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Kimi Werner of Team Beuchat Places Near Top of the 2009 National Spearfishing Championships

Kimi Werner of Team Beuchat Places Near Top of the 2009 National Spearfishing Championships(click to enlarge)

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Kimi Werner of Team Beuchat Places Near Top of the 2009 Spearfishing Championships

LAKE WORTH, FL – September 15, 2009 – SpearoTek, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Beuchat International in the U.S., announced today that Team Beuchat member Kimi Werner placed 2nd in mixed competition with partner Wayde Hayashi and 3rd in the women’s individual competition at the 2009 USA Spearfishing Championships at Leo Carrillo State Beach, Malibu California. Werner also received the All American Honors of being the number one ranked woman to go to the Worlds. The 2009 USA Spearfishing Championships took place on Thursday, August 6, 2009.

Werner flew to California early to put in three weeks of scouting before the Championships. “It was hard and painful at times to get used to the cold water and big waves that came in this year,” says Werner, who started scouting with a 5mm Beuchat Camo wetsuit before upgrading to a 7mm Beuchat Elaskin suit. With the warmer suit, Werner really could enjoy the California Coast. “Diving in the beautiful kelp forests and learning all the new species of fish and other marine life was an everyday adventure.”

Werner, who grew up on Maui, says, “People sometimes wonder why we do this—why spend so much money and time to travel to a competition with no cash prize attached. I used to think that perhaps it was for pride, or for proving to oneself that goals can be accomplished. Now I realize it’s so much more than that. It’s for the sake of sportsmanship, teamwork, exploration, and perhaps above all, connecting with great people who share the same enthusiasm and love towards all oceans.”

The 2009 Championships were Werner’s second United States National Championships. Werner, along with partner Andy Tamasese, won the mixed division of the 2008 USA National Championships of Spearfishing in Rhode Island. Werner also won the titles of Women’s National Champion and Rookie of the Year in 2008.

Founded in the 1930s, Beuchat has been involved in the development of all aspects of underwater activities. SpearoTek, Inc. is a leading U.S. wholesale distribution company for the most innovative spearfishing and freediving equipment from around the world. Through extensive research, development and testing, SpearoTek, Inc. is first when it comes to bringing cutting-edge spearfishing technology to U.S. markets.

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