Tournament Winners2018-07-26T15:03:41+00:00

Winners

With over twenty-seven optional entry levels, there are plenty of ways to win at the ECBC. On average, twenty-two teams end up in the Winners Circle. Those are pretty good odds.

2018 (16th Annual) Tournament Results

June 20-24, 2018 | 91 Boats, $2,040,200 Cash Awards

BOTH NEW TOURNAMENT RECORDS

2018 ECBC Photo Gallery

Catch Statistics

48 Billfish Caught: 35 blue marlin, 12 white marlin, 1 sailfish
54 Gamefish Caught: 22 dolphin, 20 yellowfin tuna, 1 bigeye tuna, 11 wahoo

Winners

TOP BLUE MARLIN

 #BOATCAPTAINANGLERWEIGHT 
 1Can't Deny ItBo KeoughWill Beard699.2 lbs.
 2Reel FireChris BlanchetConnor Ferrara665.2 lbs.
 3You Never Know!Joey BirbeckSydney Turner-Bankston640.8 lbs.

TOP RELEASE TEAMS

 #BOATCAPTAINWINNING CATCH 
 1Born2RunMyles Colley2000 points / released 4 blue marlin
 2You Never Know!Joey Birbeck1000 points / released 2 blue marlin (on time)
 3Done DealJason Buck1000 points / released 2 blue marlin (on time)

TOP CREW

 #BOATCREWWINNING CATCH 
 1Born2RunCapt. Myles Colley; Mates Robert Bonifay and Tyler Maxwell4 fish / 2,000 points
 2AldenteCapt. Brad Benton; Mates Jordan Whiteman and Hunter Forbes4 fish / 1,644.3 points
 3You Never Know!Capt. Joey Birbeck; Mates Dennis Bennett and Garrett Simpson3 fish / 1,640.8 points

TOP DOLPHIN

 #BOATCAPTAINANGLERWEIGHT 
 1Ultimate LureDusty ParrishWes Kennedy42.9 lbs.
 2Pullin' WireSteven GayNick Jusko39.8 lbs.
 3Soggy DollarBJ TeemsChad Wandrick39.1 lbs.

TOP TUNA

 #BOATCAPTAINANGLERWEIGHT 
 1Done DealJason BuckKatie Gonsoulin190.2 lbs.
 2AldenteBrad BentonNick Diblasio168.6 lbs.
 3Donny D IIICJ PinneyWill Kaelin168.4 lbs.

TOP WAHOO

 #BOATCAPTAINANGLERWEIGHT 
 1JubileeJoe MorganSeth McGonigal63.8 lbs.
 2BackDown2Gary JarvisTom Horstman60.1 lbs.
 3IntenseNeil FosterNeil Foster56.4 lbs.

INDIVIDUAL TEAM AWARDS

AWARDBOAT
PERPETUAL RELEASE TROPHYBorn2Run
TOP OWC TEAMCan't Deny It

INDIVIDUAL ANGLER AWARDS

AWARDANGLERBOATWINNING CATCH
TOP OVERALL ANGLERWill BeardCan't Deny It699.2 lb. blue marlin
TOP RELEASE ANGLERDana FosterBorn2Run released 4 blue marlin
TOP LADY ANGLERSydney Turner-BankstonYou Never Know!weighed a 640.8 lb. blue marlin + released 2 blues
TOP JUNIOR ANGLER (billfish)Houston Adams (15)Gunnslingerreleased 2 blue marlin
TOP JUNIOR ANGLER (gamefish)Clark Adams (11)Gunnslingerweighed a 139.0 ln. yellowfin tuna

