FLW TOUR ROSTER 2019
(copied from Flwoutdoors.com}
November 26, 2018
Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) announced today the complete professional angler roster for the upcoming 2019 FLW Tour season, the 24th season of the FLW Tour. The 2019 FLW Tour features seven regular-season tournaments around the country with competition kicking off at Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Jan. 10-13, in Brookeland, Texas, and culminating with the world championship of bass fishing – the FLW Cup at Lake Hamilton, Aug. 9-11, in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
There was enormous demand to compete on the 2019 FLW Tour, with 210 anglers registering for a slot on the prestigious tournament circuit in its final year of priority registration before switching to a strict qualifying process and a 150-pro field in 2020. To accommodate all anglers earning priority entry through the 2018 FLW Tour, Costa FLW series, T-H Marine BFL All-American, YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship and TBF National Championship plus sponsor entries, the 2019 FLW Tour field will feature 170 pros.
The top award at each qualifier is $125,000 with $300,000 going to the winner of the FLW Cup. Since the final field exceeds the published payout basis of 150 pros, FLW will survey all 170 participating pros to finalize the 2019 payout structure.
The 2019 FLW Tour roster is headlined by a stout contingent of bass-fishing heavyweights, including three-time Angler of the Year (AOY) and 2003 FLW Cup champion David Dudley of Lynchburg, Virginia, 2015 AOY and 2011 FLW Cup champion Scott Martin of Clewiston, Florida, and two-time Angler of the Year Bryan Thrift of Shelby, North Carolina. They’ll be joined by bass-fishing legends Jimmy Houston of Cookson, Oklahoma, and Larry Nixon of Quitman, Arkansas, as well as three former FLW Cup champions – John Cox (2016), Brad Knight (2015) and Darrel Robertson (2002). James Niggemeyer of Van, Texas, the 2019 FLW Cup runner-up, and rising star Luke Dunkin of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, are also among the top contenders for 2019. The 2019 Tour will also feature 34 rookies from around the country.
“With the demand we saw this year to join the FLW Tour, we couldn’t be more eager to kick off another season at Sam Rayburn Reservoir in January,” says Bill Taylor, FLW’s Senior Director of Tournament Operations. “FLW has long been the home to some of the most decorated bass anglers in the sport, and with the expanded live coverage at all of our Tour events this year, we are more than ready to show off their skills at some of the best fisheries in the world.”
In FLW Tour competition anglers are vying for valuable points in hopes of qualifying for the 2019 FLW Cup, the world championship of bass fishing. The 2019 FLW Cup will be held on Lake Hamilton and is being hosted by the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism and Visit Hot Springs.
FLW Tour Roster
(* denotes 2019 FLW Tour Rookie)
AnglerCity, State Jason AbramPiney Flats, Tenn. Randy AllenGilliam, La. Scott AshmoreBroken Arrow, Okla. Evan BarnesHot Springs, Ark. Clayton BattsButler, Ga. Bradford Beavers*Summerville, Sc. Matt BeckerFinleyville, Pa. Bob BehrleHoover, Ala. Daryl BironSouth Windsor, Conn. Randy BlaukatJoplin, Mo. Greg BohannanBentonville, Ark. Terry BoltonBenton, Ky. Lionel BothaMalabar, Fla. Bailey Boutries*Daphne, Ala. Jay BrainardEnid, Okla. Christopher BrasherLongview, Texas Jimmy BrewerMarshall, Texas Aaron BrittYuba City, Calif. Grae BuckHarleysville, Pa. Miles Burghoff*Hixson, Tn. Tim CalesSandstone, W.Va. Jonathan Canada*Helena, Ala. Robert Case Jr.Point, Texas Todd CastledineNacogdoches, Texas Russell CecilWillis, Texas Ryan ChandlerHebron, Ind. Glenn ChappelearAcworth, Ga. Jason Christy*Dadeville, Ala. Joey CifuentesClinton, Ark. Sheldon CollingsGrove, Okla. Ramie Colson Jr.Cadiz, Ky. Kyle CortianaCoweta, Okla. John