Welcome to my world on the tournament trail

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Hometown: Collierville, TN
Hobbies: Deer and Duck Hunting
Favorite Lure: Strike King 10XD
Favorite Technique: Structure Fishing
Favorite Lake: Kentucky Lake/Pickwick

Bass Fishing has always been apart of my life. I was introduced into the sport of tournament bass fishing at the early age of seven. Needless to say, I've been hooked ever since. I started out fishing in our local bass club (Memphis Bass Association) with my dad. My dad and I fished in this club together for years. When I turned sixteen, I was ready to move up. I scraped up enough money to buy myself an old Ranger Boat and jumped straight into fishing the FLW BFLs. I continued to move up and when I was 18, I began fishing the FLW Rayovacs. This was my first experience at traveling around the country following a tournament trail and it was eye opening. I learned very quickly how difficult it was to try and do it all on your own. After a tough year, I decided to take a break for a while and attend college.

This put a hold on my dream of becoming a professional fisherman on the FLW Tour. I knew this was important and if I was patient that one day I would get my shot to fish the tour. While attending college at the University of Memphis, I continued to fish the FLW Everstarts, BFLs, and any other local events I could get into. This slowed down my progress in school, but in the fall of 2011, I finally graduated from the University of Memphis with a degree in business management. Even though I had my degree, my mind was still on chasing my dream of fishing the tour. It has taken a little longer than I would have liked, but after two years of searching for sponsors, trying to stay consistent in tournaments, and working to save every penny I can, I finally got the chance to fish the tour this year. In January 2014, my dream finally came true as I became one of the 150 professionals fishing on the FLW Tour. I had an incredible rookie season finishing 30th overall in the standings and qualifying for my first ever Forrest Wood Cup. At the cup, I proved myself by hanging in there with the seasoned pros going into day 3 in 4th place, day 4 in 7th place and finishing 8th overall. I could not have asked for a better rookie season and I am so blessed to finally be living out my dream.

I hope you will join me next year as I begin the 2015 FLW tour on March 5th at Lake Toho in Kissimmee, FL. I greatly appreciate all of your support and the support from my sponsors, friends, and family. Cheers to a great second season!

2014 Accomplishments:

FLW Rayovac Kentucky Lake 7th
FLW Tour Pickwick Lake 7th
FLW Tour Forrest Wood Cup 8th

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Tournament Schedule

DATE

EVENT/LOCATION

TOURNAMENT TRAIL

RESULTS

01/25/18

Lake Okeechobee
Clewiston FL

FLW Tour

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02/22/18

Harris Chain of Lakes
Tavares FL

FLW Tour

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03/08/18

Lake Lanier
Gainesville GA

FLW Tour

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04/12/18

Lake Cumberland
Burnside KY

FLW Tour

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04/19/18

Table Rock
Branson MO

FLW Costa Central Division

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04/26/18

Smith Lake
Jasper AL

FLW Tour

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05/17/18

Kentucky Lake
Gilbertsville KY

FLW Tour

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06/07/18

Lake Barkley
Cadiz KY

FLW Costa Central Division

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06/28/18

Lake St. Clair MetroPark
Harrison Township MI

FLW Tour

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08/10/18

LAKE OUACHITA
Hot Springs AR

Forrest Wood Cup

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10/11/18

Lake of the Ozarks
Osage Beach MO

FLW Costa Central Division

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