Click here to continue 1 / 102 After the Elite Series event on the Potomac River, three Elite Series anglers, Edwin Evers, Jason Christie and Davy Hite stayed an extra day to fish with three Purple Heart recipients. 2 / 102 The final event on Edwin Evers’ Optima Batteries Healing Heroes in Action Tour presented by General Tire was held on Mill Pond near Richmond Virginia. 3 / 102 Mill Pond is a picturesque reservoir situated on one of the oldest plantations in the country. 4 / 102 The event pairs Elite anglers with soldiers who are Purple Heart recipients for a day of day of fishing and camaraderie. It also includes a tournament between the paired anglers. 5 / 102 And it also allows a team of “Average Joe” fishermen who won a Facebook auction for the opportunity to compete against the Elite anglers. 6 / 102 Teams in this event included Nathan Allen of Aberdeen, Md., who spent the day with Davy Hite. 7 / 102 Jacob "Jake" Whipkey of Boswell, Pa., and Edwin Evers. 8 / 102 Jeremy Smith of Milford, Pa., and Jason Christie. 9 / 102 The “average Joe team” were Scott Stephenson of Prince George, Va., and Calvin "Catfish" Hunter of Chesterfield, Va. Hunter is a veteran of the Vietnam War. 10 / 102 The events are designed to help with the healing process soldiers often need to undergo after being wounded in conflict. Evers believes there’s no better way to do that than with fishing. 11 / 102 And all the soldiers able to attend the events agree that time on the water helps heal in many ways. 12 / 102 But make no mistake, these events always come with a heavy dose of competitiveness. 13 / 102 You can’t put two Elite anglers on the same water and not expect them to work extra hard to beat the other. 14 / 102 But this event had an extra bit of competitive spirit added to it. Allen and… 15 / 102 Whipley had a full head of hair on the line. 16 / 102 The loser in that match up agreed to allow the winner the time to shave his head. It added an extra bit of drama to the whole day. 17 / 102 But before the hair could be cut, these anglers would spill out into the lake, a 75-acre impoundment that dates back to the 1600s. 18 / 102 19 / 102 With temperatures and heat index pushing the century mark, the action was steady, but outside of the temperature, not overly hot. 20 / 102 A five-fish limit would determine the winner. 21 / 102 Of those five, though, only two could come from the Elite angler. 22 / 102 And as you could imagine, the Elite anglers caught plenty. 23 / 102 It didn’t take long for them to be reeling in keepers. 24 / 102 25 / 102 26 / 102 27 / 102 28 / 102 29 / 102 30 / 102 Stephenson and Hunter were reeling them in a consistent basis as well. 31 / 102 The lake was full of fish. 32 / 102 But most of them were small. 33 / 102 But the size didn’t mean the soldiers weren’t having a ball. 34 / 102 They caught their share as well 35 / 102 And kept catching them all day. 36 / 102 37 / 102 38 / 102 Jeremy Smith shows off one of several crappie that bit during the day, while Christie tries to figure out a way to make it count toward their total. 39 / 102 The fish came all day and all of it was captured for a special live broadcast on Bassmaster.com. 40 / 102 Each of the teams had a Bassmaster camera and the action was streamed directly to the web site. 41 / 102 And there was plenty to watch with fish after fish hitting the livewell. 42 / 102 They covered every corner of the lake, looking for that special place, including the extremely shallow areas. 43 / 102 Or little pockets scattered around the shore. 44 / 102 45 / 102 And some endured the heat, by simply taking a seat and casting from there. 46 / 102 The competitive spirit, though, was off the charts. In this photo, Evers rushes to beat Christie to a prime spot. 47 / 102 And coming from a different direction, Christie tries to beat him. 48 / 102 They both showed up at the same time and there was plenty of trash talking to go around. 49 / 102 50 / 102 51 / 102 52 / 102 53 / 102 54 / 102 55 / 102 56 / 102 57 / 102 58 / 102 59 / 102 60 / 102 But most of the talk on the lake centered around Allen’s challenge to Whipkey. 