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HISTORY OF LA CROSSE La Crosse is Wisconsin’s largest city on the banks of the Mississippi River. Rich in scenic beauty, La Crosse has all the idyllic attributes of small town American, with amenities of a major metropolitan community. One of the oldest cities in Wisconsin, La Crosse, is a hub of regional government as well as a diverse blend of organizations including three higher educational institutions, international manufacturing companies, two world class medical care and research organizations, a strong agricultural base and a thriving tourism industry. La Crosse features wonderful opportunities for hiking, biking, golfing, site-seeing, shopping and historic tours. Our majestic bluffs and coulees and numerous rivers and streams make boating, water skiing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, camping and other outdoor activities a common occurrence for residents and visitors alike. The Mississippi River continues to be a source of recreation as well as a transportation corridor for barges carrying commodities such as coal, grain, soy beans, corn and wheat. Products are moved up and down the river from Minneapolis / St. Paul to New Orleans and dozens of locals in between. The 100,000 square foot La Crosse Center is located in the heart of downtown and features major chain hotels connected by skywalk to the facility. In addition to conventions and conferences, the facility is host to a wide variety of entertainment opportunities including national known touring artists such as Kid Rock, Larry the Cable Guy, Tracy Atkins, Elton John and many others. The venue also hosts NBA basketball, Disney on Ice, Ringling Brothers Circus and Sesame Street Live. Restaurants, entertainment, museums and specialty stores all are located within safe walking distance from downtown lodging facilities and convention center. More than 500 million years ago, earths evolution started creating what today we call Grandad’s Bluff. A compilation of sandstone and limestone, this 1,000 foot thick “mountain”, stands as La Crosse’s most notable land mark. This is a “one of a kind” geological formation. Scientist from around the world travel here to study these rock formations that have never been glaciated and remain just as they were millions of years ago. In 1911 Mrs. Ellen Hixon financed the City’s purchase of the parcel for park land. Over the years improvements, including a parking lot and pavilion were built and Grandad’s has become a destination point for thousands and a symbol of this great coulee region. The importance and grandeur of Grandad’s prompted the City of La Crosse Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department to renovate the park. In collaboration with the Wisconsin DNR and an Urban Park Development Grant, a 1.5 million dollar project was completed in April 2012. This included ground stabilization and erosion control as well as new retaining walls tied into existing bed rock to form a safer walk way. A new pavilion has also been incorporated into the original foundation. A new design of the overlook and entrance has created a safer venue while increasing the ease of enjoying the awe inspiring view. Limestone benches, a 75 foot flag pole, and a 17.5 ton limestone monolith are part of the “new” park. The completion of this project strategically compliments nature’s magnificent creation. The numerous communities that make up the La Crosse region offer numerous options of high quality public and private K through 12 educational opportunities. With a mix of residential opportunities to meet everyone’s needs La Crosse is a great place to work, live, play or retire. Peaceful, scenic and safe, historic La Crosse, Wisconsin offers it all. FISH LA CROSSE MAGAZINE ~ 3 ~ WWW.FISHLACROSSE.COM


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Casey Ashley Residence: Donalds, SC Birthdate: 2/1/84

Scott Ashmore Residence: Broken Arrow, OK Birthdate: 4/26/67

B.A.S.S. events: 32 B.A.S.S. wins: 3 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 4 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 13th (2009) B.A.S.S. earnings: $635,447.00 2011 bassing average: 4.7600

B.A.S.S. events: 32 B.A.S.S. wins: 0 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 1 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 47th (2010) B.A.S.S. earnings: $65,100.00 2011 bassing average: 4.2353

Tommy Biffle Residence: Wagoner, OK Birthdate: 2/6/58

Denny Brauer Residence: Camdenton, MO Birthdate: 2/3/49

B.A.S.S. events: 296 B.A.S.S. wins: 6 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 17 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 2nd (1990, 1994) B.A.S.S. earnings: $1,834,571.80 2011 bassing average: 4.6842

