Richmond, CA – October 3, 2011 – River2Sea USA announces the addition of another world class angler to their pro staff. The newest member of the River2Sea National Pro Team is 2011 Forrest Wood Cup Champion Scott Martin of Clewiston, Fla.
Fresh off the biggest win of his professional tournament career, Martin joins a staff that already includes Elite Series pros John Murray, of Phoenix, Ariz. and Ish Monroe from Hughson, Calif. The 36-year-old Martin brings with him his five FLW Outdoors wins and more than $1.8-million in career earnings. His professional tournament resume includes 24 top 10 finishes and eleven trips to the Forrest Wood Cup Tour Championship.
Along with his success in his tournament career, Martin is also the host of Scott Martin Challenge on the Versus Network / NBC Sports. The show; which is currently in its seventh season, is a unique, fast paced show that pits Martin in head to head competition against some of the sport’s best anglers on some of the best fisheries in the world.
With the agreement, River2Sea becomes the official hard bait sponsor of Scott Martin Challenge, as well as during his endeavors as a National Touring Professional Angler.
“I’ve known the products and people at River2Sea for several years,” Martin said. “We’ve carried the brand at the Marina and have spent some time with the management of the company in business and recreation, and I’ve always liked the people and the company.
“River2Sea products have been a part of my fishing since I first became aware of them,” he continued. “I love the Touchdown Football Jigs, the Tungsten Vibe lipless crankbaits, and the Bully Wa frogs are staples in my fishing. I even weighed one of the fish that helped me win the 2011 Forrest Wood Cup on a River2Sea Rover128 topwater bait. Late on the final day I thought I needed one more fish to seal the win, and that was the bait I tied on to catch it. I am proud to join the River2Sea team, and looking forward to what we do together on and off the water.”
K.K. Chan, CEO of River2Sea USA is equally proud to partner with Martin. “Scott is a tremendous angler, and a person with a great reputation; which makes him a great complement to the anglers we have on the team,” said Chan. “We have enjoyed getting to know him over the years, and have been proud to be a part of his success in the past, and look forward to being a part of his and the rest of our team’s success going forward.
“We are also excited to be a part of the Scott Martin Challenge television show,” Chan said. “We believe strongly in educating the consumer with the medium of video and television, and Scott Martin Challenge, as well as our other television partners all do so with entertaining production and great quality; we are pleased to be a part of the whole Scott Martin enterprise.”
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