May 2017 saw the latest chapter written in the New York vs.
Los Angeles story, but there was a lot beyond that. Five weeks worth of Belly
Room battles means a lot of movement. Let’s just get right to it.

Los Angeles Top Ten

1. Frank Castillo 13-9
2. Alex Hooper 13-5
3. Kim Congdon 10-3
4. Doug Fager 8-4-1
5. Pat Barker 12-4-2
6. Joe Dosch 11-8-1
7. Omid Singh 14-6
8. Toby Muresianu 8-3-1
9. Jay Light 13-10-1
10. Alex Duong 8-5

Kim Congdon and Doug Fager jump up four spots apiece after
their bi-coastal wins over Luis J. Gomez and Zac Amico, respectively. Their
jump slides Pat Barker, Joe Dosch, Omid Singh, and Toby Muresianu down two
spots each. Jay Light re-enters the Top Ten after his May 2 win over Dan Nolan,
and Alex Duong makes his Top Ten debut after beating Rich Slaton handily and
continuing his impressive win streak.

New York Top Ten

1. Eli Sairs 8-1
2. JP McDade 7-5
3. Scott Chaplain 3-7
4. Zac Amico 9-4
5. Evan M. Williams 4-4
6. Joel Walkowski 4-4
7. Patrick Schroeder 6-1
8. Mike Feeney 5-2
9. Christi Chiello 4-8
10. Ariel Elias 2-1

While the West Coast Committee tends to move people anywhere
from 3-10 spots for a win or a loss, New York doesn’t react as drastically.
Amico’s loss to Doug Fager drops him a spot from 3 to 4, while Joel Walkowski’s
main event win last week moves him up a spot from 7 to 6. Mike Feeney flew
across the country and won a battle at the Comedy Store, and stays at 8 because
of it. New York is tough, man.

Los Angeles 11-20

11. Olivia Grace 7-4-1
12. Albert Escobedo 8-0
13. Keith Carey 13-13
14. Jamar Neighbors 5-3
15. Connor McSpadden 10-6-1
16. Robbie Goodwin 7-0
17. Jeff Sewing 4-0-1
18. Tom Goss 5-4
19. Quentin Moscaritolo 5-1
20. Anna Valenzuela 8-4

Keith Carey moves up slightly after splitting main event
results in consecutive weeks, losing to Eli Sairs and then defeating Connor
McSpadden. McSpadden falls from 10 to 15 with the loss. Anna Valenzuela’s loss
to Feeney drops her similarly, as she falls from 15-20.

New York 11-20

11. Subhah Agarwal 3-1
12. Erik Bergstrom 2-4
13. Aaron Berg 3-2
14. Corey Reppond 7-3
15. Katie Hannigan 3-0
16. Kerryn Feehan 3-5
17. Dina Hashem 2-1
18. Pete Lee 1-2
19. Jono Zalay 3-1
20. Rosebud Baker 3-1

Erik Bergstrom moves from 9 to 12 after his main event loss
to Walkowski, and Katie Hannigan jumps significantly from 20 to 15 after
running her record to an impressive 3-0. The rest of this bracket remains
mostly unchanged.

Los Angeles 21-30

21. Leah Kayajanian 7-8-1
22. Jeanne Whitney 5-2
23. Galina Rivina 5-2
24. Mike Schmidt 5-1
25. Evan Cassidy 5-2
26. Bryan Vokey 4-0
27. Nicole Aimee Screiber 3-0
28. Sarah Keller 4-1-2
29. Brent Duncan 5-3
30. Rich Slaton 4-5

Galina Rivina had an up-and-down month, beating Lindsey
Jennings and losing to Kevin McNamara. She moves up from 26 to 23, passing Mike
Schmidt as he slides to 24 after losing to Terrence Newman in a huge upset.
Sarah Keller continued her hot streak with a big win over Eric Abbenante, and
jumps from 35 to 28 because of it. Rich Slaton’s main event loss to Duong drops
him from 25 to 30 to round out the bracket.

New York 21-25

21. Emily Winter 2-1
22. Jay Welch 2-2
23. Eli Yudin 2-0
24. Myka Fox 2-2
25. Mookie Thompson 2-1

Mookie Thompson took a loss and drops from 24 to 25, concluding
the movement here.

Los Angeles 31-40

31. Hormoz Rashidi 5-4-1
32. Caesar Lizardo 5-2
33. Kevin McNamara 5-1
34. Ramsey Badawi 3-2
35. Jacob Trimmer 4-1
36. Dan Nolan 9-10
37. Logan Guntzelman 3-0
38. Tony Bartolone 4-4
39. Guam Felix 6-3
40. Joe Eurell 5-5-1

Hormoz Rashidi re-enters the rankings after not battling for
a year. With a win over Josh Waldron he comes in at 31. Caesar Lizardo moves up
to 32 after thoroughly decimating Mark Stevens, and Kevin McNamara makes his
rankings debut at 33 after running off an impressive 3-0 month and bringing his
overall record to 5-1. Dan Nolan’s main event loss to Jay Light drops him to 36
and leaves him with the distinction of being the best battler (along with Leah
Kayajanian) with a losing record. Joe Eurell’s impressive win over Danielle
Perez brings him up a bracket, as he goes from 48 to 40.

Los Angeles 41-50

41. Leah Lamarr 3-0
42. John-Michael Bond 2-1
43. Lonnie Johnson 4-3
44. Greg Roque 3-2
45. Lou Vahram 5-4
46. Nicole Becannon 3-4
47. Nick Petrillo 4-3
48. Richie Gaines 4-3
49. David Lucas 2-0
50. Mark Stevens 4-3

John-Michael Bond debuts after putting up three straight
killer battles to begin his RB career. Mark Stevens’ loss to Caesar Lizardo pushes
him to the brink, as he falls from 43 to 50. And finally, the apocalypse may be
upon us as Roast Battle’s Rudy, Lou Vahram, makes his rankings debut at 45
after beating Isak Allen and racking up his fifth win.

And there you have it! The May 2017 rankings are official. For record corrections, contact Jay Light, Pat Barker, Frank Castillo, or Keith Carey. June is going to be another stacked month of battles at The Comedy Store (and The Stand!), so make sure you’re there live or watching on Periscope every Tuesday night!

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