B.A.S.S. events: 312 B.A.S.S. wins: 17 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 21 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 1st (1998) B.A.S.S. earnings: $2,569,393.71 2011 bassing average: 4.7917

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Stephen Browning Residence: Hot Springs, AR Birthdate: 4/28/66

B.A.S.S. events: 51 B.A.S.S. wins: 0 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 0 B.A.S.S. earnings: $34,529.33 2011 bassing average: 2.9375

B.A.S.S. events: 183 B.A.S.S. wins: 1 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 8 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 7th (1997) B.A.S.S. earnings: $855,773.00 2011 bassing average: 4.7273

Terry Butcher Residence: Talala, OK Birthdate: 7/3/71

Brandon Card Residence: Caryville, TN Birthdate: 7/25/86

B.A.S.S. events: 86 B.A.S.S. wins: 2 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 2 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 33 (2011) B.A.S.S. earnings: $563,980.50

B.A.S.S. events: 8 B.A.S.S. wins: 0 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 0 B.A.S.S. earnings: $47,945.00 2011 bassing average: Rookie

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Brent “Brody� Broderick Residence: Oregonia, OH Birthdate: 1/28/68


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Brent Chapman Residence: Lake Quivira, KS Birthdate: 7/6/72

Rick Clunn Residence: Ava, MO Birthdate: 7/24/46

B.A.S.S. events: 189 B.A.S.S. wins: 3 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 11 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 5th (2010, 2011) B.A.S.S. earnings: $1,242,253.00 2011 bassing average: 4.9500

B.A.S.S. events: 381 / B.A.S.S. wins: 14 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 32 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 1st (1976, 1977, 1984, 1990) B.A.S.S. earnings: $2,081,371.53 2011 bassing average: 4.6190

Keith Combs Residence: Huntington, TX Birthdate: 12/10/75

John Crews Residence: Salem, VA Birthdate: 6/11/78

B.A.S.S. events: 13 B.A.S.S. wins: 0 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 2 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 16th (2012) B.A.S.S. earnings: $160,085.00 2011 bassing average: 4.9565

B.A.S.S. events: 111 B.A.S.S. wins: 1 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 6 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 16th (2008) B.A.S.S. earnings: $710,577.31 2011 bassing average: 4.8571

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Mark Davis Residence: Mount Ida, AR Birthdate: 10/11/63

B.A.S.S. events: 30 B.A.S.S. wins: 0 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 1 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 13th (2010) B.A.S.S. earnings: $147,935.00 2011 bassing average: 3.800

B.A.S.S. events: 226 B.A.S.S. wins: 5 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 15 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 1st (1995) B.A.S.S. earnings: $1,438,702.30 2011 bassing average: 4.636

Ott DeFoe Residence: Knoxville, TN Birthdate: 9/17/85

Boyd Duckett Residence: Demopolis, AL Birthdate: 4/28/60

B.A.S.S. events: 17 B.A.S.S. wins: 1 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 1 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 5th (2012) B.A.S.S. earnings: $299,827.86 2011 bassing average: 4.960

B.A.S.S. events: 91 B.A.S.S. wins: 3 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 5 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 1st (2007) B.A.S.S. earnings: $1,242,890.47 2011 bassing average: 3.7222

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Cliff Crochet Residence: Pierre Part, LA Birthdate: 8/1/83


B.A.S.S. events: 312 B.A.S.S. wins: 6 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 15 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 1st (1982) B.A.S.S. earnings: $934,045.73 2011 bassing average: 4.4762

B.A.S.S. events: 115 B.A.S.S. wins: 6 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 11 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 5th (2009) B.A.S.S. earnings: $1,761,058.00 2011 bassing average: 4.7692

Todd Faircloth Residence: Jasper, TX Birthdate: 7/25/75

Kyle Fox Residence: Lakeland, FL Birthdate: 4/15/88

B.A.S.S. events: 153 B.A.S.S. wins: 2 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 10 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 3rd (2010) B.A.S.S. earnings: $1,361,662.31 2011 bassing average: 4.7273

