Allen Boyd – 2011 TBF National Champion and Living the Dream Angler (Boater)
Allen Boyd of Salem, Indiana qualified as the TBF National Champion in April in Kimball, Tennessee. He will be fishing as a boater in the 2011 Forrest Wood Cup. He is a member of the Jefferson County Bassmasters of Indiana and the Indiana Bass Federation. Boyd also fishes the FLW Walmart Bass Fishing League and fished the 2011 BFL All-American.
Rhett Fornof – 2011 TBF National Co-Angler Champion (Co-Angler)
Rhett Fornof of Park City, Utah and Utah Bass Federation was crowned the 2011 Co-Angler Champion at the 2011 TBF National Championship in Kimball, Tennessee in April. This earned him a berth into the 2011 Forrest Wood Cup. Fornoff has also fished in the Walmart FLW Tour in 2010 and fished the 2011 BFL All-American.
Ronald Hobbs, Jr – Orting, WA (Boater)
TBF member Ronald Hobbs, Jr. of Orting, Washington of the Evergreen Bass Club in the Washington Bass Federation. He has qualified once again to fish the Cup as a boater! Hobbs fished the 2010 Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Lanier in Georgia, where he finished sixth. He has qualified for the Cup twice via the FLW Series Western Division – finishing sixth in the points in 2010.
Jacob Wheeler – Indianapolis, IN (Boater)
This 20-year-old TBF Member of the Indiana Bass Federation Angling Addicts Club is well on his way to a big career. He became the youngest BFL All-American Champion just a few months ago at Shreveport, LA by catching a 3-day weight of 36-3, nearly 10 lbs more than the 2nd place finisher. Wheeler won $100,000 at that event, which was his first BFL All-American. He has only fished 7 FLW events since 2010 and has already made a name for himself and qualfied as a boater for the 2011 Cup. He fishes the FLW Walmart Bass Fishing League Buckeye Division and the EverStart Series.
Blaine Bucy – Columbiana, OH (Co-Angler)
TBF member Blaine Bucy, Ohio Valley Bass Anglers, Columbiana, Ohio has qualified as a co-angler for the 2011 Forrest Wood Cup by finishing in 8th place of the FLW Series Eatern Division. Blaine completed the season by finishing 9th at Champlain and 20th at Chickamauga. This is his second Cup appearance. He finished 5th at Pittsburgh in 2009.
Van Foster, Jr – Dalton, GA (Co-Angler)
Van Foster of Dalton, Georgia and the Georgia Bass Federation has qualified as a non-boater to fish in the 2011 Forrest Wood Cup. Foster also serves as the Secretary of the Georgia Bass Federation. Foster fishes the Walmart FLW Tour Majors Division. In 2011, Foster finished in 6th place at Beaver Lake in Rogers, Ark at the FLW Tour event. He finished 4th place at Table Rock in Branson, MO at the FLW Tour event in 2010.
Chad Pipkens – Holt, MI (Co-Angler)
Chad Pipkens of Holt, Michigan and a TBF active member of Silver Strike 1 bass club in the Michigan Bass Federation. Pipkens fishes the FLW Tour, Bass Fishing League and fished Everstart Series. He has 17 top 10 FLW Tournament Finishes since 2005 and a total of 69 FLW events fished. He has won 3 tournaments as a boater in the Walmart Bass Fishing League, all at Burt Mullet in Michigan. He has fished 6 FLW Tour Major events so far in 2011.