Scroggins Takes KVD's Spot
B.A.S.S. stalwart replaces legend for The General Tire Summit Cup
Five-time B.A.S.S. event champion Terry Scroggins joins the competition field
for Jack Link’s Major League Fishing’s second televised event, The General Tire
Summit Cup, League Commissioner Don Rucks announced.
Scroggins, who finished third in this season’s Toyota Tundra Angler of the
Year standings, has 42 B.A.S.S. Top Ten finishes. Scroggins, of Palatka, Fla.,
replaces Kevin VanDam, who was unable to compete in the Summit Cup because of
scheduling conflicts. VanDam will return for Major League Fishing’s next
The Summit Cup, filmed August 27 through September 1 on Chautauqua Lake in
Western New York, will begin airing on Thursday, January 3, 2012, at 9 p.m. ET/8
p.m. CT on Outdoor Channel.
“We were absolutely delighted to welcome Terry Scroggins to Major League
Fishing. As one of the top anglers on the B.A.S.S. Elite Series tour, we are
fortunate that Terry Scroggins is joining us,” said Major League Fishing
Commissioner Don Rucks. “Terry’s a creative and popular angler, and he has the
type of on-camera personality that works extremely well at Major League Fishing.
We believe we have a field of anglers that is second to none, and Terry
Scroggins fits right in.”
Major League Fishing angler Tim Horton, who missed the league’s first event,
will also be competing at the Chautauqua Lake event. In the league’s first
event, Todd Faircloth stepped in for Horton.
Altogether, the 24 Summit Cup competitors include: Tommy Biffle, Denny
Brauer, Mark Davis, Boyd Duckett, Brent Ehrler, Edwin Evers, Shaw Grigsby, Greg
Hackney, Mike Iaconelli, Alton Jones, Kelly Jordon, Jeff Kriet, Gary Klein,
Bobby Lane, Aaron Martens, Mike McClelland, Ish Monroe, Takahiro Omori, Jason
Quinn, Skeet Reese, Dean Rojas and Byron Velvick, as well as Scroggins and
The General Tire Summit Cup will air six times per week during the first
quarter of 2013 on Outdoor Channel, America’s Leader In Outdoor TV. The
Championship Round also will air on February 9 at 1 p.m. ET/Noon CT on the NBC
network. Subsequent to its airing on NBC, the championship round will re-air on
Outdoor Channel the following week.
Major League Fishing is a partnership between Outdoor Channel and 24 of the
world’s best anglers. The league features made-for-television bass fishing
events designed to bring high-level challenges to participants and
entertainment, as well as insight, to audiences.
Major League Fishing’s made-for-television events utilize a format that
allows anglers to weigh all the score-able bass that they catch. The bass are
immediately weighed after they are caught, then released back into the water.
Anglers know where they rank in the standings at all times via real-time leader
boards in their boats. The competitors are not allowed to practice before events
and knew the Chautauqua Lake destination only two days prior to the start of the
About Jack Link’s Major League Fishing
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professional bass anglers and Outdoor Channel. Jack Link’s is the organization’s
title sponsor. For more information about the new game, with new rules and no
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