B.A.S.S. events: 33 B.A.S.S. wins: 0 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 0 B.A.S.S. earnings: $66,760.00 2011 bassing average: Rookie

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Edwin Evers Residence: Talala, OK Birthdate: 11/30/74

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Paul Elias Residence: Laurel, MS Birthdate: 5/19/51


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Jami Fralick Residence: Martin, SD Birthdate: 10/1/75

Grant Goldbeck Residence: Boerne, TX Birthdate: 12/13/70

B.A.S.S. events: 107 B.A.S.S. wins: 0 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 3 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 8th (2009) B.A.S.S. earnings: $426,063.00 2011 bassing average: 4.400

B.A.S.S. events: 79 B.A.S.S. wins: 0 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 0 B.A.S.S. earnings: $189,093.00 2011 bassing average: 3.1667

Pat Golden Residence: High Point, NC Birthdate: 10/9/68

Matt Greenblatt Residence: Port St.Lucie, FL Birthdate: 3/11/70

B.A.S.S. events: 72 B.A.S.S. wins: 1 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 0 B.A.S.S. earnings: $241,309.44 2011 bassing average: 4.5455

B.A.S.S. events: 26 B.A.S.S. wins: 0 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 0 B.A.S.S. earnings: $66,971.00 2011 bassing average: 4.4211

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Shaw Grigsby Residence: Gainesville, FL Birthdate: 5/11/56

B.A.S.S. events: 44 B.A.S.S. wins: 1 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 0 B.A.S.S. earnings: $196,604.00 2011 bassing average: 3.4444

B.A.S.S. events: 277 B.A.S.S. wins: 9 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 14 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 2nd (1993) B.A.S.S. earnings: $1,896,173.23 2011 bassing average: 4.3333

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Chad Griffin Residence: Cresson, TX Birthdate: 3/3/77


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Greg Hackney Residence: Gonzales, LA Birthdate: 9/1/73

Charlie Hartley Residence: Grove City, OH Birthdate: 8/8/64

B.A.S.S. events: 110 B.A.S.S. wins: 3 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 10 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 5th (2008) B.A.S.S. earnings: $1,337,056.00 2011 bassing average: 4.625

B.A.S.S. events: 155 B.A.S.S. wins: 0 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 1 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 15th (2008) B.A.S.S. earnings: $353,964.00 2011 bassing average: 4.444

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Kenyon Hill Residence: Norman, OK Birthdate: 7/27/64

B.A.S.S. events: 49 B.A.S.S. wins: 0 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 3 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 7th (2010) B.A.S.S. earnings: $267,210.31 2011 bassing average: 4.450

B.A.S.S. events: 257 B.A.S.S. wins: 3 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 4 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 7th (2009) B.A.S.S. earnings: $1,020,455.10 2011 bassing average: 4.5789

Davy Hite Residence: Ninety Six, SC Birthdate: 5/8/65

Jamie Horton Residence: Centreville, AL Birthdate: 7/14/67

B.A.S.S. events: 207 B.A.S.S. wins: 8 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 14 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 1st (1999) B.A.S.S. earnings: $1,761,859.14 2011 bassing average: 4.800

B.A.S.S. wins: 3 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 2 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 21st (2012) B.A.S.S. earnings: $134,653.87 2011 bassing average: Rookie

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Matt Herren Residence: Trussville, AL Birthdate: 1/8/63


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Tim Horton Residence: Muscle Shoals, AL Birthdate: 10/13/72

Randy Howell Residence: Springville, AL Birthdate: 9/25/73

B.A.S.S. events: 158 B.A.S.S. wins: 4 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 11 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 6th (2012) B.A.S.S. earnings: $1,302,139.31 2011 bassing average: 4.6522

B.A.S.S. events: 202 B.A.S.S. wins: 1 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 10 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 11th (1999) B.A.S.S. earnings: $992,327.00 2011 bassing average: 4.8182

