The Morristown Marine Team Trail Invitational was on Douglas Lake Saturday May 17, 2014. It was a cool Spring morning that turned into a very windy afternoon. 178 teams were competing for the $10,000.00 1st place money. The tournament had a total payout of $36,195.00. Of the 178 teams, 117 teams were competiting for a berth in the Bassmaster Team Championship.
Brian Ooten from Dandridge, TN and Jordan Card from Knoxville, TN took home 1st place winnings with a weight of 24.05 lbs and a check for $10,000.00. 2nd Place went to Matt and Bob Coughlin with 21.38 lbs and a check for $3000.00. 3rd Place was Brant Grimm and Bobby Drinnon with 21.13 lbs and a check for $2,000.00. Fourth place was Justin McClain and Bobby Chambers with 20.17 lbs and a check for $1000.00. The McClain/Chambers team was the Highest Finishing Skeeter of the day netting them an additional $3000.00 for a total winnings of $4000.00. Completing the top 5 was Nathan Mountain and Jimbo Harris with 19.38 lbs and a check for $900.00. Burton Byran and Willie Bryan were the 2nd Highest Finishing Skeeter good for a check for $2000.00 3rd Highest Finishing Skeeter was David Berry and Tory Ferrell and a check for $1000.00. Mark Richardson and Jimmy Neal had the Smallmouth catch of the day with a 4.76 lb Smallmouth good for the Berkley Big Bass Smallmouth Award, a check for $885.00 plus (2) Berkley rods. Steve and Benny Neal received the Berkley Big Bass Largemouth Award with a 6.95 lb Largemouth. They received a check for $885.00 and (2) Berkley Rods.
(See www.morristownmarine.com for complete results).
The next regular season tournament will be a 2-day Super Tournament on Loudon Lake on September 20-21, 2014. 1st Place for the Super Tournament will be a 2014 Skeeter TZX195 with a Yamaha VZ175TLR. The Blast-off will take place at Loudon/Tellico Ramp at safe light. Entries will be taken at Morristown Marine starting September 15, 2014. Signups will also be taken at Loudon County Visitors Bureau 1075 Hwy 321 N Lenoir, TN 37771 on Friday September 19 from 12 noon until 6PM. You may also sign up at the ramp the morning of the tournament before blast off.
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