61 / 102 Whipkey gave as good as he got. 62 / 102 The highlight of the day, though, came during the mid morning when Allen would hook up with a special fish. 63 / 102 64 / 102 Hite would rush to the side of the boat to help land the fish. 65 / 102 And as soon as he got his hands on it he started pulling out a giant. 66 / 102 And he started screaming at the same time. 67 / 102 Allen would add his own screams and a fist pump. 68 / 102 And the two would start screaming together. 69 / 102 The two would pose for a photo with the big fish. 70 / 102 Slap a high-five. 71 / 102 Then admire the fish some more. 72 / 102 The fish would weigh 8.88 pounds and provide a huge cushion in the contest. 73 / 102 They would wind up with a limit that weighed a total of 14.30 pounds. 74 / 102 Allen may want to add a tattoo of the fish to his military insignia on his right leg. 75 / 102 Evers and Whipkey would wind up second in the contest with a total of 10.53 pounds. 76 / 102 While Stephenson and Hunter would be third with 9.75 pounds. 77 / 102 A day after amassing an amazing 23 pound stringer on the Potomac River, Christie and Smith would finish fourth with 9.28 pounds. 78 / 102 Whipkey would fish the remaining hour and half with his hair, but by the end of the contest, Allen would shave him bald. 79 / 102 After a day on the water, it was time for some photos. 80 / 102 In addition to Hite, Christie and Evers, a fourth team comprised of Calvin Hunter and Scott Stephenson were the high bidders on an auction to raise funds for Wounded Warriors in Action events. 81 / 102 After fishing for six hours on a private lake near Richmond, Va., the teams gathered for the weigh in. 82 / 102 The first team to weigh in were the team of Hunter and Stephenson. 83 / 102 Their five fish limit weighed 9.75 pounds. 84 / 102 Hunter and Stephenson with four of their best fish. 85 / 102 Next to weigh in was Elite Series pro Jason Christie and his teammate, Jeremy Smith from Milford, Pa. 86 / 102 Christie and Smith weighed in 9.28 pounds. 87 / 102 Nathan Allen carried the weigh in bag from the boat after spending the day fishing with Davy Hite. 88 / 102 The scales would eventually settle on a weight of 14.29 pounds for Allen and Hite. 89 / 102 There were handshakes and high-fives for the team of Allen and Hite. They would end the day with the winning weight. 90 / 102 The surprise of the day was the big fish Nathan Allen had caught early in the day. 91 / 102 Allen caught the fish while the team was being shown on Bassmaster Live. The big fish bit while he was telling the story of how he was wounded in combat. 92 / 102 Allen's fish was by far the heavyweight fish of the day. At 8.89 pounds, it was by far the biggest bass he had caught in his lifetime. 93 / 102 The final team to weigh their fish was the team of Edwin Evers and his partner Jacob Whipkey from Boswell, Pa. 94 / 102 Evers and Whipkey could not bump Hite and Allen from the lead. They ended the day in 2nd place with 10.53 pounds. 95 / 102 Evers and Whipkey with two of their better fish. 96 / 102 After the weigh in concluded, there was a bit of unfinished business. Jacob Whipkey runs his fingers through his head of hair he was about to lose. 97 / 102 The night before the tournament, the two men that had served together, Whipkey and Nathan Allen had made a bet...the loser would agree to have his head shaved. 98 / 102 Davy Hite and everybody gathered around to watch, roared with laughter when Allen first ran the shears through Whipkey's hair. 99 / 102 Allen took his time as he slowly shaved all the the hair from Whipkey's head. 100 / 102 But Whipkey was very good natured about the proceedings, saying a bet was a bet. 101 / 102 Edwin Evers laughed as the two good friends that have been through so much together, admired the finished product that was now Whipkey's bald head. 102 / 102 Whipkey holds the hair that formally was attached to his scalp, but said at least he still had the beard.