The 2017 USOA Spearfishing National Championship took place off the coast of Noyo Bay, California last week, with Ryan Myers, Justin Lee and Adam Suave taking First, Second and Third places, respectively in the Individual Standings.

Myers and Lee, along with Spencer Haskins, took First place in the Team Standings.

During the day-long competition on August 3rd, participants hunted for various species of Rockfish, Cabazon, Greenling, Perch, Lingcod, and Halibut.

The competition was governed under the rules of the Underwater Society of America (USOA) and hosted by the spearfishing division of the Central California Diving Council.

Check out the full Individual and Team results below.

(Competition logo by Amadeo Abachar.)

2017 USOA Individual Results
2017 USOA Individual Results
2017 USOA Team Results
2017 USOA Team Results

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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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