Michael Iaconelli Residence: Pittsgrove, NJ Birthdate: 6/17/72

Alton Jones Residence: Waco, TX Birthdate: 7/13/63

B.A.S.S. events: 163 B.A.S.S. wins: 6 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 13 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 1st (2003) B.A.S.S. earnings: $1,838,048.00 2011 bassing average: 4.913

B.A.S.S. events: 185 B.A.S.S. wins: 6 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 14 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 1st (2008) B.A.S.S. earnings: $2,131,291.17 2011 bassing average: 4.76

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Steve Kennedy Residence: Auburn, AL Birthdate: 4/19/69

B.A.S.S. events: 146 B.A.S.S. wins: 4 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 9 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 5th (2004) B.A.S.S. earnings: $1,378,774.50 2011 bassing average: 4.7826

B.A.S.S. events: 78 B.A.S.S. wins: 2 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 6 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 8th (2007) B.A.S.S. earnings: $1,057,513.00 2011 bassing average: 4.72

Kotaro Kiriyama Residence: Moody, AL Birthdate: 2/2/71

Gary Klein Residence: Weatherford, TX Birthdate: 10/11/57

B.A.S.S. events: 137 B.A.S.S. wins: 1 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 6 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 4th (2000) B.A.S.S. earnings: $833,042.31 2011 bassing average: 3.7778

B.A.S.S. events: 343 B.A.S.S. wins: 8 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 29 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 2nd (2003) B.A.S.S. earnings: $1,933,089.97 2011 bassing average: 4.526

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Kelly Jordon Residence: Palestine, TX Birthdate: 9/9/70


Schedule of Events June 21 - 24th, 2012 Veterans Freedom Park, La Crosse, Wisconsin

Thursday, June 21st: • 6:30am - Launch - Contestants will launch in staggered flights • 1:00pm-5:30pm-Tournament Shuttles running, see map for schedule • 3:15pm - Weigh-In Begins Friday, June 22nd: • 6:30am - Launch - Contestants will launch in staggered flights • 1:00pm-5:30pm-Tournament Shuttles running, see map for schedule • 3:00pm-6:00pm - Family Festival is Open Featuring Inflatables, Minute Mania Games, Toilet Bowl Casting Contest, Kubb Demonstrations, and much more! • 3:15pm - Weigh-In Begins Saturday, June 23rd: • 6:30am - Launch - Contestants will launch in staggered flights • 10:00am-4:00pm - Coulee Region Race • 1:00pm-5:30pm-Tournament Shuttles running, see map for schedule • 1:00pm-5:00pm - Family Festival is Open Featuring Inflatables, Minute Mania Games, Toilet Bowl Casting Contest, Kubb Demonstrations, and much more! • 3:15pm - Weigh-In Begins

Sunday, June 24th: • 6:30am - Launch - Contestants will launch in staggered flights • 1:00pm-5:30pm-Tournament Shuttles running, see map for schedule • 1:00pm-5:00pm - Family Festival is Open Featuring Inflatables, Minute Mania Games, Toilet Bowl Casting Contest, Kubb Demonstrations, and much more! • 3:15pm - Weigh-In Begins

Special Weekend Events • La Crosse Loggers Baseball Games: Friday, June 22, 7:05pm Saturday, June 23, 6:05pm • Coulee Region Rocks Concert Saturday, June 23 Southside Oktoberfest Grounds 2 Thirds Dunn Acoustic Trio 6:00pm The Freezers 7:30pm The Spicy Tie Band 9:30pm-Midnight

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Jeff Kriet Residence: Ardmore, OK Birthdate: 5/19/69

Bobby Lane Residence: Lakeland, FL Birthdate: 3/6/74

B.A.S.S. events: 169 B.A.S.S. wins: 1 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 8 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 2nd (2010) B.A.S.S. earnings: $909,799.00 2011 bassing average: 4.7273

B.A.S.S. events: 56 B.A.S.S. wins: 1 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 5 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 4th (2008) B.A.S.S. earnings: $639,811.07 2011 bassing average: 4.7826

