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Randall Tharp entered professional tournament bass fishing in 2008 and has pocketed $2,341,525 in tournament winnings alone. In that time, he has qualified for 4 Redcrest, 4 Heavy Hitters, 5 Forrest Wood Cups and 5 Bassmaster Classics. His FLW Tour win at Lake Okeechobee was one of the most memorable wins with a 23 pound-9 ounce margin of victory over his competition. He has twice broken the century mark, both on Okeechobee in 2011 and 2012. The highlight of Randall’s FLW Tour career was winning the Forrest Wood Cup in 2013 at the Red River. While at BASS, Randall added 3 BASS Open wins as well as an Elite Series victory at Bull Shoals Norfork in 2016. Randall is currently competing at Major League Fishing on the Bass Pro Tour.
Randall signed with ARK rods in 2017 and helped provide the building blocks from which this company was formed. He is actively involved with product development including, rods, reels, and lures for Team Ark.
Brandon Cobb is fishing his first year on the Bassmaster Elite Series. His career on the Elite Series has started out hot, with two wins in the first half of the year. Although Brandon is a freshman on the Bassmaster Series, his career began earlier on the FLW Tour. Through a 5 year stint on the FLW Tour, Brandon earned more than $400,000 dollars and finished in the top 10 in 4 consecutive Forrest Wood Cups. His victories on the Elite Series consisted of a wire to wire win at Lake Hartwell and a century club belt with a more than 114 pounds at Lake Fork.
You could say tournament fishing is in Brandon’s blood. He competed in his first tournament at 7 years old with his father. Tournament fishing progressed from local clubs with his father, to the BFL tournament trail, and now the Bassmaster Elite Series.
Brandon has been partnered with ARK rods for 3 years now. He works closely with product development. Helping to develop the perfect rods for all applications.
Wes Logan is a resident of Springville, Alabama. He is a 26-year old Pro-Angler who enjoys deer hunting when not fishing or working in construction. Logan graduated from Springville High School in 2012. Logan started fishing BFL’s in 2011, at the age of 17, where he won two tournaments in the Bama division by the time he graduated high school. Since then, he has worked his way through the ranks of the Costa Series and Bassmaster Opens. Logan was lucky enough to qualify to fish the FLW Tour in 2018-2019 where he had two successful seasons.
In 2019, Logan won the B.A.S.S. Bassmaster Central Opens AOY to qualify to fish the 2020 Bassmaster Elite Series. 2021 will be Logan’s 2nd season fishing the Elite Series and is looking forward to continuing to make a name for himself. This will be Logan’s 3rd season with ARK and he is proud to be a part of such an outstanding company with so many great people and quality products.
Kentucky-based pro Bradley Roy was the youngest angler to fish a Bassmaster Elite Series event: he was 19 years old when he qualified to fish the Elites in 2010. Roy has collected 12 Top 10s and 27 Top 20s in his professional career. Roy kicked off the 2022 season by winning the Stage One of the Bass Pro Tour at Bussey Brake Reservoir in Monroe-West Monroe, Louisiana.
One of the hottest young anglers on tour, 2013 marked McMillan’s first official year on the FLW Tour circuit. McMillan’s hometown of Clewiston, Fla. is home to one of his favorite bodies of water, the legendary Lake Okeechobee. Out of McMillan’s top-10 finishes, the majority of them are on this renowned bass factory, including recent victories there in 2011 and 2012. Brandon is the son of the Jimmy McMillan who died tragically in 2012. Jimmy was known as a great fisherman and competed in numerous FLW events with great success. Brandon’s younger brother, Jared, also fishes with FLW.
Son of legendary FLW angler Ron Shuffield, Spencer fished alongside his dad on the FLW Tour for several years, racking up success as a co-angler that could be described as nothing short of remarkable: Shuffield finished in the top-10 Co-angler of the Year standings in all five years. He moved to the pro division in 2012, and has gradually become an AOY threat on the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit, finishing in the top five in the 2020 AOY race while racking up three top-10 finishes. When not on tour fishing, Spencer likes to fish local tournaments, go crappie fishing, hunt and play golf. He also enjoys spending time with his wife Kristin, and children Aubree, Grayson and Kennedy.
After qualifying for the Elite Series through the Bassmaster Opens in 2015, Brock has notched four second-place finishes (St. Lawrence River 2017, Lake St. Clair 2017, Pickwick Lake 2021, Sabine River 2021). Over the last two seasons, Brock’s seven Top 10 Elite finishes are the most on tour.
After expanding the Coastal Carolina University fishing team, Jonathan qualified for the Bassmaster College Series National Championship four times. Jonathan laid claim to the 2021 Bassmaster Northern Opens Angler of the Year title with two Top 10 finishes to earn his Elite invitation.
Before coming to the Elite Series, Bryan had 44 Top 10s in FLW-sponsored events. After winning the first Bassmaster Open of the 2020 season, he registered for all of the Opens in a bid to qualify for the Elites. He succeeded in that endeavor, claiming the title of 2020 Falcon Rods Bassmaster Opens Angler of the Year and continuing his momentum into the Elites by winning the first event of 2021.
Jacob won the 2017 College Series National Championship and College Classic Bracket while competing for Bryan College, earning a spot in the 2018 Bassmaster Classic. Jacob qualified for the Elite Series after taking second place in the 2021 Bassmaster Southern Opens Angler of the Year standings.
Arizona pro Brett Hite owns the distinction of winning back-to-back tour events on two opposite coasts: he won the 2008 FLW Tour event on Lake Toho and then the FLW Tour event on the California Delta two weeks later. Hite has racked up five wins, 34 Top 10s and $1.7 in career winnings.
With one Forrest Wood Cup title and more than $2.2 million in winnings in his nine-year FLW career, Brent Ehrler entered the MLF Bass Pro Tour as one of the Top 15 leading all-time money winners in professional bass-fishing history. Ehrler has rolled up eight wins, 51 Top 10s and more than $3.1 million in B.A.S.S., FLW and MLF competition, and was the winner of the 2015 Toyota Texas Bass Classic. Ehrler won the first-ever MLF event, the 2012 Challenge Cup on Lake Amistad. Then, 10 years later, he won the 2022 Challenge Cup from Rock Hill, South Carolina
2013 marks Wiley’s first season fishing the FLW Tour. Since he joined FLW in 2006, he has fished both the BFL and EverStart Series circuits. His first top-10 finish came in 2012 at Lake Seminole in Ga., where he placed ninth.