RELiON® Battery Ambassador Bryan Thrift Wins MLF REDCREST 2023


Eight out of the 10 finishers were using Navico Group products,  seven equipped with Lowrance


Menomonee Falls, Wis. (March 16, 2023) – Navico Group brands RELiON Battery and Lowrance were well represented at the Major League Fishing (MLF) Bass Pro Shops REDCREST 2023 in North Carolina. RELiON Ambassador Bryan Thrift claimed the victory on Lake Norman, and seven of the top 10 finishers used Lowrance electronics – five being exclusive Lowrance Pro team members.

A North Carolina native, Thrift dominated the competition with a three-day total of 46-pounds, 12-ounces to bring home the $300,000 prize. Thrift was equipped with RELiON’s RB100 battery, powering his trolling motor, and RB100-HP starting batteries, providing reliable power through five long days on the water.

“The MLF REDCREST event was a marathon of bass tournaments,” said Thrift. “It was five grueling days on the water with ridiculous weather changes from hot to cold, and mild to windy. That is hard on your equipment.  I wouldn’t trust anything but my RELiON RB100 and RB100-HP batteries to power me through it. Plus, one of the best things about the RELiON batteries is after all those long days on the water the recharge time never took longer than 2 hours, that’s impressive!”

In addition to this significant achievement, Thrift becomes the first angler in history to win both a REDCREST and Forrest Wood Cup trophy as well as the fourth different pro to win the Bass Pro Tour championship since its inception.

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