Nutritionist Ken Hoover helps the Bassmaster Elite Series pro keep their energy levels high with healthy foods.
"We assembled data from relevant sources to make the call to move from the Arkansas River to Lake Dardanelle."
The Bassmaster Elite Series tour always opens local bass anglers' eyes to new possibilities, wherever it goes.
Just a year earlier the 23-year-old short order cook finished last in the Classic on Lake Logan Martin in Alabama.
The poignant irony of the Bassmaster American is that some of the very pros that Kerchal beat in that fateful event on High Rock Lake are here fishing the Major.
Tactics of the Final 6 anglers in the Bassmaster Memorial
Thliveros could only do half of what he does best, which is fish.
His boat garnered almost 50 percent of all votes cast in the final round, earning him the grand prize, $10,000 cash.
He held his smile until he was about a half a step back stage when he started swinging his arms around out of frustration.
"It seems like destiny," said Thliveros, a six-time BASS winner. "This victory and defending this title are the hallmark of my career."