CASH AWARDED BY TEAM

BOATAWARDSTOTAL PURSE
Born2Run (047)1st Place Release Team, 1st Place Crew + Release Jackpots$328,885.00
Reel Fire (056)2nd Place Blue Marlin + Blue Marlin Jackpots$308,124.00
You Never Know! (036)3rd Place Blue Marlin, 2nd Place Release, 3rd Place Crew + Blue Marlin & Release Jackpots$264,407.25
Breathe Easy (037)Blue Marlin Jackpots$201,375.00
Aldente (001)2nd Place Tuna, 2nd Place Crew + Tuna Jackpots$154,047.00
Done Deal (003)1st Place Tuna, 3rd Place Release, Early Bird Winner + Release Jackpots$131,703.75
Can't Deny It (079)1st Place Blue Marlin$131,040.00
Pullin' Wire (044)2nd Place Dolphin + Dolphin Jackpots$88,572.00
BackDown2 (064)2nd Place Wahoo + Wahoo Jackpots$79,887.00
Ultimate Lure (034)1st Place Dolphin + Dolphin Jackpots$68,540.00
Blanchita (088)Tuna Jackpots$53,943.75
Intense (068)3rd Place Wahoo + Wahoo Jackpots$53,048.00
Jubilee (019)1st Place Wahoo + Dolphin & Wahoo Jackpots$41,405.00
Breathe Reel Deep (091)Dolphin Jackpots$21,937.50
Pura Vida (011)Dolphin Jackpots$20,992.50
Click Through (008)Tuna Jackpots$20,250.00
Chasin Tail (007)Release Jackpots$18,900.00
Soggy Dollar (030)3rd Place Dolphin + Dolphin Jackpot$18,668.00
Donny D III (012)3rd Place Tuna + Tuna Jackpot$16,148.00
Team Supreme (059)Dolphin & Tuna Jackpots$8,235.00
Lolita (021)Tuna Jackpot$7,155.00
Southern Miss (031)Dolphin Jackpot$2,936.25
Done Deal (003)Early Bird Winner$1,000.00

2017 (15th Annual) Tournament Results

June 21-25, 2017 | 36 Boats, $624,675 Cash Awards

TROPICAL STORM CINDY – OVER 40 BOATS DROPPED OUT DUE TO WEATHER

2017 ECBC Gallery

2017 Catch Statistics

31 Billfish Caught: 8 blue marlin, 21 white marlin, 2 sailfish
45 Gamefish Caught: 7 dolphin, 16 yellowfin tuna, 1 bigeye tuna, 3 blackfin tuna, 18 wahoo

Winners

TOP BLUE MARLIN (2017)

 #BOATCAPTAINANGLERWEIGHT
 1Don't BlinkSkip McAllisterMike Hickey553.0 lbs.
 2Team SupremeChase LakeAlex Krake551.0 lbs.

TOP RELEASE TEAMS (2017)

 #BOATCAPTAINWINNING CATCH
 1Geaux DeepJoe Fish Hebert1,600 points / released 2 blue and 3 white marlin
 2Traders HillBilly Blount900 points / released 1 blue and 2 white marlin
 3Liquid AppleBlake Applewhite600 points / released 3 white marlin

TOP CREW (2017)

 #BOATCAPTAINWINNING CATCH
 1Geaux DeepJoe Fish Hebert1,600 points / released 2 blue and 3 white marlin
 2Born2RunMyles Colley769 points / released 1 blue and 2 white marlin; weighed 1 yellowfin tuna (169.0 lbs.)
 3Liquid AppleBlake Applewhite628.1 points / released 3 white marlin; weighed 1 wahoo (28.1 lbs.)

TOP DOLPHIN (2017)

 #BOATCAPTAINANGLERWEIGHT
 1Breathe EasyPatrick IvieChad Postle27.9 lbs.
 2Emerald GrandeMike ImmJustin Guidry26.7 lbs.

TOP TUNA (2017)

 #BOATCAPTAINANGLERWEIGHT
 1Born2RunMyles ColleyDana Foster169.0 lbs.
 2Black TipSparky McCannChris Crosby142.9 lbs.
 3Breathe EasyPatrick IvieChad Postle142.3 lbs.

TOP WAHOO (2017)

 #BOATCAPTAINANGLERWEIGHT
 1Don't BlinkSkip McAllisterBill Horn67.9 lbs.
 2Pullin' WireSteven GayJohn Griffin48.5 lbs.
 3Get ReelCheeze AlawineWesley Carpenter44.2 lbs.

