Video: 1994 Bassmaster Classic

Feb 6, 2014

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.

Classic XXIV - July 28-30, 1994

Feb 6, 2009

In this article, you can read how Bryan Kerchal, an amateur, won the 24th Classic title before a record weigh-in crowd.

Classic Countdown: 15

Feb 5, 2009

The 23-year-old Bryan Kerchal worked as a short order cook in Connecticut and was living his dream fishing the Classic.

Kerchal's Classic Anniversary

Jul 31, 2007

Just a year earlier the 23-year-old short order cook finished last in the Classic on Lake Logan Martin in Alabama.

Flashback: Kerchal's death saddens bass fishing world

May 16, 2007

Bryan Kerchal, a Classic that people will not soon forget.

Flashback: Kerchal's Classic win

May 2, 2007

Bryan Kerchal's Bassmaster Classic win story

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