MILWAUKEE - BOLT Locks, known for its "Breakthrough One-Key Lock Technology," is sponsoring Bassmaster competition anglers Justin Lucas and Brandon Palaniuk for the third year. Both Lucas and Palaniuk have had success as professionals competing in Bassmaster tournaments and BOLT is looking forward to outstanding performances from both in 2017.
Lucas has won two Elite series events since joining the tour as a rookie in 2014. That year he finished second in Rookie of the Year and 11th overall. In 2015, Lucas placed first in the Bassmaster Elite tournament in Sacramento, Calif. A first-place finish at the Bassmaster Elite tournament on the Potomac River in Charles County, Md. was the highlight of his 2016 season.
For his rapid success since turning pro, the 30-year-old Northern California native was featured on the cover of the Classic Preview edition of Bassmaster magazine in 2016. Lucas is also featured in BOLT videos and drives a truck with BOLT branding as part of the sponsorship. When he's not competing, Lucas gives back to his sport by mentoring young anglers.
Palaniuk's B.A.S.S. career began in 2011. Since then his two Bassmaster Elite Series wins have qualified him for six Bassmaster Classics. His top 2016 placement was 5th in the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open on the James River in Richmond, Va. The 29-year-old angler wears the BOLT logo on his competition jersey, contributes to BOLT product videos and supports the product line through social media. He also has an online store that sells BOLT Locks exclusively.
Both Lucas and Palaniuk use BOLT Locks for their towing, hauling and equipment security needs since the company offers several styles that fit outdoor lifestyles. Lucas said, "BOLT cable and padlocks are ideal for securing gear when we are on the water or traveling to tournaments. The cutting-edge technology and durable construction of the BOLT product line ensures convenient security and reliable operation year after year."
Erika Garcia, BOLT national marketing manager, said about the sponsorship of Lucas and Palaniuk: "We look forward to great performances from both Justin and Brandon this year. These two young anglers are the future of the sport and we are pleased to invest our support and our products in their success."
As part of its commitment to the sport of angling, BOLT Locks will participate in the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) Show at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando July 12-14, 2017. The show features the latest innovations in fishing gear, accessories and apparel.