INDIVIDUAL TEAM AWARDS (2017)

AWARDBOAT
PERPETUAL RELEASE TROPHYGeaux Deep
TOP OWC TEAMDon't Blink

INDIVIDUAL ANGLER AWARDS (2017)

AWARDANGLERBOATWINNING CATCH
TOP OVERALL ANGLERMike HickeyDon't Blinkweighed a 553.0 lb. blue marlin
TOP RELEASE ANGLERJD HebertGeaux Deepreleased 2 blue and 3 white marlin
TOP LADY ANGLERCaroline RobinsonSea Mixerreleased 1 blue marlin
TOP JUNIOR ANGLER (billfish)Drew Marshall (15)Traders Hillreleased 1 white marlin
TOP JUNIOR ANGLER (gamefish)Justin Guidry (14)Emerald Grandeweighed a 26.7 lb. dolphin and a 39.3 lb. yellowfin tuna

CASH AWARDED BY TEAM (2017)

BOATAWARDSTOTAL PURSE
Team Supreme2nd Place Blue Marlin + Jackpots$124,785.00
Don't Blink1st Place Blue Marlin, 1st Place Wahoo + Jackpots$90,600.00
Born2Run1st Place Tuna, 2nd Place Crew + Jackpots$47,850.00
Black Tip2nd Place Tuna + Jackpots$39,735.00
Geaux Deep1st Place Release, 1st Place Crew + Jackpots$37,905.00
Emerald Grande2nd Place Dolphin + Jackpots$37,200.00
Traders Hill2nd Place Release + Jackpots$35,876.25
Liquid Apple3rd Place Release, 3rd Place Crew + Jackpots$22,965.00
Tico TimeTuna Jackpots$22,590.00
Breathe Easy1st Place Dolphin, 3rd Place Tuna + Jackpots$19,185.00
Sea MixerRelease Jackpots$16,695.00
Get Reel3rd Place Wahoo + Jackpots$12,885.00
Pullin' Wire2nd Place Wahoo + Jackpots$9,540.00
Done DealRelease Jackpot$7,425.00
MelanieTuna Jackpots$4,095.00
IntenseWahoo Jackpots$3,375.00
MollieWahoo Jackpots$3,150.00
Sea BanditWahoo Jackpot$1,890.00
Miss Virginia IIIWahoo Jackpots$1,890.00
Diane KayTuna Jackpots$1,170.00
Ellie BWahoo Jackpots$618.75

2016 (14th Annual) Tournament Results

June 22-26, 2016 | 85 Boats, $1,952,750 Cash Awards

NEW TEAM ATTENDANCE AND CASH AWARD RECORDS!

2016 ECBC Winners Gallery

Catch Statistics

55 Billfish Caught: 23 blue marlin, 20 white marlin, 12 sailfish
86 Gamefish Caught: 25 dolphin, 46 yellowfin tuna, 15 wahoo

Winners

TOP BLUE MARLIN (2016)

 #BOATCAPTAINANGLERWEIGHT
 1 Rise Up Jason HallmarkScott Poppell838.2 lbs.
 2 Breathe Easy Patrick IvieChad Postle835.8 lbs.
 3 The Kraken Kendall SaulsFo Zayed652.2 lbs.

TOP RELEASE TEAMS (2016)

 #BOATCAPTAINWINNING CATCH
 1 Born2Run Myles Colley2,000 points / 4 blue marlin
 2 Rise Up Jason Hallmark1,000 points / 2 blue marlin (on time)
 3 Reel Fire Chris Ferrara1,000 points / 2 blue marlin

TOP CREW (2016)

 #BOATCAPTAINWINNING CATCH
 1 Born2Run Myles Colley2,000 points / released 4 blue marlin
 2 Rise Up Jason Hallmark1,838.2 points / released 2 blue marlin; weighed 1 blue marlin (838.2 lbs.)
 3 Carib Luke Crenshaw1,298.7 points / released 1 blue marlin, 1 white marlin & 1 sailfish; weighed 2 yellowfin tuna (153.3 & 143.0 lbs.); weighed 2 wahoo (90.2 & 37.2 lbs.)

TOP DOLPHIN (2016)

 #BOATCAPTAINANGLERWEIGHT
 1 Aldente Brad BentonEmeril Lagasse36.6 lbs.
 2 Cazador Brian BruhmullerMickey Sears36.1 lbs.
 3 Pier Pressure Brian LordDennis Bond34.1 lbs.

