Hometown: Lake Quivira, Kan.
AOY rank: 1st
Best Finish: 1st at Toledo Bend Battle on Toledo Bend Reservoir, La.
Bassing Average: 5.0000 (tied for 1st)
Average Bass Weight: 3.2577 lbs. (1st)
Prize Money: $1,499,583.00
AOY Titles: 1 (2012)
AOY Best Finish: 1st in 2012
Best Finish: 5th in 2010 on Lay Lake, Ala., and in 2011 on the Louisiana Delta
Chapman had a year for the ages in 2012. He started the season with a win at the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open on Lake Lewisville in Texas, earning an early berth in the 2013 Bassmaster Classic and unleashing him to approach the Elite Series season differently than ever before. It led to the greatest year of his career. Chapman won the Toledo Bend Battle and finished in the top six of four other events on his way to the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year title, his first and the first won by anyone other than Kevin VanDam since 2007.
Nickname: "Ott" is a nickname; his real name is Arthur
Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn.
AOY rank: 2nd
Best Finish: 5th at Lake Michigan and Oneida Lake
Bassing Average: 4.9630 (tied for 5th)
Average Bass Weight: 2.9723 lbs. (9th)
Prize Money: $423,771.86
AOY Titles: 0
AOY Best Finish: 2nd in 2012
Best Finish: 5th in 2012 on the Red River, La.
DeFoe is the defending All-Star Week champion, having taken the title on the Alabama River a year ago. In his brief Elite career (two seasons), he's established himself as a star and the heir apparent to the sport's all-time greats. In 16 Elite tournaments, DeFoe has earned a check 15 times.