In 2021, Hank Cherry will compete in his ninth year on the Bassmaster Elite Series. Cherry hit the apex of career accomplishments by winning back-to-back the 2021 and the 2020 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk. Cherry was the 2013 Elite Series Rookie of the Year. Cherry has two other wins to his credit, a Southern Open at Smith Lake in 2012 and the All-Star event in 2013. Cherry starts the 2021 season less than $10,000 from eclipsing the million-dollar mark.