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July 31, 1994 | JODY BERGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Joey Jenkins has always broken new ground. Then again, there weren't many professional surfers from North Hollywood to follow. None, actually. When Jenkins joined the world championship tour in 1989, he was the first from the inland locale he calls home. And in four years, his surfing has steadily improved to where he is now 13th in the world, though in the minds of sponsors he remains that guy from North Hollywood.
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July 31, 1994 | JODY BERGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Joey Jenkins has always broken new ground. Then again, there weren't many professional surfers from North Hollywood to follow. None, actually. When Jenkins joined the world championship tour in 1989, he was the first from the inland locale he calls home. And in four years, his surfing has steadily improved to where he is now 13th in the world, though in the minds of sponsors he remains that guy from North Hollywood.
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December 18, 1994
Jeff Booth of Laguna Beach and Mike Parsons of San Clemente advanced Saturday to the fourth round of the Coke Surf Classic at North Narrabeen, Australia. Booth easily defeated Joey Jenkins of North Hollywood in the third round. Parsons edged Rob Machado of Encinitas, 25.33 to 25.10. The event is the final one of the year on the Assn. of Surfing Professionals World Tour.
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February 14, 1994
Richie Collins of Newport Beach finished third overall in the season-opening event of the Bud Surf Tour held in six-foot waves at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz. Todd Presage of Australia won the event and $4,000. Santa Barbara's Chris Brown ($2,250) was second. Collins won $1,400 and fourth-place Joey Jenkins of North Hollywood won $1,250. Ted Robinson of Manhattan Beach won the longboard competition and $1,000. Joey Hawkins of Huntington Beach was second and earned $750.
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September 11, 1989
Christian Fletcher of San Clemente earned the largest first-place prize money in surfing history Sunday at Lower Trestles State Beach by winning the $100,000 Body Glove Surf Bout. The unseeded Fletcher, 19, won $31,725 by defeating North Hollywood's Joey Jenkins, Cardiff's Colin Smith and San Clemente's Noah Budroe in the final. Top-seeded Dino Andino of San Clemente finished fifth, but held on to the overall ratings lead with three tournaments remaining on the 11-city Bud Light U.S.
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April 10, 1986
Despite rainy, wind-swept conditions, David Eggers of San Diego won his third straight surfing contest in the California Amateur Grand Prix last weekend in Manhattan Beach. After three weeks, Egger leads the circuit with 3,000 points, ahead of Colin Smith (2,805) of Cardiff, who placed second, and Chris Cottle (1,765) of Santa Monica, who was third.
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October 19, 1992
San Clemente's Shane Beschen strengthened his lead in the Bud Pro Surfing tour standings Sunday with a victory at the Body Glove San Francisco Open at Ocean Beach. Beschen beat Carlsbad's Taylor Knox, Australia's Jake Spooner and Hollywood's Joey Jenkins in four- to five-foot surf. Beschen earned $4,000 for the victory and 1,000 points to increase his lead in the overall standings from 100 points to 995 over Cardiff's Rob Machado with one event remaining.
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June 22, 1996
Ryan Simmons of Seal Beach took advantage of improving surf conditions Friday to record the highest overall score and advance to quarterfinals of the Main Event of the Bud Surf Tour Body Glove competition Friday at the Oceanside Pier. Simmons, who had the third-highest individual wave score of 8.0, finished with a 21.17 in the two- to three-foot surf. North Hollywood's Joey Jenkins, who earned the day's highest individual wave score, finished second with a 20.37 to advance.
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September 11, 1989
Christian Fletcher of San Clemente earned the largest first-place prize in surfing history Sunday by winning the $100,000 Body Glove Surf Bout at Camp Pendleton's Lower Trestles. Fletcher, 19, won $31,725 by defeating North Hollywood's Joey Jenkins, Cardiff's Colin Smith (24th seed) and San Clemente's Noah Budroe (seventh seed) in the final. Top-seeded Dino Andino of San Clemente finished fifth, maintaining his overall ratings lead with three tournaments remaining on the 11-city Bud Light U.S.
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July 30, 1994 | JODY BERGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Defending Op Pro champion Sunny Garcia would have liked a few more days to settle in and practice surfing the Huntington Beach break, but in his first heat, it didn't seem to matter. Starting in the second round of the main event, Garcia easily won his first heat, scoring 24 points to the second-place Richard Lovett's 22.64. "I wanted to get here early but my sponsor, Billabong, had a contest in Jeffrey's Bay (South Africa). I didn't get in until Tuesday," Garcia said.
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March 7, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Scott Mitchell, the backup quarterback to Miami's Dan Marino the last four seasons, signed Sunday with the Detroit Lions. The Lions declined to disclose terms. However, radio station WWJ-AM reported that Mitchell signed a three-year, $11-million contract. The only quarterback on Detroit's roster before Mitchell's signing was Chuck Long, who didn't play last year. Erik Kramer signed with the Chicago Bears, and Rodney Peete and Andre Ware are free agents and aren't expected to return.
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