RANGER BOATS SENDING 15 PROS TO 2016 BASSMASTER CLASSIC
Classic Expo to feature newest Ranger models, sales incentives and pro appearances
FLIPPIN, ARK. (February 23, 2016) Legendary boat brand Ranger Boats will be represented by 15 of the world's top professional bass anglers when the 2016 Bassmaster Classic is contested on Oklahoma's Grand Lake O' the Cherokees on March 4-6. The highly anticipated event draws thousands each year, crowds that gather to watch the live weigh-ins as well as to attend the Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo, which runs concurrently with the tournament. The Expo gives Ranger fans a chance to see the brand's 2016 models and meet some of bass fishing's luminaries. In addition, boat buyers attending the 2016 Bassmaster Classic Outdoor Expo will be eligible for numerous sales incentives, giving them the opportunity to make their dream rig a reality. Several of the boats on display will include up to $6,200 in bonus benefits as part of Ranger's "Retail Revolution" sales promotion. In addition to the hottest Elite Series-ready fiberglass bass boats, the legendary boat brand will also showcase their ultra-popular aluminum line, which continues to deliver Ranger quality and attention to detail to a growing group of boat buyers. Visitors to the Ranger booth will also have the opportunity to meet and gain professional insight from some of the sport's greatest professional bass anglers. With appearances by Hank Parker, Jimmy Houston, Denny Brauer and many others, the Ranger booth is expected to be a hub for bass fishing fans throughout the expo. For behind-the-scenes access to the tournament, or inside looks at Ranger products and personalities, follow Ranger Boats on Twitter (@RangerBoats) or become a fan on Facebook. Ranger Pros competing in the 2016 Bassmaster Classic: Jason Christie - Park Hill, Okla.B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: 13th Place Keith Combs - Huntington, TexasB.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: 14th Place Chris Dillow - Waynesboro, Va.B.A.S.S. Open winner: James River Brent Ehrler - Redlands, Calif.B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: Seventh Place Micah Frazier - Newnan, Ga.B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: 28th Place Brett Hite - Phoenix, Ariz.B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: 31st Place Thomas Martens - Jonestown, TexasB.A.S.S. Nation Team Championship Classic Bracket Winner Brandon McMillian - Clewiston, Fla.B.A.S.S. Open Winner: Lake Seminole Jacob Powroznik - Port Haywood, Va.B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: Fifth Place Skeet Reese - Auburn, Calif.B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: 12th Place Fabian Rodriguez - Ocean City, Md.B.A.S.S. Nation Mid Atlantic Division Winner Bernie Schultz - Gainesville, Fla.B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: 18th Place Charles Sim - Ottawa, ONB.A.S.S. Nation Eastern Division Winner David Walker - Sevierville, Tenn.B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: 23rd Place James Watson - Nixa, Mo.B.A.S.S. Open winner: Table Rock Lake Appearing in the Ranger Boats booth: Jay YelasSaturday: 10 to Noon, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday: 10 to Noon, 2 to 4 p.m. Scott MartinFriday: 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. Saturday: 10 to 11 a.m. Hank ParkerFriday: 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday: 10 to 11 a.m. Jimmy HoustonFriday: 6 to 6:45 pm Sunday: 10 to 10:45 a.m. Tommy BiffleFriday: 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday: 11 to Noon Sunday: 12 to 1 p.m. Denny BrauerFriday: 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday: 10 to 11 a.m. Sunday: 11 to Noon Mark RoseFriday: 12 to 1 p.m. Saturday: 12 to 1 p.m. About Ranger BoatsHeadquartered in Flippin, Ark., Ranger Boats is the nation's premier manufacturer of legendary fiberglass and aluminum fishing boats, which include series of bass, multi-species, fish 'n play, waterfowl utility and saltwater boats. Founded in 1968 by Forrest L. Wood, Ranger Boats continues its commitment to building the highest-quality, strongest-performing boats on the water. For more information, go to RangerBoats.com.