In this article, you can read how Bryan Kerchal, an amateur, won the 24th Classic title before a record weigh-in crowd.
The 23-year-old Bryan Kerchal worked as a short order cook in Connecticut and was living his dream fishing the Classic.
Just a year earlier the 23-year-old short order cook finished last in the Classic on Lake Logan Martin in Alabama.
Bryan Kerchal, a Classic that people will not soon forget.
Bryan Kerchal's Bassmaster Classic win story
Bryan Kerchal, 23, of Newton, Connecticut, ignored the odds to become the only "amateur" to claim the coveted Classic Champion title and the $50,000 prize that accompanied it. The 24th annual Classic was held July 28-30, 1994, in High Rock Lake, N.C.