CLUNN OR MARTIN, WHO'S THE GREATEST ANGLER?
Voting is Open for the Fans to Decide
And then there were two.
Mark Davis, Gary Klein, Jay Yelas, Hank Parker, Larry Nixon, Kevin
VanDam, Denny Brauer and Bill Dance were worthy adversaries, but in the
end no one could match casts, CITGO Bassmaster Classic championships or
CITGO Bassmaster Angler of the Year awards with Rick Clunn or Roland
Beginning Saturday, June 4 on Bassmaster.com (keyword "Vote") bass
fishing fans worldwide have a chance to settle ESPN's Greatest Angler
Debate presented by John Deere.
The debate started with a list of 35 top anglers from the world of
competitive bass fishing. It was pared down to the sport's 10 best in
January. Fan voting began in January and ended in March. The process
ranked the pros third through tenth. The two finalists face-off in a
second round of voting that began June 4 and continues through July 17.
For many fans, the debate will revolve around Martin's nine Bassmaster
Angler of the Year awards versus Clunn's four Classic titles. It's akin
to the question, which is more important, winning the most valuable
player award (Angler of the Year) or getting that championship ring (the
Classic)? The first reflects an exceptional ability to succeed over the
course of a long season while the other may be the test of the sport's
biggest "money player."
Now it's time for the fans to decide.
Either Martin or Clunn will take home the title of Greatest Angler at
the Bassmaster Classic in Pittsburgh, July 29-31.
Fans can check out stats and stories on the Greatest Angler Debate
presented by John Deere in the pages of Bassmaster Magazine, BASS Times,
Bassmaster.com and on the weekly ESPN Outdoors radio show.
For a chance to fish with one of the 35 greatest anglers of all-time
plus have a walk-on role in an ESPN Outdoors show, sign up for the ESPN
Greatest Angler Debate Sweepstakes at
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