2007 Costa Rica Classic Billfish Tournament Results

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The Boomer Esiason Foundation hosted the Costa Rica Classic Billfish Tournament on March 23-24, 2007 at the Los Suenos Marina in Playa Heradurra, Costa Rica. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the cystic fibrosis community in Costa Rica.

The Boomer Esiason Foundation (BEF) welcomed a world-class group of more than 60 anglers to the 2007 Costa Rica Classic Billfish Tournament on March 23-24 at the Los Suenos Resort in Playa Herradura, Costa Rica. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Costa Rica Cystic Fibrosis Association.

First Place : El Jefe

Anglers: former Denver Bronco guard Mark Cooper, Rob Marchetti and Jeff Roberts
Hometown: Denver, Colo.
Fish: 23 sailfish, two marlin, and one dorado
Points: 2,800

Second Place : Scatterbrain

Anglers: William Banmeter, Timothy Gipe, Jason Grey, Carlos Hornbrook, William Johnson, and        Dave Reed
Hometown: Miami Lakes, FL
Fish: 15 sailfish and one marlin
Points: 2,000

Third Place (tie): Desperado

Anglers: Matt Delvecchio, Rob Delvecchio, Ron Kilpatrick and Tim Templin
Hometown: Delvecchio's - Playa Herradura, CR and Kilpatrick and Templin- Houston, TX
Fish: 14 sailfish and one dorado
Points: 1,400

Third Place (tie): Spanish Fly

Anglers: Jake Crow, Scott Nolff, Jimmy Ricketson, and Chip Wilgard
Hometown: Columbia, SC
Fish: 14 sailfish and one dorado
Points: 1,400

Tournament total: 100 sailfish, nine dorado and four marlin

Special thanks to the following sponsors for their support:
The International Game Fish Association, Los Suenos Resort and Marina, Maverick Sport Fishing, the Minnow Project, Stay in Costa Rica, and Tico Travel.

Dates for next year's Costa Rica Classic are slated for Friday, March 28, and Saturday, March 29, 2008. Please visit http://www.costaricaclassic.com for more information.

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