Cameron Kirkconnell has been named the new captain of the USA National Spearfishing Team.

Kirkconnell, a 13-time spearfishing world record holder, will lead the team during the Pan American Spearfishing Championship that will take place this coming March off the coast of Argentina.

In addition to the USA and host country Argentina, the invited countries include Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Chile and Brazil.

Each national team will include six delegates comprised of the team captain, three athletes, one alternate and a medical doctor or “delegation representative,” according to the competition rules:

“This Championship will validate the 2017 ranking positions among the countries affiliated to CMAS American Zone and the first countries to qualify for the World Cup 2018, according to the rules and formula contained in Article 3.3.3. CMAS General Rules.”

Cameron Kirkconnell Named Captain Of USA National Spearfishing Team
Cameron Kirkconnell has been named captain of the USA National Spearfishing Team.

To learn more about Kirkconnell, check out his website at or watch the video below.

John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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