Congratulations to Adam Hinkle for winning this week’s Monday Trivia Contest sponsored by Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits. For the answers, read below, and come back for next week’s edition.
I don’t know about you, but I think yesterday’s Day 4 of the Forrest Wood Cup held on Lake Murray was one of the most exciting in recent memory. Steve Kennedy’s 20 pound sack to make a run at the title from 10th place, not to mention the one ounce difference between victory and 2nd place, a $440,000 difference! And Scott Canterbury gets second again – what a heartbreaker. Congrats to hometown winner Anthony Gagliardi.
With the event fresh in our minds, this week we focus our trivia question on past Forrest Wood Cups. To win all the Yamamoto’s this week, you’ll need to brush up on your FLW history and answer these 4 questions.
- The FLW Cup began in 1996. In this years event, there was one angler in the field who also fished that first event eighteen years ago. Name that angler.
- In 2012, Cup winner Jacob Wheeler became the youngest ever to win the event at the age of 22. Name the previous record holder with that honor and his age at the time of his win.
- Over the 18 past events, no angler has ever won the title twice. However, there were 4 previous winners that made the Top-20 cut this year, three of which went on to make the final day Top-10 cut and threaten to be the first to do so. Name those 4 anglers.
- Over the 18 year period, there have been 5 Cup winners who also have won the Bassmaster Classic during their professional career. Name those 5 anglers who hold double Championship honors.
Answers and a winner will be announced later this week (Thursday).
The answer to which pro fished in both this year’s FLW Cup event, as well as the first event back in 1996, actually turned out to have two correct answers. Dan Morehead of Paducah, KY as guessed by Adam, as well as Andy Morgan of Dayton, TN. In fact, Andy has qualified and fished in 16 of the 18 Cup events held to date, a pretty impressive feat.
As for the previous youngest Cup winner, that was 24 year old California-native, Michael Bennett. Not only did he win the Cup back in 2008, but he also won a regular Tour event that same year on Lewis Smith Lake. His career earnings totaled over $1.5 million before he stepped away from Tour.
There were four previous Cup winners who made the Day 3 cut; Scott Martin, Brent Ehrler, Jacob Wheeler, and David Dudley. Only Dudley failed to make the Top-10 cut. While Martin and Wheeler had tougher Day 4 finishes, Brent actually led Day 3, finally coming up short by less than a pound in his bid for a 2nd Cup title.
Finally, the list of those anglers who have both an FLW Cup and a Bassmaster Classic trophy sitting on their mantle include the following 5 anglers; David Fritts, Davy Hite, Dion Hibdon, Luke Clausen, and George Cochran. George actually has two Classic crowns to his credit, making for 3 large trophies over the fireplace. A lot of well recognized pros have fished both circuits over the years and won one or the other titles, but only these 5 guys have captured both.