The 2017 Geico Bassmaster ClassicSubmitted by Full Limit Outdoor Media
The 2017 Geico Bassmaster classic will kick-off this Friday on Lake Conroe just outside of Houston, Texas. In the bass fishing world, the Classic is the equivalent of the Superbowl or World Series. It is what every competitor has worked all year, if not their whole life, for.
The anglers are not only vying for the $300,000 payday that will be presented to the champion, there is much more on the line. Not to mention the culmination of childhood dreams, a Classic win is a career milestone that is arguably unmatched in this sport. It is a game-changer for an angler’s career in terms of recognition and therefore their worth to sponsors. From the immediate financial impact to the long-term effect on endorsements, the Classic is literally life-altering for the champion.
Out of this year’s 52 angler field 8 of them of are Strike King Pro Team members. That’s better than 1 out of every 6 competitors. We are very proud of these guys. Not only for getting to the big dance, but what they bring to our brand every day. These 8 guys are part of driving force behind keeping Strike King lures on the cutting edge of performance, quality and innovation. We know that they have the advantage on Lake Conroe.
Here is our 2017 Bassmaster Classic qualifiers, where they’re from and how many classics they’ve fished/won. This group of anglers accounts for 84 Bassmaster Classic qualifications and 4 wins.
Keith Combs – Huntington, TX – This is his 6th Classic
Todd Faircloth – Jasper, TX – This is his 15th Classic
John Garrett – Union City, TN – This is his first Classic (Carhartt College Champion)
Shaw Grigsby – Gainesville, FL - This is his 16th Classic
Greg Hackney – Gonzales, LA – This is 14th Classic
Jordan Lee – Grant, AL - This is his 3rd Classic
Andy Montgomery – Blacksburg, SC – This is his 3rd Classic
Kevin VanDam – Kalamazoo, MI – This is 26th Classic (4 Classic Wins)
Please make plans to stop by the Strike King booth at the Classic Expo at the George R Brown Convention Center in Houston. We will be there all days cheering on our 8 competitors, hanging out with several of our other pro anglers, and meeting up with Strike King fans and customers. We’d love to see you!