Chris Lane Residence: Guntersville, AL Birthdate: 7/17/75

Russ Lane Residence: Prattville, AL Birthdate: 10/5/72

B.A.S.S. events: 99 B.A.S.S. wins: 4 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 2 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 1st (2012) B.A.S.S. earnings: $1,173,958.31 2011 bassing average: 4.76

B.A.S.S. events: 90 B.A.S.S. wins: 1 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 4 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 4th (2010) B.A.S.S. earnings: $605,424.86 2011 bassing average: 4.5909

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B.A.S.S. events: 9 B.A.S.S. wins: 0 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 0 Bassmaster Classic best finish: NA B.A.S.S. earnings: $18,168.00 2011 bassing average: NA

B.A.S.S. events: 68 B.A.S.S. wins: 1 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 3 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 19th (2007) B.A.S.S. earnings: $621,564.00 2011 bassing average: 4.652

Bill Lowen Residence: Brookville, IN Birthdate: 12/3/74

Travis Manson Residence: De Pere, WI Birthdate: 9/3/79

B.A.S.S. events: 67 B.A.S.S. wins: 0 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 4 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 10th (2012) B.A.S.S. earnings: $559,795.00 2011 bassing average: 4.636

B.A.S.S. events: 23 B.A.S.S. wins: 0 B.A.S.S. earnings: $20,755.00 2011 bassing average: 4.4118

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Jared Lintner Residence: Arroyo Grande, CA Birthdate: 9/5/73

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Kevin Ledoux Residence: Choctaw, OK Birthdate: 2/7/79


B.A.S.S. events: 159 / B.A.S.S. wins: 5 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 13 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 2nd (2002, 2004, 2005, 2011) B.A.S.S. earnings: $1,736,262.19 2011 bassing average: 4.8400

B.A.S.S. events: 37 B.A.S.S. wins: 1 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 1 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 24th (2010) B.A.S.S. earnings: $224,469.00 2011 bassing average: 4.619

Mike McClelland Residence: Bella Vista, AR Birthdate: 12/29/67

Mark Menendez Residence: Paducah, KY Birthdate: 9/28/1964

B.A.S.S. events: 171 B.A.S.S. wins: 6 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 8 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 4th (2009) B.A.S.S. earnings: $1,267,560.00 2011 bassing average: 4.352

B.A.S.S. events: 188 B.A.S.S. wins: 3 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 5 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 12th (1997) B.A.S.S. earnings: $898,201.65 2011 bassing average: 4.6667

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Billy McCaghren Residence: Mayflower, AR Birthdate: 1/2/72

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Aaron Martens Residence: Leeds, AL Birthdate: 8/24/72


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Jared Miller Residence: Norman, OK Birthdate: 3/11/84

Yusuke Miyazaki Residence: Forney, TX Birthdate: 4/30/70

B.A.S.S. events: 9 B.A.S.S. wins: 0 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 0 Bassmaster Classic best finish: NA B.A.S.S. earnings: $17,467.00 2011 bassing average: NA

B.A.S.S. events: 118 B.A.S.S. wins: 0 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 0 B.A.S.S. earnings: $273,542.00 2011 bassing average: 4.2222

Ish Monroe Residence: Hughson, CA Birthdate: 6/20/74

Andy Montgomery Residence: Blacksburg, SC Birthdate: 7/19/82

B.A.S.S. events: 164 B.A.S.S. wins: 4 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 7 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 14th (2007) B.A.S.S. earnings: $1,072,907.00 2011 bassing average: 4.5600

B.A.S.S. events: 18 B.A.S.S. wins: 1 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 1 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 36th (2011) B.A.S.S. earnings: $130,411.57 2011 bassing average: 4.6818

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John Murray Residence: Phoenix, AZ Birthdate: 8/24/64

B.A.S.S. events: 200 B.A.S.S. wins: 0 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 4 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 2nd (2006) B.A.S.S. earnings: $704,197.31 2011 bassing average: 4.38

B.A.S.S. events: 170 B.A.S.S. wins: 2 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 6 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 10th (2004) B.A.S.S. earnings: $826,986.50 2011 bassing average: 4.6364