TOP TUNA (2016)

 #BOATCAPTAINANGLERWEIGHT
 1 Marlin Darlin Matt CondonKenny Tamm190.6 lbs.
 2 One More Allen AdamsDirk Hoppie186.3 lbs.
 3 Team Supreme Stan BlackmanLisa Krake164.8 lbs.

TOP WAHOO (2016)

 #BOATCAPTAINANGLERWEIGHT
 1 Lucky 2 Tommy GreenLynn Layton112.2 lbs.
 2 Carib Luke CrenshawLarry Wireman90.2 lbs.
 3 Lucky 2 Tommy GreenConrad Hawkins69.8 lbs.

INDIVIDUAL TEAM AWARDS (2016)

AWARDBOAT
PERPETUAL RELEASE TROPHY Born2Run
TOP OWC TEAM Born2Run

INDIVIDUAL ANGLER AWARDS (2016)

AWARDANGLERBOATWINNING CATCH
TOP OVERALL ANGLERScott Poppell Rise Up 838.2 lb. blue marlin
TOP RELEASE ANGLERDana Foster Born2Run released 4 blue marlin
TOP LADY ANGLERSydney Turner You Never Know! released 1 blue marlin & 1 white marlin; weighed 2 yellowfin tuna (119.7 & 105.1 lbs.)
TOP JUNIOR ANGLER (billfish)Avery Davis (15) Sea Mixer released 1 blue marli
TOP JUNIOR ANGLER (gamefish)Omar Hyman (15) First Choice weighed a 137.4 ln. yellowfin tuna

CASH AWARDED BY TEAM (2016)

BOATAWARDSTOTAL PURSE
Rise Up1st Place Blue Marlin, 2nd Place Release & Crew + Jackpots$431,835.00
Breathe Easy2nd Place Blue Marlin + Jackpots$257,400.00
Born2Run1st Place Release Team & Crew + Jackpots$241,400.00
One More2nd Place Tuna + Jackpots$153,257.50
Done DealBlue Marlin & Release Jackpots$133,740.00
Aldente1st Place Dolphin + Jackpots$125,266.66
Lucky 21st & 3rd Place Wahoo + Jackpots$75,923.34
Marlin Darlin1st Place Tuna + Jackpots$74,911.66
Reel Fire3rd Place Release + Jackpots$67,325.00
Team Supreme3rd Place Tuna + Jackpots$66,284.17
Don't BlinkDolphin Jackpots$54,135.00
A Work of ArtRelease Jackpot$54,000.00
Traders HillWahoo Jackpots$48,532.50
Cazador2nd Place Dolphin + Jackpots$42,895.00
The Kraken3rd Place Blue Marlin$40,800.00
Carib2nd Place Wahoo, 3rd Place Crew + Jackpots$23,800.00
MollieTuna Jackpots$15,525.00
Southern MissTuna Jackpots$12,487.50
Pier Pressure3rd Place Dolphin$9,066.67
Pair-A-DiceRelease Jackpots$9,000.00
OverbiteDolphin & Wahoo Jackpots$5,535.00
BackDown2Wahoo Jackpot$5,130.00
Pair-A-DiceRelease Jackpot$4,500.00
Skin DeepEarly Bird Winner$1,000.00

2015 (13th Annual) Tournament Results

June 17-21, 2015 | 78 Boats, $1,586,400 Cash Awards

2015 ECBC Winners Gallery

2015 Catch Statistics

43 Billfish Caught: 28 blue marlin, 14 white marlin, 1 unspecified
112 Gamefish Caught: 52 dolphin, 40 yellowfin tuna, 20 wahoo

Winners

TOP BLUE MARLIN (2015)

BOATCAPTAINANGLERWEIGHT
Cotton PatchJohnny Dorland Lance Hill 899.6 lbs.
Reel AddictionScooter PortoLaurie Jones 551.0 lbs.
Click ThroughMatt Mauldwin Steve Brown 548.0 lbs.

