Denk and the Sol Pursuit team won the Overall Release category in the tournament, where they released seven blue marlin and one striped marlin. This earned them a total of 3,600 points and a check for $17,500, plus another $8,700 from the Day Two Release Daily prize award. The team consists of Clay and Greg Denk, Eric and Gary Linthicum, Chris and Mike Watts and Capt. Stephen Downsworth. Fishing remained very steady during the three-day tournament, with a surprising number of blue marlin showing up. The 37 participating boats released a total of 95 billfish: 56 blue marlin, 36 striped marlin and three black marlin. All catches were verified by video, which was reviewed back at the dock by tournament judges.