Classic Champ Evers visits Grove, Oklahoma

Grand Lake O' The Cherokees (and Grove, Oklahoma) was the home of the 2016 and 2013 GEICO Bassmaster Classic launch that took place daily out of Wolf Creek Park.  Edwin Evers, 2016 Bassmaster Classic Champion, recently visited the Grove City Hall to sign Bassmaster Classic banners that you may have seen throughout the community and downtown Tulsa.
Photo: Edwin Evers - Grand Lake O' The Cherokees (and Grove, Oklahoma) was the home of the 2016 and 2013 GEICO Bassmaster Classic launch that took place daily out of Wolf Creek Park. Edwin Evers, 2016 Bassmaster Classic Champion, recently visited the Grove City Hall to sign Bassmaster Classic banners that you may have seen throughout the community and downtown Tulsa.
Photo: Edwin Evers
Edwin Evers walks in with good friend Brent Davis, Fisheries Coordinator/Tournament Director for the GRDA(Grand River Dam Authority).
Photo: Edwin Evers - Edwin Evers walks in with good friend Brent Davis, Fisheries Coordinator/Tournament Director for the GRDA(Grand River Dam Authority).
Photo: Edwin Evers
Photo: Edwin Evers
Photo: Edwin Evers
Photo: Edwin Evers
Photo: Edwin Evers
Photo: Edwin Evers
Photo: Edwin Evers
Edwin strolls down the main hallway in City Hall.
Photo: Edwin Evers - Edwin strolls down the main hallway in City Hall.
Edwin and Brent visit with Bill Keefer, City of Grove’s City Manager.
Photo: Edwin Evers - Edwin and Brent visit with Bill Keefer, City of Grove’s City Manager.
A humbled Edwin listens to a one of many stories that were told during his visit.
Photo: Edwin Evers - A humbled Edwin listens to a one of many stories that were told during his visit.
Bill Keefer helps aligns the 2016 Bassmaster Classic banners that were displayed throughout Grove and Tulsa.
Photo: Edwin Evers - Bill Keefer helps aligns the 2016 Bassmaster Classic banners that were displayed throughout Grove and Tulsa.
Edwin prepares to sign an unknown amount of posters.
Photo: Edwin Evers - Edwin prepares to sign an unknown amount of posters.
Photo: Edwin Evers
Photo: Edwin Evers
Bill Keefer, City Manager, Brent Davis, Fisheries Coordinator Grand River Dam Authority, Edwin Evers, Craig Criger, Superintendent of Buildings & Grounds, Debbie Bottoroff, Assistant City Manager pose for one of many photo ops with the 2016 Champion.
Photo: Edwin Evers - Bill Keefer, City Manager, Brent Davis, Fisheries Coordinator Grand River Dam Authority, Edwin Evers, Craig Criger, Superintendent of Buildings & Grounds, Debbie Bottoroff, Assistant City Manager pose for one of many photo ops with the 2016 Champion.
Craig Criger tries to lift the trophy after a little persuasion from Edwin.  Craig’s expression says it all, it’s heavy.
Photo: Edwin Evers - Craig Criger tries to lift the trophy after a little persuasion from Edwin. Craig’s expression says it all, it’s heavy.
After a little more persuasion from Edwin, Craig tries hoisting the trophy over his head to see just how hard it is to hoist.
Photo: Edwin Evers - After a little more persuasion from Edwin, Craig tries hoisting the trophy over his head to see just how hard it is to hoist.
City of Grove City Manager Bill Keefer pose with Edwin Evers for a quick photo.
Photo: Edwin Evers - City of Grove City Manager Bill Keefer pose with Edwin Evers for a quick photo.
Assistant City of Grove Manager Debbie Bottoroff  wanted her turn as well with the Champ.
Photo: Edwin Evers - Assistant City of Grove Manager Debbie Bottoroff wanted her turn as well with the Champ.
A quick stop at Debbie’s door to sign one of the banners from the 2013 Bassmaster Classic.
Photo: Edwin Evers - A quick stop at Debbie’s door to sign one of the banners from the 2013 Bassmaster Classic.
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Photo: Edwin Evers
“Debbie, Thanks for everything!  It was a great event!  -Edwin Evers”
Photo: Edwin Evers - “Debbie, Thanks for everything! It was a great event! -Edwin Evers”
Edwin takes a quick stroll by the Tulsa World archive displayed on the wall from the 2013 Bassmaster Classic.
Photo: Edwin Evers - Edwin takes a quick stroll by the Tulsa World archive displayed on the wall from the 2013 Bassmaster Classic.
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Edwin and Brent Davis exit out the back of City Hall.  Thanks to everyone as City Hall for welcoming us inside during the visit. The banners will be auctioned off; proceeds will go to numerous organizations that helped with Classic week and all the work that led up to Classic week.
Photo: Edwin Evers - Edwin and Brent Davis exit out the back of City Hall. Thanks to everyone as City Hall for welcoming us inside during the visit. The banners will be auctioned off; proceeds will go to numerous organizations that helped with Classic week and all the work that led up to Classic week.