Home: Rogers, AR
Bass Tournament Statistics
Career earnings: $ 165,263
Career tournament wins: 1
Career Top-10 finishes: 11
FWC Appearances: 0
Years as FLW Tour Pro: 7
Largest bass weighed to win Big Bass award: 6 lbs, 12 oz.
Weight of largest day's catch: 23 lbs, 13 oz., (2011, EverStart Series, Central , Kentucky/Barkley Lake, KY)
Number of events fished: 94 since 2002
From a very young age, I have always been involved in the great outdoors. Growing up, my life revolved around hunting, fishing, camping, and pretty much anything to do with the outdoors. As a young boy, my family spent many summer weekends camping at the river where I spent much of my time wading the banks with rod and reel in hand, catching anything that would bite. The winters were filled with family hunting adventures that bring back many memories as well. Of the seasonal adventures, fishing was by far my favorite. Instead of watching cartoons, I turned into whatever fishing show I could find and always had a dream of someday becoming a professional fisherman. My goal for as long as I can remember has been to make a living doing the thing that makes me happy, fishing!
In 1995, my family moved from Missouri to Arkansas where I completed high school with a 3.9 GPA and continued my education with the Sam Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. During that time frame, I competed in several bass fishing tournaments and quickly learned that if I was going to try and make a living by fishing, it was going to take a lot of money to make it to the big leagues. I knew once I graduated college I would have to be successful at work in order to afford to fish tournaments. Through high school and college I held a part time job at a local sporting good store and after completing my education and receiving a degree in retail marketing, I continued my career in outdoor sports by going to work with a sporting goods sales rep agency. Fortunately this career path has offered a flexible work schedule allowing me to continue chasing my childhood dreams.
As the years have passed I have taken the necessary steps in becoming a professional fisherman. I started fishing local tournaments weekend tournaments with much success. Next, I moved to regional tournaments whereby I qualified to take it to the top and fish on a national tour. With hard work, an extreme drive to achieve my goals, and a little luck on my side, I have been blessed to have the opportunity of becoming a professional fisherman and fulfilling my childhood dreams.
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