FLIPPIN, Ark. (March 11, 2019) - Legendary boat brand Ranger Boats will be represented by 11 of the world's top professional bass anglers when the 2019 Bassmaster Classic is contested on the Tennessee River out of Knoxville, March 15-17. The group of Ranger pro anglers includes Skeet Reese, winner of the 2009 contest, and Jordan Lee, who is looking to become the only angler to ever win three consecutive Classics. He, along with Kevin VanDam and Rick Clunn are the only anglers to win back-to-back Classics.
The Bassmaster Classic draws thousands each year 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 latest models and interact with Pro Staff and factory reps on the latest features and innovations.
In addition, boat buyers attending the 2019 Bassmaster Classic Outdoor Expo will be eligible for numerous sales incentives, giving them the opportunity to make their dream rig a reality. With limited-time-only offers geared for both fiberglass and aluminum customers, qualifying purchases will receive benefits up to $2,950 in combined retail value for eligible models.
Visitors to the Ranger booth will also have the opportunity to meet and gain professional insight from some of the sport's greatest professional bass anglers. With appearances by several pros including Hank Parker, Jimmy Houston, Scott Martin and recent Hall of Fame inductee David Fritts, the Ranger booth is expected to be a hub for bass fishing fans throughout the expo.
Ranger Pros competing in the 2019 Bassmaster Classic and how they qualified:
Jason Christie - Park Hill, Okla.
B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: 34th place
Mark Daniels, Jr. - Tuskegee, Ala.
B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: 13th Place
Brent Ehrler - Newport Beach, Calif.
B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: 24th Place
Micah Frazier - Newnan, Ga.
B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year:33rd Place
Brett Hite - Phoenix, Ariz.
B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year:21st Place
Roy Hawk - Lake Havasu, Ariz.
B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: 29th Place
Jordan Lee - Grant, Ala.
Defending Classic Champion
Jared Lintner - Arroyo Grande, Calif.
B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year:41st Place
Jacob Powroznik - Port Haywood, Va.
B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year:7th Place
Skeet Reese - Auburn, Calif.
B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: 31st Place
Wesley Strader - Spring City, Tenn.
B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: 35th Place
About Ranger Boats
Headquartered in Flippin, Ark., Ranger Boats is the nation's premier manufacturer of legendary fiberglass and aluminum fishing boats, with acclaimed models and series in the bass, multi-species, fish 'n play, saltwater, waterfowl utility and pontoon boat segments. 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