2018 Military Team Bass Tournament Scheduled for Old Hickory Lake

ATHENS, Ala. – The 2018 Military Team Bass Tournament, presented by American Bass Anglers, will be hosted by Sumner County Tourism and will take place May 6-11, 2018 at Sanders Ferry Park in Hendersonville, TN.  The onsite registration and dinner will take place on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

“We are so excited to host the military fishing event on Old Hickory Lake here in Sumner County,” said Barry Young, Executive Director of Sumner County Tourism. “With our central location near Nashville and our proximity to Fort Campbell, we are hoping for a great turnout.” 

We invite all our military anglers to experience the variety of old and new as they blend together in this beautiful area of Middle Tennessee. Discover the Sumner County, TN history. Explore the country music heritage. Hear the legends and stories. Soak in the simplicity of Old Hickory Lake, parks and farms. After a few adventures in Sumner county, you'll feel like you are returning home.

Members of the United States Armed Forces from all over the country will make the drive to compete in the 2018 event on Old Hickory Lake. Any active duty or retired Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, National Guard, Reserve or Coast Guard member are invited to participate.   Immediate family of military members, honorably discharged veterans, Department of Defense civilians and contractors may also fish this event.

“All in all, it was a great tournament and the ABA is a great organization. I really enjoy all that ABA has to offer.  We both fish the Ram Truck Open Series and plan this trip for the military event every year," said Travis Hummel from the winning team in 2017.

The Military Team Bass Fishing Tournament began in 1991, as a way to promote fishing and camaraderie among all branches of the military. In 1975, ABA began as the Military Bass Anglers Association, an organization dedicated to providing bass anglers in the military an opportunity to compete in tournaments with other military members. In 2000, Morris Sheehan, a life member who retired from the U.S. Army, bought MBAA, renamed it American Bass Anglers Inc., and relocated it to Athens, Ala.

“The annual Military Team Bass Tournament is designed to promote bass fishing among all Military Members and provide a platform for bragging rights among the Services.  Sumner County is the ideal host for this event, with the warm welcome they give all Military members and its proximity to the many attractions in the Nashville area,” said Morris Sheehan, president of American Bass Anglers. 

Registration will open November 7 at 8:00 am central time. For more information on this tournament, call ABA at 256-232-0406 or see www.americanbassanglers.com.

American Bass Anglers commitment is to provide low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler and at the same time offer each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers and the Ram American Fishing Tour, the Ram Truck Open Series, the Ram 100% Plus Team Tour, or the American Couples Series visit www.americanbassanglers.com.

American Bass Anglers, Inc. is supported by Ram Trucks, Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Carlisle Tires, Hydrowave, T-H Marine, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Livingston Lures, Best Western Hotels, Simms, Garmin, Maui Jim, Power Pole, SiriusXM, and GEICO. 
 

Top 50 Team 2018 Military Team Bass Tournament
PL Team Fish Rel BB Total
1 Mickey Beck-Patrick Anderson 15 15   35.64
2 Jason Forsgren-Theo Corcoran 15 15   33.09
3 Brad Fuller-Aaron Commons 13 13 6.35 32.98
4 Josh Womack- 15 15   32.33
5 Mark Denney Jr-Mark Denney Sr 15 15 4.41 32.09
6 Mitchell Oldnettle-Len Lindahl 14 14 5.14 32.03
7 Jonathan Lee-Travis Hummel 15 15 4.31 30.95
8 Gary Perrine-Jeremy Stoute 15 15   29.85
9 Chad Ardis-Eddie Bryant 15 13   28.67
10 Bobby Robinson-Hiram Robinson 13 13 3.52 28.05
11 Jeremy Easterwood-Vern Baldwin 14 14   27.67
12 Dion Fernau-Arnie Hanson 14 14 3.71 27.41
13 James Melton-Ronald Udart 12 12   26.53
14 Gregg Grodner-Michael Nawrocki 11 10 4.82 26.51
15 George Kunkle III-Clifton Holt 13 13 4.12 26.44
16 Deacon Collins-Chris Sanders 15 15   26.00
17 David Gunderman-Clarence Woodham 12 12 2.94 25.13
18 Steve O Connell-Jeff Hall 9 9 6.70 24.97
19 Robert Armbruster-Shawn Taylor 11 11   24.74
20 Bill Stines-Harold Troutt 13 12   24.32
21 Jason Reinke-Mark Sullivan 13 12   24.02
22 Glenn Foss-Elvis Frazier 12 12   23.83
23 Tim Onusko-Jason Graning 10 10 3.99 22.53
24 Jeffery Phipps-Michael Phipps 10 10 4.64 22.22
25 Chris Melton-Robert Campbell 9 9 3.53 22.04
26 Randy Bell-Vernon Story 11 11 2.23 21.23
27 Torrey Aiken-Craig Fagan 10 10   20.30
28 Richard Clark-Michael Lemley 11 11 4.27 20.21
29 William Pitts-William Eddy 9 9 4.70 20.12
30 BJ Boothe-Kevin Regas 10 10 1.82 19.14
31 Jared Albright-Bryan McNeal 7 7 1.67 18.63
32 Kyle Kolthoff-Damon Denzin 10 10   18.36
33 Eric Lochner-Robert Holley 10 10   17.86
34 Tommy Cooper-James Dudley 10 10   17.81
35 David Wilfong- 10 10   17.25
36 Shane Miller-Travis Crowell 8 8 4.62 16.92
37 James Sheehan-Rollin Willmon 8 7 1.46 16.83
38 Michael Molenaar- 8 8 4.59 16.81
39 Mathew Campbell-Brian Campbell 10 10 1.49 16.13
40 Eric Turner-Mike Lawrence 10 10   16.11
41 Kyle Winn-Zachary Cain 9 9   15.99
42 Rodney Ryan-Joshua Migues 9 9   15.91
43 Kevin Oleen-Kyle Oleen 10 10   15.49
44 Bradley Garrett-Jacob Robinson 9 9 1.44 15.47
45 Vernon Ward-Eddie Wofford 8 8   14.82
46 Marvin Howard-Thomas Allman 9 9   14.33
47 Paul Govensky-Hector Vasquez 10 10 6.12 14.16
48 Jeffrey Knight-Randy Jones 8 8 2.64 14.12
49 William Roberson Jr-Gerald Powe 9 5   14.01
50 Bart Vigo-Julio Candelario 7 7   12.81


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