TOP RELEASE TEAMS (2015)

BOATCAPTAINWINNING CATCH
Pier PressureBrian Lord 1875 points: 3 blue marlin, 1 white marlin and 1 unidentified billfish
Cut 'n RunGeoff Collins1000 points: 2 blue marlin (on time)
Pair-A-DiceGary Smith 1000 points: 2 blue marlin (on time)

TOP CREW (2015)

BOATCAPTAINWINNING CATCH
ShamelessDanny Smith2338.6 points: released 1 blue & 2 white marlin, weighed 40.1 dolphin, 103.2 & 126.0 lb. yellowfin
Reel AddictionScooter Porto1147 points: released 1 blue, weighed 551.0 blue, 31.6 dolphin, 31.6 & 32.8 yellowfin
Born2RunMyles Colley 1000 points: released 2 blue marlin

TOP DOLPHIN (2015)

BOATCAPTAINANGLERWEIGHT
CERussell Craft Scott H Cooper 47.0 lbs.
Don't BlinkSkip McAllister Mike Hickey 43.7 lbs.
Ono OceanMike Peek Paul Wagenseil 43.6 lbs.

TOP TUNA (2015)

BOATCAPTAINANGLERWEIGHT
Rigged RightGary Matherne Jeremy Branning 175.3 lbs.
JubileeJoe MorganSeth McGonigal 172.3 lbs.
Southern MissAdam Ladnier Mike Jenner 164.6 lbs.

TOP WAHOO (2015)

BOATCAPTAINANGLERWEIGHT
Back Down 2Gary Jarvis Mike Duffessy 61.3 lbs.
IntenseNeil FosterNeil Foster55.7 lbs.
Share-EKevin Frelich Sherry Polk 48.0 lbs.

INDIVIDUAL TEAM AWARDS (2015)

AWARDBOAT
PERPETUAL RELEASE TROPHYPier Pressure
TOP OFFSHORE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMPier Pressure

INDIVIDUAL ANGLER AWARDS (2015)

AWARDANGLERBOATWINNING CATCH
TOP OVERALL ANGLERLance HillCotton Patch899.6 lb. blue marlin
TOP RELEASE ANGLERCarrie GerberCut 'n Run2 blue marlin released (on time)
TOP LADY ANGLERCarrie GerberCut 'n Run1084.8 points (2 blue marlin, 84.8 lb. yellowfin)
TOP JUNIOR ANGLER
(billfish)
Drew MarshallTrader's Hill500 points (1 blue marlin)
TOP JUNIOR ANGLER
(gamefish)
Beau CallaisColby Jean168.5 points (38.9 lb. dolphin, 129.6 lb. yellowfin)
TOP WBS ANGLERLance HillCotton Patch899.6 lb. blue marlin

CASH AWARDED BY TEAM (2015)

BOATAWARDTOTAL PURSE
Cotton Patch1st Place Blue Marlin$195,277.50
Click Through3rd Place Blue Marln$173,002.50
Reel Addiction2nd Place Blue Marlin, 2nd Place Crew$146,430.00
Pair-A-Dice3rd Place Release Team$107,527.50
Cut-N-Run2nd Place Release Team$105,030.00
CE1st Place Dolphin$93,970.00
Pier Pressure1st Place Release Team$86,220.00
Trust FunDolphin & Tuna Jackpots$81,450.00
Born2Run3rd PlaceCrew$79,627.50
Southern Miss3rd Place Tuna$79,397.50
Don't Blink2nd Place Dolphin$74,152.50
Intense2nd Place Wahoo$62,340.00
Back Down 21st Place Wahoo$52,086.25
Rigged Right1st Place Tuna$37,810.00
Jubilee2nd Place Tuna$17,542.50
Ono Ocean3rd Place Dolphin$17,162.50
Share-E3rd Place Wahoo$15,880.00
Done DealRelease Jackpots$15,750.00
Quick TimeTuna Jackpots$14,175.00
Sea WolffWahoo Jackpots$12,465.00
Relentless PursuitRelease Jackpots$12,161.25
Dirt PitBlue Marlin Jackpots$11,610.00
Black TipDolphin Jackpots$11,250.00
MollieDolphin Jackpots$11,193.75
MaverickWahoo Jackpots$7,650.00
Trader's HillRelease & Tuna Jackpots$7,188.75
Shameless1st Place Crew$6,300.00
WynsongWahoo Jackpots$4,725.00
FranseaTuna Jackpots$2,025.00

2014 (12th Annual) Tournament Results

June 18-22, 2014 | 77 Boats, $1,683,075 Cash Awards

2014 Catch Statistics

36 Billfish Caught: 15 blue marlin, 14 white marlin, 4 sailfish, 2 unspecified
94 Gamefish Caught: 42 dolphin, 35 tuna, 17 wahoo

Winners

TOP BLUE MARLIN (2014)

 #BOATCAPTAINANGLERWEIGHT
 1Reel WorthlessMyles ColleySteve Brown 594.9 lbs.

