The America Cup

2008 Event Teams


The America Cup International Fly Fishing Tournament 2008

 

Ireland

Ireland

"We are absolutely delighted and honored to be invited to fish The America Cup.
We have all heard so much about the great fishing, and the beauty of Frisco.
My team and I are really looking forward to visiting and competing in September."
(Mr. John Buckley, Team Ireland World Championships Captain)

Stephen Hanley
Patsy Cotter
Mark Regan
Sean Mc Loughlin
Eamon Conway


Fly Fishing Team USA

USA

April 24, 2008, Grand Junction, Colorado – Fly Fishing Team USA announced today that they will accept the invitation to compete in The 2008 America Cup Competition.

Just back from an eight place finish at the World Championship in New Zealand Team USA Captain, Anthony Naranja recognizes room for improvement.  “Team USA learns from every competition.  Having a chance to expose our team to an additional international event is a great opportunity for us.  We look forward to fine tuning new techniques and strengthen mental confidence.” (Team USA Captain, Anthony Naranja)

Team USA Team 1
Mike Sexton - Captain
Devin Olsen
Josh Stephens
Riley Cotter
Brian Kimmel

Team USA Team 1


Team USA Team 2
Bret Bishop - Captain
Brian Capsay
Scott Robertson
Rob Kolanda
Loren Williams

Team USA Team 2

Team USA

Fly Fishing Team USA


The US Youth Fly Fishing Team

USYFFT

"A very youthful US Youth Team has just returned from a solid performance during the 2008 Fips Mouche Youth World Fly Fishing Championships, Portugal. The team finished a respectable 4th place, just a few placing points from a bronze medal, and finished ahead of a dominant Czech Republic Team. All team members demonstrated exceptional skill during the competition and proudly represented the US during the fourteen day stay. The Youth Team is now under a more structured management system, which entails a new trial system and a very active board of directors. With the right people in the right places…good things are on the horizon for the next generation of USA fly fishers. These kids will do well in Colorado."
 George Daniel - Head Coach
US Youth Fly Fishing Team

"On behalf of the The US Youth Fly Fishing Team, Inc. and its Board of
Directors, I would like to thank you for the invitation for  the
youth TEAM USA to compete in the America Cup. You have done an excellent
job enabling American fly fishermen to become competitive in international
circles. As you know our team recently returned from a respectable
showing in Portugal and they are eager to compete in Colorado."
John W. Ford President
US Youth Fly Fishing Team
www.usyouthflyfishingteam.com

US Youth Fly Fishing Team

Team members list:
Caleb Boyle
Wesley Congdon
Matthew Rose
Darren Schmoke
Peter Sheetz

Richard Formato - Coach

US Youth Fly Fishing Team


The America Cup Junior Team

The America Cup Junior Team

"As the coach of ‘The America Cup Junior Team’ I have some work ahead of me.  Currently I am in charge of competitors between the ages of fourteen and twenty.  My youth team will not compete under any handicap and will be going against some of the best fisherman in the world.  My job is to make sure that in the years ahead they are able to qualify for the established national team and represent our country abroad."
(Randy Hanner, Coach for ‘The America Cup Junior Team’)   

CAMARILLO, Calif. – Members of the Junior America Cup fly-fishing team will use engraved #1 Abel Creek reels, courtesy of the precision tackle manufacturer, announced Don R. Swanson, president. “Abel is proud to donate the five reels to our Junior Team.  We wish them the best of luck and ‘tight lines’ in the competition,” said Swanson.

Team members list:
Zack Bearden
Collin Papuga
Joe Johnson
Matt Powell
Jacob Knight

The America Cup Junior Team

The America Cup Junior Team


Australia

Team AUSIE OUTLAWS

"The Aussie Outlaws from Australia are 5 fishing mates who have all represented at National, Commonwealth, or World Fly Fishing Championship level.  The Outlaws are very much looking forward to the trip to Frisco and will be quite noticeable, so if you see the team from “down under” just say ‘G’Day!’. "

Gilby’ Gilbertson
"Gotta Good Knee' Blair Scott
‘Choco’ Adams
‘Acco’ Atkins
‘Ton’ Edwards



World Fly Fishing of Japan

JAPAN

"Fly Fishing Team WFFJ (World Fly Fishing of Japan) is honored to be invited to compete in the America Cup.  We appreciate all the efforts of the town of Frisco to support this event and promote fly fishing.  We look forward to visiting your beautiful city and rivers. "
(Misako Ishimura, President and Chair - World Fly Fishing of Japan, Captain of Fly Fishing Team WFFJ)

Fly Fishing Team WFFJ members list:
Mr. Akinori Aoki
Mr. Lester Young
Mr. Kevin  Slater
Mr. John Kimura
Ms. Misako Ishimura, Captain

World Fly Fishing of Japan


Hungary

HUNGARY

"Our association (Association of Hungarian Flyfishers) was established in 2005 and entered the competitions organized by FIPS-Mouche first in 2007 (European championship, Norway).
This event would be the first overseas one for the team..."
All the Best,  Peter Somogyi, President Association of Hungarian Flyfishers

Istvan File
Balázs Harsagyi
Szabolcs Farkas
Istvan Nemeth
Levente Szabo

Hungary


Poland

Poland

"A team of seasoned anglers from Poland will be attending this event. Please accept the following competitors:
Marek Walczyk
Piotr Marchewka
 Edward Urbanik
 Lucjan Burda
Antoni Burda
Thank you, Piotr Pszcz ółkowski"

Poland


Team Emerger Ireland

Emerger

Team Emerger Ireland is coming to compete in The America Cup
John Buckley
Michael Drinan
Don O'Leary
Michael Twohig
Matt Cambell

Team Emerger Ireland


WorldCast Anglers

WorldCast Anglers

Team WorldCast Anglers will compete in The America Cup and looking forward to it!

Jim Hickey
Ryan Barnes
Randy Hanner
Jake Ricks
Trevor Wine

WorldCast Anglers


Stream Team

The Womens Stream Team is happy to be competing in The America Cup

Sandy Wright
Tracey Bodhaine
Shari Topping
Sandi Roberts
Merry Waugh

Stream Team


 

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