2017 Online State Challenge AOY Results
This has been a wonderful season. There were a lot of huge bags submitted and even some truly monstrous fish. You all fished hard this year, and for that I thank you. With that said, there are only be one Angler Of The Year(for each state). It takes dedication, hard work, skill, and maybe even a little bit of luck to be AOY. These anglers are the best of the best.
2017 Angler Of The Year Awards
James Workman has been a top contender this year. He had two second place finishes, a third, a fourth and a seventh, that put him on top of the leader board. Consistency was key for James to take the Angler Of The Year title for Virginia. James will be receiving a $116 for the time and effort he put in this year to gain the AOY title.
Robert Barnett had 4 first place finishes, and a second place finish that put him on top of the Tennessee Angler Of The Year leader board. Robert has been cashing checks for two years in a row now. He is definitely a top contender in Tennessee. Robert will be adding another $41 to his winnings total this year.
North Carolina put up the biggest numbers this year. Joey Sullivan helped with that by fishing his butt off this year. It paid off very well for him. He won 5 tournaments and placed 5th in another. He was hard to catch, putting up a huge score of 114.0 inches in May, and having an average of over 107.5 out of the 6 tournaments he fished this year. Joey earned the title of Angler Of The Year in North Carolina, and is getting another $106 in addition to all the money he has won this year.
In South Carolina, there was a tight race for AOY. Joseph Gayton was able to beat out Lee Ward by one spot. They both put some big bass on the board all year. Joseph has his best 5 tournaments for AOY points, which he won 4 of and placed second in the other. He had over 100 inches in each of one, topping out in June, with 110.75 inches. His average was 105.55 inches. Those are impressive numbers and that’s why he is the Angler Of the Year in South Carolina. Joseph will be receiving $29 and the title of AOY.