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On March 18th-20th te Boomer Esiason Foundation held the
Third Annual Costa Rica Classic in Quepos, CR. Man, If you like to fish...then this is the
tournament for you. 262 Sailfish were caught in this 2 day tournament a
new tournament record. Check it out as
And don't worry if you haven't fished a tournament...My friends from
Nebraska came in 2nd Place and it was only the 2nd time they ever did this!!! Of
course they say it was because of all th bass fishingthey do. Probably the
most enjoyable event we do. 2006 Tourney is scheduled for March 17-19.
Costa Rica Classic Press Release
Costa Rica’s Classic 2005 Results
Quepos, March 20, 2005 -The tournament Costa Rica Classic 2005, held the 19-20th
March, in Quepos was more than a charity event it brought fun and lots of hooks.
Marsha Bennett, from Gran Escape, Quepos
The captain of the boat was Mainor Oporta Downs, from Quepos
Boat: Magic Moon
“It was fun, we had lots of fun?, said Marsha Bennett. “I do it for the kids?
This team comes from Nebraska
“Being on the second place coming from Nebraska is extremely exciting,
unbelievable! We came here to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis, compete with all
this people from all over the US, being in the middle of the States and getting
the Second place make us feel pretty special, stated Todd Calfee. He
participated on the CR Classic 2004, “I used to go around home where I catches
fishes of 5 ounces not this size?, he added.
Boat: Spanish Fly, de los Sueños
The best anglers
There was a tie for the biggest table fish:
1) Jay Coughlin-36 pound Cubera,
2) Charlie Max, 36 pound dorado.
Sailfish raffle: 2 winners:
1) Don Bailey
2) Sam Merkin
All winners got a trophy.
98 sailfish caught Saturday, 164 sailfish caught Sunday for a total of 262
sailfish caught during the tournament. On Sunday 5 boats caught more than
20 sailfish each.
The tournament in figures
Number of participants: 76
Number of boats: 18
Total number of sailfish caught and released during the whole tournament: 262
Anyone can hook
The real winners
Anglers and amateurs
The participants came from New York, California, Miami, Wisconsin, Florida,
Nebraska, and even from Italy. Some of them are experienced angles, others are
amateurs with little or no experience at all.
This is the second time Mark Cooper, former Denver Bronco, Super Bowl XXI,
celebrity angler, participates on the CR Classic. “This year we brought a lot of
people to participate, I don´t think we came with other expectation than having
lots of fun, for a great cause, and if we caught fish that will be a bonus?.
Courtney Davis, an experienced angler for 25 years, who goes fishing “as often
as I can?, as he declared, comes form Pensylvannia, and is participating “to
support cystic fibrosis and to help the patients here?.
“Catching nothing but a buzz? was the slogan printed on the T-shirts of the
Jackass Team. This is the second time that Sean Keating from New York -one of
the members of the team- participates on the tournament “to support the Boomers
Esiason Foundation and to have fun with everybody?, as declared this amateur