The 2008 US National Spear Fishing Championships were held on August 7th, in Newport, Rhode Island. The event, while based in RI, was run by the Mass Freedivers who, for the first time, played host to the sports most anticipated tournament. Over 60 of spearfishings elite made the trip to Rhode Island in hopes of becoming this years Champs.
The MA Freedivers would like to congratulate this years winning divers. Sean Moreschi, John Modica and Michael Marino (representing Palm Beach) took home the mens title while Kimi Werner and Andrew Tamasese (Alli Holo Kai) left their mark on the mixed division. Kimi also took home the overall crown for the woman as well as the biggest fish with a fat 33lb Striper. Local assassin Justin Allen (MA Freedivers) edged out Dan Silveria (cen-cal) for the mens title. Andrew Geist (MA Freedivers) brought in the largest fish overall in the form of a 45lb bass.
Thank you to all who made the trip and congras to the new Champs.
Rob Marvelle, MA Freedivers // http://nationals08.com