Sunday, December 3, 2023

Pace to Miss 2014 Classic Due to Injury by: Jason Sealock


Pace to Miss 2014 Classic Due to Injury

by: Jason Sealock


Reigning Bassmaster Classic Champion Cliff Pace fell from a deer stand recently and broke two bones in his leg as well as tore his ACL. His injuries will keep him from defending his title next month at the 2014 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Guntersville.

Pace was climbing down out of deer stand when his hand slipped off the ladder rung and he fell. He was able to land on his feet but one foot landed in a hole and the force caused bones to break above and below his knee as well as tear his ACL.

“Because of Cliff’s injuries, he is clearly not able to defend his Classic title this year,” said B.A.S.S. CEO Bruce Akin. “Based on these unprecedented, special circumstances, we are deferring that opportunity to the 2015 Bassmaster Classic in Greenville, S.C. We wish Cliff a speedy and complete recovery.”

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Prayers for a speedy recovery to Pace for a full fishing season.

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