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Second Annual MLF General Tire Team Series Draft Concludes with Exciting Results

BENTON, Ky. – Major League Fishing (MLF), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today the results of the 2023 General Tire Team Series Draft, which took place Wednesday in Harrison Township, Michigan. During the second annual General Tire Team Series Draft, the top 27 Bass Pro Tour anglers – based on 2022 Angler of the Year (AOY) point standings – selected two additional Bass Pro Tour anglers to create 27 three-man teams that will compete over three qualifying events.

The General Tire Team Series will showcase the 80 anglers that compete on the Bass Pro Tour, joined by the next available highest-ranking 2022 MLF champion, competing as three-man teams across four events for more than $700,000 in cash payouts.

“After a successful transition from the extremely popular MLF Cup events in 2022, it was exciting to watch our Bass Pro Tour anglers work together again and strategize to create their winning lineups,” said Kathy Fennel, Executive Vice President and General Manager of MLF. “We look forward to another round of exciting programming again this fall.”

2023 General Tire Team Series Draft Results:

  • CAPTAIN: Josh Bertrand, TEAMMATES: Edwin Evers and Marty Robinson
  • CAPTAIN: Greg Vinson, TEAMMATES: Bradley Roy and David Dudley
  • CAPTAIN: Chris Lane, TEAMMATES: Jared Lintner and John Hunter
  • CAPTAIN: Wesley Strader, TEAMMATES: Scott Suggs and Matt Becker
  • CAPTAIN: Todd Faircloth, TEAMMATES: Jeff Sprague and Jeff Kriet
  • CAPTAIN: Ott DeFoe, TEAMMATES: Andy Montgomery and Brandon Coulter
  • CAPTAIN: Stephen Browning, TEAMMATES: Anthony Gagliardi and Keith Poche
  • CAPTAIN: Casey Ashley, TEAMMATES: Terry Scroggins and Jacob Wall
  • CAPTAIN: Jonathon VanDam, TEAMMATES: James Elam and Matt Lee
  • CAPTAIN: Bryan Thrift, TEAMMATES: Luke Clausen and Josh Butler
  • CAPTAIN: Brent Ehrler, TEAMMATES: Brett Hite and John Murray
  • CAPTAIN: Alton Jones Jr., TEAMMATES: Nick LeBrun and Britt Myers
  • CAPTAIN: Randall Tharp, TEAMMATES: Gerald Spohrer and Russ Lane
  • CAPTAIN: Jeremy Lawyer, TEAMMATES: Cody Meyer and Shin Fukae
  • CAPTAIN: Dustin Connell, TEAMMATES: Cole Floyd and Roy Hawk
  • CAPTAIN: Adrian Avena, TEAMMATES: Spencer Shuffield and Ryan Salzman
  • CAPTAIN: Andy Morgan, TEAMMATES: Fletcher Shryock and James Watson
  • CAPTAIN: Michael Neal, TEAMMATES: Takahiro Omori and Dean Rojas
  • CAPTAIN: Mark Daniels Jr., TEAMMATES: Randy Howell and Cliff Crochet
  • CAPTAIN: Justin Lucas, TEAMMATES: Skeet Reese and Fred Roumbanis
  • CAPTAIN: Zack Birge, TEAMMATES: Mark Rose and Cliff Pace
  • CAPTAIN: Jesse Wiggins, TEAMMATES: Kyle Hall and Gary Klein
  • CAPTAIN: Kevin VanDam, TEAMMATES: David Walker and Kelly Jordon
  • CAPTAIN: Dakota Ebare, TEAMMATES: Mitch Crane and Tommy Biffle
  • CAPTAIN: Alton Jones Sr., TEAMMATES: Brent Chapman and Dave Lefebre
  • CAPTAIN: Jordan Lee, TEAMMATES: Mark Davis and Timmy Horton
  • CAPTAIN: Jacob Wheeler, TEAMMATES: Dylan Hays and Boyd Duckett

For complete details and updated information on Major League Fishing and the MLF General Tire Team Series events, visit For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow MLF’s social media outlets at Facebook, TwitterInstagram and YouTube.

About Major League Fishing

Major League Fishing (MLF) is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, producing more than 250 events annually at some of the most prestigious fisheries in the world, while broadcasting to America’s living rooms on CBS, the Discovery Channel, the Outdoor Channel, CBS Sports Network, the World Fishing Network and on-demand on MyOutdoorTV (MOTV). Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, the MLF roster of bass anglers includes the world’s top pros and more than 30,000 competitors in all 50 states and 13 countries. Since its founding in 2011, MLF has advanced the sport of competitive fishing through its premier television broadcasts and livestreams and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for bass through research, education, fisheries enhancement and fish care.

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