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Huk’s Drew Benton Completes a Major Comeback to Win the Bassmaster Elite at Lake Murray

Charleston, SC – Huk performance fishing gear is committed to designing clothing for the hardcore angler, and no angler embodies that commitment more than Drew Benton. With a phenomenal four-day total of 87 lbs flat, Benton overcame a slow Saturday to pull off a miraculous comeback. After just a 14-pound semifinal, Benton weighed his five-bass limit on championship Sunday at 26 lbs and 7 oz for a big finish, securing his second career blue trophy.

“I woke up four times last night just mad,” he described after a disappointing Saturday weigh-in. “I woke up, looked at the weights, and was about 5 pounds back. Someone weighed in 26 pounds this week. That was my goal weight, 25 or 26.”

Drew Benton needed every ounce of belief to pull off the impressive feat to win on Sunday. “I started to — not doubt myself — but wondered if it was ever going to happen again,” said Benton, who earned his first Elite Series victory five years ago on Lake Travis in Texas. “I finished second in an Elite, and in an Open I should have won. Am I snakebit? Can I close the deal anymore? So, this feels great.”

“Drew personifies our vision of a Huk angler. It’s clear that he loves this sport, as well as the opportunity to represent our brand on the national stage,” said Paige Hill-Murphy, Community Manager for Huk Performance Fishing. “We are very excited about this win for him and his family and look forward to the rest of the year.”

Benton relies on Huk’s clothing to keep him cool and comfortable on the water all year. From shirts, pants, outerwear, rainwear, and footwear, Huk has anglers covered regardless of season or pursuit.

About Marolina Outdoor

Marolina Outdoor Inc. was founded to bring deep-seated product expertise across all outdoor categories. Our innovative designs and technologically focused products create the foundation of our authentic outdoor apparel. Huk clothing represents a fresh take and a unique understanding of angling needs, offering functional styles that appeal to anglers of all ages. NOMAD is motivated to provide quality apparel so that hunters can maximize their experiences to hunt and provide sustenance regardless of the size of the game or where their pursuits lead them.

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