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Owen Wright Is Rewarded The Wildcard For 2017

Meet your Men’s and Women’s CT Lineups. 

news // Dec 23, 2016
Words by stab
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Owen was always getting the wildcard. Needless to say, it’s been seesaw year for the Wrights of the CT, with Tyler taking the world title, Owen suffering a highly-covered brain injury prior to the 2015 Pipe Masters – we won’t bore you with the details, but you can read them here – having a child and the constant media speculation around Owen’s return to competition. And Owen’s return is still questionable, his camp is keeping tight lips. He only jumped back on a short board in June and his ongoing recovery may open the door for Nat Young to jump back on the top 34 in 2017. The other wildcard on the Men’s side was granted to Bede Durbidge, who fractured his pelvis in the 2015 Pipe Masters. Bede however, returned to competition at Pipe this year and lost to John John in round three. 

https://player.vimeo.com/video/172843798

Without further ado, here are your 2017 CT lineups:

2016 CT Top Ten:
1 – Tyler Wright
2 – Courtney Conlogue
3 – Carissa Moore
4 – Tatiana Weston-Webb
5 – Johanne Defay
6 – Stephanie Gilmore
7 – Malia Manuel
8 – Sally Fitzgibbons
9 – Sage Erickson
b – Laura Enever

Wildcard:
– Lakey Peterson

2016 Top Six (QS):
– Silvana Lima
– Bronte Macaulay
– Nikki Van Dijk
– Keely Andrew
– Coco Ho
– Pauline Ado

Replacements:
– Bianca Buitendag
– Alessa Quizon
– Chelsea Tuach
– Isabella Nichols

https://www.youtube.com/embed/_fWiWS1jjgg

2016 CT Top 22:
1 – John John Florence
2 – Jordy Smith
3 – Gabriel Medina
4 – Kolohe Andino
5 – Matt Wilkinson
6 – Michel Bourez
7 – Kelly Slater
8 – Julian Wilson
9 – Joel Parkinson
10 – Filipe Toledo
11 – Adriano de Souza
12 – Sebastian Zietz
13 – Josh Kerr
14 – Adrian Buchan
15 – Italo Ferreira
16 – Caio Ibelli
17 – Mick Fanning
18 – Conner Coffin
19 – Stuart Kennedy
20 – Kanoa Igarashi
21 – Wiggolly Dantas
22 – Miguel Pupo

Wildcards:
– Bede Durbidge
– Owen Wright

2016 Top Ten (QS):
– Connor O’Leary
– Ethan Ewing
– Frederico Morais
– Joan Duru
– Leonardo Fioravanti
– Jeremy Flores
– Jadson Andre
– Ian Gouveia
– Jack Freestone
– Ezekiel Lau

Replacements:
– Nat Young
– Bino Lopes
– Keanu Asing
– Jesse Mendes

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