Six advance to Classic from Federation Nation

These six anglers won their respective divisions in the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation and qualified for the 2007 Bassmaster Classic at Lay Lake in Birmingham, Ala., on Feb. 23-25.

Classic qualifiers

Royce Dennington


Age: 38

Occupation: Teacher

How He Qualified: Central Division; National Championship winner

Club Name: Bartlesville Bassmasters

Sponsors: Bass Cat Boats, CR Custom Tackle,

Daiwa, Gamakatsu, SPRO, Berkley, Elken

Enterprises, Flying Fishermen Sunglasses

Brent Long

South Carolina

Age: 36

Occupation: General Contractor

How He Qualified: Southern Division

Club Name: Young Guns

Sponsors: Denver Marine, E&L Lures, Gambler

Lures, G. Loomis Rods, Cocoons, South Carolina

B.A.S.S. Federation Nation

Terry McWilliams


Age: 57 Occupation: Food Service

How He Qualified: Northern Division

Club Name: Cataract Hawg Stickers

Sponsors: Ranger Boats, Mercury Marine,

Ted's Aqua Marine, Solar Bass Eye Protection,

Wally G Baits, Bass Boat Saver, Honey Creek

Tackle.Com, Setyr Rods, McCoy's Custom

Painted Lures, Bite Me Jig Heads,,

Daiwa Reels

Chris Novack


Age: 43 Occupation: Corrections Officer

How He Qualified: Eastern Division

Club Name: Mansfield Hollow Bassmasters

Sponsors: CT Outdoors Tournament

Bass Fishing, Skeeter, Connecticut B.A.S.S.

Federation Nation, Hookerz Tackle, Yankee

Outdoors, 5ive Alive Baits, Fishheadz Baits,

Toga Apparel, DC Electric, Storrs It Rod

Covers, Stalker Baits, Carp Building Structures Inc.

Shigeru Tsukiyama


Age: 41

Occupation: Priest and Fishing Writer

How He Qualified: Western

Club Name: Shonan Bass Masters Club

Sponsors: Japan B.A.S.S. Federation Nation

Kevin Waterman


Age: 41

Occupation: Plumber

How He Qualified: Mid-Atlantic Division

Club Name: Guy Brothers Pro Staff

Sponsors: Guy Brothers Marine, Maryland

B.A.S.S. Federation Nation

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