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Sophie McCulloch, leaving it to the very last event. Photo by Brent Bielmann

Here Are The 15 People Who Qualified For The 2023 CT

After seven events and much groveling, 10 men and 5 women will officially be CT athletes in 2023

news // Dec 3, 2022
Words by Holden Trnka
Reading Time: < 1 minutes

As you may know, the world circuit of average waves, known as the Challenger Series, isn’t just for our entertainment. The CS decides who will fill the Championship Tour spots which were left empty by the victims of the mid-year cut.

After seven events and infinite cutbacks, 10 men and 5 women have qualified this year. Their spots were solidified at the Haleiwa Challenger, a fitting finale in which Michael Rodrigues and Sophie McCuloch made last minute jumps into qualification (full event breakdown here.)

How do you say “happy tears” in Portuguese? Photo by Tony Heff/World Surf League

Below is a complete list of everyone who qualified, for your future reference and/or debate:

Men:

Leonardo Fioravanti

Ryan Callinan

Rio Waida (Rookie)

Maxime Huscenot (Rookie)

Ramzi Boukhiam (Rookie)

Michael Rodrigues

Ian Gentil (Rookie)

Joao Chianca

Liam O’Brien (Basically a rookie)

Ezekiel Lau

Women:

Bettylou Sakura Johnson

Macy Callaghan

Molly Picklum

Caitlin Simmers (Rookie)

Sophie McCulloch (Rookie)

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