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

How will Faircloth finish?

12:35 pm CDT, Jun 24, 2012 | By Ken Duke

If Todd Faircloth can finish in the Top 3 today, he's 20 points or fewer behind Brent Chapman for the AOY title heading into the final two tournaments. That's well within striking range, but he'll need to avoid the slips that cost him the title in 2008. That year he was leading the race going into the final tournament and needed to finish in the money to lock it up.

 

Unfortunately for Faircloth, the wheels came off in the finale and he finished a dismal 93rd, opening the door for Kevin VanDam to slip through and claim his fourth AOY.

 

That season finale where Faircloth finished 93rd was Oneida Lake ... same as this year. And while he probably won't have to worry too much about KVD, Brent Chapman and Randy Howell will be there.

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