Dick Cepek-Sponsored Elite Angler Justin Lucas Wins The Bassmaster Elite At Potomac River
The 2016 Bassmaster Elite at Potomac River presented by Econo Lodge was a successful weekend for Dick Cepek-sponsored angler Justin Lucas, who won the tournament with an impressive four-day total of 72 pounds, 14 ounces. This was 30 year-old Lucas’ second Elite tournament win, and his first outside of his home state of California.
Lucas docked two hours early Sunday with 19 pounds, 13 ounces in the livewell to clinch the tournament.
“Justin did an outstanding job, and we are proud he’s part of Team Cepek,” stated Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels. “Justin is an extremely talented angler, and definitely one to watch. We congratulate him on this incredible win, and look forward to seeing what’s in store for the rest of the season.”
Dick Cepek-sponsored Cliff Pirch also had an impressive weekend, finishing 10th overall and earning the The Phoenix Boats Big Bass Award for weighing in with the overall biggest bass of the event, a 6 pound, 11 ounce monster caught Saturday.
The Dick Cepek Rolling Forward award went to Fred Roumbanis who finished in 11th place with a final weigh-in of 51 pounds, 3 ounces. The Dick Cepek Rolling Forward Award is presented to the angler who makes the largest gain in Toyota Angler of the Year points from tournament to tournament.
The Potomac River is a tidal fishery that has seen major improvements in recent years with the comeback of grass along many parts of the river. The 2016 tournament was the first Elite event held there since 2007. To watch some of the live coverage, visit Bassmaster.com. To watch the tournament on ESPN2, tune in Saturday, Sept. 4, at 8:00 a.m. EST. For detailed tournament coverage, visit http://www.bassmaster.com/tournaments/bassmaster-elite-potomac-river.
Dick Cepek is a 2016 Bassmaster Elite Series event sponsor. The company provides contingency awards to Elite Series Anglers including the Rolling Forward Award that offers $1,000 to the angler who makes the largest gain in Angler of the Year standings from tournament to tournament.