2015 Bassmaster Classic Contenders

The field is complete for the 2015 GEICO Bassmaster Classic! The Classic is set for February 20-22, 2015, on Lake Hartwell in Greenville, South Carolina. The final addition was the 2014 Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship qualifier, and now the full field of competitors can be revealed. See who made the cut for Greenville and learn how they qualified.

Brett Hite Phoenix, Ariz. Winner of the 2014 Dick Cepek Tires Bassmaster Elite at Lake Seminole presented by Hardee’s (Lake Seminole)

Chris Lane Guntersville, Ala. Winner of the 2014 Bassmaster Elite at St. Johns River (St. Johns River)

Mike McClelland Bella Vista, Ark. Winner of the 2014 A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite at Table Rock Lake (Table Rock Lake)

Jacob Powroznik Port Haywood, Va. Winner of the 2014 Evan Williams Bourbon Bassmaster Elite at Toledo Bend (Toledo Bend Reservoir)

Jason Christie Park Hill, Okla. Winner of the 2014 Bassmaster Elite at Lake Dardanelle (Lake Dardanelle)

Jacob Wheeler Indianapolis, Ind. Winner of the 2014 Bassmaster BASSfest at Chickamauga Lake (Chickamauga Lake)

Michael Iaconelli Pittsgrove, N.J. Winner of the 2014 Bassmaster Elite at Delaware River (Delaware River)

Greg Hackney Gonzales, La. Winner of the 2014 A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite at Cayuga Lake (Cayuga Lake)

Cliff Pace Petal, Miss. Winner of the 2013 Bassmaster Classic (Grand Lake O' the Cherokees). Because of a serious leg injury sustained while hunting, Pace's automatic Classic berth was deferred from 2014 to 2015.

Randy Howell Springville, Ala. Winner of the 2014 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by Diet Mountain Dew and GoPro (Lake Guntersville)

Van Soles Hanes City, Fla. Winner of the 2014 Bass Pro Shops Southern Open #1 presented by Allstate (Lake Tohopekaliga)

David Kilgore Jasper, Ala. Winner of the 2014 Bass Pro Shops Southern Open #2 presented by Allstate (Smith Lake)

Andrew Young Mound, Minn. Winner of the 2014 Bass Pro Shops Central Open #1 presented by Allstate (Lake Amistad)

Stephen Browning Hot Springs, Ark. Winner of the 2014 Bass Pro Shops Central Open #2 presented by Allstate (Red River)

Ott DeFoe Knoxville, Tenn. Winner of the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open #1 presented by Allstate (Douglas Lake)

Shinichi Fukae Palestine, Texas Winner of the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open #2 presented by Allstate (Lake Champlain)

Chad Pipkens Holt, Mich. Winner of the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open #3 presented by Allstate (Lake St. Clair)

Brett Preuett Monroe, La. Winner of the 2014 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Classic Bracket (Chatuge Reservoir)

Todd Faircloth Jasper, Texas 2nd place in Angler of the Year points

Aaron Martens Leeds, Ala. 4th place in Angler of the Year points

Mark Davis Mt. Ida, Ark. 5th place in Angler of the Year points

Keith Combs Huntington, Texas 6th place in Angler of the Year points

Skeet Reese Auburn, Calif. 7th place in Angler of the Year points

Jared Lintner Arroyo Grande, Calif. 8th place in Angler of the Year points

Dean Rojas Lake Havasu, Ariz. 9th place in Angler of the Year points

Casey Ashley Donalds, S.C. 10th place in Angler of the Year points

Justin Lucas Guntersville, Ala. 11th place in Angler of the Year points

Randall Tharp Port St. Joe, Fla. 13th place in Angler of the Year points

Gerald Swindle Warrior, Ala. 14th place in Angler of the Year points

Matthew Herren Trussville, Ala. 16th place in Angler of the Year points

Brandon Palaniuk Hayden, Idaho 17th place in Angler of the Year points

Chad Morgenthaler Coultetville, Ill. 18th place in Angler of the Year points

John Crews Salem, Va. 19th place in Angler of the Year points

David Walker Sevierville, Tenn. 20th place in Angler of the Year points

Scott Rook Little Rock, Ark. 21st place in Angler of the Year points

Edwin Evers Talala, Okla. 22nd place in Angler of the Year points

Paul Elias Laurel, Miss. 23rd place in Angler of the Year points

Cliff Crochet Pierre Part, La. 24th place in Angler of the Year points

James Niggemeyer Van, Texas 27th place in Angler of the Year points

Brandon Lester Fayetteville, Tenn. 28th place in Angler of the Year points

Morizo Shimizu Osaka, Japan 30th place in Angler of the Year points

Bill Lowen North Bend, Ohio 32nd place in Angler of the Year points

Bobby Lane Lakeland, Fla. 33rd place in Angler of the Year points

Brian Snowden Reeds Spring, Mo. 34th place in Angler of the Year points

Andy Montgomery Blacksburg, S.C. 35th place in Angler of the Year points

Cliff Pirch Payson, Ariz. 36th place in Angler of the Year points

Takahiro Omori Emory, Texas 38th place in Angler of the Year points

Kevin Short Mayflower, Ark. 39th place in Angler of the Year points

Cliff Prince Palatka, Fla. 40th place in Angler of the Year points

Paul Mueller Naugatuck, Conn. 2014 Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Championship and Eastern Division winner (Ouachita River and St. Lawrence River)

Coby Carden Shelby, Ala. Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Southern Division winner. Carden is a member of the Old Milwaukee Bassmaster B.A.S.S. Nation Classic Fishing Team.

Jeff Lugar McGaheysville, Va. Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Mid-Atlantic Division Winner (Buggs Island Reservoir). Lugar is a member of the Old Milwaukee Bassmaster B.A.S.S. Nation Classic Fishing Team.

Teb Jones Hattiesburg, Miss. Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Central Division winner (Lake Eufaula - Okla.). Jones is a member of the Old Milwaukee Bassmaster B.A.S.S. Nation Classic Fishing Team.

Steve Lund Glendale, Ariz. Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Western Division winner (Noxon Reservoir). Lund is a member of the Old Milwaukee Bassmaster B.A.S.S. Nation Classic Fishing Team.

Troy Diede Sioux Falls, S.D. Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Northern Division winner (Lake Monroe)

Brandon Gray Bullock, N.C. Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship winner (DeGray Lake)


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