2011 Event Information
The America Cup International Fly Fishing Tournament 2011
Thank you to all the competitors, volunteers, controllers, drivers, ranch owners, sponsors, and
the Town of Vail for participating and making The Cup a great success this year!
Individual Gold Medal 2011
Team Gold Medal 2011
2011 Competition Results
|Team 1st Place GOLD||Team Emerger||Master Scoring 2011|
|Team 2nd Place SILVER||Team Wyoming||Team Scoring 2011|
|Team 3rd Place BRONZE||Team Caddis|
|Individual 1st Place GOLD||Rob Kolanda - Team Emerger||Individual Scoring 2011|
|Individual 2nd Place SILVER||Riley Cotter - Team Caddis|
|Individual 3rd Place BRONZE||Dejon Hamann - Team Freestone|
|Biggest Fish||Sean Baker||57cm|
|Most Fish in a Single Session||Michael Drinan||42 scored trout|
|Event Poster||Fish Count|
|Event Sponsor Banner|
|June 19, 2011 Loch Tournament||Dzifa Glymin - First Place||June 19th 2011 results|
Team 1st Place - Gold Medalist - TEAM EMERGER
Sandro Soldarini (Italy), Todd Oishi (Canada), Michael Drinan (Ireland), Marek Walczek (Poland), Rob Kolanda (USA)
3rd Place Individual
Fishing for Team Freestone
1st Place Individual
Fishing for Team Emerger
2nd Place Individual
Fishing for Team Caddis
Team 1st Place GOLD Team Emerger
Sandro Soldarini, Todd Oishi, Michale Drinan, Marek Walczek, Rob Kolanda
Team 2nd Place SILVER Team Wyoming
Josh Graffam, Charlie Card, Sean Baker, Josh Curtis, Dan Oas
Team 3rd Place BRONZE Team Caddis
Ben Metcalf, Chris Galvin, Riley Cotter, Dzifa Glymin, Jeremy Sides
Dave Woody - Team Stonefly 2011
Thank you to the many volunteers and that helped to this year a great success. Braving the weather in both rivers and lakes was proof of your dedication to support the fine anglers that traveled so far to be here.
Thank you to The Town of Vail for supporting this event and allowing the anglers to showcase the area waters to their fullest potential. Thank you to the venue owners that allowed us access to their trout filled waters.
Town of Avon - Colorado Department of Wildlife - Colorado State Parks
The Coyote Ranch - The Blue Valley Ranch
Cam Chioffi - Team Eastern Fly Anglers Youth Team 2011
Fish Count for The America Cup International Fly Fishing Tournament - Vail 2011
Morning Session 1 - Number of fish caught 663
Afternoon Session 2 - Number of fish caught 459
Total Day 1 fish caught 1,122
Morning Session 3 - Number of fish caught 419
Afternoon Session 4 - Number of fish caught 378
Total Day 2 fish caught 797
Morning Session 5 - Number of fish caught 270
Total Day 3 fish caught 270
Total fish caught sessions 1 - 5 2,189
THE AMERICA CUP INTERNATIONAL FLY FISHING TOURNAMENT Vail, Colorado 2011
Thank you to everyone that volunteered and helped make this event a success!
Kelly Heatherly Keenan
|Matt, Rosie and Lily Sprecher
Thank you all for stepping up and making the venues run smoothly. Adam for taking on a daily variety of
drama on the Colorado, Streb and Chris for moving tons of boats to Sylvan, Tate for doing the late night
put ins at Nottingham, Michael Johnson for showing up ready and willing, and Lance Glaser and Sherri
Topping for helping set the beats on the Blue and for helping to run the show on the ranch.
Big thanks to the Sylvan Lake crew who went way beyond the call of duty from staying on site with the
boats for 4 nights to entertaining the nearby campers for the weekend. Bob, Chris, Zim, Larry, Kitty, and
others that will go unnamed.
Thank you for use of the land/lakes: Mike Oros for Blue Valley Ranch, Karl and Jenn Berger for Coyote
River Ranch, DOW & Colorado State Parks for Sylvan Lake and Town of Avon for Lake Nottingham.
Thank you to Boat owners: Bob Streb, Chris Sandoski, Charlie Card, Dan and Jill Chalfant, Nova Guides,
Noreen Galaba, Paul Zimmermann, Rick Messmer and Jeremy Sides, Minturn Anglers, Alpine River
Anglers, Fly Fishing Outfitters, and Gore Creek Fly Fisherman.
Thank you to Coco Melin and Ricci Jo Martinez at the Evergreen Lodge, The Vail Daily for the local
coverage and front page stories, TV8 for all the interviews, Scott Willoughby from the Denver Post, Russ
Miller and Rob Kolanda for getting us the drogues, Morgan Grimshaw for hats and t‐shirts, Darrell Miller
from Riverside Trophies for the medals, Bruce from High Country Custom Impressions for the Cups,
Sherry at Eagle Embroidery for the logos on the shirts, JD Murphy, Robert Valuck, and Brad Befus for the
Colorado Youth Team, Kari Miller Social Media Coordinator for Vail Resorts, Jeff Place for the lanyards,
Larry Grossman Vail sneak Peek, and to Mark Tamborino for the Kirby Kosmos lunches each day,
Timberline Tours for the professional drivers and comfortable transportation, Matthew Clark for
controlling and assisting with scoring until late into the nights. Thanks to Tim Ramey, John Wright, Lisa
Chioffi, and others for the awesome photos for the website!! Thank you to Tred Barta for supporting
The Cup and for providing a screening of his show The Best & Worst of Tred Barta.
Thank you to all the sponsors and partners that supported The Cup this year. Town of Vail, Town of
Avon, Blue Valley Ranch, Coyote River Ranch, DOW & Colorado State Parks for Sylvan Lake, Bozeman
Watch Company, Hardy Greys, Ross Reels, Scientific Anglers, Smith Optics, Mountain Beverage, Nova
Guides, PFFL, Emerger, Minturn Anglers, Alpine River Anglers, Fly Fishing Outfitters, and Gore Creek Fly
Fisherman, Dr. Slick, NuCast, Seagur, Trout Legend, Eagle Valley Trout Unlimited, and Ammala Rods.
And to my lovely wife, Jodi, for doing all the volunteer coordinating, sector judge at Nottingham, rowing
a boat, and for being the rock in which I lean!
"Thank you to anyone we missed and Thank you everyone!" John & Jodi Knight
The America Cup International Fly Fishing Tournament
PO Box 6084 Vail, CO 81658
Vail's local TV station TV8 doing a series of interviews on the tournament.
Loch Day - Avon CO - June 19, 2011
|Robert Valuck - Andrew|
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