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Classic field set

Classic field set

Now that the Bassmaster Weekend Series (BWS) Championship is in the books, the field for the 2013 Bassmaster Classic is set.

A total of 53 anglers culled from 21 different states – one competitor hails from Zimbabwe – will compete at Grand Lake in Oklahoma in February in the 43rd edition of the Classic.

Albert Collins secured the final berth after his dominant victory at the BWS Championship at Sam Rayburn Reservoir over the weekend.

Here’s a snapshot of who’s slated to compete (and how each qualified) at Grand Lake in Grove, Okla., on Feb. 22-24, 2013:

Elite Series Winners

> Alton Jones – St. Johns River
> Ish Monroe – Lake Okeechobee
> Brandon Palaniuk – Bull Shoals Lake
> Jeremy Starks – Douglas Lake
> Todd Faircloth – Mississippi River
> Jonathon VanDam – Lake Michigan
> Boyd Duckett – Oneida Lake

Elite Series Points Qualifiers

> Ott DeFoe
> Terry Scroggins
> Randy Howell
> Matt Herren
> Kevin VanDam
> Edwin Evers
> Bill Lowen
> Aaron Martens
> Skeet Reese
> Bobby Lane
> Greg Hackney
> David Walker
> Dean Rojas
> Nate Wellman
> Cliff Pace
> John Crews, Jr.
> Mark Davis
> Yusuke Miyazaki
> Brandon Card
> Gerald Swindle
> Takahiro Omori
> Shaw Grigsby
> Marty Robinson
> Tommy Biffle
> Russ Lane
> Cliff Prince
> Jason Quinn
> Mike Iaconelli
> Mike McClelland
> Jared Lintner

Bassmaster Open Winners

> Chris Lane – Harris Chain Southern Open
> Tracy Adams – Lake Norman Southern Open
> Hank Cherry – Lewis Smith Lake Southern Open
> Brent Chapman – Lewisville Lake Central Open
> Casey Scanlon – Table Rock Lake Central Open
> Jason Christie – Detroit River Northern Open
> Joshua Wagy – James River Northern Open
> Pete Gluszek – Cayuga Lake Northern Open

College Bass Champion

> Matt Lee – Auburn University

Federation Nation Qualifiers

> Mark Pierce – Southern champion
> Andy Bravence – Western champion
> Jared Knuth – Central champion
> Mark Dove – Northern champion
> Jonathan Carter – Eastern champion
> Gerry Jooste – Mid-Atlantic champion

Weekend Series Champion

> Albert Collins

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