When Andrew Upshaw turned 16, his father offered to buy him an automobile. Upshaw turned it down. He wanted a boat.
Andrew Upshaw and Ryan Watkins are still the best of friends, even after what they went through last weekend.
The two newest Bassmaster Classic rookies could hardly be more different from each other.
Bittersweet defined how Andrew Upshaw felt Sunday after edging teammate and best friend Ryan Watkins. Monday he was feeling more sweet than bitter as what he’d done started to sink in.
Watch the emotional scene of Andrew Upshaw edging best friend Ryan Watkins to win berth in Bassmaster Classic.
The bonds of teammates and friendship alike were tested on the final day of Collegiate competition, with the winner earning a berth in the 2012 Bassmaster Classic.
SFA anglers passed the the first three days of a grueling test together, then had to fish against one another. In the toughest day, Andrew Upshaw bested best friend Ryan Watkins.
The competition heats up as the final day of the Mercury College B.A.S.S. National Championships pits two teammates against each other for a shot at the Bassmaster Classic.
Videos from on the water and behind the scenes at the 2011 College B.A.S.S. National Championship.