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

Martens and Faircloth: A close race

8:54 am CDT, Jun 24, 2012 | By Ken Duke

Though he's won a couple of Elite events, Todd Faircloth has only been the leader going into the final round once before — 2006 on Table Rock, where he finished it out with the win. Faircloth is a strong closer; he's not going to lose this tournament. If someone else is going to win, they're going to have to beat him. It won't be a case of Faircloth letting it slip away.

 

Aaron Martens has also won two Elite events (California Delta in 2007 and Guntersville in 2009). Each time he had the lead going into the final round. Only once has he lost a final round lead — 2008 at Falcon Lake, where the catches were the biggest in history.

 

Faircloth and Martens are two of the five best anglers in Bassmaster Elite Series history. Today should be a great showdown.

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