Nice Job Dennis!! I guess that screwy looking gun shoots pretty straight. way to go.
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Re: Congratulations to the Winners of the 2007 Nationals!

Can someone post the complete results for Nationals.
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Can someone post the complete results for Nationals.
Dave Edlunds is the USOA tournament Director and I just asked him by e-mail last night to post the full official results. I will also call him today. Hopefully, we can see them soon. Thanks!
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Re: Congratulations to the Winners of the 2007 Nationals!

How come Sheri Daye was listed under international team rankings but not in the US nationals rankings?
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Thanks Tony look foward to seeing them!
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AWESOME job all WTG - Brandi and Sheri
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Re: Congratulations to the Winners of the 2007 Nationals!

Hi all,

I will attach below the individual and team results for the 2007 U.S. National Spearfishing Championships.

As Tony Grogan has mentioned, Dennis Haussler won the men's division and Amanda Ernst won the women's division. Robin Hie and Brandi Easter won the Mixed team divison and Dennis Haussler, Mike McGuire and Allan Spehar won the Men's team division.

Dennis Haussler caught the biggest men's lingcod at 19.9 lbs. and Amanda Ernst speared the biggest women's fish, a 19.0 lb. lingcod.

This tournament determined who would represent the U.S. in International (Pan- Americas and World) tournaments for the next two years. U.S.O.A rules require that we add the scores for the Florida and Northern California Nationals and then rank the divers by the highest scores. That is why Amanda Ernst and Sheri Daye are tied for the top two Women's International spots as both won a National tournament while only competing in one of the two Nationals. The U.S. will have strong men's and women's International teams and their first event is the upcoming men's Pan-American Spearfishing games that come up the first week of October. The American men's team is still being finalized, but will be based around a super strong core of Florida divers lead by the talented Moharra Guinovart, the only U.S. diver I know who has speared fish at 140 feet while freediving.

Individual Results

U. S. National Meet
Ft. Bragg, CA
Aug. 9, 2007


Rank Diver Fi sh Points %
No. Lbs.

1 Dennis Haussler 13 71.60 84.60 100.00
2 Paul Castillou 16 61.10 77.10 91.13
3 Mike Pender 20 55.05 75.05 88.71
4 Mike McGuire 14 55.15 69.15 81.74
5 Dave Edlund 17 50.55 67.55 79.85
6 Allan Spehar 15 51.80 66.80 78.96
7 Robin Hie 11 50.75 61.75 72.99
8 David Lang 10 49.20 59.20 69.98
9 Brock Kennedy 15 37.40 52.40 61.94
10 Lou Galliazzo 15 33.90 48.90 57.80
11 Mojarra Guinovart 12 34.10 46.10 54.49
12 Harolf Dean 14 30.95 44.95 53.13
13 Rene Rojas 10 34.15 44.15 52.19
14 Amanda Ernst 7 36.65 43.65 51.60
15 Rusty Butler 11 31.40 42.40 50.12
16 Hank Juntunen 11 30.85 41.85 49.47
17 Janis Smith 8 29.95 37.95 44.86
18 Bob Humphrey 8 29.80 37.80 44.68
19 Kevin Sakuda 10 25.35 35.35 41.78
20 Ralph Tiemann 12 22.45 34.45 40.72
21 Julian Cruz 11 23.40 34.40 40.66
22 Conrad Lauer 11 21.90 32.90 38.89
23 Tino Bernazzani 10 22.55 32.55 38.48
24 Greg Fonts 10 21.90 31.90 37.71
25 Dave Graham 7 24.25 31.25 36.94
26 Jose Santeiro 10 17.95 27.95 33.04
27 Brandi Easter 7 17.35 24.35 28.78
28 Sergey Lopez 8 14.60 22.60 26.71
29 Bill Ernst 8 12.55 20.55 24.29
30 Erick Salado 7 11.60 18.60 21.99
31 Carl Krupansky 6 12.00 18.00 21.28
32 Tanya Burne 6 10.65 16.65 19.68
33 Faye Swenson 6 9.90 15.90 18.79
34 Calvin Lai, Jr. 4 10.70 14.70 17.38
35 Mike Van Haile 5 8.65 13.65 16.13
36 David Sims 2 5.15 7.15 8.45
37 Frank Schweininger DQ 0.00
38 Stoker Larsen DQ 0.00
39 Tom Krebs DQ 0.00
40 John Park DQ 0.00


Team Results
U. S. National Meet
Ft. Bragg, CA
Aug. 9, 2007


Rank Diver/Team Fi sh Points % Big Fish
No. Lbs.

Men's Division

1 Cen-Cal #1 220.55 260.70
Dennis Haussler 13 71.60 84.60 100.00 19.90 ling
Mike McGuire 14 55.15 69.15 81.74 15.55 ling
Allan Spehar 15 51.80 66.80 78.96

2 GLACD 152.10 179.79
Mike Pender 20 55.05 75.05 88.71
Rene Rojas 10 34.15 44.15 52.19
Conrad Lauer 11 21.90 32.90 38.89

3 Cen-Cal #4 136.30 161.11
Paul Castillou 16 61.10 77.10 91.13 19.50 ling
David Lang 10 49.20 59.20 69.98 16.60 ling
Frank Schweininger DQ 0.00

4 Cen-Cal #3 132.55 156.68
Brock Kennedy 15 37.40 52.40 61.94
Lou Galliazzo 15 33.90 48.90 57.80
Dave Graham 7 24.25 31.25 36.94

5 Nor-Cal #1 123.35 145.80
Dave Edlund 17 50.55 67.55 79.85
Bob Humphrey 8 29.80 37.80 44.68
Carl Krupansky 6 12.00 18.00 21.28

6 Longfins #1 121.20 143.26
Harolf Dean 14 30.95 44.95 53.13
Hank Juntunen 11 30.85 41.85 49.47 14.30 ling
Julian Cruz 11 23.40 34.40 40.66

7 Palm Beach Freedivers 64.45 76.18
Tino Bernazzani 10 22.55 32.55 38.48
Greg Fonts 10 21.90 31.90 37.71
Stoker Larsen DQ 0.00

8 Midwest Council 102.15 120.74
Mojarra Guinovart 12 34.10 46.10 54.49
Rusty Butler 11 31.40 42.40 50.12
Mike Van Haile 5 8.65 13.65 16.13






9 Miami Freedivers 69.15 81.74
Jose Santeiro 10 17.95 27.95 33.04
Sergey Lopez 8 14.60 22.60 26.71
Erick Salado 7 11.60 18.60 21.99

10 Cen-Cal #6 7.15 8.45
David Sims 2 5.15 7.15 8.45
Tom Krebs DQ 0.00
John Park DQ 0.00

Mixed Division

1 Cen-Cal #2 86.10 101.77
Robin Hie 11 50.75 61.75 72.99 19.40 ling
Brandi Easter 7 17.35 24.35 28.78

2 Cen-Cal #1 72.40 85.58
Janis Smith 8 29.95 37.95 44.86 15.20 ling
Ralph Tiemann 12 22.45 34.45 40.72

3 Hawaiian Islands Free 64.20 75.89
Amanda Ernst 7 36.65 43.65 51.60 19.00 ling
Bill Ernst 8 12.55 20.55 24.29

4 Massachusetts Freedivers 51.25 60.58
Kevin Sakuda 10 25.35 35.35 41.78
Faye Swenson 6 9.90 15.90 18.79

5 Hawaiian Islands Free 31.35 37.06
Tanya Burne 6 10.65 16.65 19.68
Calvin Lai, Jr. 4 10.70 14.70 17.38


Meet totals 288 840.95

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