'Bering Sea Gold' Season 9 Episode 3 Preview: Can Shawn Pomrenke make up for lost time and pip Ken Kerr?

That doesn't mean he can count out Emily Riedel of the Eroica, Vernon Atkison, and Kris Kelly either


                            'Bering Sea Gold' Season 9 Episode 3 Preview: Can Shawn Pomrenke make up for lost time and pip Ken Kerr?
Shawn Pomrenke (Discovery)
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Christine Rose skipper Shawn Pomrenke is off to a late start. In trying to release his dredge from bankruptcy, he's spent more time on inland mining than on the water and it's now or never as he races to get back in the game and topple Ken Kerr as "Mr Gold." What could come to his aid in terms of getting the green early is the vast experience he has in the world of gold mining. With almost every other team off to a head start, the challenge for Shawn is to pick the right spot and get that dredge in the water. 

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Considering Kerr's lofty ambition of 4,000 ounces of gold that he wants to dig out this season, Shawn, another seasoned campaigner could be the one to challenge Kerr for that huge number. But that doesn't mean he can count out Emily Riedel of the Eroica, Vernon Atkison and Kris Kelly either. Each of these captains has gotten off to solid starts and Shawn may just have to keep looking over his shoulder to see how far along every crew is. 

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That Kerr's Myrtle Irene had some spud issues might have slowed him down a bit but that was enough for Shawn to get back into the water. Now it is all about finding the honey hole and get mining. The opening episode saw Shawn down, but not out. The positive attitude meant he was able to roll up his sleeves, wipe the sweat off and raise enough to get back the Christine Rose, but he still needs some major effort to go the complete distance. His return to the challenge gave his fans enough hope to see a sizzling contest between him and Kerr. But the question will be if he can pip Kerr over the course of the season. 

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Emily who was absent in the previous episode might come in as well. With five captains, each episode has ample time to showcase the skippers and their mining attempts in complete detail. The season has seen new techniques, new methods employed to get some gold in the pocket and this can be expected to continue.

Do you think Shawn Pomrenke can get off to a great start?

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'Bering Sea Gold' Season 9 Episode 3 airs 8 pm ET on Discovery.