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Chase Anderson addresses the crowd at Media Day. He thanked the 258 credential media covering the event, as well as the sponsors who partnered to put on bass fishing’s largest event. “This community has worked tirelessly with our team to bring this event to town,” Anderson said, reeling off GEICO as the title sponsor and DICK’S Sporting Goods as presenting sponsor. Toyota received a huge shout out, as did Power-Pole, which put on the media event and has been title sponsor of tournaments. Anderson was glad he had to look at a written list (he sure didn’t want to leave one out) for the premier sponsors -- Abu Garcia, Berkley, Hummingbird, Mercury, Minn Kota, Nitro Boats, Power-Pole, Skeeter Boats, Talon, Triton Boats and Yamaha.
Photo: Mike Suchan