Edwin Evers celebrates his 29-3 Championship Sunday bag. Photo by Joel Shangle.
Edwin Evers loads up part of his Championship Sunday limit. Photo by Joel Shangle.
Edwin Evers reacts to the Oklahoma crowd as he launches on Day 2. Photo by Joel Shangle.
Garmin pro Jason Christie held the lead going into Championship Sunday. Photo by Joel Shangle.
2014 Classic Champ Randy Howell was rarin’ to go on Day 1. Photo by Joel Shangle.
Defending Classic champ Casey Ashley shows off custom baits delivered to him by Livingston Lures. Photo by Joel Shangle.
A giant Day 1 crowd waits for Randy Howell and the gang to launch onto Grand Lake. Photo by Joel Shangle.
Aaron Martens deep in tought during the National Anthem as we begin the 2016 Classic. Photo by Joel Shangle.
Garmin pro Jason Christie is lost in tought as he ponders his attack on Day 3. Photo by Joel Shangle.
It was only a matter of time, really, before Bass Pro Shops pro Edwin Evers finally hoisted the Classic trophy over his head. Evers, after all, has been a Top 5 threat to win the Classic a handful of times. Some might even say that he – along with Aaron Martens – were the “best pros who have never won the Classic.”
Until March 6, 2016, when Evers brought an eye-popping 29 pounds, 3 ounces to the scales at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and wrestled the Classic trophy out of the hands of his Elite Series travel partner, Jason Christie.
Here’s how it looked through the Bass Nomad lens.