2008 Elite Series Tennessee Triumph: Day Four, Launch

In this photo gallery, you'll find images of the anglers as they prepare to launch on Day Four of the 2008 Elite Series Tennessee Triumph on Old Hickory Lake, near Hendersonville, Tennessee.

Rick Clunn readies his gear as he answers media questions early on the final day of the Tennessee Triumph. Storm clouds hang low in the background, but are expected to move out by late morning.
Photo: Larry Towell - Rick Clunn readies his gear as he answers media questions early on the final day of the Tennessee Triumph. Storm clouds hang low in the background, but are expected to move out by late morning.
Bill Lowen goes through a BASS inspection prior to launch as Senior Tournament Manager Chuck Harbin checks all of Lowen's safety equipment.
Photo: Larry Towell - Bill Lowen goes through a BASS inspection prior to launch as Senior Tournament Manager Chuck Harbin checks all of Lowen's safety equipment.
Marty Stone talks to the media early on the last day of the Tennessee Triumph presented by Longhorn. Stone starts the day in 10th place.
Photo: Larry Towell - Marty Stone talks to the media early on the last day of the Tennessee Triumph presented by Longhorn. Stone starts the day in 10th place.
Chapman readies his gear for the final day of competition on Old Hickory Lake. Brent Chapman won the tie breaker with Denny Brauer to obtain the 12th and final place in the final launch.
Photo: Larry Towell - Chapman readies his gear for the final day of competition on Old Hickory Lake. Brent Chapman won the tie breaker with Denny Brauer to obtain the 12th and final place in the final launch.
Todd Faircloth makes final preparations on the final day of competition in the Tennessee Triumph. Faircloth leaves the dock in 11th place.
Photo: Larry Towell - Todd Faircloth makes final preparations on the final day of competition in the Tennessee Triumph. Faircloth leaves the dock in 11th place.
Kevin Wirth gets wired for audio in preparation for the final day of competition on Old Hickory Lake.
Photo: Larry Towell - Kevin Wirth gets wired for audio in preparation for the final day of competition on Old Hickory Lake.
The dock at Sanders Ferry Park is a hub of activity as the Elite Series pros make ready for the final day of tournament competition on Old Hickory Lake.
Photo: Larry Towell - The dock at Sanders Ferry Park is a hub of activity as the Elite Series pros make ready for the final day of tournament competition on Old Hickory Lake.
Ray Sedgwick gets wired up as time to launch nears. Sedgwick put up his biggest bag of the tournament at yesterday's weigh in, nearly doubling the weight of his first or second day bags. He leaves the dock in eighth place.
Photo: Larry Towell - Ray Sedgwick gets wired up as time to launch nears. Sedgwick put up his biggest bag of the tournament at yesterday's weigh in, nearly doubling the weight of his first or second day bags. He leaves the dock in eighth place.
Alton Jones stands in the rain answering media questions just prior to launch.
Photo: Larry Towell - Alton Jones stands in the rain answering media questions just prior to launch.
Kevin Wirth shares a laugh with BASS journalists as he remains in the lead going into the final day.
Photo: Larry Towell - Kevin Wirth shares a laugh with BASS journalists as he remains in the lead going into the final day.
Rick Clunn gives an interview on the dock prior to launch. Clunn sits in second place going into the final day of competition on Old Hickory Lake.
Photo: Larry Towell - Rick Clunn gives an interview on the dock prior to launch. Clunn sits in second place going into the final day of competition on Old Hickory Lake.
Michael Iaconelli prepares his gear as he talks to media representatives before launch. Iaconelli leaves the dock in seventh place going into the final day.
Photo: Larry Towell - Michael Iaconelli prepares his gear as he talks to media representatives before launch. Iaconelli leaves the dock in seventh place going into the final day.
ESPN camera crews ready their equipment and prep audio for the pros as a light rain falls on Sanders Ferry Park.
Photo: Larry Towell - ESPN camera crews ready their equipment and prep audio for the pros as a light rain falls on Sanders Ferry Park.
Brent Chapman takes an interview as BASS fans and Elite Series pro families gather in the background to watch the launch.
Photo: Larry Towell - Brent Chapman takes an interview as BASS fans and Elite Series pro families gather in the background to watch the launch.
Steve Daniel makes final checks of all his electronics and safety equipment as he prepares for the final day of competition. Daniel starts the final day in ninth place.
Photo: Larry Towell - Steve Daniel makes final checks of all his electronics and safety equipment as he prepares for the final day of competition. Daniel starts the final day in ninth place.
Bill Lowen takes the last moments before launch to make final bait adjustments.
Photo: Larry Towell - Bill Lowen takes the last moments before launch to make final bait adjustments.
Dean Rojas takes a few moments to himself as he often does before launch. Rojas leaves the dock in fourth place overall.
Photo: Larry Towell - Dean Rojas takes a few moments to himself as he often does before launch. Rojas leaves the dock in fourth place overall.
Senior Tournament Manager Chuck Harbin honors Old Glory as the national anthem plays and the ESPN production crew helicopter circles in the background.
Photo: Larry Towell - Senior Tournament Manager Chuck Harbin honors Old Glory as the national anthem plays and the ESPN production crew helicopter circles in the background.
Leader Kevin Wirth is chased away from the launch area by Rick Clunn as the pros leave in the order of their standings.
Photo: Larry Towell - Leader Kevin Wirth is chased away from the launch area by Rick Clunn as the pros leave in the order of their standings.