Bassmaster Basstrek Challenge Headed to Erie
30 Sep, 2014
New Two-Man Team Tournament to be Offered at Presque Isle State Park
The Erie Sports Commission is pleased to announce the inaugural Bassmaster Basstrek Challenge will be held in Erie on Saturday, October 11 at Presque Isle State Park. The event, which is sponsored by Old Milwaukee, does not require an entry fee and will award cash prizes to the top three teams. The tournament is limited to the first 50 boats.
Teams of two will compete to catch a largemouth and smallmouth bass in this event to combine for the heaviest weight overall. Each team must catch one of each, and the team with the heaviest combined weight will win $2,000. Second place will be awarded $1,000, and third will receive $500. Participants must be 21 years of age or older to register. The event will begin with registration at 7 a.m. at the West Pier Launch. Boats will take off at 8 a.m. and return to the pier at 1 p.m. Weigh-in and lunch will begin at 1:30 p.m.
Bassmaster and Old Milwaukee will host a meet and greet with Bassmaster Elite Series pro Fletcher Shryock and Bassmaster Magazine Editor James Hall on Friday, October 10 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Oasis Pub.
“Erie is an outstanding fishing community, and we are thrilled to be bringing another Bassmaster event to town,” said Teresa Lux, Director of Sales Development and Marketing at B.A.S.S. LLC. “We teamed up with the Erie Sports Commission to make this event a reality, and we’re eager to bring anglers to Erie in October!”
“We are excited that Bassmaster has once again chosen Erie to host one of their events,” said Ron Sertz, Executive Director of the Erie Sports Commission. “With no entry fee required, this tournament is accessible to all anglers. Our hope is that many will come to town and see what an incredible fishing hub Erie really is.”
For more information on the tournament and to register, please visit this site.
The Erie Sports Commission is committed to promoting the Erie region as a prime destination for sports and recreation. The major goals of the ESC are to attract, create, support, and host sporting and recreational events that have a positive economic impact on the region, and assist in maximizing the potential of all regional sports facilities and venues. The ESC strives to enhance the image of Erie by showcasing the community, promote wellness through healthy lifestyles, and improve the quality of life for community members of all ages.