2018 Bassmaster Classic won by Jordan Lee, Yamaha, & Ranger
Congratulations to Bassmaster for once again putting on a great event, this time on Lake Hartwood, South Carolina March 16-18, 2018.
We salute all the contestants and their families, especially Jordan Lee of Grant Alabama for becoming a two time, back to back winner of the Classic, and to Ranger boats, Yamaha outboards, and Carhartt for being among Jordan Lee’s sponsors.
We also congratulate 3 fellow Oklahoman’s that were doing very well in the tournament at the end of day two: James Elam (Tulsa OK), Jason Christie (Park Hill OK), and Edwin Evers (Talala OK).
We caught a screen capture of the Bassmaster live feed just after Jordan Lee learned he had won. You can see he is stoked with emotion.
As a young angler, not long off the college circuit, his success and emotion will cause many other young men to consider tournament fishing.
Yamaha did a great job of capturing some nice photos and videos for their website and Facebook.
The moment of the win, when all heck breaks loose on the stage:
Ranger also had a great image on their website:
The last step of the event was Jordan’s victory lap boat ride around the arena with his girl friend, the trophy, and a large American flag.
And thanks to all the photographers, videographers, broadcasters, webmasters, and others who made these images possible and posted or broadcast them live or shortly thereafter.
The Classic is a great American, family friendly event. You can’t help but come away a little more patriotic and a little less stressed out. We encourage everybody to attend when they can.
We encourage everybody to follow the example of pro bass anglers and always wear your life jacket when underway and always attach the kill switch lanyard to the boat operator when underway. Note, many pros are now also running The Leash.
We are already looking forward to next year’s Classic at a yet to be disclosed location.