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Rick Morris Residence: Virginia Beach, VA Birthdate: 1/11/62


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Britt Myers Residence: Lake Wylie, SC Birthdate: 9/14/74

James Niggemeyer Residence: Van, TX Birthdate: 11/28/71

B.A.S.S. events: 71 B.A.S.S. wins: 0 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 0 Bassmaster Classic best finish: NA B.A.S.S. earnings: $257,794.00 2011 bassing average: 4.4737

B.A.S.S. events: 94 B.A.S.S. wins: 3 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 2 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 17th (2007) B.A.S.S. earnings: $560,414.39 2011 bassing average: 4.381

Takahiro Omori Residence: Emory, TX Birthdate: 9/4/70

Cliff Pace Residence: Petal, MS Birthdate: 5/23/80

B.A.S.S. events: 230 B.A.S.S. wins: 5 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 8 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 1st (2004) B.A.S.S. earnings: $1,427,672.33 2011 bassing average: 4.6522

B.A.S.S. events: 81 B.A.S.S. wins: 2 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 4 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 2nd (2008) B.A.S.S. earnings: $672,770.00 2011 bassing average: 4.6364

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Brandon Palaniuk Residence: Rathdrum, ID Birthdate: 11/3/87

Russell Parrish Residence: Riesel, TX Birthdate: 12/21/67

B.A.S.S. events: 10 B.A.S.S. wins: 0 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 2 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 4th (2011) B.A.S.S. earnings: $108,805.00 2011 bassing average: 4.3636

B.A.S.S. events: 17 B.A.S.S. wins: 0 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 0 Bassmaster Classic best finish: NA B.A.S.S. earnings: $34,809.00 2011 bassing average: 4.294

Keith Poche Residence: Pike Road, AL Birthdate: 7/7/81

Pete Ponds Residence: Madison, MS Birthdate: 10/24/59

B.A.S.S. events: 43 B.A.S.S. wins: 0 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 1 Bassmaster Class best finish: 3rd (2012) B.A.S.S. earnings: $187,385.50 2011 bassing average: 4.5833

B.A.S.S. events: 124 B.A.S.S. wins: 1 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 1 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 31st (2001) B.A.S.S. earnings: $358,305.67 2011 bassing average: 4.2941

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Cliff Prince Residence: Palatka, FL Birthdate: 1/4/70

Jason Quinn Residence: Lake Wylie, SC Birthdate: 3/30/72

B.A.S.S. events: 16 B.A.S.S. wins: 0 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 0 Bassmaster Classic best finish: NA B.A.S.S. earnings: $52,287.43 2011 bassing average: NA

B.A.S.S. events: 140 B.A.S.S. wins: 1 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 5 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 6th (2004) B.A.S.S. earnings: $813,201.63 2011 bassing average: 4.5909

Matt Reed Residence: Madisonville, TX Birthdate: 4/12/62

Clark Reehm Residence: Lufkin, TX Birthdate: 5/11/79

B.A.S.S. events: 110 B.A.S.S. wins: 1 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 3 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 19th (2003, 2012) B.A.S.S. earnings: $606,708.33 2011 bassing average: 4.652

B.A.S.S. events: 69 B.A.S.S. wins: 0 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 2 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 8th (2008) B.A.S.S. earnings: $275,917.00 2011 bassing average: 4.700

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Derek Remitz Residence: Grant, AL Birthdate: 6/29/82

B.A.S.S. events: 165 B.A.S.S. wins: 6 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 12 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 1st (2009) B.A.S.S. earnings: $2,545,553.64 2011 bassing average: 4.500

B.A.S.S. events: 94 B.A.S.S. wins: 1 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 3 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 3rd (2011) B.A.S.S. earnings: $589,076.68 2011 bassing average: 4.062 Did you know? In the 2011 Bassmaster Classic, Remitz posted the third heaviest weight ever recorded in the 5-bass-limit era (56-8).

