RANGER PROS DOMINATE 2018 BASSMASTER CLASSIC
NEWLY MINTED RANGER PRO JORDAN LEE EARNS SECOND CLASSIC WIN AS RANGER SWEEPS TOP 5 SPOTS
If Jordan Lee’s star was rising last year when he won the 2017 Bassmaster Classic on Texas’ Lake Conroe, you might say it went supernova as he claimed his second Classic victory in four appearances in 2018 on South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell. With his win, Lee joins an exclusive club of legends to have won back-to-back Classics (Rick Clunn, 1976, 1977; Kevin VanDam 2010, 2011). Lee is also just the sixth angler to have won multiple classics. In another show of dominance, Ranger pros swept the top five spots to claim more than $450,000 in prize money. Each of the top 5 anglers fished from a 2018 Ranger Z520L Comanche.
Jordan Lee amassed 47-1 throughout the three-day tournament, winning by exactly one pound over fellow Ranger pro Brent Ehrler. For his win, the 26-year-old Lee took home the $300,000 winner’s check. Jason Christie rode his Ranger to a third-place finish with 45-15 despite leading on Days 1 and 2. Matt Lee, brother to Jordan, sacked 43-15 for fourth place and Jacob Powroznik rounded out the Top 5 and with 43-4. Jordan Lee’s second Classic win puts him over $1 million in tournament winnings in just 52 B.A.S.S. tournaments.