2002 Bassmasters Classic Qualifiers

Congratulations to all these fine anglers

Classic qualifiers from the Tour include: 

Davy Hite; Kevin VanDam, Michigan; Tim Horton, Alabama; Mark Davis, Arkansas; Larry Nixon, Arkansas; George Cochran, Arkansas; Bud Pruitt, Texas; Chuck Economou, Florida; Roland Martin, Florida; Dustin Wilks, North Carolina,; Alton Jones, Texas; Gary Yamamoto, Texas; Edwin Evers, Oklahoma; David Wharton, Texas; Carl Maxfield, South Carolina; Kotaro Kiriyama, Japan; Mike Wurm, Arkansas; Rick Lillegard, New Hampshire; Kelly Jordon, Texas; Kevin Wirth, kentucky; Scott Rook, Arkansas; Tom Biffle, Oklahoma; Randy Howell, Alabama; Michael Iaconelli, New Jersey; Robert Lee, Calfornia; Jay Yelas, Texas; Tommy Martin, Texas; Gary Klein, Texas; John Murray, Arizona; Frank Scalish, Ohio; O.T. Fears, Oklahoma; and David Walker, Tennessee.

 Western Open Division: Aaron Martens, California; Jack Gadlage, Nevada; Luke Clausen, California; and Mike O’Shea, California. 

Eastern Open qualifiers: Chris Daves, Virginia; Jason Quinn, South Carolina; Jeff Coble, North Carolina; and Terry Scroggins, Florida; 

Central Open qualifiers: Todd Faircloth, Texas; Brent Chapman, Kansas; Charlie Hammack, Texas; Jimmy Mize, arkansas; and Stephen Browning, Arkansas.

Virginia’s Woo Daves qualfiied automatically as the 2000 Classic champion.

Qualifying from the CITGO B.A.S.S. Federation Championship:

 Ken Christ, Missouri; Ron Colby, Utah; Erhardt Tulgestka, Michigan; Jamie Horton, Alabama; and Chris Price, Maryland.

B.A.S.S. has announced that the fishery for the 2002 CITGO BASS Masters Classic will be Lay Lake in Shelby County.  Birmingham will host the event July 25-27, 2002.