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B.A.S.S. events: 63 B.A.S.S. wins: 0 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 1 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 29th (2012) B.A.S.S. earnings: $264,428.50 2011 bassing average: 4.3182

B.A.S.S. events: 153 B.A.S.S. wins: 4 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 10 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 4th (2004) B.A.S.S. earnings: $1,461,068.81 2011 bassing average: 4.521

Scott Rook Residence: Little Rock, AR Birthdate: 1/22/61

Fred Roumbanis Residence: Bixby, OK Birthdate: 11/6/78

B.A.S.S. events: 155 B.A.S.S. wins: 1 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 8 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 2nd (2001) B.A.S.S. earnings: $1,174,554.33 2011 bassing average: 4.556

B.A.S.S. events: 91 B.A.S.S. wins: 2 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 3 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 29th (2009) B.A.S.S. earnings: $866,776.00 2011 bassing average: 4.6667

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Dean Rojas Residence: Lake Havasu City, AZ Birthdate: 7/31/74

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Marty Robinson Residence: Lyman, SC Birthdate: 7/1/73


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Zell Rowland Residence: Austin, TX Birthdate: 5/30/57

Bradley Roy Residence: Lancaster, KY Birthdate: 11/2/90

B.A.S.S. events: 304 B.A.S.S. wins: 5 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 16 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 4th (1991) B.A.S.S. earnings: $1,237,021.90 2011 bassing average: 4.222

B.A.S.S. events: 23 B.A.S.S. wins: 0 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 0 Bassmaster Classic best finish: NA B.A.S.S. earnings: $98,828.00 2011 bassing average: 4.473

Casey Scanlon Residence: Lenexa, KS Birthdate: 6/2/84

Bernie Schultz Residence: Gainesville, FL Birthdate: 9/4/54

B.A.S.S. events: 3 B.A.S.S. wins: 0 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 0 B.A.S.S. earnings: $35,017.00 2011 bassing average: NA

B.A.S.S. events: 257 B.A.S.S. wins: 0 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 8 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 11th (1991) B.A.S.S. earnings: $682,145.51 2011 bassing average: 4.2632

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Morizo Shimizu Residence: Osaka, Japan Birthdate: 5/29/70

B.A.S.S. events: 136 B.A.S.S. wins: 5 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 9 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 4th (2006) B.A.S.S. earnings: $1,449,537.33 2011 bassing average: 4.7308

B.A.S.S. events: 89 B.A.S.S. wins: 1 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 1 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 23rd (2011) B.A.S.S. earnings: $489,949.17 2011 bassing average: 4.052

Kevin Short Residence: Mayflower, AR Birthdate: 10/30/61

Fletcher Shryock Residence: Newcomerstown, OH Birthdate: 7/9/85

B.A.S.S. events: 99 B.A.S.S. wins: 5 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: Bassmaster Classic best finish: 22nd (2002) B.A.S.S. earnings: $724,468.00 2011 bassing average: 4.777

B.A.S.S. events: 7 B.A.S.S. wins: 1 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 1 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 32nd (2012) B.A.S.S. earnings: $87,454.00 2011 bassing average: Rookie

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Terry Scroggins Residence: San Mateo, FL Birthdate: 11/18/68


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Michael Simonton Residence: Fremont, OH Birthdate: 5/10/80

Dave Smith Residence: Del City, OK Birthdate: 1/20/48

B.A.S.S. events: 11 B.A.S.S. wins: 0 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 0 Bassmaster Classic best finish: NA B.A.S.S. earnings: $22,824.00 2011 bassing average: Rookie

B.A.S.S. events: 162 B.A.S.S. wins: 0 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 0 B.A.S.S. earnings: $146,825.00 2011 bassing average: 4.1667

Brian Snowden Residence: Reeds Spring, MO Birthdate: 12/17/72

Jeremy Starks Residence: Scott Depot, WV Birthdate: 5/22/73

B.A.S.S. events: 124 B.A.S.S. wins: 0 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 5 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 3rd (2009) B.A.S.S. earnings: $682,985.33 2011 bassing average: 4.2857

