OK, this is really my last comment about the importance of catching a limit in Elite competition. It really shows itself when it comes to winning a tournament. It's practically impossible to do without catching five each and every day of an event.
In fact, only three times in Elite history has the winner not limited every day. Kelly Jordon won the 2006 event on the Potomac and weighed just four bass on Day Three. Casey Ashley did it the next season, clinging to his lead at Smith Mountain despite being one bass short of a limit on the final day.
John Crews didn't limit on Day One or Day Three at the California Delta in 2010, but he still won. But only two anglers limited all four days of that event.