One dozen Bassmaster fans are now virtually paired with the 12 pros in the Bassmaster Elite Series Toyota Trucks All-Star Week.
One of those 12 fans will score a $30,000 bass boat, a Triton 18XS with a Mercury 150 OptiMax engine. The winning fan will be the one whose pro partner wins the July 23-31 All-Star event. But just by winning the sweepstakes to become a finalist, all 12 fans will receive a tackle pack from Berkley and Havoc and a replica fishing jersey of the pro who they’re paired with.
The pairings are virtual. Fans don’t actually compete with or against anyone. They’re likely to be watching closely, though, because they win only if their pro wins.
The All-Star pros get started July 23-24 on Alabama’s Lake Jordan out of Wetumpka, Ala. Only eight will survive the cut and move to the Alabama River for three final days of bracketed elimination fishing July 29-31 out of Montgomery, Ala. On July 31, the winner will take home the entire purse of $100,000 while his virtual fan partner will collect the Triton-Mercury rig.
The 12 fans and their pro pairings are:
|Tom Shoe||Star, N.C.||Skeet Reese|
|Sean Graves||Spofford, N.H.||Edwin Evers|
|Shane Martin||Lindstrom, Minn.||Terry Scroggins|
|Steven McClendon||Nevada, Texas||Jeff Kriet|
|David Williams||Sulphur, La.||Michael Iaconelli|
|Jason Carroll||Dubuque, Iowa||Davy Hite|
|John Bragg||Birmingham, Ala.||Casey Ashley|
|Cynthia Bryan||Farmerville, La.||Ott DeFoe|
|Brian Fuller||Prattville, Ala.||Kevin VanDam|
|Eric Almy||West Chester, Ohio||Steve Kennedy|
|Robert Agee||Kingwood, Texas||Gerald Swindle|
|Tom Toth||Yalaha, Fla.||Aaron Martens|