Knoxville Bassmaster Classic

Knoxville Selected to Host 2023 Bassmaster Classic

Knoxville, Tennessee, has been selected to host the 2023 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk, which will be staged four years after the city hosted the most well-attended event in the series’ history. The 2023 event, hosted by the Visit Knoxville Sports Commission, will be held March 24–26. Competition will be on […]

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Bowes Promoted to New Bassmaster Vice President of Tournaments Role

Longtime Bassmaster Opens Series Senior Tournament Manager Chris Bowes has been promoted to vice president of tournaments and will not only manage the Tournaments Department but also collaborate across departments as part of the B.A.S.S. Executive Leadership Team. Bowes joined B.A.S.S. in 2004 after being part of the New York B.A.S.S. Nation for many years. […]

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Bruce Akin Retiring as CEO of B.A.S.S.

Bruce Akin will retire as the chief executive officer of B.A.S.S. on September 30 after 10 years in a role, company officials announced Monday, with Chairman Chase Anderson assuming responsibility for the organization’s day-to-day operations and serving as CEO. No other changes to the organization’s daily operations are currently planned. Akin planned to retire last […]

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Bassmaster Classic Moved to June 2021

B.A.S.S. will move its signature Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk and Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo from late March to June 2021 because of ongoing issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, which will be staged in Fort Worth, Texas, will now be held June 11–13, 2021. “It’s our hope that […]

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