In the first 15 volumes of the power rankings, Los Angeles
has featured only three different people at the number one spot. Leah
Kayajanian opened at the top spot for Volume 1 before quickly being defeated
and losing her title to Alex Hooper. Hooper held the belt and number one
position for almost a year before losing the title to Eli Sairs and the top
ranking to TV champ Frank Castillo. Now, for the first time in five months, LA
features a new name at the top. With the official champion residing in New
York, the west coast rankings no longer featured the standard “to be number
one, you have to beat number one” caveat. As a result, one battler rode a hot
streak all the way to the top of the mountain. Let’s find out who.

Los Angeles Top Ten

1. Kim Congdon 11-3
2. Alex Hooper 13-5
3. Pat Barker 12-4-2
4. Omid Singh 15-6
5. Joe Dosch 11-8-1
6. Toby Muresianu 8-3-1
7. Jay Light 13-10-1
8. Doug Fager 8-5-1
9. Keith Carey 14-13
10. Alex Duong 8-5

After her big win over Luis J. Gomez in LA in May got her to
number three, Kim traveled to New York and beat former champ Zac Amico at The
Stand to jump to number one. Frank Castillo officially requested to be removed
from the rankings with his future in battling uncertain (he has a tag team
battle scheduled next month but no one-on-one fights on the books), but make no
mistake – Kim would’ve taken the top spot regardless. Omid Singh made Roast
Battle history this month. By beating Albert Escobedo, he became the first
battler to 15 victories. The winningest battler in the show’s history jumps to
number four, while Doug Fager slides four spots after losing to Jeanne Whitney.
Keith Carey also racked up a win at The Stand, beating Stuart Thompson on short
notice.

New York Top Ten

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

Zac Amico’s loss to Kim Congdon coupled with Patrick
Schroeder’s win over Ariel Elias perfectly, as they swapped spots in the
rankings. Amico fell to 7, while the 7-1 Schroeder jumped up into the four spot
Amico held last month. Ariel’s loss drops her from the top ten, and Subhah Agarwal
takes her place in the ten spot.

Los Angeles 11-20

11. Robbie Goodwin 8-0
12. Olivia Grace 7-4-1
13. Jeanne Whitney 6-2
14. Jamar Neighbors 5-3
15. Connor McSpadden 10-6-1
16. Albert Escobedo 8-1
17. Jeff Sewing 4-0-1
18. Tom Goss 5-4
19. Anna Valenzuela 8-4
20. Leah Kayajanian 7-8-1

Robbie Goodwin kept on rolling this month, scoring another
victory and running his win streak to 8-0. The 8-0 mark ties the record set by
Albert Escobedo, who finally took on a top tier opponent this month as he lost
to Omid Singh and dropped to number 16. Jeanne Whitney scored a huge upset over
Doug Fager and jumped up a bracket in the process.

New York 11-20

11. Ariel Elias 2-2
12. Erik Bergstrom 2-4
13. Aaron Berg 3-2
14. Corey Reppond 8-3
15. Katie Hannigan 3-0
16. Kerryn Feehan 3-5
17. Emily Winter 3-1
18. Jono Zalay 4-1
19. Dina Hashem 2-1
20. Pete Lee 1-2

Main event wins move Emily Winter (defeated Rosebud Baker) up
four spots (21 to 17) and Jono Zalay (defeated Paul Hooper) up one (19 to 18).
Everyone around them moves around slightly as a result.

Los Angeles 21-30

21. Mike Schmidt 5-1
22. Evan Cassidy 5-2
23. Sarah Keller 5-1-2
24. Caesar Lizardo 6-2
25. Quentin Moscaritolo 5-2
26. Bryan Vokey 4-0
27. Nicole Aimee Schreiber 3-0
28. Brent Duncan 5-3
29. Galina Rivina 5-3
30. Joe Eurell 6-5-1

Sarah Keller’s win over Jasmin Leigh bumps her up from 28 to
23. From her first fight everyone knew that she had star potential, something
you could never have said about Caesar Lizardo. After two tough losses and
subpar performances to start his battle career, Caesar has ripped off six
straight wins and now moved into the top 25 for the first time. He passes
Quentin Moscaritolo, who drops from 19 to 25 after taking a beating at the
hands of Nicole Becannon. Galina Rivina’s loss to Robbie Goodwin drops her to
29, while Joe Eurell’s win over Haiti in an Undercard of the Year candidate
jumps him all the way up from 40 to 30.

New York 21-25

21. Rosebud Baker 6-2
22. Erica Spera 2-0
23. Elon Altman 1-0
24. Myka Fox 2-2
25. Dave Kinney 2-1

Erica Spera debuts in the rankings after a win over Eli
Yudin. Elon Altman took on a ranked opponent in his debut, defeating last month’s
#22 Jay Welch and coming away with a victory and his Top 25 spot. And lastly,
Dave Kinney makes his rankings debut after defeating former LA Top 50 battler
Lindsey Jennings.

Los Angeles 31-40

31. Rich Slaton 4-5
32. Hormoz Rashidi 5-4-1
33. Ramsey Badawi 3-2
34. Logan Guntzelman 3-0
35. Tony Bartolone 4-4
36. Guam Felix 6-3
37. Dan Nolan 9-11
38. John-Michael Bond 3-1
39. Nicole Becannon 4-4
40. Jacob Trimmer 4-2

No activity this month from 31-37, but the bottom of the
bracket is a different story. John-Michael Bond scored a win over Kevin
McNamara and moved from 42 to 38 as a result. Nicole Becannon’s aforementioned
win over Quentin Moscaritolo moves her from 46 to 39, and Jacob Trimmer’s loss
to Caesar Lizardo drops him five spots.

Los Angeles 41-50

41. Kevin McNamara 5-2
42. Heather Marulli 4-3
43. Isaac Hirsch 2-1
44. Leah Lamarr 3-0
45. Lonnie Johnson 4-3
46. Greg Roque 3-2
47. Nick Petrillo 4-3
48. Zahra Ali 2-0
49. Richie Gaines 4-3
50. Eric Abbenante 4-4

Kevin Mac’s loss to JMB drops him to 41, while the next two
spots are occupied by battlers who beat up on Lou Vahram this month. Heather
Marulli moved to 4-3 and grabs the #42 spot, while the less experienced Isaac
Hirsch has now put on three straight impressive battles to begin his fight
card. Newcomer Zahra Ali slides in at 48 after beating Eric Abbenante, but it
wasn’t an entirely bad month for him – he also managed to score a win over
Victor Martinez. The 50/50 split is good enough for him to sneak in to the
final spot.

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