The 14th annual Triton Owners Tournament is in the books. Held on Kentucky Lake, the Triton Owners Tournament took place out of Paris Landing State Park, yielding one of the largest turnouts in tournament history.
Bringing in the winning, two-day sack of 44.10 pounds was David Gnewikow and Jason Sain. The duo took home a healthy check of $7,500 and a set of Carlisle trailer tires.
â€œThis event is orchestrated with precision each year,â€ said Gnewikow. â€œBoth Jason and I love running the Triton. It handles great and fishes even better. There is a reason so many people show up for this event. Triton takes care of their owners and really makes them feel like family.â€
This year, Stephen Crouse was the lucky individual that won the drawing to take home a new Triton 21HP with Mercury 250 ProXS. The big bass honors went to David Hick and Steve Higgins that landed an 8.04 pounder and a $3,000 check for their efforts.
â€œWe see this as more of a family reunion than we do a tournament,â€ said Earl Bentz, Triton Founder. â€œThis is a great opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie with fellow Triton owners and talk with the staff that make the boats that take America fishing. We are truly blessed to have so many people part of the Triton family.â€
This marks the second year that Triton is pleased to present the Tom Moody Scholarship. It goes to the highest youth angler finisher, ages 16-19. This scholarship opportunity is for $5,000 each year at Bethel University. Along with the scholarship, the lucky angler will be awarded a spot on the Bethel University fishing team during their collegiate career. Wesley Barnes came away with the honors. Barnes fished his way into a position to fish with one of the highest ranked national teams in the country.
â€œWesley fished great,â€ said Bentz. â€œThe Tom Moody scholarship is more than a spot on the Bethel team. Tom served Triton Boats for many years and we want to forever remember his dedication to the work he did with Triton and his community. Tom influenced many to become better people and stewards of our great sport.â€
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