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    Captain Andy Hillstrand

    Captain Andy touts himself as the more reasonable of the two Hillstrand skippers, and this may very well be true.

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    Captain Jake Anderson

    The past couple of years have heralded a lot of change for Jake. He welcomed his first son, Aiden, into the world and he finally achieved his dream of captaining a boat. These milestones were a welcome change for the recovering addict who has faced many trials over the course of his life.

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    Captain Johnathan Hillstrand

    Johnathan may wear the raspy exterior of a veteran crabbing captain, but he is truly a child at heart.

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    Captain Keith Colburn

    Last year, Keith's health deteriorated and his marriage ended, causing his personal demons to take over.

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    Relief Captain Monte "Mouse" Colburn

    Despite their differences, Keith has voiced full trust in Monte's ability, often noting his brother is one of only a handful of guys in the fleet with a Masters 1600-ton captain's license.

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    Captain Sean Dwyer

    At 24 years old, Sean Dwyer of the Brenna A is the youngest captain in the fleet. Sean has been a commercial fisherman since he was a kid, shadowing his dad, Pat, and absorbing everything he could.

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    Captain Sig Hansen

    One of the most irrepressible captains ever to tackle the Bering Sea, Sig ventured into Season 12 with his trademark gusto, swagger, and veteran savvy.

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    Captain "Wild" Bill Wichrowski

    Once notorious amongst the fleet for being a rugged maverick, Wild Bill's age continues to show in his softened demeanor (as well as his silvering mane).

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    Austin Brockie

    At age 20, Austin will be the youngest crewmember on board the Saga.

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    Axel Hillstrand

    This is Axel's fifth year on the Time Bandit, and his responsibilities are growing.

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    Clark Pederson

    A graduate of Washington State University as well as the California Maritime Academy, Clark has his Third Mate Unlimited License and now looks to complement his education with real-world experience.

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    Craig Leake

    An old-school fisherman, Craig started crabbing in 1980, but stopped several years later due to the brutal conditions of the job.

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    Dave Felton

    Dave and Jake have been friends for the past 10 years, and while he's a master sandblaster, steel worker, and welder, Dave has never worked on a crab boat or been in rough seas before.

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    Dean Gribble

    Dean met Jake when he first started fishing on the NW, and lives down the street from both Jake and Edgar.

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    Eddie "Eddie JR." Uwekoolani III

    Eddie Jr. joined the Time Bandit as a greenhorn in the 2011 opilio season after spending two summers salmon tendering on the boat with his dad.

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    Eddie "Eddie SR." Uwekoolani JR

    A long-time friend and schoolmate of all the Hillstrands, Eddie has been crabbing for over 20 years.

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    Edgar Hansen

    When Edgar first came on the boat in the 80s, Sig described him as a “flunky” and not very dependable.

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    Freddy Maugatai

    First one on deck, last one to leave, this Samoan stud's work ethic is exactly what a captain would want in a deckhand.

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    Gary Soper

    If there is one person Keith can rely on to keep his crew on point, it is longtime first mate and deck boss Gary Soper.

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    Hannes M. Huswick

    Fellow Norwegian Hannes came on last opies and quickly became a dependable part of the SG crew.

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    Hunter Cooper

    Hunter has fished his entire life, primarily on his family's salmon boats.

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    Jacob "JJ" James

    JJ came to the Wizard with no commercial fishing experience, through a recommendation by former DC deckhand Mike Fourtner.

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    Jason Jenks

    Jason Jenks (who goes by “Jenks” since he grew up in a town of seven Jasons) is another recruit from the Jennifer A.

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    James Tommy

    Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, James Tommy is a fishing veteran whose experience mostly resides in the cod long-lining and crab fisheries.

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    Karl Rasmussen

    Karl is the grandson of one of the Northwestern's quota moguls, which is how he found his way on to the family fishing vessel.

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    Matt Bradley

    Matt Bradley always vows never to return to crabbing on the Northwestern, but he usually does — usually to help supplement his e-cig vapor business.

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    Neal Hillstrand

    Although he's occasionally called the “Night Nazi” by the crew, of all the Hillstrands on the Time Bandit, Neal is by far the quietest.

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    Nick Mavar

    Even-tempered Nick helps balance out all the big personalities of the Northwestern, which he's been doing since they were kids.

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    Nick McGlashan

    This will be Nick's fifth full season working with Wild Bill, having quickly gained Bill's respect due to his “old-school derby style.”

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    Norman Hansen

    Norman Hansen aka “The Quiet Storm” is a man of mystery.

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    Ole Helgevold

    “If there's a bounty on its shell, I've fished it,” longtime fisherman Ole says. The most veteran of Jake's veteran crew, Ole started crabbing in 1972.

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    Per Nesselquist

    Sean's friend since they were 2 years old, Per felt honored and proud to have been Sean's first choice as the greenhorn for the return of the Brenna A to crabbing last year.

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    Phillip Hillstrand

    With his previous season cut short due to a hand-crushing injury, Phillip returned last year wanting to show everyone that he was just sidelined by an unfortunate circumstance, and he has what it takes to carry on the family legacy.

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    Robby Schlosstein

    Brought on by his brother, Roger, to replace a bum greenhorn, Robby has proved he's from the same reliable stock as his older kin.

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    Roger Schlosstein

    Since joining the Wizard four years ago for opies fishing, Roger has proven to be a solid hand.

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    Ronnie James

    The other half of the “Swedish Twins,” Ronnie previously tendered herring and salmon aboard the F/V Kona Kai.

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    Sean Dunlop

    Sean started fishing right out of high school after a friend showed him just how lucrative it could be.

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    Thomas Marcisso

    A graduate of the Maine Maritime Academy, Thomas comes to the Wizard high on education, but low on fishing experience.

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    Tim Boles

    Tim worked for a spell on the Saga last year – as a deckhand, not an engineer like he'll be on the Summer Bay – but the drama was a little too much for this old-school fisherman.

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    Tirey Cordrey

    Tirey (named after his grandfather) has fished for seven years. Two years ago, while fishing in Bristol Bay, Tirey asked Sean for a job and the rest is history.

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    Tony "Boneyard" Bundy

    In the absence of an established hierarchy on deck, Tony has taken on the mantle of deck boss of the Brenna A.

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    Tyler Gateman

    Tyler joined the Wizard two years ago, and survived a brutal prank where 1,000 pounds of cod got dumped over his head.

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    Wyatt Harshfield

    A late addition to the crew, Wyatt came aboard the Time Bandit during opies season to relieve deckhand Kyle Dyerly, who returned home for his wife's delivery.

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    Zack Larson

    As a member of Wild Bill's bloodline, and now the oldest on the crew, expectations for Zack as a fisherman are very high.

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