There are 110 Elite Series pros competing on Cherokee, but a small percentage of anglers are taking the spotlight. Overall the 11 rookies have performed well. Currently the Top 3 are all rookies and are flexing their muscles this year. This could possibly be the first time we've unofficially had three rookies sitting 1-2-3 on BASSTrakk.
Jesse Wiggins and Jamie Hartman did the majority of their damage early on Day 2, while Skylar Hamilton has been slowly climbing and, when he caught his fifth keeper, jumped into the bronze position so far. If this is any indication of how tight the Rookie of the Year race is going to be, then strap in and stay tuned as 11 newcomers look to separate themselves from their peers.