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WHEELER GOES WIRE TO WIRE TO WIN FORREST WOOD CUP ON LAKE LANIER
8/12/2012
Credit:
FLW press release
DULUTH, Ga. (Aug. 12, 2012) – Fatheadz pro Jacob Wheeler of Indianapolis, Ind., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 11 pounds, 15 ounces Sunday for a four day total of 60 pounds, 1 ounce to win the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Lanier.The win earned him $500,000. At 21-years of age Wheeler becomes the youngest ever Forrest Wood Cup Champion beating Straight Talk pro Scott Canterbury of Springville, Ala. by 7- pounds, 5-ounce Canterbury’s four day total weight was 52-12.

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Rounding out the top 10 pros and fishing tomorrow are:

2nd: Straight Talk pro Scott Canterbury, Springville, Ala., 20 bass, 52-12, $100,000
3rd: Chevy pro Bryan Thrift, Shelby, N.C., 20 bass, 52-4, $75,000
4th: National Guard pro Scott Martin, Clewiston, Fla., 20 bass, 51-12, $60,000
5th: Castrol pro David Dudley, Lynchburg, Va., 20 bass, 49-13, $50,000
6th: Chevy pro Jay Yelas, Corvallis, Ore., 20 bass, 48-4, $45,000
7th: Andy Morgan, Dayton, Tenn., 19 bass, 47-7, $40,000
8th: Troy Morrow, Eastanollee, Ga., 20 bass, 46-11, $35,000
9th: Chevy pro Dion Hibdon, Sunrise Beach, Mo., 18 bass, 46-6, $30,000
10th: Chevy pro Luke Clausen, Spokane, Wash., 18 bass, 43-11, $25,000

Overall there were 48 bass weighing 110 pounds, 15 ounces caught by 10 pros Sunday. The catch included nine five-bass limits.

The best of the rest:
11th: Cody Meyer, Auburn, Calif., 15 bass, 35-1, $20,000
12th: Clent Davis, Montevallo, N.C., 15 bass, 34-10, $20,000
13th: Clark Wendlandt, Leander, Texas, 15 bass, 34-7, $20,000
14th: Kettle Brand Chips pro Dan Morehead, Paducah, Ky., 15 bass, 34-6, $20,000
15th: Cheez-It pro Shinichi Fukae, Palestine, Texas, 15 bass, 34-2, $20,000
16th: Folgers pro Scott Suggs, Bryant, Ark., 15 bass, 32-5, $15,000
17th: Cody Bird, Granbury, Texas, 12 bass, 31-8, $15,000
18th: Rayovac pro Jason Christie, Park Hill, Okla., 14 bass, 29-8, $15,000
19th: Dr. Pepper TEN pro Glenn Browne, Ocala, Fla., 15 bass, 28-4, $15,000
20th: National Guard pro Brent Ehrler, Redlands, Calif., 13 bass, 27-0, $15,000

Timothy Dearing of Loudon, Tenn., won the Co-angler Championship title weighing four bass 11 pounds, 4 ounces, for a four day total of 12 bass that weighed 22-13 and earned him $50,000.

Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers are:
1st Timothy Dearing, Loudon, Tenn., 12 bass, 22-13, $50,000
2nd: Josh Smith, Hamilton, Ohio, seven bass, 20-4, $15,000
3rd: Rich Dalbey, Greenville, Texas, eight bass, 19-5, $12,500
4th: Matt Krekovich, Granite City, Ill., eight bass, 18-14, $10,000
5th: Bryan New, Belmont, N.C., eight bass, 18-10, $9,000
6th: Rob Hicks, Lula, Ga., nine bass, 17-5, $8,000
7th: James Waller, Cypress, Texas, nine bass, 17-1, $7,000
8th: Nick Hensley, Cumming, Ga., nine bass, 16-3, $6,000
9th: Richard Peek, Centre, Ala., nine bass, 15-12, $5,000
10th: Ralph Myhlhousen, Council Bluffs, Iowa, eight bass, 15-8, $4,000

Overall there were 36 bass weighing 78 pounds, even caught by 20 co-anglers Saturday. There were zero five-bass limits.

For complete details and updated information visit ForrestWoodCup.com