Soon enough the competition rolled around and I handed in my best photos from the week. Because of the rules of the competition I had to compete in the advanced category with professional photographers. I ended up winning an honorable mention in wide angle traditional for one of my metridium and sea nettle shots. It was truly an honor. I would like to thank Sea Rover Chuck Davis for hosting me and telling me some of the most amazing stories I’ve ever heard, the entire crew at Backscatter for helping me with everything and giving me some great critiques. Lastly I would like to thank Sea Rover Berkley White for hosting me again for the Monterey Shootout and for helping me push myself as a photographer and diver, and for being my mentor.