Agitator Wins Leg II of Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown

Team also leads the standings for overall series champion

2017 Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown Leg II winning team
With an incredibly consistent performance, the Agitator team topped the standings in Leg II of the Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown.© Los Sueños Resort and Marina / Pepper Ailor

In a remarkable finish that was reminiscent of their dominating performance last year, Capt. Jon Duffie and the Agitator team won the second leg of the Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown, held February 22 to 25, 2017, in grand style. The team released 60 sailfish in three days and beat their closest competitor by 900 points, a wide margin in a tournament that's usually determined by much closer finishes.

The team also took the lead for the overall series champion team, an honor that they also won in 2016. Agitator finished last year with a second-place finish in the first event of the Triple Crown, then a pair of firsts to round out their Costa Rica swing. This year, they were second in the first leg and now first in Leg II. History could be well on its way to repeating itself.

And in a tournament series usually defined by marlin releases, Agitator did it all with just sailfish, scoring 100 points per release (compared to any species of marlin, which are valued at 500 points each).

In second place was Dealer's Choice, captained by Dan Scotti, who also scored their 5,100 points on sailfish alone, tallying 51 releases in three days. They were the top daily boat on Day Three. Finishing in third was Capt. Corey Kennington and the First Light team. They had 41 sailfish and two marlin for their three-day tournament run.

Gray Ingram's Big Oh finished in fourth place with 5,000 points and Ted Smith's team on Southern Pride were fifth with 4,900 points. For the tournament there were 1,635 billfish released, including 43 marlin, by the fleet of 52 participating boats.

2017 Los Suenos Signature Triple Crown first place team
The team also leads the standings for the overall series championship.© Los Sueños Resort and Marina / Pepper Ailor
2017 Los Suenos Signature Triple Crown capt. jon duffie
Capt. Jon Duffie addresses the crowd at the awards presentation.© Los Sueños Resort and Marina / Pepper Ailor
2017 Los Suenos Signature Triple Crown second place team
Capt. Danny Scotti led Dealer's Choice into second place.© Los Sueños Resort and Marina / Pepper Ailor
2017 Los Suenos Signature Triple Crown second place team
It was a hard-fought finish for the popular team, winning the daily award for the third day as well.© Los Sueños Resort and Marina / Pepper Ailor
2017 Los Suenos Signature Triple Crown third place team champagne shower
The champagne flies aboard First Light, who finished in third place.© Los Sueños Resort and Marina / Pepper Ailor
2017 Los Suenos Signature Triple Crown third place team
Capt. Corey Kennington and the First Light team rounded out the top three in Los Sueños.© Los Sueños Resort and Marina / Pepper Ailor