Pro Bass angler Skeet
Reese had a tough 2nd place finish two years ago at the Classic losing by
only 6oz. but all of that is history with Skeet's win just minutes ago at
the 2009 Classic on the Red River, Shreveport, LA. The California pro was
able to hold off Iaconelli's charge, and in the end beat Iaconelli by only
11 ounces to win the big one.
Today while fishing Skeet
commented that he knew it was going to be tight and was doing math in his
head to see where he would end up, he never knew just how close it would be
until the final weigh in when he realized he clinched the win with 16.12oz
for the day and jumped up and turned to hug Iaconelli.
Skeet Reese edges out Mike
Iaconelli with 11oz. to win his first Classic title
Skeet finished with a
total weight of 54.13oz. while second place finisher Mike Iaconelli finished
with 54.2oz. and third place finisher Brian Snowden concluded the tournament
with 52.14oz. Prior to day three Jami Fralick was leading the tournament
with a weight of 38.9oz., it was on the second day when Skeet charged up the
leaderboard into second place.
With the Classic Win
Skeet now has the one win that has eluded him since the 2007 Classic loss to
Boyd Duckett, and is now among the elite professional anglers in the world.