Bryan Kerchal, 23, of Newton, Ct., ignored the odds to become the only "amateur" to claim the coveted Bassmaster 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.
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