Joseph Webster and Adam Wood Crowned 2016 Federation National Champions

Final Day-61Ponca City, Okla., April 16, 2016 – Going into the final day the crowd was on the edge of their seats as 14 Division Champion anglers walked the stage to decide their fates and who would be crowned the boater and co-angler Federation National Champions.

Leading after day two was Joseph Webster from Mississippi.  Webster solidified his lead today with another impressive limit of bass weighing 14lbs 13oz to make his tournament total of 43lbs 9oz.  This is Webster’s fourth time to qualify for nationals, and his this case, fourth times a charm.  “I’ve been at this a long time.  I came up here in practice and caught them here and there, but man I struggled,” Webster said.  “Finally, I went to the banks and there were beds everywhere.”

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Webster caught limits the first two days on the banks but after landing two bass this morning the bites disappeared.  “After that, I bailed on the banks and picked up an Alabama rig and man we smoked ’em.”

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Webster won the $100,00 “Living the Dream” prize package, which includes a prize check, fully paid entry fees on the 2017 FLW Tour as a pro, travel expense stipends for each event and use of a “Living the Dream” wrapped Ranger boat for the year.

Final Day-17On the co-angler side and also leading on day two was Adam Wood from Georgia with 7lbs 10oz with a tournament total of 26lbs 14oz.  This was Wood’s first time to qualify and he definitely made the best of it.  Wood  won his choice of paid entry fees into the Costa FLW Series along with an entry into the 2016 BFL All-American.

It was an intense week as these anglers battled hard on Table Rock Lake in Kimberling City, Mo., most of whom fished two years to make it this far.  For the champions, it will soon set in and for the other state and division champions the hint of victory will still be in their minds.  Next year, the championship will again see some seasoned and some new anglers, but until then the sting of victory will be in everyone’s ears.

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Joseph Webster Takes the Lead on Day Two of the FNC; 14 Anglers Advance

FNC Day2 weighin-240Ponca City, Okla., April 15, 2016 – Day two of the 2016 Federation National Championship was all about suspense as anglers watched every bag from their division cross the stage in hopes their weights would be enough to advance.  Seven Division Champions both on the boater and co-angler sides earned slots at the 2016 BFL All-American and one last chance to battle it out tomorrow to see who will be this year’s national champions.

Leading for the Central division and overall is Joseph Webster from Mississippi with another limit of bass and a tournament total of 28lbs 12oz.  Webster has been sight fishing all week and it’s certainly paid off.  “This week has been steady for me; the biggest change are the bigger ones seem to be coming and the smaller fish seem to be falling out,” Webster said.

This is Websters first time to qualify for the BFL All-American and advance to the final show.  “Planning on doing the same thing tomorrow; we’ll just see how it goes.”

FNC Day1-207The race has been tight in the Mid-Atlantic division.  Yesterday’s leader, Daniel Gray, wound up third overall but was edged out by just five ounces by Mid-Atlantic angler, Corey Cook, from West Virginia who’s tournament total was 28lbs 7oz to earn him a slot on the final day.

In fourth overall and advancing for the Northwest division is Aaron Echternkamp from Washington.  This is Echternkamp’s fifth time to qualify for the national event, so not only is he seasoned when it comes to the final round but he’s also due for a championship title.

Tomorrow, one victorious boater will win the $100,00 “Living the Dream” prize package to include a prize check, fully paid entry fees on the 2017 FLW Tour as a pro, travel expense stipends for each event and use of a wrapped Ranger boat for the year. The top co-angler will also receive fully paid entry fees into the FLW Series division of choice.  As history proves, anything can and will happen as the final day of the 2016 Federation National Championship concludes on Table Rock Lake in Kimberling City, Mo.

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Daniel Gray Leads it After Day One of the 2016 Federation National Championship

FNC Day1-209Ponca City, Okla., April 14, 2016 – Bluebird skies welcomed the crowd but not so much the anglers as day one of the 2016 Federation National Championship concluded on Table Rock Lake in Kimberling City, Mo.  Shifts in climate and conditions have stunted several anglers who were on fish in practice bringing some to the scales empty-handed and a majority hoping for better luck tomorrow.  A mighty few were able to produce healthy four and five fish limits to lead it in their divisions.

Tomorrow will decide who advances to claim berths in the 2016 BFL All-American and stays to battle it out one more day for the crowns.  Daniel Gray from the District of Columbia representing the Mid-Atlantic division pulled out on top with a limit of bass weighing 13lbs 13oz.  Justin Parrott representing Illinois and the Northern division is close behind with a limit weighing 13lbs 1oz.  Another Mid-Atlantic angler, Corey Cook from West Virginia had a limit weighing 12lbs 13oz.  In a tie for fourth, was Pat Klausen from Nebraska and the Central division and Jason Benjamin from Kansas and also the Central division with 12lbs 7oz.

FNC Day1-245The top boater and co-angler from each of the seven TBF divisions will advance so right now they’re not only competing for the heaviest overall weight but also against their respective divisions.  For full standings click here.

Our sponsor partners at FLW, Ranger Boats, Lowrance, MinnKota, Evinrude, Humminbird, Berkley, Cabela’s and Powerpole.continue to support the anglers this week as we head into day two of the championship on Table Rock Lake.

Coverage of the TBF National Championship will be broadcast in high-definition on the NBC Sports Network and streamed live on bassfederation.com at 3pm CT.

Daily photos and updates will also be posted on TBF’s Facebook page.

2016 Federation National Championship Kicks Off on Table Rock Lake

FNC Reg-15Ponca City, Okla., April 13, 2016 – The top two anglers from every TBF state federation traveled to compete in the week-long, winners take all event on Table Rock Lake in Kimberling City, Mo.  The event rolled out last night with a Registration banquet and this morning with the first official practice day as anglers test out the waters in brand new fully equipped, Ranger Boats.

Our sponsor partners at FLW, Ranger Boats, Lowrance, MinnKota, Evinrude, Humminbird, Berkley, Cabela’s and Powerpole.showed up big time this week for our anglers with swag at registration, fully equipped Ranger Boats and above all else, their support.

FNC Reg-18TBF National Champion anglers will be crowned both on the boater and coangler sides as they fight for the 15 berths in two of the sport’s most coveted events, the Forrest Wood Cup and the BFL All-American.

The top boater and co-angler from each of the seven TBF divisions will advance to the 2016 BFL All-American and the national champion boater will also advance to the world championship of bass fishing, the 2016 Forrest Wood Cup, for a shot at winning the biggest payday in bass fishing.

FNC Reg-64The winning boater also will receive the $100,000 “Living the Dream” prize package to include a prize check, fully paid entry fees on the 2017 FLW Tour as a pro, travel expense stipends for each event and use of a “Living the Dream” wrapped Ranger boat for the year. The top co-angler will receive fully paid entry fees into the FLW Series division of choice.

This week will test their skills on Table Rock Lake, a lake that was just up the road for some and across the country for others.  Any way you slice it, there’s a lot more than bragging rights at stake tomorrow on day one of the 2016 Federation National Championship.

Coverage of the TBF National Championship will be broadcast in high-definition on the NBC Sports Network and streamed live on bassfederation.com.

Daily photos and updates will also be posted on TBF’s Facebook page.

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