TOP RELEASE TEAMS (2014)

 #BOATCAPTAINWINNING CATCH
 1Done DealJason Buck1000 points / 2 blue marlin
 2Sea WolffKeith Quick700 points / 1 blue & 1 white marlin
 3Controlled ChaosDaniel Menard675 points / 1 blue marlin & 1 sailfish (on time)

TOP CREW (2014)

 #BOATCAPTAINWINNING CATCH
 1Reel WorthlessMyles Colley1094.9 points / 1 blue marlin weighed (594.9 lbs.) & 1 blue marlin released
 2Done DealJason Buck1000.0 points / 2 blue marlin released
 3Sea WolffKeith Quick747.4 points / 1 blue & 1 white marlin released, 47.4 lb. dolphin

TOP DOLPHIN (2014)

 #BOATCAPTAINANGLERWEIGHT
 1ReHabHall BohlingerTim Howard 48.2 lbs.
 2Sea WolffKeith QuickJohn Parker 47.4 lbs.
 3Marlin DarlinChris ClarkEd Bustos Alvarado 46.6 lbs.

TOP TUNA (2014)

 #BOATCAPTAINANGLERWEIGHT
 1Black TipSparky McCannChris Crosby 131.9 lbs.
 2Annie GirlMike RowellTruitte Jackson 110.7 lbs.
 3Freak on a LeashJon MitchellCory Racca 105.3 lbs.

TOP WAHOO (2014)

 #BOATCAPTAINANGLERWEIGHT
 1Share-EKevin FrelichSherry Polk 68.4 lbs.
 2Relentless PursuitRobbie DoggettJohn Pasentine 63.6 lbs.
 3BloodsportMike DavisAl Ricker 63.1 lbs.

INDIVIDUAL TEAM AWARDS (2014)

AWARDBOAT
PERPETUAL RELEASE TROPHYDone Deal
TOP OWC TEAMDone Deal

INDIVIDUAL ANGLER AWARDS (2014)

AWARDANGLERBOATWINNING CATCH
TOP OVERALL ANGLERSteve BrownReel Worthless594.9 lb. blue marlin
TOP RELEASE ANGLERPete FinocchiaroBlue Smoker1 blue marlin released (on time)
TOP LADY ANGLERKatie GonsoulinDone Deal1 blue marlin released
TOP JUNIOR ANGLERDrew ArmstrongTar Baby1 white marlin released
TOP WBS ANGLERSteve BrownReel Worthless594.9 lb. blue marlin

CASH AWARDED BY TEAM (2014)

BOATAWARDSTOTAL PURSE
Reel Worthless1st Place Blue Marlin - 594.9 lbs., 1st Place Crew$498,450.00
Done Deal1st Place Release Team, 2nd Place Crew$252,662.50
Black Tip1st Place Tuna - 131.9 lbs.$167,011.66
ReHab1st Place Dolphin - 48.2 lbs.$145,411.66
Sea Wolff2nd Place Dolphin - 47.4 lbs.,
2nd Place Release Team, 3rd Place Crew
$128,526.25
Annie Girl2nd Place Tuna - 110.7 lbs.$73,303.75
Relentless Pursuit2nd Place Wahoo - 63.6 lbs.$66,812.50
Share-E1st Place Wahoo - 68.4 lbs.$52,936.67
Freak on a Leash3rd Place Tuna - 105.3 lbs.$44,792.92
Big GinRelease Jackpots$40,860.00
Marlin Darlin3rd Place Dolphin - 46.6 lbs.$39,392.92
Controlled Chaos3rd Place Release Team$27,850.00
Blue SmokerWahoo & Release Jackpots$25,987.50
Bloodsport3rd Place Wahoo - 63.1 lbs.$15,261.67
A-TeamWahoo Jackpots$14,400.00
CaboomWahoo Jackpots$12,960.00
Testing the WaterRelease Jackpots$4,455.00