2018 Bassmaster Classic Field Announced

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Kevin VanDam has won four Bassmaster Classics and has competed in 26 of them. Credit: B.A.S.S.

Bassmaster announced this week the list of qualifiers for the 2018 Bassmaster Classic, scheduled March 16-18 at Lake Hartwell, S.C.

The field includes well-known pros like Kevin Van Dam (26 Classics; 4 wins), Mark Davis (19 Classics), Mike Iaconelli (18), Alton Jones (18), Aaron Martiens (18), and others, but also 14 first-time Classic qualifiers, including Ryan Butler of Blue Eye, Mo., who qualified last weekend at the Bassmaster Team Championship Classic Fish-Off at Norfork Lake, Ark.

Last year's champion Jordan Lee (Lake Conroe, Texas) also is in the field.

2018 Bassmaster Classic Qualifiers

(list includes double-qualifiers)

2017 Bassmaster Classic Winner

  • Jordan Lee

2017 Toyota Texas Fest Winner

  • Brandon Palaniuk

2017 Bassmaster Classic Bracket Winner

  • Jacob Powroznik

Bassmaster Open Winners

  • Harris Chain (Southern): Jesse Wiggins
  • Lake Chickamauga (Southern): John Cox
  • Smith Lake (Southern): Jesse Wiggins
  • Table Rock Lake (Central): Mike McClelland
  • Sabine River (Central): Carl Svebek III 
  • Grand Lake (Central): James Elam
  • Oneida Lake (Northern): Stanley Sypeck Jr.
  • Jamees River (Northern): Rick Morris
  • Douglas Lake (Northern): Ott DeFoe

2017 Bassmaster College Series Winner

  •  Jacob Foutz (Bryan College)

2017 B.A.S.S. Nation Championship (top 3 finishers)

  • Caleb Sumrall
  • Luke Gritter
  • Marty Giddens

2017 Bassmaster Team Trail Winner

  • Ryan Butler

2017 Elite Series Points Standings (top 35)

  • Jason Christie
  • Jacob Wheeler
  • Edwin Evers
  • Casey Ashley
  • Greg Hackney
  • Keith Combs
  • Kevin VanDam
  • Brent Ehrler
  • Dustin Connell
  • Jamie Hartman
  • Seth Feider
  • Gerald Swindle
  • Aaron Martens
  • Bobby Lane
  • Mark Daniels, Jr.
  • Clifford Pirch
  • Todd Faircloth
  • Mark Davis
  • Russ Lane
  • Luke Clausen
  • Brandon Coulter
  • Matt Lee
  • Cliff Pace
  • Randy Howell
  • Josh Bertrand
  • Hank Cherry
  • Micah Frazier
  • Bradley Roy
  • Skeet Reese
  • John Crews
  • David Walker
  • Alton Jones, Sr.
  • Brandon Lester
  • Jason Williamson
  • Steve Kennedy
  • Mike Iaconelli

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