CoxDebary, Fla. Alex DavisAlbertville, Ala. Darrell DavisDover, Fla. Randy Despino*Colfax, La. Tommy DickersonOrange, Texas Jeff DobsonBartlesville, Okla. Bradley DortchAtmore, Ala. Josh DouglasIsle, Minn. Kurt DoveDel Rio, Texas David DudleyLynchburg, Va. Tony DumitrasWinston, Ga. Luke DunkinLawrenceburg, Tenn. Dakota Ebare*Stephenville, Texas Jon Englund*Farwell, Minn. Charlie EvansBerea, Ky. Ron FarrowRock Hill, S.C. Austin FelixEden Prairie, Minn. Kevin Finley*Phoenix, Ariz. Mark FisherWauconda, Ill. Tim FrederickLeesburg, Fla. Hunter Freeman*Monroe, La. Derek Fulps*Broken Arrow, Okla. Nick GaineyCharleston, S.C. David Gaston*Sylacauga, Ala. Sam George*Athens, Ala. Matt GreenblattPort St Lucie, Fla. Chad GrigsbyMaple Grove, Minn. Brant Grimm*Church Hill, Tenn. Buddy GrossChickamauga, Ga. Cody HahnerWausau, Wis. Bradley HallmanNorman, Okla. Chip Harrington*Olathe, Kan. Dylan HaysEl Dorado, Ariz. Billy HinesVacaville, Calif. Jamie HortonCenterville, Ala. Jimmy HoustonCookson, Okla. Miles HoweSan Juan Capistrano, Calif. Rex HuffCorbin, Ky. John HunterShelbyville, Ky. Bill HutchisonBessemer, Ala. Charlie IngramCenterville, Tenn. Eric JacksonWalling, Tenn. Rex Jaeger*Hamilton, Ohio Jim JonesBig Bend, Wis. Rob JordanFlowery Branch, Ga. Cody KelleyConway, Ark. Jay KendrickGrant, Ala. Rob KilbyHot Springs, Ark. Brad KnightLancing, Tenn. Brian LatimerBelton, S.C. Marty Lawrence*Mesa, Ariz. Jeremy LawyerSarcoxie, Mo. Nick LeBrun*Bossier City, La. Wes LoganSpringville, Ala. Richard LowitzkiHampshire, Ill. Tim MaloneKodak, Tenn. Scott MartinClewiston, Fla. Lendell Martin Jr.Nacogdoches, Texas Michael Matthee*Centurion, Gauteng Province, South Africa Billy McCaghrenMayflower, Ark. Chris McCallPalmer, Texas Johnny McCombsMorris, Ala, Bill McDonaldGreenwood, Ind. Brandon McMillanClewiston, Fla. Jared McMillanBelle Glade, Fla. Chuck MedleyOwens Cross Roads, Ala. Jason MeningerSaint Augustine, Fla. Kerry MilnerBono, Ark. Kurt MitchellMilford, Del. Tom MonsoorLa Crosse, Wis. Harry MooreValley, Ala. Bob MorinSeymour, Tenn. Troy MorrowEastanollee, Ga. Brandon MosleyChoctaw, Okla. Jim MoynaghCarver, Minn. Shawn MurphyNicholasville, Ky. Cody Murray*Nampa, Idaho Chris NeauNew Orleans, La. Corey Neece*Bristol, Tenn. Ron Nelson*Berrien Springs, Mich. Dicky Newberry*Houston, Texas James NiggemeyerVan, Texas Larry NixonQuitman, Ark. Jordan OsborneLongview, Texas Robert PearsonHerndon, Va. Pete PondsMadison, Miss. Hensley Powell*Whitwell, Tenn. Chad RandlesElkhorn, Neb. Drew Ratley*Shreveport, La. Tom RedingtonRoyse City, Texas Matt ReedMadisonville, Texas Clark ReehmElm Grove, La. Jimmy ReeseWitter Springs, Calif. Jason ReyesHuffman, Texas Curtis RichardsonBelleville, Ontario, Canada Darrel RobertsonJay, Okla. Troy Roder*Brookeland, Texas Zell RowlandMontgomery, Texas Craig RozemaSimpsonville, S.C. Ryan Salzman*Huntsville, Ala. Casey ScanlonLake Ozark, Mo. Bryan SchmittDeale, Md. Colby SchrumpfHighland, Ill. Braxton SetzerMontgomery, Ala. Billy Shelton IIILa Crosse, Va. Charles SimNepean, Ontario, Canada AJ Slegona*Pine Bush, N.Y. Capt. Blake SmithLakeland, Fla. Derrick SnavelyPiney Flats, Tenn. Matthew StefanJunction City, Wis. Tyler StewartWest Monroe, La. Chuck Stratton*Chaffee, Mo. Wade Strelic*Alpine, Calif. Mike SurmanBoca Raton, Fla. Timmy ThompkinsMyrtle Beach, S.C. Bryan ThriftShelby, N.C. Rusty TrancygierHahira, Ga. J. Todd TuckerMoultrie, Ga. Jim TuttLongview, Texas Andrew UpshawTulsa, Okla. John VoylesPetersburg, Ind. Jacob Wall*Jacksonville, Ore. Chad WarrenSand Springs, Ok. Joshua WeaverMacon, Ga. Joseph WebsterWinfield, Ala. Kyle WeisenburgerOttawa, Ohio Chris WhitsonLouisville, Tenn. Andy WickerPomaria, S.C. Scott WileyBay Minette, Ala. Joel Willert*Prior Lake, Minn. David WilliamsMaiden, N.C. Austin Wilson*Citrus Heights, Calif. Barry WilsonBirmingham, Ala. Matt WittekiendAngleton, Texas Tyler Woolcott*Port Orange, Fla. David WoottonCollierville, Tenn. Gary YamamotoPalestine, Texas Andy YoungIsle, Minn.