Hometown: Auburn, Calif.
AOY rank: 11
Best Finish: 3rd at Lake Okeechobee
Bassing Average: 4.8750 (tied for 16th)
Average Bass Weight: 3.0218 (5th)
Prize Money: $2,594,553.64
AOY Titles: 1 (2007)
AOY Best Finish: 1st in 2007
Best Finish: 1st in 2009 on the Red River, La.
After a challenging 2011, Reese is back to form this season, posting three top seven finishes, grabbing the early lead in the AOY race and easily qualifying for his 13th Bassmaster Classic. He has a record 18 top five finishes in Elite competition and once made the finals (top 12) six straight times, a record that may never be equaled.
Nickname: The Natural, A-Mart
Hometown: Leeds, Ala.
AOY rank: 10th
Best Finish: 3rd at Douglas Lake and Lake Michigan
Bassing Average: 4.9583 (8th)
Average Bass Weight: 2.9777 (7th)
Prize Money: $1,828,262.19
AOY Titles: 1 (2005)
AOY Best Finish: 1st in 2005
Best Finish: 2nd in 2002 on Lay Lake, Ala.; in 2004 on Lake Wylie, N.C.; in 2005 on Three Rivers in Pa.; and in 2011 on the Louisiana Delta
Martens was AOY in 2005 and is the only angler to finish second in the Bassmaster Classic four times. His close calls on fishing's biggest stage have made him a star and one of the most popular anglers in the Elite Series. His attention to detail is legendary, and his ability to catch bass everywhere the tournament trail takes him has earned him the nickname, "The Natural."