Elite

See the 13 new Elite anglers for 2023

See the 13 anglers — 11 rookies and two returning pros that are joining the Bassmaster Elite Series for the 2023 season.
Rookie: Cole Sands — Calhoun, Tennessee
Qualified via 2022 St. Croix Bassmaster Opens Overall Division
Rookie: David Gaston — Sylacauga, Alabama
Qualified via 2022 St. Croix Bassmaster Opens Overall Division
Rookie: John Soukup — Sapulpa, Oklahoma
Qualified via 2022 St. Croix Bassmaster Opens Overall Division
Rookie: Alex Wetherell — Middletown, Connecticut
Qualified via 2022 St. Croix Bassmaster Opens Northern Division
Rookie: Kyoya Fujita — Minamitsuru, Yamanashi, Japan
Qualified via 2022 St. Croix Bassmaster Opens Northern Division
Rookie: Bryant Smith — Roseville, California
Qualified via 2022 St. Croix Bassmaster Opens Southern Division
Rookie: Cooper Gallant — Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
Qualified via 2022 St. Croix Bassmaster Opens Southern Division
Rookie: Joey Cifuentes III — Clinton, Arkansas
Qualified via 2022 St. Croix Bassmaster Opens Southern Division
Rookie: Kyle Norsetter — Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
Qualified via 2022 St. Croix Bassmaster Opens Central Division
Rookie: Logan Latuso — Gonzales, Louisiana
Qualified via 2022 St. Croix Bassmaster Opens Central Division
Rookie: Will Davis Jr. — Sylacauga, Alabama
Qualified via 2022 TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Championship
Newcomer: Keith Poche — Pike Road, Alabama
Qualified via 2022 St. Croix Bassmaster Opens Northern Division. Poche was a former Elite Series competitor from 2010-2018. His professional career earnings are $1,275,219 making him ineligible to be a rookie on the Bassmaster Elite Series.
Newcomer: Bradley Hallman — Edmond, Oklahoma
Qualified via 2022 St. Croix Bassmaster Opens Central Division. Hallman was a former Elite Series competitor from 2006-2011. His professional career earnings are $841,714 making him ineligible to be a rookie on the Bassmaster Elite Series.