Wilson repeats at USPPA Pro Am

For the first time in USPPA history, the USPPA Pro Am has been won by a defending champion.

Carl Wilson Jr., better known as "Carls Junior", entered this years event with 149 other players gunning for his title from last year. And they gave him all he could handle in this event.

Wilson's first round opponent, Deirdre Shiozawa, took Wilson to hill-hill before a three railer on the 9-ball earned Wilson the case game. Wilson also went hill-hill with his next opponent, Ryan Buechler. Of Wilson's first six opponents, two of them got to hill-hill and two more got to 8-6.

The final day of the event kicked off with just four players left. Wilson faced Denzel Suntay on the winners side and Marshall Williams faced Jeff Gregory on the one loss side. The difference in ratings between Wilson and Suntay led to Wilson giving Suntay a two game spot. That was ok with Wilson though, as he defeated Suntay 8-4 with the spot.

Williams defeated Gregory on the one loss side, to earn the right to face Suntay in the semi-final. Williams also had to give Suntay two games, but those games were really not needed as Suntay defeated Williams 8-5.

The finals would force Suntay to defeat Wilson twice, but that didn't come into play as Wilson won the first set 8-6 for his second straight USPPA Pro Am Championship.

The win earned Wilson $6000, while Suntay settled for $3000 in second place prize money.

With the Pro Am complete, the Reno Open gets ready to kick off on Tuesday the 9th. So far, there are 160+ players already entered in this event.