The field for the 2013 Forrest Wood Cup is set.
BFL All-American winner Kerry Milner secured the last available berth today by prevailing at Nickajack Lake, just down the Tennessee River from Lake Chickamauga where the FLW Tour will wrap up its season tomorrow.
The Tour points qualifiers were solidified after Friday and there will be 46 anglers vying for the top prize of $500,000 at the Red River in Shreveport/Bossier City, La., on Aug. 15-18.
There were four double qualifiers – David Dudley, Jacob Wheeler, Koby Kreiger and Bryan Thrift – which opened up four additional spots for anglers to qualify through points. Those berths went to Jim Moynagh, Robbie Dodson, Casey Martin and Zell Rowland. There might be some minor shuffling based on how the Top 10 shakes out at Chickamauga, but nobody's at risk of falling below the cut line.
Here's a breakdown of who's heading to the Red in August:
2012 FLW Tour Open Top 5
> Larry Nixon – Bee Branch, Ark.
> John Cox – Debary, Fla.
> Dave Lefebre – Erie, Pa.
> Bill McDonald – Greenwood, Ind.
> *Bryan Thrift – Shelby, NC
2012 EverStart champion
> *Koby Kreiger – Okeechobee, Fla.
2012 Cup champion
> *Jacob Wheeler – Indianapolis, Ind.
2012 FLW Tour Angler of the Year
> *David Dudley – Lynchburg, Va.
2013 TBF champion
> Mark Daniels, Jr. – Fairfield, Ca.
2013 BFL All-American champion
> Kerry Milner – Bono, Ark.
2013 College Fishing champion
> Paul Clark – Univ. of Louisiana-Monroe
Top 35 in 2013 FLW Tour Points
> Andy Morgan – Dayton, Tenn.
> Stetson Blaylock – Benton, Ark.
> Jason Christie – Park Hill, Okla.
> Jacob Powroznik – Prince George, Va.
> Justin Lucas – Guntersville, Ala.
> Luke Clausen – Otis Orchards, Wash.
> Adrian Avena – Vineland, NJ
> Brent Ehrler – Redlands, Ca.
> Randall Tharp – Gardendale, Ala.
> Cody Meyer – Auburn, Ca.
> Spencer Shuffield – Bismarck, Ark.
> Mark Rose – Marion, Ark.
> Jay Yelas – Corvallis, Ore.
> Dan Morehead – Paducah, Ky.
> Drew Benton – Panama City, Fla.
> Stacey King – Reeds Spring, Mo.
> Wesley Strader – Spring City, Tenn.
> Michael Neal – Dayton, Tenn.
> Scott Canterbury – Springville, Ala.
> James Watson – Waynesville, Mo.
> Christopher Brasher – Hallsville, Tx.
> Ray Scheide – Dover, Ark.
> Matt Arey – Shelby, NC
> Barry Wilson – Birmingham, Ala.
> Scott Martin – Clewiston, Fla.
> Ishama Monroe – Hughson, Ca.
> JT Kenney – Palm Bay, Fla.
> Tom Monsoor – La Crosse, Wis.
> Troy Morrow – Eastanollee, Ga.
> David Fritts – Lexington, NC
> Jimmy Houston – Cookson, Okla.
> Jim Moynagh – Carver, Minn.
> Robbie Dodson – Harrison, Ark.
> Casey Martin – New Hope, Ala.
> Zell Rowland – Montgomery, Tx.
* indicates double qualifier