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Triton Pros Win FLW Championship

Posted: 9/19/2002

Ashland City, TN (9-16-02) – Triton bass pros John Sappington of Oklahoma and Gerald Swindle of Alabama finished 1st and 2nd place respectively at the recent FLW Championship on Cross Lake in Shreveport, Louisiana. It came down to the wire at the final day weigh-in for these two Triton anglers as Sappington only brought in four fish and Swindle had five. The weights were zeroed for that day’s competition, which pitted John and Gerald as the only two anglers vying for the top spot. After Sappington had weighed his fourth and final fish Swindle’s final bass needed to be 3 pounds, 5 ounces to win. Well, Swindle came to the stage with a fish that appeared to be very close, but only weighed 2 pounds, 15 ounces, so Sappington won by just 5 ounces.

“I feel blessed to have won this tournament”, claimed Sappington. “It’s like a dream come true,” concluded the Triton pro whose best finish to date on the tour had been fifth.

Congratulations John and Gerald!