COLUMBIA, S.C. – Greenville, South Carolina. Lake Hartwell. Home to three previous Bassmaster Classics in 2008, 2015 and 2018, and now the fourth, the 2022 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk. The Bassmaster Classic is always a special event but even more so when the possibility of making bass fishing history is on the line.
Two-time, back-to-back Bassmaster Classic Champion and Berkley and Abu Garcia pro Hank Cherry has the opportunity to make history if he once again wins the Bassmaster Classic. He would become a three-time, back-to-back-to-back Bassmaster Classic champion. Not only does Cherry have the opportunity to make history, he has a shot to do it in his backyard.
Just winning one Bassmaster Classic is a major accomplishment but winning back-to-back Bassmaster Classics is the stuff legends are made of. Winning three Bassmaster Classics in a row would accomplish a feat no professional angler has ever done. This is an opportunity in bass fishing history that rarely presents itself.
“What Hank Cherry has done in his career is incredibly impressive. We could not be more proud of what he has accomplished and will continue to accomplish, and we are all excited to watch him compete again this year at Lake Hartwell. Safe to say everyone on our team is rooting for him and his family at this year’s Bassmaster Classic.” says Jon Schlosser, Berkley and Abu Garcia’s Senior Vice President of Marketing.
In addition to Hank Cherry Jr., there are the five other pros representing Berkley and Abu Garcia in the 2022 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk on Lake Hartwell:
Berkley and Abu Garcia Pros:
- Shane Lehew (Catawba, North Carolina – Berkley and Abu Garcia)
- Hunter Shryock (Ooltewah, Tennessee – Berkley and Abu Garcia)
- Matt Robertson (Central City, Kentucky – Berkley and Abu Garcia)
- John Cox (DeBary, Florida – Berkley and Abu Garcia)
- Bryan New (Belmont, North Carolina –Abu Garcia)
- Marc Frazier (Newnan, Georgia – Abu Garcia)
- Brandon Cobb (Greenwood, SC – Berkley and Abu Garcia)
- Daisuke Aoki (Yamanashi, Japan – Berkley and Abu Garcia)
Schlosser mentioned, “The Bassmaster Classic is always a very exciting time of year for our team. We take a lot of pride in the pro team we have built, and we could not be happier with how they represent our brands. This Classic at Lake Hartwell is certainly special, and we can’t wait to see how it plays out. Our pros have a lot of support behind them from our team and we’re looking forward to seeing them out on the water.”
We wish all the competitors at this year’s Bassmaster Classic good luck and safety. Come visit the Berkley and Abu Garcia team at the Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo located at the Greenville Convention Center March 4-6, 2022.
- Berkley booth – 507
- Abu Garcia booth – 207
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