Evinrude Angler's Consistency Pays Off at FLW and NWT Events
Published By OutdoorsFIRST Media Published June 20, 2017
STURTEVANT, Wis., June 20, 2017 - BRP, a world leader in powersports, announced today Team Evinrude had strong showings at this past weekend's Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) and National Walleye Tour (NWT) events. In the final FLW regular season event on the Potomac River, held in Marbury, Maryland, June 15-18, 2017, Bryan Thrift claimed the Angler of the Year (AOY) title, with Andy Morgan in second and Anthony Gagliardi in third place in the standings. In addition, Mark Courts won the NWT event, held on the Mississippi River.
"We at Evinrude congratulate all of our Team Evinrude anglers for their continued top performance in the professional fishing circuits," said Olivier Pierini, Evinrude director of global marketing and strategic planning. "With stiff competition between professionals, winning a tournament is a challenge. Being named Angler of the Year requires a consistency not just for each event, but throughout the season. Team Evinrude anglers have won the Angler of the Year title every year since the launch of the Evinrude E-TEC G2. These professionals depend on their E-TEC G2 engines to be reliable and perform consistently. We are proud to provide the engines that can be counted on tournament after tournament and year after year."
Since Thrift joined the FLW Tour in 2007, he has consistently finished in the top 10 in the AOY race. In his first season with FLW, Thrift took home the FLW Tour Rookie of the Year award and, after winning the 2011 FLW Tour event on Beaver Lake, Thrift was ranked number one on the BassFan World Rankings list. Thrift first hoisted the prestigious FLW Tour Angler of the Year trophy in 2010 after having back-to-back fifth-place finishes in the AOY race.
Courts has fished professionally on the NWT since 2000. Courts' accolades include First Place on the 2006 Professional Walleye Trail Pro Regional, First Place at the 2008 Professional Walleye Trail Championship, 2015 Lucas Oil Angler of the Year and over 35 Top 10 Finishes on the NWT.
BRP's Evinrude engine line up, from 3.5 to 300 HP, offers customers superior value across a full range of applications. The all-new Evinrude E-TEC G2 engines are now available from 150 to 300 HP. Engines are available at authorized Evinrude dealerships worldwide. Follow Evinrude on Facebook at www.facebook.com/brpevinrude.
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