At the time of this writing during the second morning of the 2019 Toyota Bassmater Texas Fest benefiting Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Drew Benton and Drew Cook are holding down spots two and three on the BASSTrakk leaderboard. At this event BASSTrakk is official, unless there's a human error.
Benton is a returning Elite Series pro and former Rookie of the Year, while Cook is a rookie earning his place through the Carhartt Bassmaster College series. Both serious contenders in their own right. Cook is currently in second place in the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year race, and Benton is in 17th. As the season is halfway completed, both dudes are very much in the hunt.
Both are also in the hunt for the Classic berth that’s on the line here. The first-place angler will claim $100,000, a beautiful 45-pound coveted blue trophy and a guaranteed spot at the 2020 Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods.