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Justin Allen - 2008 Individual National Champion,

2009 National Team Champion, 1st Place individual Qualifier for Worlds

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“Watch out for Justin Allen,” John Murphy wrote in his Hawaii Skindiver interview after winning the 03 Nationals.  “He’s young, hungry, and good.  He could be winning these things in a few years.”  A few years later, having won consecutive National titles, I’m glad to have made that prediction a reality.

My diving experience, spanning 15 years, began at the age of eight and I have been competing in the North Atlantic Region since 2000.  I entered the Nationals for the first time in Rhode Island in 2003.  The following year the defending National Champs invited me to Hawaii for an invaluable experience scouting with the team.  That sparked in me, an exponential growth in the sport which culminated with an Individual National Title in 2008.  My good fortune of diving with the best then continued in 09 as I teamed with Bob Humphrey and Dennis Haussler to take National Team honors and step on the podium once again with a Third Place Individual finish.

My passion for the sea developed at an early age and I have always structured my life around it.  I’ve worked in a dive shop, been a commercial lobsterman, commercial spearfisherman, harbormaster, and interned for On The Water, a nationally televised fishing program and magazine, which featured me in both venues.   As a graduate of Massachusetts Maritime Academy I currently work as a Third Mate in the Gulf of Mexico.  

It’s truly an honor representing Team USA in the greatest sport in the world and I couldn’t be happier with the talented, dedicated team we have.  I’m looking forward to making the most of this adventure and remaining a presence in the spearfishing community as a competitor and promoter of the sport for many years to come.

J. Rob Allen’s Diving CV:

2002    1st Place NY Open “B Division”

            3rd Place North Atlantic Jr Meet

2003    3rd Place MA Open

            1st Place North Atlantic Jr Meet

2004    2nd Place MA Invitational

            1st Place North Atlantic Jr Meet

            5th in the North Atlantic

2005    1st Place RI Open and Largest Fish

            3rd Place MA Invitational

            3rd in the North Atlantic

2006    3rd Place RI Open

            3rd Place MA Open

            3rd in the North Atlantic

2007    1st Place MA Open and Largest Fish

            1st Place Team and Individual in North Atlantic Team Meet

            3rd in the North Atlantic

2008    2nd Place RI Open

            2nd Place NY Open

            Vice North Atlantic Champion

            Picasso Open Champion

            *US Individual National Champion*

            2nd Place US National Team

            All American

            IUSA Athlete of the Year Award

2009    *US National Team Champion*  (Teammates Bob Humphrey and Dennis Haussler)

            3rd Place Individual and Largest Fish in the US Nationals

            All American

            1st Place individual qualifier for Team USA in 2010 Worlds 

            1st Place NY Open and Largest Fish

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