OIFC Fishing Teams - GET FLOOR'D / OIFC


Team Motto: 

Team Members:

Capt. Zach Faulkner

I love to hunt, fish, and participate in all outdoor sports.  I began saltwater fishing in my early teens fishing the back waters for flounder and trout.  I began working at OIFC during summers while in college and eventually earned my captains license in 2008.  I worked as a mate and captain while charter fishing at OIFC.  I have been fortunate to work and learn from many talented fishermen at OIFC.  I found that I have a love for offshore fishing.  I began tournament king mackerel fishing 4 years ago when we upgraded to our present boat.   I enjoy the competition and challenges of tournament fishing.  I am currently working for Stevens Marine Towing in Charleston, SC. 

Benjy Faulkner

When I am not fishing I am the owner of Faulkner Flooring a commercial flooring business in Winston-Salem, NC.  I am the team “manager” of the Get Floor’d fishing team.  My family has enjoyed Ocean Isle Beach for 30 + years.   I have a newfound love (obsession) of offshore fishing that I discovered over the past 8 years.  I enjoy anytime that I can spend on the water with friends and family.  Benjy and his wife Kim are parents of two children Zach and Kyndle.  I am committed to helping the Get Floor’d fishing team accomplish our goals and objectives, while enjoying the time that I can spend on the water with friends and family.

Richie Heycock:

From walking the river banks, to feeling the wind at 40 knots in your face, I have always taken every chance to be around water. Reeling in a small brim or big game fish in the ocean is always a thrill to me. I remember bringing my fishing pole everywhere as a kid, always appreciating my time spent at the rivers in New Jersey. My time involved in fishing has developed over the years. Fishing in the ocean is like Christmas morning as a kid.  Never knowing if you have a 30 Lb King or a 300 Lb tiger shark on the line never gets old.  Being part of the Get Floor'd/OIFC team is a honor and I am thankful that Benjy and Zach have given me the opportunity to be part of their team.


Capt. Chris Eckert

I have grown up around water and fishing my entire life.  In 2006, my father introduced me to offshore saltwater fishing.  In 2008, I received my USCG captain's license and fished my first tournament, the Jolly Mon, with Barrett McMullan.  In the fall of 2008, I become a certified scuba diver and continue to be an avid diver.  In 2009, I began running charters out of the OIFC. From 2008 through 2012 I have fished with Team OIFC in divisional and pro tournaments in North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida.  We constantly placed in the top ten and my best finish as a member of Team OIFC was 1st place in the 2010 South Brunswick Isles Classic. In 2012, I joined Team Get Floor'd and fished division 9 as well as the 2012 National Championship in Biloxi, MS.  Beyond, fishing I graduated from UNC with a degree in economics and plan to attend law school in the fall of 2013.


2012 18th place Division 9

2012 SKA Nationals 44th place

2011 SKA National Qualifier

2011 Fall Brawl King Classic- 3rd place. Ocean Isle Beach, NC. 30.9 pound King Mackerel.

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