Ranger Boats Sending 16 Pros to Bassmaster Classic
FLIPPIN, AR- Legendary boat brand Ranger Boats will be represented by 16 of the world's top professional bass anglers when the 2015 Bassmaster Classic is contested on South Carolina's Lake Hartwell on February 20-22.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 2015 models and meet some of bass fishing's luminaries.In addition, boat buyers attending the 2015 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 $2,000 in bonus benefits as part of Ranger's "Gear Up & Go" 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. Ranger founder and Bass Fishing Hall of Famer Forrest L. Wood is also scheduled to be present in the booth along with some of the greatest professional bass anglers to ever take to the weigh-in stand and other special guests. Visitors to the Ranger booth can meet and gain professional insight from this collection of pros, which boasts multiple Bassmaster Classic titles and millions of dollars in combined career winnings. Professional bass fishing fans who want 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 2015 Bassmaster Classic:Jason Christie - Park Hill, Okla.B.A.S.S. Elite Series winner: Lake DardanelleThird Bassmaster Classic appearanceKeith Combs - Huntington, TexasB.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: Sixth PlaceFourth Bassmaster Classic appearanceShinichi Fukae - Palestine, TexasB.A.S.S. Open winner: Lake ChamplainFirst Bassmaster Classic appearanceBrett Hite - Phoenix, Ariz.B.A.S.S. Elite Series winner: Lake SeminoleThird Bassmaster Classic appearancePaul Mueller - Naugatuck, Conn.B.A.S.S. Nation Championship winnerSecond Bassmaster Classic appearanceJames Niggemeyer - Van, TexasB.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: 27th PlaceThird Bassmaster Classic appearanceTakahiro Omori - Emory, TexasB.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: 38th Place11th Bassmaster Classic appearance (2004 Classic Champion)Jacob Powroznik - Port Haywood, Va.B.A.S.S. Elite Series winner: Toledo BendFirst Bassmaster Classic appearanceSkeet Reese - Auburn, Calif.B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: Seventh Place15th Bassmaster Classic appearance (2009 Classic Champion)Scott Rook - Little Rock, Ark.B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: 21st PlaceNinth Bassmaster Classic appearanceMorizo Shimizu - Osaka, JapanB.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: 30th PlaceThird Bassmaster Classic appearanceVan Soles - Haines City, Fla.B.A.S.S. Open winner: Lake TohoFirst Bassmaster Classic appearanceRandall Tharp - Port St. Joe, Fla.B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: 13th PlaceThird Bassmaster Classic appearanceDavid Walker - Sevierville, Tenn.B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: 20th Place10th Bassmaster Classic appearanceJacob Wheeler - Indianapolis, Ind.BASSFest WinnerFirst Bassmaster Classic appearanceAndrew Young - Mound, Minn.B.A.S.S. Open winner: Lake AmistadFirst Bassmaster Classic appearanceAppearing in the Ranger Boats booth:Forrest L. WoodFriday: 1 to 7 p.m.Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Tim Guraedy aka Mountain Man from "Duck Dynasty"Friday: 1 to 5 p.m.Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Jay YelasSaturday: 1 to 6 p.m.Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.Scott MartinSaturday: 2 to 3 p.m.Sunday: 12 to 1 p.m.Hank ParkerFriday: 2 to 3 p.m.Saturday: 4 to 5 p.m.Jimmy HoustonSunday: 11 to 11:45 a.m.Brian Robison, Minnesota Vikings Defensive EndSaturday: 3 to 4 p.m.Sunday: 12 to 2 p.m.About Ranger Boats
Headquartered 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.