DeFoe has a new challenger in rookie race

After the Bassmaster Elite Series Arkansas River event, Ott DeFoe of Knoxville, Tenn., was still ranked as the top rookie, but Keith Combs of Huntington, Texas, made a move on him.

Combs climbed from fifth place to second place in the Bassmaster Rookie of the Year race. He’s now 127 points behind DeFoe.

DeFoe lost some of his cushion after ending in 58th place in Arkansas. Combs shot through that open door with his 15th-place finish.

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