Qualifiers for 2011 Bassmaster Classic
Posted: 10 January 2011 04:15 PM
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Fifty of the world’s top anglers will compete for the title of Bassmaster Classic champion on the Louisiana Delta, Feb. 18-20, 2011. Check out the official 2011 Classic field below, and learn more about the qualifying anglers by clicking on their name.


Defending Champion (1)
Name (No. of Classics)
Kevin VanDam (21) 

Bassmaster Elite Series (36)
Name (No. of Classics)
Edwin Evers (10)
Skeet Reese (12)
Terry Butcher (2)
Aaron Martens (12)
Cliff Pace (4)
Russ Lane (4)
Greg Hackney (9)
Tommy Biffle (17)
Gary Klein (29)
Derek Remitz (3)
John Crews (5)
Brian Snowden (5)
Mark Davis (15)
Mike McClelland (8)
Todd Faircloth (9)
Scott Rook (8)
Morizo Shimizu (1)
Matt Herren (3)
Bill Lowen (3)
Stephen Browning (7)
Michael Iaconelli (12)
Dave Wolak (5)
Shaw Grigsby (13)
Boyd Duckett (5)
Bobby Lane (4)
Jeff Kriet (7)
Gerald Swindle (11)
Jason Williamson (1)
Greg Vinson (1)
Steve Kennedy (5)
Dean Rojas (9)
Brent Chapman (10)
Kevin Wirth (12)
Kelly Jordon (9)
Terry Scroggins (8)
Paul Elias (15) 

Southern Opens (2)
Name (No. of Classics)
Randall Tharp (1)
Andy Montgomery (1) 

Central Opens (2)
Name (No. of Classics)
Keith Combs (1)
Clark Reehm (2) 

Northern Opens (2)
Name (No. of Classics)
Ryan Said (1)
Tracy Adams (1)

Federation Nation (6)
Name (No. of Classics)
Brandon Palaniuk (1)
George Crain (1)
Dale Hightower (1)
Brian LaClair (1)
Sean Alvarez (1)
David Watson (1) 

Weekend Series (1)
Name (No. of Classics)
Ryan McMurtury (1)  Home state
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Qualifiers by State
AL — 10
AZ — 1
AR — 4
CA — 1
DE — 1
FL — 3
ID — 1
IN — 1
JP — 1
KS — 1
KY — 1
LA — 1 MI — 2
MS — 2
MO — 1
NC — 2
NJ — 1
OH — 1
OK — 5
SC — 3
TX — 5
VA — 1
VT — 1


Former Classic champs: 6
Former AOYs: 7
Classic rookies: 15

http://sports.espn.go.com/outdoors/tournaments/classic/news/story?page=b_classic_contenders_2011

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Posted: 10 January 2011 04:25 PM   [ # 1 ]
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Thanks for putting this up Brownshelf. Its getting close. Strike King has already began a countdown on their revamped website.
So, looking at this list, who’s it going to be in 2011?
I have one guy that keeps coming to mind….......and its not KVD, Skeet or IKE.

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Posted: 10 January 2011 05:14 PM   [ # 2 ]
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twitch - 10 January 2011 09:25 PM

Thanks for putting this up Brownshelf. Its getting close. Strike King has already began a countdown on their revamped website.
So, looking at this list, who’s it going to be in 2011?
I have one guy that keeps coming to mind….......and its not KVD, Skeet or IKE.

Biffle?????

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Posted: 10 January 2011 05:16 PM   [ # 3 ]
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twitch - 10 January 2011 09:25 PM

So, looking at this list, who’s it going to be in 2011?
I have one guy that keeps coming to mind….......and its not KVD, Skeet or IKE.

Are you thinking Tommy Biffle?  I think either Gary Kline or Greg Hackney have pretty good chances.  But I still say KVD will be hard to beat.

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Posted: 10 January 2011 05:44 PM   [ # 4 ]
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I know KVD has a win there in 01 and IKE in 03. Both those guys will be tough and would make my top 5. But, as QM said, Klein is my pick also.

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