2012 Elite Series Mississippi River Rumble Mississippi River - La Crosse, WI, Jun 21 - 24, 2012

AOY race may be lost for Walker, VanDam

10:58 am CDT, Jun 23, 2012 | By Ken Duke

After finishing this tournament in 92nd place, I think we can unofficially declare David Walker's Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year hopes dead for 2012. He'll leave the river about 14th in the AOY standings with two tournaments left to go, and that's just too far back to make a run at it.

 

Kevin VanDam's chances for a five-peat as AOY are on life support unless he can work a miracle today and jump into the Top 12. He's 26th going into today's round, so it's going to be very tough. When the fishing's good (lots of limits) and the bass are small (as they are on the Mississippi River), moving up in the standings can be very, very difficult.

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