B.A.S.S. events: 67 B.A.S.S. wins: 1 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 0 B.A.S.S. earnings: $304,717.00 2011 bassing average: NA

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The Coulee Region Race, the “Positive Race for Kids” is Sunday, June 23 starting at 9 a.m. at Veterans Freedom Park in La Crosse! It will take contestants all around the Coulee Region, competing in mental and physical challenges for a chance to win $3000 in cash! The day will wrap up with “Coulee Region Rocks” concert, starting with the 2 Thirds Dunn Acoustic Trio, followed by The Freezers and The Spicy Tie Band. Proceeds from the entire day go to support the

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J Todd Tucker Residence: Moultrie, GA Birthdate: 6/25/73

B.A.S.S. events: 181 B.A.S.S. wins: 2 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 12 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 3rd (2005) B.A.S.S. earnings: $1,349,467.14 2011 bassing average: 4.920

B.A.S.S. events: 76 B.A.S.S. wins: 0 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 0 Bassmaster Classic best finish: NA B.A.S.S. earnings: $213,814.50 2011 bassing average: 4.2

Jonathon VanDam Residence: Kalamazoo, MI Birthdate: 8/29/88

Kevin VanDam Residence: Kalamazoo, MI Birthdate: 10/14/67

B.A.S.S. events: 26 B.A.S.S. wins: 1 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 0 Bassmaster Classic best finish: NA B.A.S.S. earnings: $96,916.71 2011 bassing average: 4.40

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Gerald Swindle Residence: Warrior, AL Birthdate: 12/17/69


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Byron Velvick Residence: Del Rio, TX Birthdate: 6/24/64

Greg Vinson Residence: Wetumpka, AL Birthdate: 4/12/77

B.A.S.S. events: 135 B.A.S.S. wins: 3 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 2 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 34th (2010) B.A.S.S. earnings: $409,571.00 2011 bassing average: NA

B.A.S.S. events: 52 B.A.S.S. wins: 1 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 2 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 2nd (2012) B.A.S.S. earnings: $307,815.06 2011 bassing average: 4.600

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Nate Wellman Residence: Newaygo, MI Birthdate: 12/10/1982

B.A.S.S. events: 78 B.A.S.S. wins: 1 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 7 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 3rd (2001, 2002) B.A.S.S. earnings: $542,871.41 2011 bassing average: 4.608

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David Walker Residence: Sevierville, TN Birthdate: 5/14/65


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Dustin Wilks Residence: Rocky Mount, NC Birthdate: 3/29/77

Jason Williamson Residence: Aiken, SC Birthdate: 9/16/80

B.A.S.S. events: 117 B.A.S.S. wins: 0 Bassmaster Classic qualifications: 6 Bassmaster Classic best finish: 7th (2012) B.A.S.S. earnings: $519,668.00 2011 bassing average: 4.695

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Chris Zaldain Residence: San Jose, CA Birthdate: 9/11/84

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Reel Recovery comes to La Crosse Area Reel Recovery, a nonprofit organization that takes men with cancer on fishing retreats, has chosen Onalaska, Wisconsin as a destination for their first Midwest Retreat of 2012. Reel Recovery began in May of 2003, when founder Stewart Brown (then battling brain cancer) wanted to share his passion for fly-fishing with other men battling cancer. Stewart’s friends saw the positive impact that fly-fishing had on Stewart and formed the first retreat in Loveland, Colorado. Since then, Reel Recovery has hosted over 100 retreats across the country and has helped over 1,200 men who are battling cancer. Retreats have occurred in Texas, Colorado, Utah, California, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Montana, Washington, New York, Montana, Kentucky, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Missouri. A Reel Recovery Retreat consists of workshops called Courageous Conversations, which are facilitated by a trained psychologist and volunteers who focus on the impact that cancer has on the participant. The workshop consist of fly-fishing, casting and catching classes taught by local experts, guided fishing trips hosted by volunteers called fishing buddies, and a closing ceremony. The retreats are two and a half days long and all the fishing gear, meals, and lodging are provided at no cost to the participants.

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