CHARLIE STURGILL POLE SPEAR MEET

1966-Present
Year Winner (Meet/Dive) Location Pt’s # of Wins
1966 Roy Katin Dana Pt. ? 3
1967 Roy Katin Salt Creek S. Laguna 34.15 3
1968 Al Schneppershoff Jr. Corral Beach N. Laguna 108
1969 Terry Maas Salt Creek ? 5
1970 Bob Donnell Aliso Creek S. Laguna 88.25 3
1971 Skip Hellen Aliso Creek 94.5 4
New Era - CDFG law change (Max #20 fish bag limit/#5 fish per species)
1972 Roy Katin Dana Pt. 49 3
1973 Bob Donnell Wind & Sea La Jolla ? 3
1974 Terry Maas San Clemente Beach N. 55.938 5
1975 Terry Maas Corral Beach 82.375 5
1976 Bob Donnell Corral Beach 47.9 3
1977 Terry Maas Bass Rock Ventura 74.938 5
1978 Gary Thompson Leo Carrillo South VCL 80.376 10
1979 Gary Thompson Corral Beach N Laguna 60.375 10
1980 Gary Thompson Leo Carrillo North VCL 73.875 10
1981 Gary Thompson Doheny Beach S. Laguna 53 10
1982 Terry Maas Cabrillo Beach San Pedro 57.688 5
1983 Brian Donnell Cabrillo Beach 60.813
1984 John Ernst Cabrillo Beach 65.625 3
1985 John Ernst Cabrillo Beach 46.5 3
1986 Paul Major Salt Creek 64.75 3
1987 Bob Brennan Cabrillo Beach ?
1988 John Ernst Scramble Meet 71 3
1989 Gary Thompson Scramble 85 10
1990 Gary Thompson Scramble ? 10
Limit change #3 fish per species
1991 Gary Thompson Scramble ? 10
1992 Gary Thompson Salt Creek ? 10
1993 Gary Thompson Scramble 59.25 10
1994 Gary Thompson Scramble 58.375 10
1995 Paul Major Scramble 54.375 3
1996 Paul Major Scramble 29 3
1997 Skip Hellen Scramble 81 4
1998 Skip Hellen Scramble 63.1 4
1999 Skip Hellen Scramble 86.7 4
2000 Ryan Deuel Scramble 94 8
2001 Ryan Deuel Scramble 88 8
2002 Ryan Deuel Scramble 104 8
2003 Ryan Deuel Scramble 74.96 8
Sheephead out of season for 2003 meet
2004 Ryan Deuel Scramble 104.88 8
2005 Ryan Deuel Scramble 72 8
Limit change #1 Sheephead and #3 ocean perch total
2006 Richard Balta Scramble 96.36 10
2007 Richard Balta Scramble 83 10
2008 Brandon Whalers Scramble 85?
2009 Richard Balta Scramble 82.8 10
2010 Richard Balta Scramble 82.92 10
2011 Richard Balta Scramble 94.6 10
2012 Ryan Moore Scramble @125.42
2013 Richard Balta Scramble 95.35 10
2014 Richard Balta Scramble ? 10
2015 Richard Balta Scramble 98 10
2016 Ryan Deuel Scramble 56 8
2017 Richard Balta Scramble 85.48 10
2018 Ryan Deuel Scramble 78 8
2019 Richard Balta Scramble 71.49 10
2020 ? ? 0
2021 ? ? 0

INTERESTING MEET TRIVIA

MEET WINNERS
Most Wins:
Gary Thompson 10

Multiple Winners:
10X - Gary Thompson 1978, 1979,  1980,  1981,  1989,  1990,  1991,  1992,  1993,  1994
10X - Richard Balta 2006, 2007,  2009,  2010,  2011,  2013,  2014,  2015,  2017,  2019
8X - Ryan Deuel 2000, 2001,  2002,  2003,  2004,  2005,  2016,  2018
5X - Terry Maas 1969, 1974,  1975,  1977,  1982
4X - Skip Hellen 1971, 1997,  1998,  1999
3X - Bob Donnell 1970, 1973,  1976
3X - John Ernst 1984, 1985,  1988
3X - Paul Major 1986, 1995,  1996
3X - Roy Katin 1966, 1967,  1972

Back to Back Winners:
Gary Thompson (1978, 1979) (1979, 1980) (1980, 1981) (1989, 1990) (1991, 1992) (1992, 1993) (1993, 1994)
Richard Balta (2006, 2007) (2009, 2010) (2010, 2011) (2013, 2014) (2014, 2015)
Ryan Deuel (2000, 2001) (2001, 2002) (2002, 2003) (2004, 2005)
Terry Maas (1974, 1975)
Skip Hellen (1997, 1998) (1998, 1999)
Roy Katin (1966, 1967)
John Ernst (1984, 1985)
Paul Major (1995, 1996)

Consecutive wins:
Gary Thompson #6, (1989-94) #4, (1978-81)
Ryan Deuel #6, (2000-05)
Richard Balta #2, (2006-07) #3, (2009-2011)
Skip Hellen #3, (1997-99)
Roy Katin #2, (1966-67)
Terry Maas #2, (1974-75)
John Ernst #2, (1984-85)
Paul Major #2, (1995-96)

@Largest winning fish:
Ryan Moore 40.42 lbs. White Sea Bass (2012)

Winning point total breakdown:
Highest winning scores:
Old Era (no bag limit):

Albert Schneppershoff II 108.00 (1968)
*New Era (20 fish Max. bag limit / 3 Fish per species / 1 Sheephead):
Ryan Moore 125.42 (2012)

Over 100 #5:
Ryan Moore 125.42 (2012)
Albert Schneppershoff Jr. 108 (1968)
Ryan Deuel #2, 104.88 (2004) & 104 (2002)
Richard Balta 103.22 (2004) 2nd place Only 100+ to not win


90-100 #5:
Richard Balta #3, 96.36 (2006), 94.6 (2011) & 95.35 (2013)
Skip Hellen 94.5 (1971)
Ryan Deuel 94 (2000)

80-90 #13:
Richard Balta #4, 83 (2007), 82.8 (2009), 82.92 (2010), 94.6 (2011)
Skip Hellen #4, 81 (1997), 86.7 (1999), 89 (2000), 87.5 (2001)
Gary Thompson #2, 80.376 (1978), 85 (1989)
Bob Donnell 88.25 (1970)
Ryan Deuel 88 (2001)
Terry Maas 82.375 (1975)

70-80 #5:
60-70 #5:
50-60 #6:
40-50 #2:
30-40 #1:
20-30 #1: Paul Major 29 (1996)

Average winning score of #41 scores: 74.857 points
Winning scores over 60 points: #30
Winning scores under 60 points: #11

More Trivia:
Most years between wins #26: Skip Hellen (1971-97)